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Episode-1053- Ian McCollum of ForgottenWeapons.com

The Most Lethal Tricycle of All Time, a Great Example of a Forgotten Weapon.

Ian McCollum grew up around his father’s extensive collection of WWII Japanese rifles, and early on developed an appreciation for historically interesting old guns.

His gun collecting began in earnest after leaving college, and expanded into an interest in building guns and studying rare and unusual designs in museums and private collections worldwide.

Today he shares his passion for old military guns specifically many of them that have been lost to the annals of history on his blog called, ForgottenWeapons.com Ian blogs 6 times a week reviewing guns, historical reference books and posts some incredible old photography as well.

He joins us today to discuss surplus firearms and NFA weapons.  We also discuss a bit about current proposed gun legislation and the damage it could do to both historical weapons and the modern gun industry.

Join Ian and I Today as we Discuss…

  • The process for legally buying a machine gun
  • “Cleaning a gun after using corrosive surplus ammo
  • Do NFA weapons have a practical use for the modern survivalist
  • When are surplus military guns preferable to new-production civilian guns
  • Should I get an AR or AK? (answer: it doesn’t matter)
  • Some of the great current values in military surplus rifles right now
  • The good and bad of getting a C&R license
  • Why you should never look at cheap surplus weapons and think they will stay that way
  • Why preserving firearms history is so important
  • Why many guns considered to be of “poor quality” are actually of great quality

Resources for today’s show

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Episode-1052- The Need for Skill Set Development in a Changing World

Today we announced a new feature to 13skills.com that will improve interaction among members.  This got me thinking that while I often talk about our need to improve skills (specifically hard skills) I have not ever really done a dedicated show specifically going into the actual reasons that such skills are so important.

Our modern age has lulled us to sleep but most people that listen to TSP are aware that major changes are not just coming, in many ways they are happening right now, in front of our eyes.  We live in a society where people “call a guy” far more often then fixing things themselves.  We teach our children to avoid phyical work at all costs and are devolving into tablet and phone based society.

I personally love technology but consider that we teach a student basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division prior to empowering them with a calculator.  Should we not also teach young drivers to use street signs and read a map before giving them a GPS application?

I also have some follow up from yesterday, one issue I seem to have been very wrong about in regard to college and I wish to make it right and something very dangerous in the so called “NRA Members Gun Safety Act” I left out yesterday.

Join Me Today as We Discuss…

Follow Up From Episode 1051

  • Listener’s weigh in on the value of community college even with advanced degree pursuit
  • Why the no fly list and terror watch lists do NOT belong in the gun control debate

On Today’s Main Topic

  • What a faltering economy or economic collapse means in regard to skills
  • Hard skills vs. soft skills and why we need to emphasize hard skills on some levels
  • How we lost our skills as modern Americans
  • Why we actually feel fulfilled and good about ourselves by building up our skills
  • Why you should focus on the skills that interest you but also challenge you
  • How the loss of skills is directly related to our loss of liberty
  • Why responsibilities must be part of our rights if we are to retain said rights
  • Why real teachers don’t create students but new teachers
  • What have you done with your dash, what will you leave behind

 Resources for Today’s Show:

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Episode-377- The Why Behind Concealed Carry

I think a lot of people have misconceptions (both positive and negative) about concealed carry.   It is a bit more limited then many seem to believe in some situations.  Additionally it is far safer than many who are opposed to carrying believe.

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Join me today as we discuss…

  • The origins of the 2nd Amendment
  • The real story of the how and why of the Bill of Rights they don’t teach in schools
  • If you need to exercise one right then you need to exercise them all
  • About 100,000 women are raped in the US a year, women with guns and training are the solution
  • The main reason you should carry is to protect others, self defense in many situations is limited
  • The person who carries is less likely to be in any altercation than one who does not
  • Why you should carry in your home not just away from it
  • Why carrying improves your life even if nothing ever goes wrong
  • The fact that you are more likely to need a gun than you might believe
  • How “threat probability” plays into the need for concealed carry

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Episode-321- Personal Energy Independence and Gun Rights

I am doing a bit of a change up today, first I am going to read an email from a listener about how his family’s life has changed due to TSP, then an article I wrote many years ago about a gun I have carried for almost three decades and then move on to today’s main topic energy independence.

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Tune in Today to Hear…

  • What TSP has meant to one family
  • My story of an old Marlin 22 and what it can teach us
  • Taking slow steady steps to individual energy independence
  • Why the politics of “climate change” do matter
  • How energy dependence creates an infinite tax web
  • Why we must resist cap and trade
  • Why windmills and solar panels owned by the utility companies won’t ever fix our issues
  • How you can build a back up batter box and use it to move forward
  • What a battery back up and one solar panel can teach you
  • The reason you should own two generators not just one
  • How to think about your own energy needs in a way that will create action
  • Why achieving even 10% independence for yourself changes everything

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.  Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.