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Episode 8

May 3 Show: Guest and open lines

We will answer any firearms related question that you call or text to 251-343-0106.
Our guest this episode was Adam Bourne, Pistol Permit Division, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.

We talked about main issues regarding pistol permits in Alabama.

We also talked about our upcoming self defense class on May 7.

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Episode 7

April 26 Show: Open lines night.

We will answer any firearms related question that you call or text to 251-343-0106.

Topics to cover are:

  • SB 14, now stalled in the Alabama House which, if passed allow you to carry a pistol in your car without a permit. See the legal tab for more details.
  • The continuing debate over the illegal and unwarranted arrest of two University of South Alabama Students. South Alabama was just slapped down in Federal Court for discriminating against a pro-life group and their 1st Amendment rights. Why is there no investigation underway into who called in this FALSE REPORT?
  • Why are so many people afraid of seeing a gun, especially in the South? The late Justice Scalia said this at a speech to the National Wild Turkey Federation’s annual convention in Nashville in 2006: “The attitude of people associating guns with nothing but crime, that is what has to be changed,” Scalia told the audience of about 2,000. “I grew up at a time when people were not afraid of people with firearms,” said Scalia, noting that as a youth in New York City he was part of a rifle team at the military school he attended. “I used to travel on the subway from Queens to Manhattan with a rifle,” he said. “Could you imagine doing that today in New York City?”
  • Friends of the NRA Dinner, Thursday, April 28th at 5:30 Battleship Park. Tickets:

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Episode 6

April 19 Show: Arrested for wearing an empty holster?

Arrested for wearing an empty holster?  Is this George Orwell’s 1984? Illegally searched by the police and told you are the one who is a "Smart Ass."  After you explain that the empty holster is a silent nationwide protest of Students for Concealed Carry  they tell you: “Some people don’t like this kind of thing.”

After detaining and berating you for 30 minutes, you are ticketed and told: “Your attitude has been noted.” This actually happened to two University of South Alabama Students (one an Army Reserve member) on April 13. The University’s response: suspend one officer for 5 days without pay.

We will discuss this gross violation of the Alabama and United States Constitutions with a guest from the Students for Concealed Carry and others. We will take your calls and texts on any firearms related subject at: 251-343-0106.

Live in the Mobile Area on FM Talk 106.5 at 7:00 pm CT Tuesday.

Outside of the Mobile listening area, listen live at either: or

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Episode 5

April 12 Show:  Carbines for Home Defense

We talked about carbines for defense of your family and home. What are the pros and cons? We are not just talking about AR-15s, but Mini-14s, AK-47s, the IWI Tavor, the Beretta Storm, the M1 Carbine and lots of others. What accessories for these rifles are essential home defense and which are just a bother.
Your calls and texts with questions were taken on any firearms related subject in addition to carbines for home defense at 251-343-0106.
We also had a report on the “Car Carry” Bill which just passed the Alabama Senate and has been sent to the House.

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Episode 4

This week on Armed Alabama, hosts Adam Strange and Judge Johnston take your phone calls.
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Episode 3

Judge Rusty Johnston talks to author Dr. Brion McClanhan and discusses the ancient origin of gun rights and why they are not dependent on “the government.” Dr. McClanahan’s latest book: 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried to Save Her, was be given away to a caller who answered a question asked during the show. Adam Strange is out of town and will rejoin us next week.

Dr. McClanahan is the author or co-author of five books, 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried to Save Her (Regnery History 2016),The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers, (Regnery, 2009), The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution (Regnery History, 2012), Forgotten Conservatives in American History (Pelican, 2012), and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes, (Regnery, 2012).

He has written for,,,, and McClanahan is a faculty member at Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom, has appeared on dozens of radio talk shows, and has spoken across the Southeast on the Founding Fathers and the founding principles of the United States.

Brion McClanahan received a B.A. in History from Salisbury University in 1997 and an M.A. in History from the University of South Carolina in 1999. He finished his Ph.D. in History at the University of South Carolina in 2006, and had the privilege of being Clyde Wilson’s last doctoral student.


For autograph copies of any of Dr. McClanahan’s books, visit his website:

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Episode 2

This week, Adam Strange and Judge Rusty Johnston discuss the Brussels bombing, and the danger to citizens of the United States caused by unrestricted immigration from the Middle East. Also discussed were mass shootings, and how extremely rare they are. Phone calls were taken with topics ranging from concealed permit issues to pistol ammo types. This episode aired 3-22-16

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Episode 1

In the premier edition of Armed Alabama, hosts Adam Strange and Judge Rusty Johnston discussed the purpose of the show and their backgrounds. Myths regarding firearms and self-defense were touched upon.  Calls were taken ranging from open carry to requirement to advise law enforcement when stopped in your automobile that you have a firearm. This episode aired 3-15-16.

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