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20 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Episode 011- Universal Background Checks HR8
So, what is HR88 and why is it bad? It is titled the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021” and it was introduced by Mike Thompson (D-CA). The claimed purpose of this bill is “To require a background check for every firearm sale.” The claimed reason for this is to prevent people who should not have guns from buying guns. On the surface, that seems like a laudable goal. As a retired cop and a responsible gun owner, I don’t want crazy people and/or felons to have guns. The problem becomes, how does one enforce such a goal? Being from California where “universal background checks” already exist, I can tell you how this will work and what legislation will follow “in order to strengthen the background check law.” This is yet another step down the slippery slope. How do I know what will come? Because I already lived through this once. Follow us on social media @2Acops Subscribe to our newsletter at https://2acops.com/newsletter #HR8 #HR1446 #guncontrol
27 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Episode 10-Supporting the 2A in Light of Tragedy
Matt and Keith have lost a lot of friends who were killed in the line of duty. Many people ask us how we can support the Second Amendment in light of these tragedies. Matt and Keith talk about the friends they lost and why they still support the second amendment. It's important to not let the gun grabbers use our friends in the name of gun control. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes today. It helps people find us! To get weekly updates on 2A news from a cop’s perspective, subscribe to our newsletter at https://2acops.com/newsletter/ Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @2Acops
22 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Episode 9-Red Flag Laws
Most cops don't like "red flag laws." Matt and Keith will talk about what red flag laws are and what they aren't and why cops hate these laws so much. We will also talk about legislation to prevent red flag laws from being implemented in your state. Oklahoma's Anti Red Flag Law can be seen at https://legiscan.com/OK/text/SB1081/200 Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes today. It helps people find us! To get weekly updates on 2A news from a cop's perspective, subscribe to our newsletter at https://2acops.com/newsletter/ Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @2Acops
36 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Episode 8-Disobeying Unlawful Orders
Our politicians love pitting the police against the public and our officers will be put in awkward positions. This podcast episode is not for non Law Enforcement Officers (LEO's). If you are a citizen listening, our officers need your support. Listen away. But the best thing you can do is show support for them so they can keep their job while maintaining the constitution. For our active cops, this is for you.
28 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Episode 7-Seizure of Firearms by Police
At some point while cruising social media you've read a post made by someone proclaiming they were "red flagged" and the cops "stole their guns." The term "red flagged" has become an adjective for any instance of seizure of firearms by police. Some people say that the police have no reason to take a firearm from anyone for any reason and that any seizure is an "infringement." So why would the police take a firearm from someone? We asked officers what instigated the seizure of firearms by police and we bring those reasons here to you. Here you will find this easy to follow list of how to keep your gun from getting seized by the police. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @2Acops. Get our latest news at 2acops.com.
26 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Episode 6-US Capitol Shooting
It's been about 24 hours since the shooting of a "protestor" at the US Capitol. Since that time, The New York Daily News has identified the person shot as Ashli Babbitt, a San Diego resident and a US Air Force Veteran. Since that time, social media has been flooded with comments from people saying "she should have been shot" or "why are the police shooting unarmed protestors?" The comments show how polarized our country is right now. After seeing so many people comment and so much misinformation being spread, I feel it is necessary to bring light to this incident and break this shooting down. The Scene First, it's important to set the scene of where the shooting is and to look at the totality of the circumstance. It is not fair, in any shooting, to judge one factor. The US Capitol is a secure US Government facility which I assume has secret, top secret and SCI material. Use of force standards for protecting these items is not the same as a use of force policy for a beat cop. Keep in mind that the capitol police aren't really cops in the strictest sense. Yes, they meet the definition of a cop in some US code somewhere. But, they are indeed protectors of the capitol and everything there. They safeguard those materials and the people inside. You also had our federal leadership at the capitol. You had the Vice President and the VP Elect as well as senators and representatives. All of these people could not leave because of the crowds outside. When you have that kind of situation (think Benghazi), you lock your protectee down in as secure position as you can. So, you have high profile targets hunkered down in a secure location as well as government material that needs to be safeguarded. All are protected in a different use of force policy than a street cop. Who would know more than Ashli Babbitt about those protocols? According to a USA Today article, Ashli Babbitt was a security forces veteran. SF is tasked with just this mission. She did it on active duty and knows the consequences of breaching security like this. The Shooting People are complaining that Ashli Babbitt was "unarmed." However, just because someone is unarmed does not make them less of a threat. History is replete with victims killed by an "unarmed person." If you want to see what a mob can do while unarmed, google Reginald Denny in the Rodney King Riots. Watch this newly released video to get an idea of what we will talk about next. https://twitter.com/dancohen3000/status/1347076676342185984?s=21 The shooter in this incident appears to be a plain clothes officer. At the capitol, most plain clothes officers are on a dignitary protection detail. He's also pointing his weapon at the crowd. Pro tip: this is the international sign to get back. The doors are barricaded, which shows that people inside are protecting themselves from an angry mob violently tearing the door apart. What if you were at home and someone was doing this to you? Would you shoot? It appears that the officer has done everything that he can do to protect what is behind that door. He has no other options, but the crowd continues the assault. This officer has retreated and now has no where else to go. At :25 seconds in, you see a few officers that appear to be part of a counter assault team converging on the door. That tells me that they were already enroute because they were called to help protect what was behind the door. All indications point to a dignitary (maybe several) behind that door. All of their options were exhausted, yet the crowd continued the assault. I ask you, what other options did they have? None. The Investigation There is an investigation going on now. The Capitol police as well as the Metropolitan Police are doing the investigation. It will not be done anytime soon. These investigations take time. While the investigation continues, the officer is on admin leave and is probably at home recounting this endlessly in his head.
39 minutes | Dec 19, 2020
Episode 5-Arm Braces and the ATF Ruling
Our sponsor is Guns.com. They have a ready supply of firearms at a decent price. You can find what you are looking for by clicking here. The ATF just filed a new document with the Federal Register about arm braces on pistols. This has the potential of making felons out of millions of gun owners and is a back door gun registration scheme. Learn what the ATF is doing, what it means to you and what you can do about it. Here's a link to the video we mention about the arm brace on the TAC13 that we did.
24 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Episode 4-80% Lowers and ATF
Our sponsor is Guns.com. They have a ready supply of firearms at a decent price. You can find what you are looking for by clicking here. In this episode, we talk about the search warrant served at Polymer 80 by the ATF. We will talk about what exactly happened and if you need to worry if you bought something from them. We will talk about the ATF and the future of 80% lowers.
42 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Episode 3 - Cops Polled on Gun Control
Our sponsor is PSA. They have a ready supply of ammunition, magazines and AR-15's in stock with reasonable prices. Politicians love passing laws that are unconstitutional and then threaten you that you'll be arrested if you don't follow the law. But, they never asked the cops if they'll actually enforce that law. People often ask Matt and Keith if cops will enforce an assault weapons ban or some other form of legislation. We bring you three polls which will answer your questions and let you know where the police stand on these issues. The polls can be found here: Our First Poll Our Second Poll PoliceOne Poll Please subscribe, rate and review 2A Cops on iTunes. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook,Twitter,Instagram, andParlerfor current up-to-date news on the 2A from a cop's perspective. You can sign up for our newsletter at2Acops.comand find the latest in 2A news from a law enforcement perspective.
43 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Episode 2 - Gun Control
Our sponsor is PSA. They have a ready supply of ammunition, magazines and AR-15's in stock with reasonable prices. In this episode, Keith and Matt will talk about gun control history in California and how the democrats are going to mimic it for national gun control. They will discuss what police officers think of gun control and if it was really effective. Please subscribe, rate and review 2A Cops on iTunes. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook,Twitter,Instagram, andParlerfor current up-to-date news on the 2A from a cop's perspective. You can sign up for our newsletter at2Acops.comand find the latest in 2A news from a law enforcement perspective.
6 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Episode 1-Meet the Hosts
Visit our Sponsor, PSA, for daily deals on guns, magazines and ammo! In this episode, you will get to meet the creators of 2A Cops, Keith Graves and Matt Silvey. With over 50 years of combined law enforcement experience, they know what cops think about the second amendment and what cops are doing to defend the 2A every day. Matt spent 22 years as a deputy sheriff, a career from which he retired in January, 2019. During his time as a LEO he attended countless firearms training classes, was a California POST certified firearms instructor, and a court recognized firearms expert. During his career, he was directly involved in two officer involved shootings, so he has a little experience when it comes to self-defense shootings and the “360° range.” Matt began writing pieces for public consumption in 2012 at a political blog, but quickly found more enjoyment in writing about one of his lifelong interests, firearms. In addition to his own blog, Matt has had pieces published at The Bang Switch (now defunct), Full 30, Law Enforcement Today, The Daily Caller, 2A News, and Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement. Keith is a retired police sergeant from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a 20 year SWAT veteran with assignments as entry team member, sniper, sniper team leader and EMT. Keith was a firearms instructor with certifications as a Precision Rifle Instructor, submachine gun instructor, “shoot house” instructor, and patrol rifle instructor. Keith has taught tactics and firearms classes to students across the United States and has taught other courses worldwide including Australasia and Europe. Keith is also a recipient of the prestigious California Narcotics Officer of the Year award. After retiring, Keith fled California for the United States and now lives Idaho where he enjoys having his 2nd Amendment rights back. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Parler for current up-to-date news on the 2A from a cop's perspective. You can sign up for our newsletter at 2Acops.com and find the latest in 2A news from a law enforcement perspective.
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