Pronk Pops Show 1: September 29, 2010–University of Texas Shooting/Suicide, Concealed Carry Laws And Tea Party Movement–Videos

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Pronk Pops Show 1: September 29, 2010

The University of Texas at Austin Shooting/Suicide

The Tea Party Movement In The United States


1. University of Texas Shooting/suicide and concealed carry laws

Are gun free zones dangerous?

How would you have defended yourself if the student had a fully automatic AK-47 with a duffel bag of amunition?

2. Is A Tea Party In Your Future?

3. Would you vote for this person? ( A Pledge To America)

University of Texas Shooting/Suicide–Guns and Crime

1. Summary of Story and Timeline

a. Colton J. Tooley, 19, math


Most of the attacks on in “gun free zones”

Safe zones for those attacking or shooting?

Guns enable people to defend themselves.

Law biding citizens most harmed in zones or area where guns banned.

John Lott

2. Guns and Crime

What would have happened if the student began shooting in the library?

John Lott: More Guns, Less Crime book interview on CSPAN


Penn and Teller – Gun Free Zones


Penn & Teller on the 2nd Amendment

Penn and Teller – Gun Control and Columbine

2 million times per year people use guns defensively

500,000 guns used in crime

3. Concealed Carry on Campus

Should faulty, staff and student carry concealed guns on campus to defend themselves?

Background Articles and Videos

Concealed carry laws and a shooting at the U. Of Texas

“…The shooting triggered a massive police response and prompted school officials to cancel classes and close the campus. It also reignited an old debate in Texas — whether people with concealed handgun permits ought to be able to carry their handguns on state college and university campuses. Like many states, Texas prohibits concealed handgun holders from carrying their guns on campuses. Republican lawmakers and Republican Gov. Rick Perry have been unsuccessful in their efforts to rescind the ban.
Coincidentally, the shooting occurred on the day that conservative author John R. Lott, Jr., a proponent of concealed-handgun laws, was to speak at the University of Texas law school about crime and how it is affected by citizens who own guns and carry concealed handguns.
A research scientist at the University of Maryland, Lott wrote the book “More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws” – which the Wall Street Journal praised for “helping to redefine the argument over guns and gun control.”
Guns bans don’t deter crime, says Lott – an argument he made yesterday evening when speaking at a local book store, near where the first shots were fired, instead of at the university’s law school.
“Some places like the UT campus are targeted by gunmen because they know the potential victims won’t be armed,” Lott went onto tell more than 100 people — a crowd that Students for Concealed Carry on Campus Vice President Kory Zipperer told the Statesman was larger than expected.
“I think today’s situation shows why gun-free zones don’t work, because he was still able to carry a gun onto a gun-free zone and shoot,” Zipperer said. …”

Legal status of the AK-47

“…Semi-automatic and automatic rifles, including the AK-47, are often subject to special limitations on their use, purchase, import, and export. Based on the notion that such firearms are intended for military use rather than use for self-defense or hunting, legal limits are often placed on such weapons that limit their availability to semi-automatic models, limit the number of private individuals that may own them, and, in some cases, ban them altogether.

Private ownership of fully automatic AK-pattern rifles was regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934. The Gun Control Act of 1968 ceased the import of foreign-manufactured fully automatic firearms for civilian sales and possession.

United States

“…In 1986, an amendment to the Firearm Owners Protection Act stopped all future domestic manufacturing of fully automatic weapons for civilian use (non-military/non-LEO). Fully automatic weapons are still manufactured in the US for military and law enforcement use. However, automatic firearms manufactured domestically prior to 1986 or imported prior to 1968 may be transferred between civilians in accordance with federal, state and local law. A number of Soviet and PRC rifles were brought into the U.S. during the mid-1960s, when returning Vietnam veterans brought them home after capture from enemy troops. Some of these were properly registered during the amnesty period under the 1968 NFA law.

Semi-automatic AK-type rifles are legal and obtainable in most states of the United States, however they may or may not be legal to own or possess depending on state, county, city, and local laws and ordinances. Persons interested in owning one of these types of rifles are strongly encouraged to research the laws where they reside or plan to keep and use the weapon. The 1989 Semi-Automatic Rifle Import Ban (18 USC 925(d)(3)) and the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban specifically banned the AK-47 by name, and many other such weapons (including obvious clones of AK-47’s) manufactured after 1994 had to be modified to the letter of the law (removal of barrel threading, bayonet lug and folding stock). This ban expired on September 13, 2004, as part of the law’s sunset provision, making all domestically produced semi-automatic AK-47s legal. The import of AK pattern rifles with certain features (ie. WASR rifles legally are imported with the low capacity single stack magazine) is still banned. However, certain states such as California, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts have specific restrictions which effectively ban new purchases of many semi-automatic rifles, with some mentioning AK-pattern firearms by name. …”

Tea Party

1. Who are they?

a. Republicans

b. Democrats

c. Independents

d. Libertarians

e. conservative/libertarians

2. What are their major issues?

a. Government spending out of control

b. Deficit Spending

c. National Debt

d. Tax Reform–Fairtax–National Sales Tax

e. Repeal of Obama Health Care–55%, 61% Rasmussen

3. Tea Party Events

a. April 15

b. July 4

c. Votes On Major Legislation

4. Will they evolve to a third party?

a. Run for office

b. Republican Party

c. Democratic Party?

d. Libertarian Party

e. New Political Party

Background Articles and Videos

Republican’s A Pledge To America

1. Play or read preable

2. Summary of Pledge

Background Articles and Videos





“Would you put up a sign in front of your house saying ‘This is a gun-free zone?” he told the Austin American-Statesman before delivering his lecture. “That makes no sense because it tells the criminal there’s not going to be any guns there. Yet we put signs like that up at our schools and universities. … There’s a tremendous advantage to having concealed-carry laws, because the shooter doesn’t know who has a weapon.”

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