God and Guns 144 - No to Merrick Garland

On this week's show we will be just Talking about Merrick Garland.

God and Guns Podcast Episode 144 - God and Guns

Intro: Welcome back to Episode 144 of the God and Guns Podcast. I’m your host, Troy. (Doug) And I’m your other host, Doug. (Troy) We use this podcast to talk about God, guns, and the responsible Christian gun owners interests. On this week's show we will be just Talking about Merrick Garland.

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This Week's God and Gun activities:
Doug:
God: Been doing my daily devotional, Piper and sportsman daily devotional.
Guns: EDC.Picked up some more 9mm ammo. Been cleaning guns. Finally broke down and picking up a new truck this coming week.

Troy:
God: Reading Through the bible in a year ESV Bible App or at Bible.com, Got to watch the video and children's building last Sunday and Wednesday. Reading Man in the Mirror now Church bought us a copy for the men's retreat.
Guns: EDC, Ultimate Cliploader by McFadden Machine. I’ve Been Shooting my MKII Integrally Suppressed and MKIII on Steel plates.

Comedy Corner
911 Call
There was a blonde that lived in a small house on the corner of 4th Avenue.She had a small shed in her backyard where she kept gardening tools.
One day, she thought she saw smoke coming out of the roof of the shed.
In a panic she called 911. They answered and said "This is Joe, is there an emergency?"
The blonde replied "Yes my shed is on fire!!!" Joe said, "Don't panic help in on the way...where do you live?"
The blonde said, "IN A HOUSE, NOW HURRY!!"
Joe calmly responded back, "How are we supposed to get there?"
The blonde answered back, "DUH!!! A BIG RED TRUCK!"

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Weekly Bible Verses:
4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. 5 When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them. 6 When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus. 7 He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. 8 But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. 9 But Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him 10 and said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? 11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time." Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand. 12 Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the LordActs 13:4-12 (ESV)

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Main Topic
NRA: Why we oppose Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination

Last month, Second Amendment advocates and other patriotic Americans were shocked by the news of the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. His death was a tragedy for our Constitution and our country. For supporters of the Second Amendment, his death could result in the end of individual gun ownership in the United States.

In 2008, the Supreme Court answered the question of whether individual citizens have a right to own a firearm in their homes for self-defense. It was Scalia who wrote the majority opinion in that caseDistrict of Columbia v. Heller. That landmark decision made clear that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. Shockingly, the decision was only 5 to 4. Two years later, in McDonald v. ChicagoScalia joined Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.’s opinion holding that that individual right is fundamental and applies to all Americans regardless of where they live. Once again, the decision was 5 to 4.

With Scalia’s tragic passing, there is no longer a majority of support for Heller and McDonald among the justices. Four justices believe law-abiding Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense, including handguns. Four justices do not. The math is simple — and frightening. So it’s no exaggeration to say that the future of gun ownership hangs in the balance. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for example, was unequivocal in a speech to the Harvard Club in the District, saying that she looked forward to a day when a future court overturns Heller. The men and women of the National Rifle Association will not sit idly by and watch that happen.

The truth is that President Obama has lost all trust and credibility when it comes to law-abiding gun owners. During his two presidential campaigns, Obama repeatedly paid lip service to gun owners. But during his presidency, he has made his contempt for the Second Amendment unmistakably clear. When Congress refused to pass his gun-control proposals, he said they behaved shamefully and pledged to act without them. In addition, he has called his inability to enact nationwide gun control the biggest frustration of his presidency. Perhaps most revealing of his true intentions, Obama praised the gun confiscation policies of Great Britain and Australia — policies that forced their citizens to surrender lawfully owned firearms to the government for destruction, on pain of imprisonment if they refused.

Obama has already nominated two Supreme Court justices who oppose our fundamental individual right to own firearms safely and responsibly. The NRA knows better than to expect anything different with his third choice. On Wednesday, he nominated Judge Merrick Garland, a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to replace Scalia on the Supreme Court. From upholding a federal registry of law-abiding gun owners derived from the instant-background-check system created by the Brady Bill to siding with the District government by voting for a do-over in a Second Amendment decision that invalidated the D.C. handgun ban — exactly what the Supreme Court rightfully struck down in Heller — Garland has proved,the NRA believes, he does not support the Second Amendment.

If Garland joins Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan on the court, we believe they will overturn Heller and McDonald at the first opportunity. While claiming to support Heller during her Senate confirmation hearings, Sotomayor wasted no time in trying to overturn that historic decision. Kagan spent her time in the Clinton White House pushing for gun control. Breyer has made his opposition to Heller and McDonald abundantly clear through his dissents in those cases. And as mentioned previously, Ginsburg publicly spoke about her desire for a future court to overturn Heller.

Make no mistake about it: We believe this would mean the end of the fundamental, individual right of law-abiding Americans to own firearms for self-defense in their homes.

The overwhelming majority of Americans support their right to own a firearm for self-defense. Therefore, the NRA strongly opposes the nomination of Garland to the Supreme Court. Nothing less than the future of our Second Amendment freedom is at stake.

Source https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/nra-why-we-oppose-merrick-garlands-supreme-court-nomination/2016/03/18/1ea4c9d0-ec5b-11e5-b0fd-073d5930a7b7_story.html

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Hatchet-wielding man killed by customer at 7-Eleven
SEATTLE - King County Sheriff's investigators say a man with a hatchet was killed after he tried to attack a 7-Eleven store clerk Sunday morning in White Center.
They say a customer was sitting inside the store drinking coffee around 5:45 a.m. when a man wearing a mask entered the store located near South 110th Avenue and 8th Avenue South.
The man began swinging a hatchet at both the customer and the store clerk, then attacked the clerk.
"We don't know if the intent was to commit a robbery because the suspect didn't say anything," said King County Sheriff Sergeant Cindi West.
The customer pulled out his own gun and shot the man. The man died at the scene.
The store clerk suffered a minor injury to his stomach during the attack but, the owner says he's doing OK.
Detectives say the customer does have a permit to carry a concealed handgun.
"We believe had this Good Samaritan not acted, we might have a dead clerk on our hands right now," West said.
The case will be forwarded to the King County prosecutor's office to determine if any charges will be filed.
The man shot has since been identified by the King County Medical Examiner as 43-year-old Steven Blacktongue.
Komo News, Seattle, Washington 3/13/2016  

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