#2094 - Colion Noir


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Colion Noir

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Colion Noir is a second amendment advocate, attorney, and YouTuber. www.mrcolionnoir.com

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Good to see you. We had a full Texas day today. Yeah, full Texas. Doesn't get more Texas than that. Shotguns, ate barbecue, went to the staccato range. How sick is that place? Dude, you should have, like, I remember when I first went there. Like I called it the ghetto because that's what we do. But there was nothing there. Just dirt. And like they had some, they had some bays and stuff like that too. I mean, you know, me and my videographer, we did some shooting out there and we filmed, but it was like nothing like it is now. Now it looks like an entire little village. They're dumping a ton of money to that place. Dude, like when we were going around here showing us like the whole property, I was like, I don't know if you saw my face, I was like, what the fuck? I know, it must be a lot of money and selling really good guns. Yeah, yeah, to say the least. Cause I'm like the lake, like you guys have a lake. Why'd you build a lake? Cause we're gonna have a lake. I'm like a lot. I, I, I, there's something about water. Like if I ever bought like property, like if I just get over this hole, like I have to be in the city. Shit. I want some like body of water It's something to me that I have to be in the city. I'm just a city rat like I like it Yeah, just the buzz and the energy of the city is something that I just it's in me So it's like like I can still like every year You know I go out to like you tall and go and do all of the you know eat love. Praise shit and then Yeah, I gotta come back to the streets. Yeah, that's crazy. I like staying in cities. Like when I stay in New York City, I'm there for a weekend. But by the time Sunday rolls are on, I'm like, get me the fuck out of here. I don't like it. I've never liked it. Even when I lived in New York, I didn't live in the city. I live in suburbs. I lived, but that was cause I couldn't afford it. I couldn't afford it in the park. That had parking. Like it's parking in New York City. Oh yeah, you're right. Yeah, yeah. And I have to do the road, travel out to do stand up. I have to be able to drive to gigs. So I was driving to Connecticut and New Jersey and just to get a parking spot, I forget how much it cost back then. This is the 90s, but it was out of my budget I'm honestly like I love cities so anytime I go to sit if I travel to a different to a state [2:05] I've never been to before I always want to stay in the city and I always go to their downtown New York is one of the places that I generally do not like really no I don't know what it is I genuinely did not like it which is weird because I like big cities but for something about New York I was just kind of like man really, really? I don't do that. That doesn't make any sense, because it's the most city city. I wish I could articulate it. Feeling is not interesting. And it wasn't even like during a weird time. Like I didn't go like during COVID or anything like that. It was pretty normal time. During COVID, they made some weird law in New York city where you allowed to eat outside. So they built indoor places outside. So they basically built like these like there were like little trailers that they set up outside and they put you know dining tables in nice lighting and shit. You see this one? Yeah New York City drivers will have to pay $15 to ride through [3:03] Manhattan. Yeah I did not know. You have to pay $15 to ride through Manhattan. Yeah. I did not know. You have to pay money to drive to the city. Well, first of all, this is new. Yeah. Oh. They're out of money. Yeah. Well, yeah, this is what happens when you make stupid policies decisions. Yeah. You make terrible policy decisions and you say that you're a sanctuary city and then Texas goes, okay, great. There's flexes. It's kind of a gangster move by Abbott. I agree. That's pretty gangster. If you're dealing with the border, and the border is where you are, and everyone's like, we are a sanctuary. Like, oh, are you? Wonderful. I got an idea. What is going on? Have you been paying attention to this standoff between Texas and the Biden administration in terms of the border like Texas has put a barbed wire and the Biden administration wants the barbed wire taken down? I'll be honest and tell you I haven't been following super close which is all because I'm Texas born and raised. [4:01] And the weird thing is is living in Dallas. You're almost still kind of disconnected from what's going on at the border a little bit because you're so far north. But even the Houston, because you know I mean, he's some lot too. It's not something that you're confronted with daily, but anybody from Texas usually, at some point in time, at some point in time. What was that? Sorry, I was checking a video. At some point in time, you're gonna go towards the border. Yeah. And you're gonna see it for yourself. But what I do know of it, I mean, at this point, we're trying not to lose control of it, essentially, from what I can gather. What is happening? I don't know. Whose ideas? In terms of what? Who's letting this happen? Like, it seems very organized these people know the borders open So they know that you just walk through I think I think there is a there's a lot of virtue signaling I think involved in all of the whole like like you talking about with New York saying you know We're sanctuary city just yes We accept everyone to come in just not our state in our city right [5:03] And so I think you have that combined with the reality of what happens when you have a border that honestly is not being checked. Right. So if you, if you have a situation where you have people who are able to just come in and leave as they, I wouldn't say, I'm necessarily necessarily to say, leave, but coming into a state and it's a choke point because a lot of it is coming in through Texas. So, it's easy to have that philosophy of, oh, leave the border, don't make the border, get rid of the bob wire, et cetera, et cetera, because we wanna see them as if we are welcoming to everyone. And I don't think it's a matter of not wanting to be welcoming, I think it has a lot to do with the same reason why you have a front door with locks on it on your house. Yeah. At least have a checkpoint to say, okay, well, if you wanna come in, I need to know who I'm dealing with. Well, do you see they had this one guy that was on video? Then he said, you will see who I am soon. And then they found out he's on like some terrorist watch list or something like that. Well, it doesn't surprise me either, but it seems too [6:06] convenient that it's happening with the numbers that it's happening at. It seems organized. And I would like to know like, how is it getting to those people? Is anyone supplying them with resources? Anyone telling them how to do it? Is this organized? I think it is. I do. I have any proof or data to back it up. No, it's a hunch. Yeah. Just because it just doesn't really make sense. I don't think anybody who's honestly being honest with themselves, you're not gonna be someone who says, you know what, I just want an open border where any and everyone can come in at will without anybody checking who's actually coming into the country. No, it's insane. It makes no sense. It's insane. It's not the case if you fly in, which is nuts. So, like, you're coming from some country, and you, you know, if you want to emigrate the United States, it's hard. Yeah. Like, you have to prove that you have some sort of exceptional skill for some reason [7:00] for you to be here. you get to work visa, you have to apply for citizenship. I mean, let's just keep it real. Like, there are a lot of people who just don't like this country. Yeah. And they would love to get into the country and cause damage to the country anyway they can. Yes. So I think for anyone to say that they don't, that they are for open borders. At least there's got to be a percentage of the people that are coming across that we don't want here. There has to be. I mean that's just reality. Just reality. Yeah as much as you want to be a kind person, look, I am the grandchild of immigrants. None of my family came from America. They all came from Italy and Ireland. They all came over here. I can't say immigrants. Yeah. So it's like, we're not anti-immigration. But it just seems like, God damn, you got to make sure you're not letting terrorists in. It seems so simple. Yeah. But like I said, I think a lot of it has to do, I think there's some grandstanding and there's some virtue suddenly going on as well. Yeah. I think the administration honestly is trying to walk that line of, no, we're so progressive. [8:05] And you know, while at the same time, honestly trying to stick it to Texas. Yeah. I think, I mean, this is a, it's a dick swinging competition. Why would you have a dick swinging competition about the border? That seems so insane that you would want people to take down a barrier to entry. You know what I think? What? I think it has a lot to do with Trump. Because you know when he was running his campaign, he was running a lot of it based on that idea. He was going to build that wall in border. And so that became a separation point for a lot of people in the country with respect to what side they fell on. And I think there's a particular party in this country that utilized it as a lightning rod to create that level of division. And so I think they're kind of trying to reestablish that again. Which is one of the things that's even more gangster about Abbott sending people to Chicago, sending people to New York. Because in Chicago, they're like, get these fucking people out of here, right? And the people that live in Chicago, the poor people in Chicago, like, this is bullshit. [9:00] These people are getting money. They're getting all this help, they're getting food, they're getting all this stuff that we don't have. Yeah, people literally in the place who live there. Their whole lives, and then all of a sudden these people sneak in and they're getting this special treatment. I think there's also a level of trying to pass the book a little bit or kind of a mass distraction because when you look at these major cities and you see the conditions that a lot of these people are living in in our own country, right? You start to ask yourself, okay, well, why do they exist? Right? And they're a very particularized era and very particular places within this country. So begs the question, it's like, why can't we fix this issue? Right. We're talking about having one to help these people. They want to come into the country because they're running away from a shitty life and in terrible environments. I mean, you mean the ones that are synonymous, the ones that we actually have in the country as well, but yet we haven't been able to address that issue. Exactly. Right. But I think it's a way to kind of push that to the side and sweep it under the rug and say, no, it's a sexier problem to have when we're trying to deal with people coming from other [10:06] countries and we want to help them because we're so noble and so brave. But I'm like, you haven't even taken care of what's going on your own home. And part of the reason why the place they are at sucks, well, the reason why they come over here is because of what we're doing in those countries. And then there's that. Yeah, there's part of that too. I mean, there's part of like, when we shipped all those fucking jobs overseas and these people were making pennies on the dollar to make goods that we can buy here slightly cheaper. Yeah, I mean, destroyed unions and destroyed American manufacturing. I'm not gonna go so far as to say a little bit is a little bit of that is our fault as well as consumers. Because when you do try to make stuff in America, right, they're gonna be more expensive. Yeah. And a lot of people are willing to pay that price hike in order to have stuff produced in America. So that basically companies become incentivized to then go and have these things created elsewhere [11:01] because I've seen companies where they struggle because they're trying to make everything in America, but that comes with the price that a lot of people are willing to pay. Right. And so I wonder how much, you know, it's kind of like with climate change. It's like how much of that is affecting a lot of the manufacturing and so forth going overseas. Some of it is, but there's enough people that want to buy American made products from people that get paid a fair wage that if you advertise that and make that a point. A lot of people say they do. Well a lot of people do look at origin. Origin can't keep clothes in the shelves. Everything's flying off their boots, their clothes, their hunting gear, they can barely keep them in stock. Everybody wants it, because's a hundred percent American. You think that's the only reason why? What do you think it is? I don't know. I'm not that familiar with Origin, honestly. Well, Origin is my friend, Jocco's company, and I'm a part of it, and I know that what they're doing is very popular. And it's very popular because that's part of their mission statement, bring back American manufacturing, take pride in the fact that these things that you're [12:05] wearing, these things that you purchase, things you use every day, is 100% American made. Everything, down to the buttons, the threads, everything put together, all the cloth, everything sourced from America. 100% 100%. 100%. That's actually pretty impressive. Yeah, pretty impressive. The only thing they don't have from America, there's a part of a boot that you can only get in South America. So even that's America, it's just South America, but not United States, but that's one piece and they eventually are planning on figuring out a way to manufacture that. Is that where the name comes from, Origin? I don't know. Fits. It does fit, yeah, it does fit. I don't know the origin of the name. But I feel like if you had an American made cell phone, I've been saying this forever. Give me a fucking iPhone that's made by people that don't work for slave wages. Give me an iPhone that's not made in a factory where people have nets around the building to keep people from jumping off the roof to they hate their lives. Give me a phone that is not, [13:01] you didn't get sourced the materials by slave labor in the Congo. Can you fucking do that? Is it possible to do that? Because if it is, how much more is it? Is it $300 more? I'll pay $300 more for a phone that I know I don't have to feel like shit about. I begs the question though, you and I, yeah, I would do it. I think enough people would. But I have the monetary ability to do it. I wonder how much of the people who aren't necessarily in the economic position to pay, like to them, that's considerable markup, right? Yeah. I wonder how much of that, I don't know. I wonder how much of that plays into a part of facilitating this kind of shipping on manufacturing and everything overseas because they can build things cheaper and then people can continue to buy it. So maybe I take a step back and I say, alright maybe it's not just a, oh yeah they say they want American but we're willing to pay for it. Maybe some people, maybe large, part of people just can't. I don't know. Large percentage of people probably can't. The people that are living check to check can't. But there's enough people that are not living check to check that would feel better about buying something. [14:05] And maybe instead of buying an iPhone every year or a cell phone every year, buy one every other year or every two years or every three year. It's feasible. It's very feasible. Now granted, I'm guilty. I have a fucking iPhone 11. I keep one of my phones is an iPhone 11. The mother fucker works perfect. Yeah. I'm literally the person you're talking about. I upgrade my phone on the day the new one comes out to the minute. I got 15, no reason to have this fucking phone. No reason. I granted, I live and die by my, like this is, these phones do everything for me now. Yeah, me too. I have reached a point now where I'm kind of like, I don't want to upgrade, but for no other reason, then I don't want to have to go through the like, update process, like changing, like the changeover process. Right, really annoying. It is weird. Sometimes like phone numbers get all fucked up. If something happened, where phone numbers got attached [15:00] in iMessage to old emails of other people. Yeah, it's, I've had some really spooky stuff happen on my phones. And I'm like, the hell's going on here? Like I had a friend tell me he was like, he's like, I called you and somebody else picked up. Yeah, I have a friend too. Yeah, I could do this your phone number. Yeah, I could bro, a woman answers a phone. That's exactly what happened to me. Yeah, what's that? I have no idea. Yeah. Maybe, I mean, I have, I don't know. I mean, at the end of the day, we are talking about devices, right? That are essentially super computers in our hands. Yeah. So maybe it's just the fault of the system that just, it's bound to happen where you get this kind of cross communication and it just can't keep up with it. I forgot who the comedian was. He's talking about how impatient we are these days because it was one of my favorite bits because it's so true. We get these cell phones in and the moment it stops working a little bit, we get pissed off and it's like sending message to fucking space. [16:00] Oh, that's Louis C.K. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh, and so I was like, yeah, it's a very point point. It's a very good point. And yeah, I mean, it's easy to get annoyed at technology when it doesn't suit your needs, but it's just you connect. Yeah, yeah, the TRX. Yeah, my TRX has this system. I love the truck. It's awesome. That system is whack. You have one two. Yeah. So you connect is whack. I did a whole video on Instagram about it. I literally, it's the worst infotainment system I've ever experienced in a vehicle. It sometimes just doesn't connect to... It's carplex. It's possessed. I've literally driven 15 minutes and it's connected and disconnected five times. Oh yeah. I'm like this is, and then I step on the gas and I hear that wine. Oh yeah. And I don't forget it. Yeah. I'm making sure. It's mines at Hennessey right now. Yeah. They've replaced in the screen or something. Something is wrong with the screen. It just shut off. I want to take my name and see. I haven't done it yet. That's ridiculous. I wanna get the unnecessary $1,000 horsepower pickup trucker. But the one that comes out of the factory, [17:07] $700, what is wrong with that? That's not, but I mean America, right? America. Yeah. Yeah. You know how the Dodge Demon is a thousand horsepower with the new one? They're making a 1,700 horsepower Dodge Demon. I thought that was gonna be the last one. No, Hennessey is. Oh, Hennessey. So Hennessey. Hennessey does shit like, dude, let us like, that is getting a thousand horsepower, two-door car and go, man, I need you to need more power. But it's amazing how a custom you get to speed. Yeah. Like you can get like, I mean, it probably takes all and all with consistent driving. I'd say about three weeks before you're like, I can use some more power. That's the problem with Teslas. Yeah. That's the problem with Teslas. I'm still, I know you like engines like the sound, but if you go from that fucking car, go from the plaid, the 0 to 16, 1.9 seconds silently, [18:02] like a fucking time traveling machine. I think I feel disconnect. I feel I think I would freak me out a little bit because it just without the sound and the noise, it's kind of like the sort of, I'm trying to, I've driven a test, it was not a plan, but I've driven one of the earlier model testless. There are aspects to it, like I'm an anti-electric. I'm just anti-get rid of ice engines in order to bring in electric. That's my issue. I want a choice. Well, Toyota is not going that way. It's really interesting because they get a lot of pushback because that Toyota is embracing hybrids. They're like, this doesn't make any sense. You want range and with hybrids, you get all the range of a regular vehicle, but you get a lot of fuel economy. So you get more range, and you get also the option of extra power. And that's one of the things that Honda did with their last NSX, which was one of the most underappreciated supercars that ever existed. That fucking last NSX was a monster. I took the life and I cannot understand why I didn't [19:01] do well. Because it's an accurate. Yeah, but everybody, everybody wets their pants over the older NSX. Yeah, but only card dorks like us. Yes, true. Like the average person does not wet their pants over an old NSX. Actually, what is this fucking old Honda? We're so brand-new. Yeah, people are so brand-new. Like if you pull up in your Lamborghini, right? That sick Lamborghini that you have, that thing is like, God damn. If you're gonna spend that kind of money, that's the response you want. But it's still just an Audi. It is an Audi, yeah. Yeah, it is an Audi kind of, but that makes it better because now it's actually reliable. Which is true. I think the marriage, I think one of the best marriages between car manufacturers was Audi and Lamborghini. Yeah, I because everybody knew Lamborghinis where this is this unreliable but fantastically fun Beautiful pieces of shit. Right. Right. And then you get the you get the German engineering of our Audi And then you combine that with the flare and the pomp and circumstance that you go with the Italians and it's just beautiful marriage [20:02] It's just Lamborghini is like 10% too much douche. I literally I literally I literally decided to get one just for that I But it was something I said I like I had some investments go well and I was like you know what let's go Look at that. I mean that is also fucking amazing. It is, but I also think they've take they took too many parts because inherently I think the silhouette is gorgeous, right? But I still think there's a lot of it that screams Acura. Mm. If that I know that sounds countering to it because it is one. But I know you're saying it's not quite exotic enough. Exactly. Yeah, At least for the price point, if they brought it and came in at a price point sub 100, they wouldn't be able to keep them. They're still selling the R8. That's a fucking monster car too. You know what's also a car is not appreciated enough I'm a little kind of indifferent about the R8. [21:00] Really? I drove one once and I couldn't help but feel like now keep my men off airness It was the early like first generation are eight. Oh, I haven't driven haven't driven any of the the new original Rations my friend ever last had one of the earlier ones. It was pretty dope But that was back when it was new is this the newest one? God damn that's sick. What is that? That's the next one. Oh, it'll be fully electric What is that? That's the next one? Oh, it'll be fully electric. It's after the air phase. Next. I don't know about this so fully electric. Now, you know what? I'm full of shit. Because there is one car I drove that I was like, I actually want this. What's that? The Tycan. Oh, yeah. Tycan, I was like, okay. All right. That's amazing. that I can, because it gave me, it was still lacking on the sound aspect. However, what it did do, it still gave me all the driving dynamics that you were used to with Porsche. Yes. You give them a sand. And the interior. Exactly. Yes. The driving dynamics are, I've driven one. It's amazing. It's amazing. It's amazing. Like, literally, like, my blood pressure just dropped the moment I got in the car. Look at that thing. I mean, there's just no how to do in tears. [22:05] They know how to do ergonomics. Yep. Without being overboard. And you can also get the Jetson sound. Do you know that, what is the mission E? Is that the two door one? Oh shit. Oh. That looks like a four door to me. Wait, oh was that, maybe that was the concept for the original? I believe they're coming out with a two-door time mission for okay, but the sound you can get jets and sounds so when you hit the gas the one I was in is like I don't like that yeah you say that to dry It sounds awesome. I like my car sound like they're farting everywhere they go I think it's not like they're farting everywhere. Look at that. Electric sports sound off. Yeah, so it just takes off silently and then sound on. Come on, man. That sounds amazing. All right. See, the sound you made and then that's like two different things. [23:01] Right. That's my fault. Come on, that sounds insane. That sounds like you're in a goddamn spaceship. It's a different kind of sound, but even like the Porsche Turbo doesn't have the best sound. It doesn't, because I daily drive one, and I love it. It's so crazy. I got rid of the GT3 to get it, which is sacrilegious. The difference in sound. Yeah, because the way that GT3 wails, it's on-spire. Yeah, it's part of the fun. And, but the turbo, but nothing can be, I think, and I'm gonna do a video on this when I start my second YouTube channel. I think the Porsche Turbo S is the greatest daily driving supercar on the planet ever created. And they have that marriage with Volkswagen, which is also kind of similar. Yeah. Yeah. But the Porsche is always there. Yeah. They've always been Porsche. They've always been reliable. Yeah. In terms of like supercars, they're like the most reliable, most boring supercars, but the greatest. Well, not the GT3 or the GT3. [24:05] Okay, yeah, I'm not factoring in those. I like those in more like track weapons. Yeah, but they're still willing to make a six speed GT3 and then the ST, which is the new one that's six speed as well. I like the sports classic. Yeah. Sports classic too. Yeah, if the six speed with the ductile. Yeah. They're still willing to make some driver-centric cars. And there's a giant market form, like that GT3 touring, they can't keep that in stock. Yeah. Even though I think the GT3 touring is kind of, maybe because I like the wing of the original GT3. So the last thing I want is one without the wing. I'm like, if I'm gonna do it without the wing, just give me a turbo. Spoken like a truly Lamborghini driver. I mean, pretty much. I mean, pretty much. Yeah. There's a bunch of cars that just don't get their deserve what they deserve, you know? Yeah, I mean, I went down to Rapid Hole last night. Well, I'll go to that. [25:00] That's amazing. I went down to rabbit hole last night with the Lexus LC500. See, you say that, I hear LFA. LFA is amazing. But there's people are doing wild shit with the LC500 where they're putting wide body kits on them and straight pipes and they sound insane. Well, I think that's because of the LFA. Because I think once the LFA didn't do as well as they expected it to do. Because again, I think they just overpriced it. Because the market just wasn't ready for a fucking, what was it? Like $200,000. Or like, like, when now it is. Yeah. Because now it's like, it's like, it's like, it's like, it's like, it's like $200,000. I think even Like if you wanna pull up in a $300,000 car, it's gonna be a Ferrari. Exactly. Cause how they got away with selling the yours? Yeah, look at that. But Udice. Look at that motherfucker. Okay, that almost looks like an 812. Look at that fucking thing. That's what the Y-body kid on it. That's amazing. That is pretty bad, hasn't it? 150 horsepower with a lot of modification. Are they turbo? No, it's a V8, but it sounds incredible. [26:07] Natural aspirate? Yes. Yeah, it sounds incredible. In the interior, the interior is insane. Lexus has always done interior. See, you find a video of one with a wide body because there's some awesome videos of them. Cause there's a lot of people doing these now. Cause they've been out for like what like six seven years now Yeah, there's a lot of people doing wide-body kits with them. That's kind of a nasty set up. That's a nasty looking car, man You but with the wide-body setup, you know, you're getting a wider stance getting wider fat tires It's not a fan of the wing The wings wing is the work polarizing. I think wings for 50, 50. They either work or they don't. I think it looks great on black cars. Yes. I think if you get it on the white car, it looks a little sus. Yes, a little too disjointed. But I saw one that was matte black with a wing and it looked fucking insane with the wide body kit. And then he had it set up with, um, a remote control for the pipes. So you could have it even more silent than stock you could have it like it is stock or you'd have straight pipes [27:06] Yeah, I've never ever put I've never done aftermarket exhaust on any car ever owned really no I never get to it because all that happened like I'm a car horse so see swap them out Yes, by the time but in things I do a bunch of other stuff right like I'll tune them I'll wrap them I'll put all types of security features I'll put that all that crap wrap them, I'll put all types of security features, I'll put that, all that crap, the radar detectors, blockers, all that nonsense. But then when it's time to get ready to do the aftermarket exhaust, I'm like, ooh, what's that? Like some California fucking politician that was just trying to pass a bill to make it so you can't go more than 10 miles an hour over the speed limit in a car. Yeah, he should be fired. He's also one of the same guys that was a part of, there was this very controversial LBG, this guy. Is this it? California bill calls for tech to make new cars unable to speed. [28:01] Now who is the guy? Who is the guy who's at the head of it yes he was so but this guy is also the same guy that was pushing for some very controversial law about the so there's a difference between what they're trying to there. Yes got weener. He's kind of a freak It's got we just kind of a freak. These pictures of him like a dog on the name of the game So that guy was also part of some very that's him. He looks like a skinny a version of Jerry Yeah, so he's got like a leather vest on with a tie with no shirt at the gay pride parade, which is, you know, have a good time. I mean, do you have a good time? But you pushing it with this over 10 years. But he was a part of some very, there was a very controversial bill that people were trying to misinterpret, but it was about age of consent. [29:01] And they were saying that age of consent that there was some part about the way the law was structured that was discriminating against LBGT people. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That's what I thought. I was like, what are you trying to say? So apparently there's some discretion with age gaps when it comes to heterosexual couples. So like say if like a girl is 16 in California should be under age and a boy is 18. Or what if they start dating when the boy was 17, the girl was 15 and the guy turns 18. It's technically illegal. So if they go to a judge, like a judge could say, listen, this is not a pedophile. This is a young couple. But if the guy's 40 and the girl's 60, now you got a real problem. So that's interesting, you say that, because I got, I got, I got into kind of a little bit of shit in my law school class when I was in law school one time when we were talking about statutory rate. And so statutory rate is a strict liability crime, basically there's no excuse for it. She can have a fake ID, she can look 30 years old, and give you all the signals that she's [30:08] of age. And if she's under age, you're fucked. Regardless, right? Right, even if they lie. Yeah, and I didn't think that was fair, personally. And there are very few people in my lawsuit class who agreed with me with respect to that. I understand the base, I understand the reasoning behind it, but I mean, at that point, that person's life is done, especially considering if, and I've known of girls and women who have gone to great lengths to master age and to be deceptive about it and lie about it to people. And then if somebody succumbs to that, now not only do they go to jail, now they are a sex vendor, they're arrested at lives, right? Well, to your point, I have a friend and his sister's friends, they're in California. His sister's friends are 15, and he's got this giant issue because the 15 year old friends [31:01] are using fake IDs and going to LA clubs. They're fucking sophomores in high school and they're getting into LA clubs with fake IDs. And you wouldn't be able to tell just probably. You cannot tell. When they've hit puberty and they're wearing makeup and they're wearing sexy clothes and they're going out, sorry to say sexy about a 15 year. You know what I'm saying? Product for a pharmaceutical aspect of understanding sexy clubs look like. Like that, and if you're a guy and you don't know any better, it's, that's crazy. Yeah, and we're not even talking, like they're 15 and they look 17. Right. It look like 25. Yeah, and it's so, You know, you can be very deceptive as a young person if you're properly dressed and if you have good genetics. Yes, You know? At the same time, I still understand the basis behind the strict liability aspect of law as well because it's like you want to go above and beyond to protect the youth. 100 right. So at the time, I guess I didn't articulate it the right way. All I was saying was like, that doesn't seem fair. [32:01] I understand it. Still, there needs to be some type of discernment given with respect to the context, the entire context of the situation. Well, there's some wild unfair laws in California, and one of them has to do with whether or not you are the father of a child. So I know a guy, I know a guy and he unfortunately had a good friend who fucked his wife and He did not know this was happening and this good friend got his wife pregnant and he raised that kid as his daughter And he didn't know until after his friend was dead his friend died and then after his after his friend was dead He was stuck paying child support until that kid was 18 no matter what. Even though he got a paternity test, he was like something's going on. He got a paternity test found out it was his friend's kid devastating, right? Your friend's dead. He was your best friend. Now he's dead and you're raising his fucking kid and you have to pay for it. [33:04] So he tried to appeal, no fuck you and you have to pay for it. So he tried to appeal, no, fuck you, you have to pay. But listen, but part of me is also like, listen, you don't have to be a biological father to love a child and I have a stepdaughter, I love her like my daughter. If I was in that situation, I would want to still pay for that girl. I wouldn't want to give any fucking money to that woman though. So if you have to give that woman money and then she distributes it, like that's where it gets weird. Like because it's up to their discretion. When you pay child support, it goes straight to them. It goes to the mom. The mom can buy shoes. She can go buy a purse. She doesn't have to do anything with the kid. Especially if she has a job already. So the idea is you're compensating her for the fact that you have a child together, but it's up to her discretion. It's just going to be honest. It's like child support by and large. It's it's it's a business relationship between the mother and most times between the mother and estate because it's not like the child support office doesn't take a portion of the money that's being paid. [34:01] Right. Right. So they they're incentivized to have as many people on child support as possible, regardless of the context and the situation. So the state is not your friend in that respect. So understanding that, it just blows my mind that you can have a situation like that where he doesn't even have a choice in the matter. Right. Because there are some, there'll be a good number of men who would say say you know what? I Don't like it. I'm done fucking with you right as far as the mother But you know, I still want to do what I can to help yes with the child but When you put him in position where he doesn't even have a choice in a matter Well, the dude that we're talking about was struggling to my man was struggling He was not and he's gone too now. So I can talk about this. But he was struggling. He was not doing well. And he had a monthly nut that he was obligated to pay. And he tried to, you know, his career was in the shitter. It wasn't, it wasn't going well. And he had monthly, and he could get jailed. Like it's, it's everything's crazy about it. It was his friend. Everything's awful about laughing to I'm laughing to avoid getting pissed [35:05] I'll tell you who it is afterwards. Okay, cuz it's gonna blow your mind but remind me okay, but the the whole story behind it is so sad Because the guy loved his friend and then after the friends dead he finds out the friend and fucked his wife And got it pregnant and then he was raising that kid as his own and fucked his wife and got it pregnant. And then he was raising that kid as his own. So much of it is awful. Yeah, and then nothing, I think, I think, I don't know. I think if that's the, I think the woman should be forced to pay alimony to the husband. And that's it in that situation. I don't know. I don't know about alimony, but I just don't know. I just think there should be some level of punishment as a result of it. If you're gonna force him to pay child, now it's probably gonna canceling yourself out, right? Cause it's kind of backwards. He's just me wanting some type of reputation for him. Right. Because it's like, she just gets away with this scoffery. Like there's nothing like it's it's she didn't just get away with it. She enforced it She went to court for it after the fact like after the fact she went to court and won [36:09] Come on. I know it's so awful and meanwhile this guy is living with the heartbreak of his friends betrayal His friends death first then his friends betrayal and then his wife's betrayal and then the financial obligation that he has that he can't afford It gets even worse in Canada. Dave Foley, with my friend from News Radio, when he was married, his wife and him got divorced when he was at the peak of his career. So he's making the most money he's ever going to make. He's on a sitcom, it's his sitcom, he's doing really well, and he had a certain amount that he had to pay. And in Canada, when his income drops substantially, sitcoms doing really well and he had a certain amount that he had to pay. And in Canada, when his income drops substantially because you just can't have a fucking sitcom all the time. If you're lucky, you get one your whole life. The judge said to him, your ability to pay has no relationship to your obligation to [37:03] pay. So this exorbitant amount of money that he was paying because at one point in time he was doing really well. That is how much you have to figure out how to make forever. Or what? Or you go to jail. You see how stupid that is? It's crazy. It's done. So if the point of the point of, God, I'm blanking out here. If the point of the point of the, if the point of, God, I'm blanking out here. If the point of child support is so that the child isn't supposed to be in the best interest of the child to make sure that the child's provided for it. Yes. Why would you then create a very circumstance that would inevitably end up ripping the father away, not only just the father, but then also the money that could be going to the child, whether or not it's the actual amount you established beforehand or not. Right? Just lower the damn payments. If you have justification for determining, you know what, he can't make these payments anymore. Let's lower it to a payment he can make while still allowing the father being a child's life and have some type of money going in, do that shit. [38:00] Yeah. Just arbitrary idea that no, we set a million dollars for you to pay every month of this child. You can't pay for it. We're gonna throw you in jail because it's in the best interest of the child. Don't get me started on this job. It's in, give me started on this job. It's like there's a lot of aspects of the law that were written in good faith that like child support is one of them get into situations like that, wait a minute, how much? 100,000 a month? You don't need that to do that. Whatever it is, that's crazy. You don't need that to do that. Well, that's the weird thing about Alamonia as well. You have to maintain the lifestyle. So someone becomes accustomed to a lifestyle, say if you're married to Bill Gates. If you get divorced from bill, say if you only married a bill for a year or two, if you get divorced, like you're entitled to a large sum of money unless there's some sort of prenuptial agreement, which I'm sure there is. But if there's not, you're accustomed to a lifestyle. She's used to caviar in private jets. Now you know why I live in Texas, brother. It's a man's date. Well, it's a great state. A lot of ways. And I was having the conversation with Ari today [39:07] while I was trying to convince Ari to move here when we're at the range of them. But wait, hold on, was it really Ari's first time ever shooting? I don't know if he shot guns before. I don't know. Because I think I remember him saying that. It seemed like it was his first day, at first. And then you're fucked up, dude If that's his first time shooting and the first time he shoots is with staccato's you're fucked. Oh, yeah He's so spoiled You're so spoiled that the smoothest shooting gun that's ever existed if that's what you have That's real yeah, Jamie's ruined. You know, Jamie me as a staccato. You have a CS right? You didn't get it yet. Yeah, what are you doing? Oh Jesus? Gotta get on you gotta get on I thought you got one We were gonna okay listen You can you carry me to carry you little fanny test you can't see yeah, see I carry CS I'm carrying CS right now CS is nice. Yeah, so small and so light and it's amazing [40:03] It and it shoots so much bigger than oh Yeah, it actually is so flat Yeah, and it the the recoil so non-existent. It's so smooth in the hand. I love that They're good when we went to the factory today So we should tell everybody we went to this the cotto factory when we toured it for an hour And I didn't even know we're gonna tour the factory. I thought we were just gonna go to the range But they wanted to, they're so proud of their manufacturing process. They wanted to show it's amazing. So much effort is into each gun and how much engineering. The enthusiasm they had for you today, is the same enthusiasm when they were in that little tiny spot. Cause I went, I did the tour when they were at the older building. I did too. Okay, okay, yeah. Yeah, I basically saw the same thing twice. Yeah. But now I see the big version of it. Yeah. It's pretty fucking amazing. It is. It is. It is. It's amazing. I really genuinely love staccatos. It's inherently. Yeah. Well, I love engineering. Yeah. I love when someone just does something to the best they can do it. When they're explaining that it's 24 hours of work just to port one piece just to, and that they're literally down to the tolerances [41:08] one third of the width of a human hair. That's their tall, anything more than that, they throw it away. That's crazy. That's why. My brain can't even really fathom this. And when you see all the computer controlled machinery and all this shit, yeah, this is the manufacturing, this is the old one. That's the, is a is it yeah, that's the old that's old shop I think it's the old shop with ears is with ears is video from Go pull my video up. I did I did a video on it. Yeah, put the I think the video I think put put going on the R GT3 Chicago it should GT3, Chicago. Oh, no, no, no, go back, go back. No, type type GT3, because what I did is I drove from Dallas to Georgetown. The XC, will you just say in the XT's, that's my favorite two, the XC's insane. It's so good. [42:01] So that's when you went to, that when it was just just the beginning of it. Yes. Yeah. That's when they yeah because we drove down there with Dallas, Porsche, Park Place and yeah. No, that's the old place. That's the old place. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's like look exactly. It was like two years ago. Two and a half years ago. Oh, you're ago? Okay. Yeah, but yeah, no, I love the XC. I was, when it came out, I think I was one of the first people to do a video on it. I went to the, that's when I went and shot at their facility when it was still a ghetto. And I remember I was like, thank God for this because I love the shoot, for me, when I carry a firearm, comfort and shootability are major, major, and I'm not saying other guns I can't shoot them well, but these 2011's just such a great job of bringing out the best shooter in you, right, because people like to say that a high speed, [43:02] a high-spin to gun can't make you shoot better. I disagree. It's not true. that a high-spin-spin how revved up you're going to be a drilling. Exactly. The last thing you need to be worried about are your shooting fundamentals. Right. You just want to feel comfortable and know I can do that with this gun to protect myself. Yes. And that's it. And call it a death. Yeah. Um, and that's why I really't because of what I'm wearing because I have a whole rotation of guns that I carry for based on what I'm wearing. But by a large mic if I'm going to go to something initially it's going to go to that first and then if I can't then I'll go to something else. Have you seen that concealed carry holster? It goes deep under your pants and [44:01] you have like a leather strap and you pull it up and it raises up. What do you think about that? I'm not a fan. So I've tried so many variations of different ways to carry. I've even done your way with the Fanny Pack deal. And I do, I like that for when I'm running. Right? And I know I make, I poke fun at it, but largely the reason why I don't like it day to day is because I don't really like having a lot of stuff on my waist. I like to just have one single thing, and especially if it's kind of big, so I like to minimize the footprint. Because I'm usually, I'm in sweat, it's 90% of the time, right? So with these sweats that I'm wearing right now, they're designed for that. And so I just take, I tie my gun, I have the belt, dump them in the pants, I'm good to go. And they're comfortable as shit. And so for me, that's generally how, that's 99.9% of the way that I carry, unless it's like in a bag or something. It's funny that this conversation is so normal with you and I. But if you have this conversation with people from California, they'll look at you like you're fucking insane. Like, what you carry a gun? Yeah. [45:06] Well, it's also like, there's a reality. Like, here's one thing, like, like constitutional carry. When my friends from California found out that constitutional carry was passed in Texas, so anyone can conceal carry. As long as you're not a criminal. Yeah. When they saw that they're like, what? Yeah. Are you crazy? But wasn't that recently just passed in Ohio and crime went down? Down. Went down. Yes. Which is interesting. Because it's a counterintuitive logic, right? Because if your starting point is, if you make guns illegal, then nobody will have guns. Then yeah, I guess you could make the argument that. Yeah, if nobody broke the law, you'd be forever, right? Including criminals. Exactly. What a fucking night. I can say it for a person back to him. But people think like that. Right, but if you think you're gonna rob anybody and then now all of a sudden there's constitutional carrying anyone can come and go on them. That means your job as a criminal has become substantially harder because yeah, because like criminals criminals don't want to die either right right and so and criminals [46:06] are largely looking for easy targets like if you're gonna go into the business of crime You don't want it to be hard because if you did you would just get a normal job right right so from that perspective if they don't know who's carrying It makes your job substantially harder as a criminal to find actual victims and not only that and I just did a video recently where It's not even the person you're trying to rob or do something to you have to worry about you have to worry about the people who may see it Because in this particular situation was at a gas station guy ruins up on him starts pistol with them Pistol whipping him and the guy in another car saw it happened and started shooting at the guy But he didn't shoot, he killed him. And so now you have to start thinking, shit, I'm like, I gotta find either a different place to go to to start looking for victims. Or I gotta find a new career path. I mean, just as what it is, it's just logic. Now I'm not saying all crimes gonna go away. [47:01] I'm not gonna say that. You know I'm not saying that. But if everyone's heavily armed, you're way less likely. It sounds so... It sounds countertuitive. It sounds not just countertuitive, but it also sounds like anti-progressive in terms of like society and people being civilized. It sounds anti-civilized. Yeah, but what is that given? Everyone having a gun. What is that mean? Who said that pacifism was supposed to be the definition of civility? Right. Well, that's also like if you're not able to protect yourself that doesn't make you more virtuous person. It doesn't. And a virtuous person with a gun does not have different objectives. You're still the same person. Exactly. You're still a good person, but you also are protected. You have something that if the shit hits the fan, that you can protect yourself with. That's my perspective. I do think that there are a lot of people who are anti, it's projection. I've seen this. And what the projection is is largely, because I never believe you talk to them long enough, they'll tell you, I don't trust myself with the firearm so why would I trust you? Yeah, that's it, right? They don't want other people to have guns. [48:05] Yeah, I've heard that before. By the way, those people when the shit hit the fan in LA, those were people asking me for guns. I had friends asking me, can I borrow a gun? Yeah, that don't surprise me at all. I go, well, if you lived in Texas, I just give you one. I just give you a gun. Exactly, but I can't because it's a loss. Yeah. Yeah. But I think it's, I mean, it's easy to call it delusion, but that's essentially what it is. It is delusion, right? And we have it too easy. Yeah. We live in probably the best times that you could possibly live as a human on earth right now. right? I agree. You know, we've lived in really five years ago. It was better. Yeah. Yeah, okay But you know Pre-economy crash we live in relative relative I mean on a curve. It's pretty I mean if you look at a graph of over the history the Mongol invasion Doing it like that. I'm like, yeah, I don't want to live in a different era. No, I don't want to live in different, like I love the 80s. [49:06] I love the 80s to death. I'm an 80s boy. I would not want to live in the 80s. Fuck that. Imagine driving those stupid cars. Oh my god. They have personality though. They have personality. The fuck out of here. Cars had personality. If I live in the 80s, I'd have a 1960s car. 100%. Because I'm in the 1980s, I had a 1960s car. 100%. I always talk myself out of getting one of those old school muscle cars. Every time I want one, but I always talk myself out of it. Bro, drive one of mine. Next time, next time you come into town, drive my Camaro. Yeah, which one is a resto-mod. Okay. Okay, Jimmy pull up my breath the mom will up my 69 roads to shop come see me see me see me. Let me let me let me let you see this murdered out 1969 Camara with 850 horsepower. Oh nice and a modern suspension a big-ass fat-tider Herber coloners. That's my car. Oh [50:02] God volume volume Jesus. That's my car. Oh God, volume, volume, Jesus. That's my car. Dude, that is literally how I would do it. Yes, that's how you do it. That is that. Listen to that motherfucker. Wee! Oh yeah, that is sexy. And that car drives like a modern car. Like that car is incredible brakes, incredible handling. Six feet. Yes, what am I, a communist? Stop it. It on, man. If you're gonna get one of those cars, I mean, I don't hate one of those cars in an automatic. Yeah. But I always like, I mean, I get it. I think if I had, that is beautiful. Man, man, you could drive one of these. You would love it. HR, you will? Yes. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, yeah. That's a joy in fact. Then again, this is cheating. All I don't get any other color card but black. So you can usually make me happy if you murder anything out. Don't make me pull up my 1970 silver barracuda because you change your tune on that. Let me see that. Okay. Okay. I got another roadster shop car. That's a nice, yeah, three roadster shop cars. [51:01] And one of them is a 1970 barracuda. This is my barracuda. Wait, you see this. Fucker. Come on, son. That interior is nice. Listen to this. That is some real restomach. Yeah. That is a mercury racing engine in it that goes to 9,000 RPM. Yeah, it sounds like an exotic. Yeah. Okay, all right. Okay, could you see it on the road? Let me see a drive in. Give me some volume on this Also it has It has a rear transaxle so it's 50 50 weight distribution Oh, that sounds beautiful don't tell me you wouldn't drive a silver car come on bro. I would I would just drive that car [52:03] I'll just wrap it well. It was I would just wrap it up. I'll just wrap it. Well, it was I was just wrapping black Listen I love that car the way it is, but if that car was in matte black it would be fucking sick matte black I'm not like I'm up like everything. Yeah, matte black Everything is nice the only color I like yeah, I do like white. I like white with black wills. Did you matte black your Lamborghini? Oh, no, yeah, it will be. Is it shiny right now? It's shiny right now. Still nice, shiny. I probably won't have it in a year. Really? Yeah, that's what I do. I dig a rid of it and it's basically drove for free and didn't get it enough to get something else. That's good too, so you don't experience the bullshit. Yeah, I always think cars would just kind of like, depreciating assets, not if you buy them right. Not exotics. Yeah, not exotics. Yeah, you actually make money if you buy for hours. Is that your horse? Yeah, that's my turbo-ass. Oh, yeah. God damn it. That's before I wrapped it black. But so. Right now, right now it's gloss black. Yeah, but look at that thing. My God. The sense of so-so. Well, it's also as fast as you can get an internal combustion engine car. It's like basically electric car speeds with, but with superior handling. [53:10] The way that thing handles, like it's a cheat of running up a tree. But like I told you, how quickly we get used to it. I'm already talking about tuning it. I want to tune it. And it's, it's, you know, it's dumb. I mean, I did the last time I came to Austin, I think it was like on a day, on, you know, a recent freeze, well, it was supposed to be a freeze. Yeah. And it didn't really happen the way everybody thought it was gonna happen. Wasn't like, I'm forgetting. So I came, why not come to Austin? I forgot. I came here for something. to look at the Lambo whatever and so I I drove in the middle of the night and I and I drove from from Dallas to Austin and I think I averaged Speedwast because over there, huh? trouble. Oh He's lying right now. So go ahead and lie all right, so let's just say I [54:03] maintain a really exciting amount of speed that was within legal speed limits. Oh, yeah, yeah from Dallas to Austin in the most beautiful way possible. Yeah, and and it was what blew my mind in the beautiful thing about the Turbo S is even if it did start snowing or raining whatever It's all bull drive. Yeah, So, but for like ice, right? Because nothing, I mean ice is ice, it's not so good to snow either. It feels fat tires. True, but I still have a bull drive. Yeah. So I could, you can get around. Yeah. Yeah. I'm worried about other people, especially people in Austin. When we had the freeze here two years ago I was watching people slide around, I was like, you don't know what the fuck you're doing. As a kid who grew up in Boston, I drove ice to drive every day because I delivered newspapers. So I had to drive 365 days a year, so I know how to drive and snow. Like I really know how to drive and snow. Did I take my story about the first time I ever had to drive and snow ice? No. [55:00] I never told you. Oh boy. This was like, this was OK. So this was back when I was with the NRA. And so I just, you know, the NRA had their agency of record, which was Akron Remember Queen. And so I was working through them. And they were in the main offices in Oklahoma City. So we had, so a lot of times they would have us go down Oklahoma City for meetings and stuff like that. And so I did Dallas office one time. We went, I had like a 2000, I think it was 2010 Range Rover, HSE, right? Supercharged. So we drove down there and you know, Oklahoma, they get real winters, right? Now like Dallas, Dallas gets like half-wheel winters and the Houston gets fake winters. So we finished the meeting early and we were like, you just didn't wanna stay in Oklahoma City me and my coworker at the time. You know, we're like, we don't wanna stay here in Oklahoma City, we just wanna get back to Dallas. So how far does it drive? My two and a half hours, three hours. Oh, okay. [56:01] So we were getting ready to get to check out our hotel and then we were getting ready to get back on the road and then the ladies like, you know, they closed the freeway now, you know, they like salting free or whatever, they closed whatever freeway down. So we're like, we're cool, we'll just take the back roads. Thinking we were being smart. So we took the back, you know, they don't salt the back roads. Yeah. So I'm in, I'm in, and I'm like, I'm in a fucking Range Rover. I'll be alright. So I'm in the Range Rover and it's ice. It's not even snow, it's really ice. It's just like the whole world's just sheets of ice, right? So I'm like, if I drive slow and careful, we'll be good. So we're driving and we're driving. And at a certain point, we realized it's probably not the smartest idea in the world because now, you know, like usually it's kind of like patch of ice, regular road, patch of ice, regular road. No, this was at a point now where it was like straight ice. You remember that? They don't salt the back roads. Yeah. So, we're driving and there's like this embankment. Like, yeah. And I'm like, as long as I go slow, I should be good. Keep in mind, I'm a hand drawer for a drive, [57:06] I don't not realize your tires are what matter at the time. And so at this point, we go on there and I can feel the car shake a little bit and I'm like, okay, that's not good. So just slow down a little bit. Just keep doing it, keep doing it. And then it snaps. Car starts spinning on the embankment. So now we're heading straight into the ditch. So truck is spinning, we're heading into the ditch and we hit the ditch and I come in backwards. And so you know those moments, someone shit happens and you just kind of have to sit there for a second to take it in and then figure out what the hell's going on. That's what happened. And in that time period, because in my mind, I'm like, how the fuck are we gonna get out of this? This isn't like something I could drive out of. You could freeze the death out there. Exactly. And so we're sitting in there, and I'm like, I don't know how we're gonna get out of this. And before I could finish the thought and process it, I looked to my right, and there's a big-ass tractor coming down the road. And it was a guy who owned the farm who was basically sat there and saw what happened. Oh, yeah, yeah, I thought he was fine [58:06] No, no, no, no, no, no, he was coming to help us to pull us out. So he comes over and he's like Looks like y'all are in a bit of a pickle and I was like yeah something like that and he goes Ain't this fancy truck full real drive And I was like four-wheel drive with tires. Exactly. Yeah. He was just giving me shit. Yeah. And so I was like, yeah. And he just started laughing. He's like, I'll have you out in five minutes. So he hooked us up, pulled us out. He's like, Stath the very top ride that and you be good. So we did that. But the thing is, I'm still there. So that three hour trip took us 10 hours. Oh my God. I literally, I think we did 10 miles an hour, 10 to 15 miles an hour the entire way. Lucky the amount of gas too. Exactly. And the funny thing is, when we got back into that, I dropped my coworker off at his place. And then as I was pulling up to my building, my brakes went out. [59:00] Pfff. Just died? Yeah. I guess I was riding them the entire way. Oh wow. And so I guess they were just like, we're done. Like, you know, when I tell you they couldn't have gone out at a more perfect time, I pulled into my building, I'd into my parking spot. And as I was trying to pull into the parking spot, they just went out. Now I had enough friction to get it to slow down because I was at a slower speed, but at that point, it was basically I had to use the hammering. Wow. Did you see this video? Over the couple days ago, Missouri. I saw a truck on an IC hill. Oh no. Oh, I see T. Oh, shit. Oh, shit, the other smoking. Oh my god. It just smashed the car, the locality. That hit a car. I just hit this park car, that blue car right there. Oh, oh, oh. Didn't hit anything else. It's a different bit of, uh, angle. They're so lucky. Yeah. Very lucky. Look at that thing, spilled. And there's nothing you can do. Nothing, nothing, nothing me and my sister's boyfriend sat [1:00:08] on the roof and watched people slide down our hill and crash. We called the cops, we said, hey man, you should probably close the street down. There was like five cars in a row, spun out, bounced off the curb, went into the ditches. We were just watching people try to come down the hill and just slide completely out of control. Dude, it's, and then you made a good point. It's, when you're like, now I feel like I'm, you know, with all the traveling I do, you know, drive, we've driven from Dallas to Utah to New Mexico. I've driven in ice, driven in snow. So I'm pretty comfortable with it now, even though I still don't really like it. Nothing you could do about ice though. There's nothing, but there's also what you pointed out was other people. So now that's what makes me nervous because I'm like, I remember when we had the freeze of apocalypse or whatever in Dallas, yeah, I got in my truck and went out there and started kind of driving around because I kind of knew what I was doing. But I was always, I was always constantly looking at my rear-view mirror because there's gonna be some dumb ass who's going way too fast and doesn't realize that you can't stop at the same distance on ice patches and they're gonna just [1:01:08] right into me. And so I was like, this isn't funny anymore, so I just want to. And Austin, they don't even have plows. They don't. Cause I know how you said that shit. But that's crazy. Like, you should have a few. It seems like it happens. Let me tell you that Texas arrogance. 99% of the time it's a great thing. Is that the other 1% where it's like, all right, stop being stupid. I think it's a funding issue. It thinks so. Yeah, they think they can't justify buying millions of dollars for the snowplot of the city when snow's once every three years. But I mean, it's also one-time purchase. Right. Maintenance and keep up can't be that expensive for a snow blow. Well, I bet there was some conversations about it after the big freeze. I'm pretty few years ago, but yeah. I have that land cruiser, that thing was awesome during this. I was loving it. What kind of tires you have on it? This is all terrain. All terrain, okay, okay. [1:02:01] So they're great. You drive over anything in those walkers. Yeah, that's all when you pull them in. I was like, yep, looks about right. Yeah, that thing's hooked up. That thing's hooked up. That was the truck that I bought. I had made when I was nervous about living in LA. I'm like, something happened. Something earthquake, fire, flood. I want to be able to go over these hills. I don't want to be stuck on these roads because there was a road in Northern California where there's a major fire and Everyone on the road burned to death Because the fire Storm swept through the road and they were trapped and bumper to bumper traffic and they all got cooked No, yeah, and that's another thing. That's another reason why I will always always have a truck With that that has off-road capabilities. Yeah, well that's the TRX, right? Yeah, even though some people would argue that it's not an off-road truck. That motherfucker go off-road, I know. I'm driven, I'm taking mine off-road. I have the scratches on the bitch to prove it. They can go off-road, those things are capable. It is kind of a like a raptor, that is essentially a Baja racing truck for the street. [1:03:06] Pretty much. They have amazing travel in terms of like, you can bounce on things, you can go over giant bumps. It's stupid, it's the most giddy experience ever. You just sit and think, this is how you drop a TRX Raptor. Mm-hmm. That's how you drop a TRX. That's the whole time. The TRX does come from the fact with some fucking janky ass breaks though. Oh no, oh no, oh, don't give me started on that shit. They're not good. That shit is a liability, bro. Yeah, they're not good. They're not good. I changed them. I put the Wilcox on there. They're Wilcox, yeah. No, the stock the standard like anybody who keeps Anybody wants a TRX with standard with the stock breaks on there? You just understand your rolling liability Well, you have to realize like your stopping distance from 60 to zero is twice what a car And I learned that the hard way I don't know this twice, but whatever it is [1:04:03] It's a it's definitely not like if you have a Tesla and you have to stop at 60 and then you have a TRX, you have to stop at 60. There's no way you're winning that competition. I'm not even close. Not even close. I remember when I, it was like. Many car lengths. Exactly. Many. I had the truck of it, but there's a road where it's kinda windy, not like sports car windy, but just kinda does things and you can get up to speed. So I'm just, I'm too rich. And then, there were like, I know where, I come around the corner and there's like eight cars sitting at the light, and I'm like oh Fuck I never thought about how bad this thing is at stopping. Yeah, and I remember standing on the brakes and then you hear that You're like please stop please stop please stop and it did but after that a week later [1:05:00] I got I got the brakes upgraded. Yeah, big break you know it and call it well I noticed a giant different because I had a Hennessy Rapt it and call it. Well, I noticed the giant difference, because I had a Hennessey Raptor before that. The regular Raptor before the R was out, which was a great car. And then with great brakes, Hennessey upgrades the brakes too. And then I went to the standard TRX after that. And I was like, oh my god, these brakes are dog shit. Oh shit. What is the stopping distance from 60 to zero on a stock TRX because I know they have to give you the stats on that. It's probably like barely what it should be and you be able to drive it. 130 feet. 130 feet. So okay now what is the stopping distance from 60 to zero in a Corvette stingray a 2023 Corvette stingray. Keep mine. That's with no weight. No way right with you have a backfill with cement Whatever the fuck you're carrying back there five people in the car. Yeah 130 feet crazy Jesus Christ Jesus Christ for a viper That is think think about that. That's all 164. Yeah [1:06:04] 130 feet versus six. How much? 90 feet? Yeah, that's a giant difference. That's a giant difference. They got to do something about those brakes and they have to do something about the fucking onboard security system because the way they're able to steal these trucks is insane. Really? What? Yeah. Dude, they still rap. They raptors. They still anything mo par Anything mo par if you don't have a kill switch on it if you don't have Oh, man, if you don't have whatever the neutral thing is to stop them from being without it in neutral If you don't have a GPS on it or apple air talk your truck will be gone I have dudes in my building who've bought it and TRX went to dinner with their wives to come back out and their truck was gone. You can look it up online. They will steal these things in a second. They're easy to steal. They're easy as fuck to steal. It's insane. Really. Interesting. Major vulnerability is still dodging around trucks. Fuck. Oh, yeah. [1:07:01] They have the like the repeaters. They'll come outside your house and then boost the signal Oh, that's crazy that they can do that so that's the thing they do with these wires Yep, so they can find that you have a remote control inside then they near the remote control They boost the signal and then just start your car crazy They I mean they steal them like that like it's like clockwork. Wow They steal them like that. Like it's like clockwork. Wow. That's not good. No, that's not. Anything low par? Hellcats, TRXs, track parks. So much electronics and cars. Another thing that's freaking me out is that they're trying to put kill switches in all cars. Where, you know, if you're driving and the government wants to stop you, they'll just stop your car. Just like that. That's that they like that, that's an electrical shit. Yeah, I don't, I don't so sketchy. I'm now for it, man. It's great if someone's stealing your car and you can call, you know, whatever it is on, on star. Yeah, and it's like, hey, someone's throwing a car and they can shut your car. That's the thing about convenience. Right. Yeah, giving up something to gain something when it comes to convenience. It's like, how inconvenient do you want to live in order to have absolute autonomy versus [1:08:10] massive amounts of convenience, but now you're kind of at mercy of the government. Yeah. Whatever comparison is providing that convenience. Do you remember that story? There was a story about a journalist. This journalist was writing a piece for Rolling Stone and he went overseas and he was embedded with a troop. And it was in Afghanistan, I believe. And while they were over there, the volcano erupted in Iceland. So because of that, there was no flights for like two weeks. You couldn't fly out because they couldn't see. Yeah. So until that, you know, volcanic dust settles. So they were stranded. So this this Michael Hastings, is that what's his name? So this guy was around these people and they got a little comfortable with him and they started talking shit. And then he printed everything they were saying talking shit including this general, this beloved general who's talking shit about Obama. [1:09:07] So this guy comes back and he's getting mad death threats and he's fucking terrified for his life. And he's saying, listen, if I fucking die, I did not kill myself. I'm just like this threats on my life. His car was going down. Was it La Brea? This video of it. He had a brand new Mercedes. This car was going down La Braia at like 120 miles an hour when straight into a tree and exploded. And exploded in a crazy way. Where the engine ejected from the vehicle, where they're like, this is indicative of like an explosion. Like there's like rigged like something was so basically something that's conspiracy theory so they're all way down had the car flight exactly the conspiracy theory is that that's what happened you know the problem is there's no way to know and they also said that he tested positive for emphetamines [1:10:02] but the problem with that is journalists all take emphetamines is the dirty secret of journalists I have friends that are journalists and they said that Adderall use is I was lost I was apparently the only person in law school not on Adderall Apparently amazing. Yeah, I have not tried it, but everybody wants to be productive says Jesus Christ. I know What coffee does to me. And coffee is just the minor form of fucking Adderall. It's the most minor. Yeah. And I know what that does to me. Yeah. So if I ever took Adderall, I'd become Superman. Yeah. And I would like that shit so much. Exactly. That I don't ever want to touch it. My exact feelings, I don't wanna try. Cause I know I have ADHD. My friend Duncan has a great bit about, I don't even know if that's real. My friend Duncan has a great bit about it because it's like a scientist did cocaine and went, I can fix this. I don't know either. I haven't looked into it. I think it's a sadder all. Okay, so you don't think ADHD, you don't know if ADHD is real. I don't know either. [1:11:06] I haven't looked into it. I think it's a super power. I think if you have it, it's a super power. And I think I most certainly have it. If I have it, look, I have an ability to focus on things that's very unusual and it's obsessive focusing on things. And I use it to my advantage. Like, it helps me get good at things. It helps me, it helps, for sure it's helped me in my career. For sure it's helped me with martial arts, for sure it's helped me with everything I do. I think you're right. And I say that because I remember when I was in law school and I remember I had a professor, a professor, professor Moron, I don't know if she was actually a second name, but whatever. And she, what she, she was like, you don't think linearly, like you, the way which makes you great at a lot of things, but then kind of hamper you, like I am not a standardized test taker. I'm not good at it. Right, you're not good at things you don't wanna do. Bingo. That's what it is. I am not stimulated. [1:12:05] Right. I am miserable. Like I don't wanna do, I don't wanna look at it. I'm like, I'm just, by the way, you align with like most of my friends. Maybe that's why we're friends. I mean, I feel like most of my friends are kind of like fucking cycle about certain things that they love. You start talking to me about cars. Yes. Start talking to me about guns. Yes. Start talking to me about the law. Yeah. Like, anything like that, I actually have a passion. Like, you can't stop me from being full of it. Right. And you can rattle off information that's at your fingertips all the time because you store it. It's in a file and you're bringing it just open that bitch up and it I always say I have a terrible memory, but I have great recall. You know what I mean? That's good. I have a convenient memory. My memory is really good. Like it's stunningly good when it's things that I'm interested in. But if it's something that I don't give a fuck about, it's like I throw that right out. For me, it's in goes out. For me, it's names. It's bad. Okay, I'm glad you said that because I have thought that [1:13:05] and I'm like, no, you're just making excuses for yourself. No, that's real. Because I'm inundated with new names constantly. And Tom, just kind of, and I forget it, I'll forget names. I'm like, well, how am I forgetting these people's names? And it's almost like it's just overflow like there's another name will drop off and then it's like, well it's Dunbar's number. Do you know what that is? No. Dunbar's number is this principle that's based on the idea that we came from tribal societies. So all human beings came from groups of like 50 people, 150 people. And the idea is that there's a circle of people that are close to you that you're very close to. And that's that whatever that number is five to ten whatever it is. And then there's a circle of people that you really like but you don't see as much and that's like 20 or 30. And then it gets further and further out to like acquaintances and people you barely know. So this is Dunbar's number. So five very close friends. So and then it gets to close friends it gets like 15 to 50 and then it gets to friends that you would invite them to a party [1:14:06] That's 150 then it gets to acquaintances. It's 500 people who you remember how you met and then it's 1500 People that you could put a name to a face now imagine How many people you meet compared to the average person that works in the same place and sees the same friend group and goes to the same church or whatever You're around the same group of people all the time. You don't have to remember that many names. You might meet over the course of 10 years. There might be like 300 people that you interact with regularly. That's most folks. I was just at Chacho. Right, okay. We're talking hundreds and hundreds of people in the course of three days. There's no way. No, like, there's no way to remember all those. And people get mad at you. I know. They get mad, especially women. Yeah. Ah. Well, people get mad if you don't remember the names. They get mad if you don't remember that you met them. It's like, I can't do it. You don't understand. I'm hell, even remembering the sentences that I was supposed to respond to sometimes. [1:15:07] Oh yeah. No, it's impossible. Look at my phone. Like when you see like how many messages that I have an answer. Oh, let's compare because I always do this and I'm like, I'm usually, I usually win this battle. So right now text messages, I have 1,152 un-open text messages. I have 175. 175? Yeah. So I have you. Now here's where it gets insane. Okay. My emails. Okay. 440,124. Whoa. I think you got me there. That's crazy. That's. Now in all fairness, I have like five different emails attached to that. But I have. Oh, wait a minute, I might have you. Maintenance there. I have 168,485. Oh. Okay, yeah, yeah, see, I've surpassed you. [1:16:00] Yeah, you got me. You got me beat on that. Yeah. But I also have five email addresses. I have one, two, three, four. I have four. Attacinus, yeah. It's crazy, man. Yeah. It's pretty bad. It's pretty bad. Very bad. But it's also, it's like the nature of being a public person, especially, and I also have four phone numbers. So it's like, yeah, too. Yeah, and I have to change mine now. It's like I started getting text messages from people I don't know. I, I, I'm this close to being at the point where you are, where I'm like, too many people have my number. Exactly. And so I'm like, I'm like, I really, I've had this number for ages and I'm like, yeah, it's a kind of a gross conversation for other people like, what's your problem? What's the big deal? But it's unmanageable. You have to understand it's unmanageable. And when you're a person like you or I, people are always looking for something from you. Like all day long, it's, can you do this? Will you come to that? And I have a very hard time saying no. I haven't, I've started mastering it now. But it took a long time because I would feel guilty. [1:17:07] Because I feel blessed to be in a position that I'm in. So if I'm in a position to help, where I can help, I'm gonna wanna do it. But I started realizing I'm giving too much of myself. And what is happening is I start fucking myself essentially. Yeah. It's the pros and cons of connectivity. I think ultimately, like we were saying before, it's the best time to be alive. The benefits way outweigh the negatives. But there's a lot of weirdness to it. One of the things that we were talking about at lunch today was that there's this statistic now where they did the survey of these women. And they found that 50% of married women have a backup boyfriend. Meaning if this fucking husband falls apart, if he talks too much shit, if she gets tired of his bullshit, she has another guy that she's been in contact with, that she can kind of get a hold of, and that guy could be the new boyfriend. Yeah, I've been the backup. And that, yeah, I'm sure yeah. And that is. [1:18:00] And then he realized that's a terrible fucking idea. But it's like 70% of women in relationships have this. Yeah, I just- It's 7-0. When I read the article, I'm like, oh, y'all just found this out? I swear to God, I promise you. I've always known that. Especially women on social media who take thirst trap pictures, like my God. It's a beautiful way, the social media has provided a beautiful avenue to have a roster. So it's like they have a they have a they have a bench. They're starting five and they have a bench, right? Exactly. And all you have number one drink. Exactly. He's the guy that takes the gaming down then how you do. But they all serve a different role. You looking good. They're all serve a different role. Yeah. There's a there's a he's nice. He listens to me wax poetic about nothing guy. He'll go out on a date with me. He'll even know I have no romantic interest in him. He'll take me out of the back. Me and the husband are in a fight. This guy makes me look really good. So I'll kind of bring him out. This guy has really good sex. So when I Google this thing, [1:19:07] like 50% have a backup. This article pops up as a story every two or three years. Well, that's true. I know, but I mean, maybe it doesn't have anything to do with social media or anything. I think it's 2014. Well, 2014, people social media was really, yeah. I know, but this is just the first page of searching I can check like 2009 would have say that what I've I've had big cosmopolitan articles from 2000 I think it's what you got to remember to you. I remember women and social creatures So that's usually probably based on a survey right generally speaking I Think it's a lot higher Well, probably higher now. Yeah, that's true. They wouldn't admit it But probably a lot higher now because of social media because of direct message. I agree I agree. There's so much of that going around. I tell people I tell my friends this all the time You know some of them are married, you know something I'm still out here and Back in a day you could only touch who you could actually touch right now [1:20:02] The games change you can touch anyone. If a girl's like, oh my god, and she lives in Central Kansas, and she loves Michael B. Jordan. Right. Slide into the M's. Yeah. Like it's in there. He may read it. He may not. And if he goes to her page and she's on. And she's on. Boom. Let's go. Hello Sarah in Central Kansas. How's it going? That's a flight you get from saying so it's taken it's taken the game to a whole new level where it's like you Everybody in it goes both ways to sure the only difference is is Mmm a guy reaching out to say some like super famous actress is good luck You got that work because it's like 900 of you doing the same thing. Yeah, not only that It's like women don't want that. They don't, like if a woman's a super famous actress, she don't want some random carpenter sliding into her DM. She, I disagree, 100,000%. Yeah, she likes the attention. Okay, but she's not thinking of that as a guy that she's getting a man. Yeah, no, no, no. Not at all. You know, you don't send a chance in hell. But, you know, to pick a performance like, [1:21:07] another one. That they like. To get that dope piece of mic in it's on to them. Yeah. Yeah. It's wild. I mean, look, I'm complaining, but I like to look at it. Yeah, like if women put thirst traps on their Instagram, I like to look at it. So I'm not complaining in the sense, I don't want you to stop doing it. I want you to do whatever you want to do. But I think psychologically, the temptation and also just knowing that you have that many suitors that are waiting in the wings. It makes arguments very different. Yeah, I'm never gonna apologize for being a man. Ever. At the same time, I can't, I mean, if they have the access and the ability to do it, it is what it is. I can also, like, a woman's window of opportunity is smaller than a man's. I'd say that much. It just is. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, it's not fair. If a woman has between the ages of like, you know, whatever age of age, you know, [1:22:02] where they're legal, till they're, you know, if they're really hot and they work out a lot, late 40s. That's pushing it, but yeah, but it gets, and when women are single in the late 40s, guys are like, why is she single and she's in the late 40s, you know? Well, I think it's life is kind of cruel in the way that, they created an inverse peak for men and women. Right. So when we were younger, then nobody won us. Right. Nobody won us. Yeah, broke dude, you know, you're in college, you got to the dorm room. Right. Because when I was in college, all the girls were dating, they were dating older dudes, they were dating the drug dealers, the ball players. I didn't judge them. I'm boring you have no resources wake up I go to class. Yeah, I come back home in my you come back home to my dorm room Yeah, where you have a you have a whole guy here who has his own has own apartment own house own car Can fly you out do all this stuff you can't exactly yeah, the problem is is At a certain point of flips The best time of my life is started at 30 mm, right right 30 you can't tell me shit [1:23:02] Best time of my life is started at 30. Mm, right? Right. 30, you can't tell me shit. You can't tell me shit. Right. Um, whereas when a woman starts hitting 30, what she, now she's, she's had her fun, right? She's on boats, she's doing all that stuff. She's having a great time. Yeah. Have at it. Yeah. The problem is that she's the switch flips and now she's looking for something more serious, more stable. Unfortunately, when you're 30 and I'm 30 and I'm like, you can't tell me ship and she's 30, she's like, I'm ready to be in something serious. The lines start crossing in ways that aren't conducive to you what I'm saying. So that's when you start having these age gap relationships where you start having individuals. You start having guys with 30, 40 dating 24, 23 year olds. Because it's like, well, I finally got to a point where I'm making money. I mean, I have the resources to do what I want and have fun. So now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna start enjoying that life that I wanted when I was younger. And so a lot of times they'll date women who aren't looking for serious boy exactly [1:24:05] They're looking to have fun as well exactly So they're not putting pressure on you to have a family and settle down Yeah, so that's taking those guys essentially off the market for the women who are now at a point where they're like Okay, I want something more yeah, I want something more steady, right? And so like I said life is cruel life is just kind of cruel like that Yeah, So it creates this dynamic where it's like now they're looking at like where are the guys? Right that are my aids because they're not looking to date younger guys and they're not looking to date super old guys either whatever the hell that means But what Jordan Peterson talks about this too. There's also this disproportionate thing that happens where men who have resources and who are attractive It's such a small percentage of the population. And those men have access to a much larger percentage of women. So the amount of men today that don't have girlfriends and haven't had sex in a long time. It's staggering. It's staggering. [1:25:01] You can call them in cells, you can call them whatever you want, but unfortunate gentlemen is what I like to call them. And that is not good for society. Not good. I mean, that's You can call them in cells, you can call them whatever you want, but unfortunate gentleman is what I like to call them and That is not good for a society not good. I mean that's what's happening in China. Yeah, right? China had that one child policy which was disastrous You know like what someone was saying all these Chinese men of military age or entering into this country I'm like, okay, maybe they're a terror cell. That's the worst case scenario. Or maybe they're guys who are in China who are fucked. There's no girls there. So like if you want to, and also you're trapped in a communist society, you know, you're trapped in a dictatorship. But there's an irony behind that. There's also a segment of men in America who are like, I wanna go abroad and find a woman. Right, right? To find a woman with lower standards. It's a weird thing. Well, I mean, lower standards are a different environment. Well, lower standards, because I've been paying attention to these guys going out of like Columbia, and these like ugly dudes who go down to Columbia and get these bomb ass Columbia checks. Now, you gotta make distinction. There's a distinction there. There are some who kind honestly kind of looking for something more [1:26:06] traditional because these places tend to have more of a traditional structure. Right. So, like I think you kind of have to split that dynamic a little bit. Yeah, there's a lot of variables. Yeah. Yeah. But at the same time, like you said, then there's guys from other countries, foreign countries want to come to America to get women. Yeah. It's so weird how you kind of have this like crossing of the seas in order to get the same thing in different places. Yeah. Right. But I don't know. I'm. I'm. And this is my mom's hitting me up for grand babies every other day. So I'm the last person to be talking to about this. Are you ever gonna do it? I mean, if it happens, it happens. So it's like you just have to find the right combination of woman circumstance. Yeah, I mean, the thing is I'm obsessed with my freedom. Right, and it's, and it's to a fault. Yeah. And so, and I'm not against it, but, but it's also served you well. It has, it has. And I guard it viciously. Right, because we've all seen men that got trapped, [1:27:07] hence my conversation about my friend earlier that has to pay child's money. Exactly. And I usually don't even talk about this because largely when you do speak about it publicly, nobody ever tries to see that from your perspective. Right. It's just like, we do a woman leader. Yeah, exactly. You're a play. Massage and massage. that from your perspective right it's just like what you do woman later yeah exactly you're a plighting massage yeah yeah you're a msant and yeah yeah but which is fine I've I have I've kind of built up walls that don't really that doesn't bother me you can't really shame me that way um largely because what I'm doing is I'm protecting my peace yeah and also you've seen the other side of it it's not like you don't know what the negative consequences are. Definitely seen the other side of it. I've seen horrific relationships. Yeah, and I think it's hard to. And they are miscalated. Oh, controlling. And there's another thing that happens in those controlling relationships that I was watching this conversation, this woman, who was a psychologist, was having with this other podcast or I forget who it was But she was saying that essentially one of the problems that happens with women is that they have this desire to control their environment and control men [1:28:11] But then as soon as they control men they stop being does they start being attracted to that man I never listened to a woman's in terms of what they want really no I always assume this no, I just watched actions Because actions are there. Because you got to remember women live in a very socialized reality. You think lone wolf, you don't think lone woman. You think lone man. So they're conditioned, and I'm speaking general, like there's always exceptions. But generally speaking, they're social creatures. So they're gonna say what they're supposed to say, right? Cause otherwise they're gonna be judged. Because if you ask someone what does she want? She's like, oh, I want a nice guy who's stable, who's sweet and so forth and so on. Because if she says, no, I want the bad boy, [1:29:02] rocker who does, you know, whatever, the people are gonna judge her for that desire. But then again, at the same time, she still actually made one both. Right. And in many ways, think she can have both, because remember that roster? Yeah. That's what we've heard different purposes. The backup, man. Yeah. So there's that aspect to it that I think, I understand it. I do, but I don't make decisions off of what, I won't make decisions off of it because I understand what somebody does versus what they say can be two totally different things. Yeah, well that's the lawyer in you too. Very much so. But there's also another problem and the other problem is media depictions of relationships. And that these media depictions of relationships are not based on actual relationships. They're based on playing to these desires that people have for this perfect thing. Yeah. And I think it creates an unattainable standard because what I've learned from my friends that I know who are married [1:30:06] and are in good marriages from when I can gauge. Shit's hard. It's not always fun. It isn't. And I think a lot of people look at relationships in general. It's not an easy thing to do. You're talking about two different people, you're talking about people who are totally different. They may come together in some commonality, which is why they're attracted to each other, but you still talk about two different personalities who have to come together and live with each other. Right. And so that's not an easy thing to do. And it's also why people are attracted to each other. They're not attracted generally to the same type of personality, which is absolutely true. I think those media depictions of reality, they fuck us up in so many ways because people look to movies and songs and they look to that as their model of what life should be, including other aspects of your life outside of relationships like retirement. Like people have this like idea like one day, I'm gonna retire and I'm gonna have a great, [1:31:01] then no you're gonna die earlier. You're gonna be disinterested and unengaged, and you're not gonna be stimulated, and you're gonna fucking die. That's funny you said that, because I'll be honest with you, I had that. Sometimes, all I do is work. You know that about me. You know I'm always working. Which is why I think I'm also so passionate about the things that have nothing Yeah. Um, and I always have this fantasy that I thought I would reach a point where I could just do nothing and I would do nothing. And I would just enjoy the rest of my life doing nothing. Right? The more I talk to people who are further along in their life than me, further along in the career than I, people who have retired. They all say the same thing, and that goes the sentiment that you just said. The last thing you wanna do is do nothing. Yeah. Because you will die early. Yeah, you don't wanna sit on the porch. Yeah. I might wanna sit on the porch for a few hours. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, it's nice. It's nice to to rely. I like watching TV occasional sit down and when I know that I've done a lot and I could [1:32:06] just chill and watch some stupid shit on TV. I like it. I've figured out a way to enjoy that. But the idea of doing nothing, I may get to a certain point where I don't work anymore. Yes. But I will always be doing stuff. I'll always be bow hunting. I'll always be working out. I'll always be playing pool. I'll always be following hobbies. I'll always be working out, always be playing pool, always be following hobbies, always be doing things that I'm interested in. But what I'm lucky about, and I think what you're lucky about as well, is that the things that we're interested in are also the things we do for a living. And that's why I feel so blessed. Oh, we're so lucky. We're so lucky. There's so many people out there that throw quote, the most men live lives of quiet desperation. And when you're doing what you actually enjoy doing, you are so much better off than someone who's insanely wealthy, who's miserable, because they don't like what they're doing and they're just making money. I like working for it. Like I said, before investments that I've done really well, [1:33:00] I like working for each and every dollar. You're like creating good content. And I genuinely love it. Yeah. And it sucks sometimes, I'll be honest. Sure, it's difficult. Yeah, very. The pressure you put on yourself, like it can be maddening. But it's also rewarding. Exactly. Yeah, I mean, that's part of the journey of what makes things interesting and intriguing. And I think the way human beings evolved, we evolved trying to solve complex puzzles. And initially it was, how do I get food? How do I protect my village? How do I protect my family? How do I avoid plague and fucking predators and all these? So people had to solve complex problems. So it's a natural human reward system That's built into the organism in order for this organism survive. So this idea of like complete sedentary lifestyle providing you any enjoyment is just fucking nonsense. It really is and the funny thing is I want to say about [1:34:00] a couple months ago. I was flirting with burnout every other day, like straight up. And then I realized the reason I'm flirting with burnout is because the way I'm approaching it. I'm approaching it like I want to finish this so I can get to nothing. Instead of I enjoy doing this. This isn't, it's work, but this is what I'm doing, right? And I don't wanna say, no, I did. That feeling's that kind of, well, it's a cult transient, but that feeling of burnout or almost flirting with burnout every other day essentially kind of went away. Because I just threw myself into what I was doing instead of looking at it as something I gotta get done so I can get to nothing. Because what was happening was I would do something, finish it, and then there's something else. And then there's something else. And I'm like, God, I just want to take a break. I just want to be able to take a break and just do nothing but like a month. But do I really? No. Because within three days, if days if that exactly I'm gonna be like what can I create well I enjoy vacations now but I enjoy it as a time that I could spend with my family and [1:35:09] we can hang out together and I get to have 24 seven time with my kids because when my kids are in school they're in school all day they have friends they have sports they do the other activities it's hard to spend like a lot of quality time when we go on vacation if we go on vacation for a week, that's one week of just hanging out and I try to get as many laughs in, as many fun things to do, but it's sort of activity driven. We enjoy time together, we do stuff. The idea of just like, Jordan Peterson talks about this as well. He talks about this imaginary thing that people have. One day you're gonna be on the beach drinking margaritas, like staring at the sun rise. You know what's funny about that? Yeah. When I have that fantasy in my brain, you want to know what I'm doing? What? I'm sitting on the beach, I'm drinking a margarita, and have my computer and I'm working on it. Yeah. That's, that to me is my fantasy. [1:36:06] Right. It's like, yeah, I don't like, like, I wanna be able to do what I want, but I've just end up doing what I'm doing. What you enjoy. Yeah. So, yeah, well, you know, a day or two of that is fun. Yes. All the things that I've been watching. Yeah, I've spent a day day and I'll binge watch a show where like a day or two and then you start being guilty. Yes. Well, that's a sign of someone who loves what they do. So it's like it's not like what you're doing is something you actually enjoy. So getting away from it is not enjoyable. It's not. Yeah. That's the key to happy life. It's surround yourself with people that are very fun to be around. That you love that you enjoy, you like seeing them succeed, you love spending time with them, you all have fun together, and then generally it's birds of a feather. So like my friends all, like the two of person, they all love what they do. Yeah. [1:37:01] Two of person, the people that I enjoy being around. And that's, to me, when they do well and they're happy and they can tell me about this thing that they're doing and how excited they are, it makes me excited. And I wanna do more stuff. Yeah, like people's passion for things is very infectious. Very infectious, man. I love watching dudes make tables. I've been, the last like few days I've been on this, YouTube rabbit hole watching dudes make table I have zero desire to make a table Yeah, but I was watching these dudes make this fucking dope desk for this guy and it was like Resin and wood and they're put it all together and how this cool design to it I was like, damn, that's badass and the passion that these guys had for Making sure that all the joints fit perfectly together, they're sanding them down, it's all precise. And they're taking you through the process as a narrator talking about how time consuming this is, but this is the way to do it, because then the end result is so worth it. And then they're standing there, when they deliver this desk, I'm like, damn, that's pretty dope. No, it's freaking awesome. Yeah. You know what funny thing is, I've started realizing I might be into decor [1:38:07] or made it more than I'm willing to admit to myself. Really? Yeah. Not so much like I wanna style houses or stuff like that, but I think that's why I like hotels so much. Like I'm a hotel snob. Right. Like a dope hotel. Yeah. You go No, you go in there and you feel good. Nothing makes me happy, man. And it's like, especially when you're traveling, because the process is traveling sucks. Traveling is fun, process sucks, right? Mainly just the airport shit. But I love, like even when I come here, right, when I come to Austin, like I look forward to coming to Austin because I have hotels I really enjoy out here. Like I stay at the proper or stay at the Thompson. I love those hotels, right? Yeah, there's a dope hotel. Yeah, and it does wonders just for even just revitalizing you and just kind of pulling on it. Because where I live now, I love where I live. I love it. But there's just something different about being in a hotel. Yeah, stylish ball. Yeah, beautiful restaurant that you go to that's in the hotel. I travel so much it's been so much time hotel bars. I almost wanted to start a blog right just talk about my experience as an hotel [1:39:05] I'm a bad idea a lot of people love them. Yeah, and then a cool lobby Makes you excited about being there. That's good. Yeah. Yeah, it's a cool environment Yeah, someone's that's got like a really cool environment in their home. That's conducive to elect a to a creativity is Rick Rubin I was watching this tour Rick Rubin's a friend of mine and he's a fucking brilliant dude. I mean just Legendary producer, right? But I'm familiar with him. He wrote this book on creativity. It's really good It's really fascinating, but about like what he does to foster creativity and it's all it's a lot of it is also Environment. I mean his home he put show it. There's like a tour of Rick Rubin's Malibu home in studio. So he's got this house and when you see his house, the way, is this it? Yeah, so. Yeah, other house, but this is for most famous house, the house. Yeah, yeah. So the way he has everything set up in his house, [1:40:02] so this, I don't know if this is what I saw. This is also like 10 years old, I don't know. Yeah, I think he's got a new one now. Yeah, this is a long time ago. Rick is kind of a wild man. So he sets things up so that they make him feel a certain way when he goes into rooms. Remember how I told you I'm a city rat and I just love being in a city. Yeah. So I initially had more of kind of a traditional style house. Prior to that, I lived in high rise. Maybe this room. Oh, that's it. Yeah, see that's what the decor of me starts coming out. I'm like, I'm an appreciator of good decor, I guess it's best to put it in. Yeah, I mean, if you, like, the way you set up your environment, like the things that excite you, like when you're walking around, the things you see. And that's the thing, like, aesthetics inspires me. Like, beautiful things inspire me. Art. Yeah, obviously, when you see this studio and you walk around, like, I'm a big fan of art. [1:41:00] Yeah, and that's, and you what the the weird thing about me is in my place now There's maybe two things on the wall my house looks unlived in and the reason is is because I'm so specific like I can't tell you art wise what I want I Have to see it and when I see it. I know it. I won't be able to explain it I know it so and it's not like super deep shit. Like recently I bought this big gigantic canvas of a top down view of a 930 Porsche Turbo. Right, so you can see the hips kind of flare out a little bit and stuff like that. I saw it and I was just online. I was just at home just hanging out on a couch and I saw it and I was like that, that. Yeah. Because it evoked a certain emotion in me that I'm like, when I look at that and I see that, that's gonna inspire me to a degree, right? I'm sounding very like Harry Fairy, but nonetheless it is what it is. The problem is is like, I don't run across things visually [1:42:01] or often enough where I'm like, okay, I wanna put that in my home. And when I do, it's usually like something that somebody already has, so there isn't another one. You get what I'm saying. And so, and I will not just put anything up for the sake of just putting it up, because I want to walk into my place and I want it to mean something to me when I see it. Well, lack of things is also something. You there's a lot of serenity in an empty room, which is like a couch and a table. There's something about that too, and maybe one piece of art on the wall is better than five pieces of art, or a wall filled with art. That is true. But there is something, but then there's also that mental playground when you do have, and I think that's what you have here. Yeah. Because I walk in, it's like, nothing, every time I look, something looks different. Right? And it works. It's like this beautiful controlled chaos that just works because it's chaotic, but yet uniform. [1:43:02] That makes any sense. Yeah, it's cultivated chaos. Yeah. And I love it. And, it's cultivated, can be us. Yeah. And I love it. And lighting. I'm big on lighting. So it's like everything here is, I can, I may be wrong about this, but I feel like everything here is designed to kind of low you, like relax you, essentially. Yeah, there is to make it comfortable, but also stimulate conversations. I want a lot of different weird shit on the table like this this symbol and I've been looking at the jacket and spine and it's since yeah this this is actually a how old was this again this was this is a piece of moose bone that was taken out of the Alaska tundraundra. That's from the Boneyard, Alaska. How do you say Moose Plur? Moose. Okay. So Moose and Elk. Fucking beautiful, great man. Up, you have to see them in person. Right. You have to. They are stunning in person. [1:44:02] That's all I wanted to say, because I was in my Elk L-cut not long ago. And I remember we came across twice. So, and when you come face to face with them in the wild, it's just different. It's amazing. Yeah, they're beautiful, man. Yeah. They are absolutely stunning. And I've never seen a moose in person, but I can... Bro, they don't even look real. Really? The first time I saw him was in British Columbia. And the first time I saw it was like, it was like the scene in Jurassic Park where Jeff Goldblum gets out of the Jeep and he's like, they're so big. They don't look real. They're so big. They don't look real. It's double the size of an elk. It's really double, double, easy. And Double the size of an elk. It's really. Double, double easy. And I was blown away by how, what the word I'm looking for is, add like, so agile and lightfooted elk. Yeah. Because we stumbled on my hunt. We accidentally stumbled on one. He didn't know we were there. [1:45:00] We didn't know he was there until we knew each other was there. Right. I've never seen anything move so fast to thick brush without making a sound. Also with giant amps. Yes. It made joke. Yeah. I'm talking thick brush didn't make a sound when it took off. Yeah. I was like, what the fuck? Yeah. Okay, okay, this is real. It's all like designed for it. Yeah. And they're also designed to get away from it. At least size that moves. I lived in it. What does it say? I lived in London for all my life, so I've never seen real life moves. Look how much bigger it is in the car. It's gross. Bro, they're so away from you. Yeah. You see a moose, they might stomp you to death. If you're close enough, they don't like it, they'll come at you. Yeah, because they're used to fighting off wolves. They're stompers. They're stompers. They're stompers. Okay. You know, I saw it on the internet. [1:46:05] Yeah, and I'm like, I'm like, and I've started to realize elephants are not to be messed with. Not to be fucked with. Like at all. No. Like they seem kind of passive, they're not. Well, they're passive if they don't need to be aggressive. Here it is. Elephant fucks up this rhino. Oh, there's so much bigger. I mean, it's like a sumo wrestler versus a high school fucking 134 pounder. But when I first saw them face off, I thought the rhino was going to get the best of them because of the long ass horn. No, that one ain't shit. Yeah, I've got it clearly. And that's also an elephant with small tusks. Yeah, I know. Which by the way, the sad thing is elephants genetically, they're starting to have smaller and smaller tusks because the evolutionary aspect of the fact that people want them for their tusks. So their tusks are actually growing smaller to be less desirable. Yeah, which is crazy. That's how evolution works. That it works over that small of a period of time. [1:47:01] That is kind of nuts. Yeah. That is actually really nuts. It is. There's a document that I watched from the BBC once on the Congo and it's so fascinating because the Congo at one point in time was grasslands and then a rainforest emerged as the climate shifted and when the climate shifted these savannah animals got trapped in this jungle. So you have like gazelles and antelope and inside of a jungle. There's an antelope. I think it's called a diker that swims underwater for like a hundred yards and eats fish. Antelope. Yeah. Little tiny antelope. Swims underwater. They're evolving to swim underwater. There's fish that come out of the ground and they walk till they find the next water. So like they're literally like evolving in front of our eyes. They're changing their behavior characteristics and then what's a natural advantage. Is that radioactive? No, I'm dumbed up. I'm being a fish. [1:48:01] Yeah, that's in some place. You know nothing's beautiful to watch. Move in their environment. Snow leopards. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. in some place. You know nothing's beautiful to watch move in your environment? Snow leopards. Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Isn't it wild? There's a cat that lives in the snow. I think a cat's, you think of the jungle, right? And then the funny thing is it's like, you think like they call it leopard, but I'm like, that thing's like a lion. It's weird. Not a's like a tiger. Crazy big paws, like snowshoes, so they can run through the snow easier. And then watching them just chase the mound goats all up and down the mountain, like, and do it with such fluidity, it's insane to me. I saw links in Canada once in the wildest wild-looking thing, man. Links are crazy looking. They just don't look like they belong there. And they make the nuttiest noises. They stand in front of each other and they scream at each other. They'll get face to face and they're screaming at each other. Yeah, there's videos of these links that are standing in front of each other. They get like real close to here. You know they're gonna become a meme, right? [1:49:01] Yeah, check it out. Look at these guys. Look, they just scream at each other's faces. Then they just get real close to each other and they don't do anything. They're like, bitch, this is my spot! Isn't that what? Isn't that what? That nuts? You know it doesn't remind me of? What? Okay, this is big. Look at her feet man, look at her feet. Don't get too close bitch, I slap you, but they don't fight. Look, because they know that getting injured is so fucking deadly. It's a death sentence. Yeah, you break your leg or you get your eye scratched out. That's it. It reminds me of this video I saw on Instagram, whereas like always women at like some retreat. And they're like moving crazy and screaming and like, ah! Ah! On those women in power, women retreats. Yeah. I was like, what the fuck did I just watch? [1:50:01] Yeah, what the fuck is this? And then I watched it again. Yeah, and then I watched it again I could take my eyes away from it. It seems like someone's got some scam running Powerfully just screaming to me just demonstrates Imagine men doing that getting it. I'm sure they do. I'm sure Some male retreat like probably organized by gay guys trying to fuck these dudes Kind of kill all together in the fucking jungle and just yell We're gonna yell we're gonna yell naked. I think it's the most Brutal demonstration of how good your life right right right And you don't have to yeah, that's that's the extent of your problem. Yeah, but I mean There's so many men out there that don't know how to be a man. They don't know what to do. And they feel lost and disconnected. And they wish they were something they're not. So those guys are like super susceptible to these like, how to be a man. Like yeah, it's definitely, you know, there's a fine line between, you know, [1:51:06] what it is to be a man and in the caricature of what it is to be a man. Right. Like I was raised by a single, I was more or less raised by a single parent mother. But I can tell, I know now as an adult, she over compensated in a lot of ways. Because she knew she was having to raise a man. And the way she did it was, she wasn't hard on me brutally, but it was enough where she forced me to do things on my own. But then also what she did is she made sure that she had no influences in my life, that I would take after. Now at the time I didn't understand what was going on, I'm like, hey, woman, go see Dr. Johnson. I don't wanna go talk to Dr. Johnson, right? Right. Dr. Johnson was this cardiologist who forced me to go talk to and be around. I don't know why is it your mother though. Yeah, she is. I mean, she's freaking phenomenal. I thought like I should be inherently fucked up. Flat out, but because of her I'm her. That's amazing. That's amazing that she was wise enough to see that [1:52:06] and to recognize that and to act on it. You know? Because if you don't, it's too late. Pretty much. You let that guy get to adulthood and you can't influence him then. It's very hard to take a fucked up grown adult and then turn him around. And I think the beautiful thing I think I'm glad she didn't do with me that I've seen sometimes with single parents sometimes is she didn't baby me in a manner in which like she understood her limitations as a woman. So she knew she had to have male influence to some degree. So she was very cautious about like if my, like for it's like if my mom happened to be a hoe I would never know because she did such a phenomenal job in curating whoever it was that was gonna be around me That was a man and that influence and how much that played apart in me growing up Because I think she understood I can only do so much as a woman to teach this guy how to be a man and Now when I think about things and how I compose and how I handle myself [1:53:03] I subconsciously think about those individuals who I interacted with, and that's what I pull from growing up. And so I thank her for that, at least knowing her limitations from that standpoint and then figuring out a way to provide that example for me. Yeah, that's very important. It's very important. I got very fortunate that when I was young I got involved in martial arts, which was really young. Same here. I did too. I didn't continue with it to the degree that you did, but I definitely, and for me, what that martial arts, martial arts turned into basketball for me. That's what that was. But it's anything that's difficult to do. Things that difficult, where it's undeniable that the work you put in equals how much better you get, period? Yep. There's, you mean there's certain genetic advantages, but even with those genetic advantages, the more work you put in, the more results you will get. And there's other people with genetic advantages too. And then when you're competing, then you're competing against a bunch of people that are driven and they have a much higher standard. And that's what athletics provides a lot of people. [1:54:02] People under, like, to this day, I pull from my experiences playing basketball. Because when I was younger, like, it's funny to say now because like, there's an adult who's like, like you're not going to name it, Colin. Like, it's not my down there. But nobody could tell me that I wasn't. Right. And I worked like I was, that's what I was gonna do. I put in the effort, I put in the work. No one's gonna work me for that. And because of it, all of the struggle, everything I did from that point to now, I still pull from that because it set a pattern of behavior in me. So all I did was when I realized your hoop dreams aren't happening, I just transferred that drive, that consistency, that discipline, and I just transferred over to what I was doing next. And I just continue to do that. Whatever I change, I switch up to when start doing next, that's what I put it into. Yeah, that's what I was taught. I was taught when I was young that martial arts [1:55:01] are a vehicle for developing your human potential. And if you could figure out how to get good at this if you could figure out how to get good at this, you can figure out how to get good at pretty much everything. Yeah, I think that's the one thing I have a regret. I regret is not living longer in martial arts. Because I think I have a brutal, brutal amount of respect for any individual who can perfect their craft in that space. I think fighters are some of the toughest people on the planet because... Which is by virtue of what they do. They have to be. Exactly. That is what they do. They do one of the toughest things to do. You're going against willingly, going against a trained individual who has spent time preparing for you. Literally. Yeah. Like it's not like oh I'm out in the bow and I got caught off guard and no and I could take advantage of the fact He doesn't know this is like I'm coming to kill you not literally But I'm coming to kill you you're coming to me. Yeah, press conferences. You're talking shit to each other Getting all ramped up emotionally. Yeah, it's it's I mean, that's also why it's so exciting to see yeah because you know you're seeing like oh my god [1:56:06] These guys have been getting ready for this forever here we go when you see two dudes just looking at each other across the Octagon their staring each other getting ready to go This the tension in the air is so crazy and what what's crazy is the caught like You can be on top of the world, one, two, three fights in. Mm-hmm. And then, in two seconds, just like that. Yep. Everything comes crashing down. And so then now you have to figure out how to pick those pieces back up. Because it's a very small room from, there's very little margin of error to come back from a loss. And the crazy thing is a lot of times fighters are at the peak of their ability and then they have one loss and they fall off a cliff. That's like Tony Ferguson, it's the greatest example of that. He was the scariest fucking guy in the 155 pound division until he wasn't. And then he loses to Justin Gachi [1:57:00] and then he goes on like a seven fight losing streak. It's crazy because for years, no one can touch him. For years he was literally the boogie man. Everyone was scared of that dude. And the crazy thing is, is like with UFC fighting, like there's no one way to be the best. Right. Because there's so much going on in a fight. Yup. Like one lapse in focus. Yeah. That split one laps in focus, that split second laps in focus, nice done, done, done, right? And you could be perfect in everything else. Yep, just like that. That's Camaro Usman and Leon Edwards. Camaro's dominating for the whole fight, and then in the fifth round with like a minute to go, gets head kicked into the shadow realm. And it's crazy, and then Camaro loses the next fight and then he loses the fight after that. So Camaro's is like unbelievably dominant champion. And then one head kick. Yeah. Man. I mean, he's still on the hunt. I mean, he could still come back. He had a really good fight in his last fight [1:58:00] against Homsant Chimaya,, but you know, he lost. And then here you are. Three losses in a row. What you do with that loss is everything. It's literally everything. And it's probably way harder than any fight that you've actually been in. And then there's the reality of your body. Your body can only take so much of that before it just starts to fail. And Kamara, one of the things that I really admire about him, he's so open and honest about his injuries. Like his knees are so fucked up, he can't run, he doesn't walk downstairs. He goes backwards downstairs. We need to send him to Ben. To Ben? Knees over toes. Oh yeah. Yeah. I'm sure that would help a little, but I'm sure he's probably doing that stuff He has no cartilage in his knees. His knees are destroyed. Yeah, I mean they're destroyed. They're bone on bone He's resigned himself to this thing that at one point if you look at Camaro's body his upper body looks like a fucking superhero But he has these small legs got him [1:59:02] He's got his legs are so small compared to his upper body and part of that is because his knees are destroyed. He's only so much can you do with his legs? Funny thing is this is like I'm the opposite. My legs are duty and big. I hate him, dude. What do you mean you hate your legs? They're too big. They're too big. I have big legs. I have big caboes. Ever since I was young. I was not they used to call me calves, like cause my calves are so big. That's great genetics man. You should have been a kickboxer. I mean, it's a giant advantage. I mean, probably so, the little dude late now. It's not too late to train. Yeah, no, and I did. I was doing, I was training, I was training at four this for a period of time. Oh, that's great. I love that dude. I love that gym too. That's great. Yeah, honestly, during COVID, it was my refuge. Yeah. It was my refuge during COVID, dude. I mean, and I was going, I was in with some dark, I was going to do some dark times in that gym and hell safe. I'm like, that gym was, was my refuge. Shout out to Safe Sao. Yeah. He's awesome. He's a great coach too. Yeah. No no he is. Like, should I see him? Should I see him doing a gym? Yeah, it's so good in the court. There's like a sign of a great coach is the way they give advice [2:00:08] in between rounds. And that guy is precise. He's technical. He's motivating. He's intense. He lets you know. He's not just, he's not going to share a coach. Shit. It's not the, it's not just the ring, bro. I'm sure. Yeah. like when we meet, me and say talk. Yeah. We're talking. Yeah. Like he's, he's intense. But that's how you become a great coach. You understand things for what they really are. This is what you have to do and there's no if ands or what's about it. You know, it's funny. We actually, I don't know if you want me to tell the story, but sorry bro. I mean it's not that big a deal, but like the way we met, I met him at a gun range. So I met him at a gun range and then I figured it was a good time for me to get into fighting again. So I called him up, I was like, hey I'm good with the gun stuff, but it means nothing if I can't work my hands, right? So I got him, went to the gym, [2:01:00] kind of did the first, you know, show me the lay of the land and then he got a notification on his phone that his alarm was going off and like somebody was breaking into his house and he was like, and we just met and but he knew who I was in the space that I'm in and he was like, dude, something's going on, my house, I need to figure out what's going on, he's like, he's like gonna roll with me. Oh shit. Yeah, so we hopped' and hoppin' his truck. We job this house and we cleared this house. Oh shit. I don't know if you've ever told a story and if I did, I'm sorry. But yeah, like we, and then from there, we just became best friends. Like after that, it was like we shooting together. But dude, it's willing to come clear your house with you. I mean, that's a ride or die right there. I mean, that is the scariest situation ever. You don't know what's in your house. You go in any room could be filled with a guy with a gun. You literally don't know. You literally don't know. Was it the smartest thing to probably do? No, but I think it was one of those situations you don't think you just go. Yeah. You just go. And I've done it in my house before where I've got home, and this is a little on the lower end of intensity, [2:02:06] but sometimes that garage door is cracked open. When you get back and you're like, what the fuck? And you're like, I know I close that door. And then it's like, all right, let's figure this out. Now I'm clearing my house. The reality of crime and the reality of violence is something that you can't just fucking bury your head in the sand about. It doesn't mean you have to be a violent person or a terrible person and you're clearly not. You're a very nice guy but you are very well trained. You know what to do with weapons. And that will, if the shit hits the fan one day, that will serve you well. Yeah. And I'm in it and God forbid that ever happened. And I pray, I pray. Look, I care gun every single day, as long as I can legally. Praying that you never have to use it. If I ever have to use my gun self defense, I'm gonna have to get therapy. Yes. Period. Right, probably. But that's just it. I don't wanna have to. [2:03:02] Exactly. But I much more don't wanna find myself in the situation where I have to, but I can't do anything about it because I don't have the thing I know to do it. You can't protect someone you love, which is even more important. Even worse. Exactly. You've watched something happen, there's nothing you could do about it. Like, bro, kind of unrelated, but did you see this fucking thing that happened in California where this woman stabbed her boyfriend 108 times and they let her go with community service. They said that she was psychotic from smoking marijuana, which is, I don't smoke. By the way, I haven't smoked in a long time. I never thought about stabbing one person ever. Forget about someone that you're in a relationship with a hundred and eight times. And that's the judge said that the defense was that she had a psychotic break from I think it was one hit. So I had a bad panic attack from one hit. Yeah, you can have a panic attack but it was strong, especially if not a regular smoke. [2:04:04] No, I wasn't. Was it a bong hit or a joint? It was a joint. What it was was, it was my first time actually inhaling. You went Phil Clinton the way before? No, seriously. And I just all I remember, I couldn't stop coughing, not realizing each cough is just sitting more to your teeth in my system. And that that was the real like that was me really smoking for the first time and Let's just say all I remember I'm sitting on a couch having a massive panic attack watching Eddie Murphy raw And how I knew I was fucked up was I've watched for all multiple times and never have I not laughed my ass off And I remember sitting there watching and I was like this is not funny You just freaking out. Yeah, you can freak out man. Yeah, so this is the story I mean that just said that this was neuroprositive is this really strong weed What ever [2:05:01] Whatever one hit she stabbed her boyfriend 108 times. I don't care if she took 18 bond hits and herself and the dog What well maybe there's something wrong with her and she shouldn't get fucking community service That's insane and then herself she stabbed her dog and then repeated stabbed herself Repeatedly after deputies were called to their apartment. Okay, after the, first of all, when people kill people, they often kill themselves. This happens to men who kill their girlfriends or their ex-girlfriends, they oftentimes, they'll shoot themselves. It happens all the time. She found out he was cheating. Well, whatever it was, the whole thing is, she received just two years of probation, a hundred hours of community service, and no prison time. I would believe that more if it was alcohol. Even alcohol doesn't make any... That's what I'm saying, I got it. You would have to be like crystal meth mixed with... Plusy angel dust. Yeah, the lawyers were asked to describe the difference in her case and a fatal drunken driving crash was Goldstein chalked up to awareness noting that, I don't know what [2:06:02] her, how you say her name, whatever last last name is, did not know she was, what she was getting herself into as O'Melia provided the pot but did not show her the warning on the label. What? As far as the DUI is concerned that person knowingly and consciously drinks to excess and decides to get behind the wheel of a car, and Mrs. Whatever name is case, she took a hit of what she believed to be a legal consumer product in the sanctity of Mr. O'Malley is home as they sat on his couch with no plans to go drive home later that evening 43 times in her neck she stabbed herself she stabbed herself 43 times in the neck. Oh my god Well, that's the marks on her neck. Oh, I'm sure we try that hard Well, listen people try to kill themselves after they kill somebody. Look, if you're lying there and your boyfriend has got a hundred Nates, tabluents and you're like, oh my God, my life is over. I'm going to jail for the rest of my life. But why the dog? Because she's fucking just an angry lady. I mean, why did she just had a psychotic break? And I don't think it was the week. Who knows? [2:07:05] But she found out something she didn't know I want to find out. And she just snapped. But it might not be that. I mean, she might be fucking legitimately crazy. But either way, two hours or 100 hours of community service in two years of probation is fucking nuts. She just killed somebody. Imagine the rules reversed. Imagine it was a man who stabbed his wife, a hundred or his girlfriend, a 108 times. He'd be under the jail. He'd be under the jail. Death sentence. Experts for both the defense and the prosecution concluded the potchy smoke caused her to slip into a psychotic state. Now, here's the story. You can have psychotic breaks from marijuana. It is possible. It's possible to have schizophrenia breaks from marijuana. It is possible. It's possible to have schizophrenia breaks from marijuana. It's well documented with certain people that have appropriation. Yes. So, but either way, you just make an incit marijuana is not a violent drug. It's not the kind of drug that makes you wanna hurt somebody. [2:08:02] I keep my mouth, this is coming from somebody who does not like marijuana. Yeah. At all. I don't believe that. It sounds insane. Yeah, I don't believe that. It sounds insane. Yeah. There's probably a lot more to that story. Yeah. Very, very, very much so. She stabbed herself with a net weight. Jesus Christ. That's crazy. Yeah I just used a sun gun on her four times and another deputy hit her with the metal baton multiple times before knocking the knife out of her hand. Was she stabbing herself or him? I guess herself. I've just didn't say who she was. She might have started stabbing herself when the cops showed up too. Like who knows? Yeah, yeah. I mean, the whole thing is nuts. I mean, but then again, I've seen, I watched a video on the way up here on the way up here I didn't watch it. I was listening to it. Well, I was driving on the way up here and Like it was this girl. I guess she was drunk or something in the cops were trying to rest her and she completely Lost it. I mean screaming at the top of her lungs like I mean complete psychotic breakdown. Yeah, just to avoid accountability of the fact that she was driving drunk [2:09:05] So I mean it's there's some people that are out of their fucking minds, but I just don't think two years of probation is enough. No, I mean, I think that's insane. I think that goes without saying it sounds so insane that the judge said that. Yeah, but I want to see the judge. I want to talk to the judge. Oh hold on to there. We're only dating for three weeks. Oh I wanna talk to the church. Oh hold on to, they were only dating for three weeks. Oh my gosh, so even if you cheated on her, what the fuck? That doesn't even make sense. That would warrant that. They're dating for each other for about three weeks. Wow, she worked as an audiologist, what is that? Sound. And the dude was in the accountant. Maybe she stabbed him because he was boring. The horrible tragedy all the way around. Swartz said, the tragedy for the victim is family. It's the tragedy for my client and her family. Yeah. Well, it's certainly a tragedy. That's no, but high potency marijuana should put you in the place where you're terrified of everything. Everything we have is exactly. Not that you have the ability to grab a knife and stab a guy a hundred and eight times. [2:10:01] That sounds nuts. That sounds so nuts. At September, they'd got the murder charge dropped to involuntary manslaughter after it was determined she lost her cognitive abilities because she was in a throes of psychosis. Yeah, maybe. But I mean, I just don't think that absolves you of responsibility. You know, the thing about it is, there's no way to know what was going on in her head, which is the thing, like, you know, a friend of mine sent me a video, Tim Dylan sent me this video of these schizophrenics in downtown LA. It's so crazy, there's so many of them. And these, all these different people are walking on the street just screaming at people who aren't there and just yelling into the sky. I had my old place in Dallas. I had a guy, Colin Richie. I don't really know his name, I just call him that because he likes to stand outside my door and just have loud conversations with himself. I mean, it wasn't like all the time, it'd be like once every like three or four months. [2:11:03] I mean, he would just be standing. I don't know why he picked my door to do it. I don't know. I never engage with the murder act. I do with the might would just hear him. I don't open window. Like there goes Richie. But the mind is so weird. It is. It's like just the fact that a human being forget about under the state of marijuana, anyone before, something that someone can give you that can motivate you to do that. Where you've never done that before, you never stabbed anybody. And then also, you stabbed some guy you've been dating 108 times. The mind is just so weird. You know, we were talking today earlier while we were at the range about Instagram and about the shit you see on Instagram these days. And we were talking about how we were kids, faces of death was the wildest thing we'd ever seen. Like, oh, and it was nothing compared to what you see on Instagram. Nothing. Nothing. You can go on Instagram and see 1150, I'm about to get in my cell box, right? Yeah, please. You can go on Instagram and watch 1150 million people [2:12:02] get stabbed, shot, kill, throw off buildings, and it'll show up on your Explorer page. Right. I post a picture of a gun. I'm throttle. I don't show up on the Explorer page. Nothing. I don't show up on the Explorer page. It's the level of, I don't even call it shadow banding anymore. They tell you they're doing it. Like I can't post, I even post this is a responsible way to handle a firearm. Throttled. Yeah, no one. Throttled. Like it's insane. Honestly, like what Instagram is doing to the gun community is monumentally insane. So you know what the fuck the part about it is? Because of the way they are about that, the only representation of firearms that you're gonna get exposed to generally speaking if you're not already following them are the negative representations of firearms or the unsafe way to handle a firearm because those are making it but the shit that we post post the responsible shit that doesn't bro how many videos have you seen of dudes in like traditional [2:13:01] Arab attire shooting the guns off there and then they accidentally shoot their friend there's so many Additional Arab attire shooting the guns off near and then they accidentally shoot their friend There's so many You see way more of those and dancing Bang dude gets it in the head you want to know how I need so many of those you want to know how I learn guns like the one I got Sure fucking you too Because there were so many examples of people when I started when I got to guns and I got to go and community There were so many people who were iterating over it over and over again Check your gun make sure it's clear never pointed at something that will into destroy guns are always loaded at all times No matter what it became ingrained in my brain. Yeah, like they almost shamed you into gun safety Well one of the things today was a very good representation of that. Everyone today had responsible gun safety habits. Everyone today. Everyone was pointing the gun at the ground. Everyone's clearing the gun. No one ever pointed a gun in the direction of someone. People were constantly checking. Even after [2:14:01] they cleared the gun. There were literally probably 25 guns out there. Yeah. And magazines all over the place. All over the place. But like I said, but it's establishing that safety dynamic. And you can't, and they talk about, a man I'm getting on my soapbox. Get on. They talk about, the other side talks about this idea of gun safety, firearm safety. And the way they go about doing it is by blocking off all the people who are teaching the safe way to handle a firearm. I don't understand this. If you want to have a population, or 400 million guns in this country, the guns aren't going anywhere. So if you wanna minimize the number of kids who accidentally shoot themselves, if you wanna minimize the number of adults who handle firearms incorrectly and accidentally shoot them someone. What you need to do is allow the information of how to safely handle a firearm. Be spread to the public so that they understand it. It works because that's how I learned it. No one came to me and said this is the safe way to do it. I went online. I was learning about firearms and I learned from the people who are handling them responsibly how to responsibly handle a [2:15:04] firearm. And as a result, I started creating videos and I started teaching people how to responsibly handle firearms and then those people who start making their own videos and teaching people how to responsibly handle firearms. But instead, what we're getting with the dynamic of social media nowadays is they are trying to shut down all the people who are demonstrating how to handle a firearm responsibly or even just talking about the law aspect of it. So do you want people running around out there who don't understand the legal aspect of owning a firearm or how when you actually decide to carry a firearm, when is a good time not to shoot, when is a good time to shoot? No, instead they shadow band and block all of our content and only leave the negative representation out there and then wonder why all of our content. And only leave the negative representation out there. And then wonder why all of these accidental shootings continue to happen. And the negative ones find their way into my feed all the time from people that I don't follow. Exactly. So they must know what, [2:16:00] like we were talking about today about that thing that you click on that says do you still want to watch this? Yeah, so they know they know they know I was a guy get cut in half by a train today They're fucking around the train station the guy pushes his friend and the train comes and his friend goes in between the train The crack and gets ripped apart the guys grab his arms. They pull him and it's just guts out of a torso and everyone's screaming it's horrible and it just showed up a man's dream. Yep I see it all time. So if they have that warning they must know what that is. Does TikTok I don't mind on TikTok. They banned me. But just they banned you? Just for showing guns. Wow. Just for showing guns. Does TikTok show violence? Do they have that kind of violence? I don't know, honestly, because... You're bad. Yeah. Because I was, and the fucked up thing about it is is this, like when I started to TikTok page, and you remember, TikTok is a younger audience. [2:17:00] So... What's it's skewed towards? It's skewed to teens. Teens. Yeah, so but the thing about it is is I can go on TikTok and watch Girls engaged in sex in and and suggestive suggestive sexual behavior all day long on TikTok right Right and I'm like, but anything With a firearm regardless whether it's safe or not with a firearm regardless whether it's safe or not. They mean they just banned me. There's flat out and I'm like, what did I do exactly here? Is there any, is that anyone on TikTok that chose firearms, is it everyone gets banned? I'm assuming so, I don't know because I can't really, I can't, I can't peruse it and figure out what else is on there because even when I try to, I try to, what you call it, I try to appeal this decision and then it just reaffirmed it. And so it's one of those things that's very frustrating. The funny thing is it's like X, which I know you don't like it, you can call it X, but you know, X don't have that problem. [2:18:03] They don't, well they let porn. Yeah, yeah, there's that. They're just a wild west over there. Yeah, put a sweet, sweet speech. Listen, I'm not against it, you do whatever you want. I like the internet. I like the actual internet. I like people being able to show what they're interested in. As long as you're not victimizing someone, as long as you're not doxing people threatening all that stuff but other than the things that are illegal and should be it's you should be able to show whatever the fuck you want if there's an active gun community and especially someone like you that promotes responsible gun use and shows people how to handle things correctly it's a can on tiktok this is the policy on gun they do not allow the trade of firearms or explosive weapons or content showing or promoting them if they are not used in a safer appropriate setting what does that mean that is what is that mean tiktok can be a place that educate people in the responsible use an ownership of weapons no they know they know that's not true no that's not true because everything you do is responsible i've seen [2:19:02] i've seen fifty of your fucking videos. I've never seen one irresponsible video. Firearms and explosive weapons can cause severe injury or deaths, especially when you use it on safe matter. Exactly. But what you were saying is so important here that if you don't see the responsible use of it from someone who knows how to do it and also knows how to teach people that, how is that message going to get out there? That's how people learn how to use them correctly. But here we are. Here we are. You know irony is at least, like YouTube has its problems, but they're getting better with it. At least YouTube will guide you, okay? This is what we're okay with and this is what we're not okay with. And then even if they get it wrong, they'll fix it. So does YouTube demonetize any of your videos? Yeah, all the time. Now I can appeal it, right? And submit it for a manual review. And then sometimes I have two videos right now that are under manual review. And sometimes they're like, yeah, sometimes they're like, no. And what is their objection to what's in those videos? [2:20:02] It's all over the place, honestly. It can be like display of extreme violence, right? So like I do, I have a series called Defense of Gun use where I talk about stories where people who can still carry use guns to defend their lives, right? Because one of the narratives from the other side is that not that many people use guns in self-defense when we all know that's absolutely not true. So what I've started doing was aggregating a lot of those stories and talking about them. And in whatever context or angle I have to talk about whatever aspect, like for instance, there was a guy at the gas station recently who shot the robber who robbed another guy at gunpoint. Right? And so I'm gonna talk about it from that standpoint and that, you know, Texas Texas you can shoot some you can you can defend a third party's property with lethal force under certain context right until I go and explain those contexts the point of me doing that and then in the same video I said but be careful not only in the defense of third party's property but also in defending third parties make sure if you're gonna do [2:21:01] something like that you understand you truly understand the context of what's happening, because you may think somebody is the aggressor when in reality they're the victim. Right, so you're gonna do that, you need to be absolutely positive. You know who the aggressor is. Like, you stumble upon someone who's beating someone's ass. Exactly. That person might have attacked that person. Exactly. And the person might know how to fight, and then they've got the guy on the ground, they're pounding on them and then you shoot them. Shoot them, exactly. And a lot of people don't think about those things. Not because they're stupid, but because they just may be new to caring a firearm and they don't understand that that could be a context that they find themselves in. Well, that's context of arguments too. In the middle of someone screaming to someone you like came out fuck you, but you don't know what happened before that don't and so but But for us being able to have those type of conversations and a safe place like online Beforehand now when somebody who watches a video like that they can look they can watch the video and then they go out and they go Oh, I remember when someone so did a video on this okay? [2:22:02] Maybe before they may have jumped the gun, had they not watched that video, but watching a video, they took an extra step to say, okay, and assess the situation for what it is, and then realize, oh, I read that wrong. Or I had another, I had a follower of mine. He actually, I had him on my podcast, my virtual podcast that I do for the gun side of things. And he told me I saved his life, my video saved his life. And he said the reason why my video saved his life is because for the longest time, he didn't carry with the round end of chamber. And a lot of people I know don't carry around the chamber. A lot of my friends don't carry with the round end of chamber. And I started off carrying gun without carrying around in the chamber because I felt unsafe doing it and I understand that dynamic because it's a load of gun that you're putting in your butt God forbid you carry appendix like I do it's pointing at your dick right But and I express that look If you're not gonna carry it around a chamber the at least understand the limitations that come with it [2:23:03] Because there are some limitations that come with it You're not gonna be able to get your gun as fast if a situation happens quickly. So you need to understand it. So that what does that mean? That means that when you're out and about, you need to be more situationally aware, probably a little bit more so than say something like me, because I can get to my gun in under a second. It might take you two or three. So it It's talking through those type of dynamics. And so after he watched the video, he kinda did an experiment that I said, I said, carry without a round in the chamber for a period of time. And then see how often that gun is accidentally engaged. And you'll start to realize that as long as you have a couple of things, you'll be fine. A good holster and a good belt. If you carry in that manner, you like to carry in your fanny pack. That's a different story. But, but like, for instance, like not always. Yeah, okay, exactly. Yeah. So like, and then with how dynamic life is, right? There's so many different ways to carry, right? But not a lot of people know how to do this. So for instance, like I'm in sweats a lot of time, right? [2:24:01] So I've over the to my experiences because I have access to so many different guns and so many different holsters. I'm able to experiment. So I'm like, okay, I'm in sweats a lot. I mean, joggers a lot. What can I do to carry a firearm in a relatively secure way safely? And not have to worry about it flopping around, for instance, right? Sorry. Like these joggers I'm wearing now from overhead tactical, right? That's what's going to bring. Yeah, that company. Yeah, they make joggers specifically for concealed care. Yeah, so I have some of those. Exactly, and I love them. Like I'm trying out their new shit now. And you wouldn't know about that. Otherwise, I know people who carry in sweats and they just stick the gun in there. Right. And they don't know any better. Right. Right. So it's that type of information that our videos are providing, but they have to say that dude's love. Oh, gotcha. So as far as saving his life, what he said was after he watched the video, he started caring with the round-end chamber. And I can't remember if he said a couple of weeks ago, a couple of weeks later, he's a jeweler. And so as a jeweler was he was selling some jewelry to someone and then it was actually a setup [2:25:06] And they were guys were coming to they were trying to rob him So the guys came to rob him and because he had around in the chamber another guy did it when he was getting ready to pull out when he was pulling out his gun His gun was already pulled and he had around the table So he was able to shoot the guy neutralize him and get gone wow Yeah, and so I did I mean I him on my, he does a better job of explaining that. Got that split second difference. Yeah, I mean, it's exactly. And boom. Exactly. And fractions of a second is what matters in some other situations. Passive your jurors. Jesus Christ. Yeah. Yeah. And so, you know, he was, did you made the decision yourself that you felt comfortable with and that's what you did? But the information he had to get to that point is what was important. What do you know about the reality of accidental discharge with a P320? So here's, here's my understanding of the P3 because I've heard different things right me to because there's so many stories [2:26:08] There are because I because I carry a sig is in one is in the lineup of my carry rotation of guns, right? So I clearly one the p365 okay smaller one. No actually the p3. Yeah the p3 macro the macro the macro the one of the larger hand more round Yes, so I carry I still carry that one to the larger hand, more rounds. Yes. So I still carry that one. To where I've gone. Yeah, love it. It's so small. It's so big. It's so small but too big. Yeah, it's like, yeah. It's a nine millimeter and it has all those rounds. Yeah, I'm big on capacity. Yeah, that's me. I'm a capacity whore. Yeah, that one no all my yeah, cuz I carry that I carry that one. I carry the Springfield Hill cat pro that has a red dot on it Um, and then of course, yeah, and then I carry the CS the 360 five is literally smaller than my hand Yeah, but yet has 17 rounds. Yeah, it's crazy. It's crazy when I put it in my hand. It's smaller than my hands [2:27:00] Yeah, it's not so that I call that my flight good than my hands. Yeah. It's nuts. So that, I call that my flight gun. I have guns for everything. So I have my like my my my vault tech case that I have for flying. You know when you fly with a gun you have to have it in a TSA approved case. So that stays in that box. It stays in it. So anytime I travel because I travel a lot I already have it there. It's already set up. Right, I need to go up though, it's in my suitcase and I'm good to go. So that's where I keep, that's the macro is designated for that gun. And then my go twos are the CS from Chicago or the Springfield Hill cap pro. But the 320 does it have the same firing pin setup as the 365? I don't think so. Right. I'm gonna positive it doesn't. So now they changed it too. They changed it on the 320s. After whatever those incidents that they said happened. How recently? It was some time ago actually. It was some time ago. Now, I hear different stories because for every story you hear about the gun going off, there's another story about the person who's claiming [2:28:02] it went off actually caused it to go off because they did something inappropriate. Like when they were holstering it they had a floppy holster and they got into the tree garden and went off right there is one story out here there is a story of it dropping landing a specific way and then gun going off and that's when I think that when that first happened I think that's when they made the change to the 320s One of America's favorite handgums allegedly firing on its owners six hours p320 pistol is wounded more than 80 people I can't again, so they didn't pull the trigger, but who are those people right? Well one of them I watched Mm-hmm. There's a video in cop. Yeah, the cop is in the precinct and he's bending over and it goes off. So I read into that Please and I think and I remember reading I can't get it confirmed But I remember reading something to the fact of he had because one of the things with with caring and fire on when you coming in and out of a Holster you need to make sure there's nothing in peating the entry of that gun into the holster because what can happen is Your shirt can get caught in the trigger. Right. And when you put it in, you put it in the holster, it creates enough pressure to have the gun go off. [2:29:10] It can happen just like that. That's why anytime I go to re-holster, I remove my shirt all the way, and I pull it out, I pull my holster out, and I watch every second of that gun going into the holster. I'm never in the rush to put my gun in the holster. There's no point. Because if you're putting the gun up, that means there's no more threat. So I'm looking, I'm looking, I'm looking, I'm making sure everything is clear. Sometimes I go so far as to take the holster out, put the gun in, then put the holster back on. Because I'm not, because like You could still I'm not saying this would happen But you could still have fabric that gets caught in the outside of waistband holster as well But didn't seem like that was the case say like again I only read I read into a little bit and that was a theory that somebody had posed or someone saying that that's what happened [2:30:00] I couldn't confirm whether or not that's true or not. Yeah, but I Don't these also do things to triggers. They put different triggers on it. You can do these things up. If you modify your trigger, you can definitely modify it so too far where you can cause the gun, not necessarily to go off on its own. Some guys like very like triggers. Yeah, but that would just cause the gun to be accidentally automatic. Full of it, right? Yeah. And that's very illegal. So from that perspective, but I don't see, but for something getting caught in that trigger guard, this is just me being a gun guy and understanding holsters and how they function. So there's a couple of things I can take place here. Either that holster, this is not the right holster for that gun, because the holster is specific to the gun. Generally speaking, or some piece of material clothing I caught in there that he wasn't aware of. My mind doesn't know how I can justify or explain how the gun just goes off. There was also a physical movement that the guy did. [2:31:02] He bent forward. Okay, yeah, I remember seeing that video when he been for it. And that's what makes me think that may have been a piece of material in the actual holster. Or a janky holster or some possibly something funky. I remember, because I remember raking my brain and I'm like, how could that, what could cause it just to go off on its own? Right. Because it's not even like the movement he engaged in was like aggressive enough to cause the gun to just jolt and go on. Like for instance, like if the dropped. Like I just can't see how that could be the case. Right. And all of my years of carrying firearms and I'm pushing 15 years now, I just, I don't see it. I don't. Dropping it if it's dropped, then I can see that. But what's crazy is it's one gun. That's a good point. Now that gun is also using a lot of police department. Right, but you don't hear about it from Glocks. No. Right? No. It's weird. [2:32:00] That's very true. Yeah. It's weird. Well, I've never heard of it. I have accidental discharge without touching the trigger. Yeah. Was anybody doing anything weird with the gun because it Glock is a two stage too. Yeah. And so it's those those of p 320 right. Um, so the weird thing about accidental discharges, they're not accidental, they're negligent. Because generally speaking, because I've heard cops say, the gun just went off. No, you pulled the trigger. You didn't realize you pulled the trigger, but you did. Oh, you mean in a fight or flight situation? Even just, normally. Because you gotta think about it. If you take, I've done this test before. And man, women, it doesn't matter. You get a gun to somebody who's never actually handled a gun. What's the first thing they do? If I just hand him a gun. It's a very natural instinctive thing to do. It's very unnatural to keep your finger off of the gun. Your brain's not wired to do that. It's like, this is the thing that makes a gun go, put your finger there. And so a lot of, I'm gonna say, I hesitate to say it's because I don't [2:33:08] have hard data. I just have anecdotal data. But a lot of cops aren't necessarily gun people. A lot of them never shoot their guns outside of the qualification. So outside of that, I can see situations where a lot of cops think the gun went off on their own, but they just have bad manipulation skills over firearm because they haven't ingrained it into their stuff. You give me a toy gun immediately my index finger is going on the side. It's not touching that trigger. You give me a staple gun because I've ingrained it. It's something I've ingrained because I handle firearms so often. And a lot of cops don't handle firearms as much as people give them credit for. Right. Yeah, because they're not all gun guys. That's the scary thing, right? Yeah. If guys are on the job and they don't train. Yeah. I've heard, I've known cops that don't like guns. They only care it because they have to further job. Oh crazy. But then the person who taught me initially how to shoot, [2:34:06] he was a cop, but he's a gun guy. Right. You get what I'm saying? Yeah, so big difference. Yeah. If he told me the gun went off, I'd believe him. Right. Right. But I have a hard time believing in like to answer your question with Glock. Yeah, I've heard Cops say, oh the gun just went off and I was like, no, it didn't. You put your finger on the trigger. You knew it was. But there's way less. And there's also there's not like P226's. Yeah, happy. It's very specific to the three twenties, which I agree with you. I have two or three of them. Three twenties. No, one. Got from Dave mods. It's nice. Yeah, I love it. But every time I touch them, I'm like, now I've never, I've, I've, I have four actually, about four of them. And I've never had issues, but I'll be honest and say that's not saying a lot because I don't shoot them off then. Right. [2:35:01] So me saying I have't had the issues doesn't really give much credence to anything. But I'm more inclined. Like you bring up an excellent point that it's so specific to a specific model. And they did a change. Yes. That's also very specific. From a drop standpoint. But there was something going on with the way it cost. Of course. Yeah. Um, I'm sorry I remember what it was. Has it caused accidental fatalities? Not that I'm aware of. Not that I'm aware of. But I'm trying to think. Most people that I talked to you, I should say this for six steak, for six steak, for the sake of the company. Most people that I've talked to are very skeptical. They're actually gone people. I mean, you can hear it in my voice. Yeah. And everybody I've talked to. Jack Car, those two that are fans of SIGs. You do make, because I'm a massive fan of SIG. The make great gun. You bring a great point though. The fact that it's exclusive to that to one of us. Yeah, it's interesting that said [2:36:06] I Don't know I'm still skeptical enough that I would still I'd still carry it It's also a thing where it's like if it really was happening. How was it only 80 people? Right how many three 20s are out there in active duty just with cops? How many three twenties do people have for home defense? That's what makes me think. How many people carry three twenties? It's a common gun to carry. But that's what makes me think. And if you, I promise you, if you look into those numbers, the vast majority of those 80 are cops. Mmm. I'm almost positive. The vast majority of them are gonna be cops well and then I look at it the same way the way you look at guns The same way I look at martial arts with cops. There is nothing that drives me more fucking crazy than cops Don't know how to defend themselves and have zero knowledge of grappling and get into exchange or someone and then they're on their back And they don't know what to do like how did you sign up for this without a rudimentary understanding, at least of grappling. [2:37:05] You don't know what the fuck to do. How you're engaging with someone physically and you don't know how to control it. Are you hoping they listen? If I was a cop, I'd be in it. Like my friend at Tommy had a shoot. He's a fighter. He fights. That's gotta be part of the job, man. You know, that's one of the things that Andrew Yang proposed. We know he was talking when he was running for president. He was like, I think that all cops should be at least purple belt level of Jiu-Jitsu. I'm like, preach, preach, but realistically. Right. You know the same purple belt. That's a long fucking road. That's a long road, Jack. And we can barely give enough cops now as it is. Just to not fat Right how many cops is here just morbidly I think it's insanity like literally part of your tools For your job is for you to be able to use your body to defend yourself and others end to be able to detain someone Yeah, and you can't do it [2:38:02] Couldn't be me. I would be in just, I just, because I'm like, like in any moment, you could begin shot at, bro. Yes. In any moment. Or someone would try to take your gun from you. Yeah. You know, I mean, if your gun is in your holster and your hands are on me and you don't know how to fight, you're never getting a that gun. You're not gonna get to that gun. How are you gonna get to that gun? You're not a chance of hell. I'm gonna over hook that right arm and that's a wrap. That's a wrap. Now you're helpless. And I learned that the first day I started doing special things. If you weren't close, you weren't close. And someone has a good overhook and they fucking cinched that bitch down. That's a wrap. You ain't going nowhere. You're going nowhere. And then you get tripped, and now you're on your back, and then some guy rotates, so he can grab your gun, and you can't even grab it. You better have a retention level 10 on that motherfucker. And you better, yeah. Yeah. That's an interesting thing, right? The retention holsters, [2:39:00] where people have holsters that are, there's a very specific way to get it out. Yeah, that scares me in a high-pressure situation. Yeah, I mean, it's one of the things you can train to, because the same thing can be said about 1911, because they have a safety. Right. But doesn't your thumb always go on there? Yes, that's the thing about 1911. So, safety's on polymer style guns aren't necessarily the same as the ones. We have to click it. Yeah, because they're a lot smaller than not very intuitive. And you're, yeah. Yeah. But with the 19 lemon june speaking, if I were to draw the gun right now, naturally, it's just already on it, so it's gonna draw. Yeah, it's on. Whereas with polymer guns, you're kind of fishing for it. Like, where's, man. I, I'm trying to think, because I remember I had a barreda. I was doing a shooting course, training house. And one of the scenarios was I was supposed to clear this house and they gave me a barreda and I had a safety on it. And I remember going to the clear and clear the house [2:40:01] and then it was a blue gun. It functioned like a gun but it didn't shoot bullets. And guy popped around the corner. I was like, oh, shoot, pull the gun. Gun wouldn't go off. I got to take safety off. Ooh, yeah. So that's a training for them. Exactly. So the same thing with the retention holster. It's like you want to train. How does a retention holster work. So there are different levels, right? So there's like one, two, three, level four, level one, level two, level three, level four, right? So like the lowest amount is just, you have a gun in a holster, right? And you literally turn it upside down, it'll fall out. Then you have the kind of like the Kitex holsters where you put it in, you hit that click, that kind of like click. So you need is just a good tug and it comes out. Then you have other ones where when you come down on the whole surface there's a button because there's like a little, there's like a little like a little thing that goes over the back end of the gun so even if you pull it out it's not coming out. And so when you come down on the whole so you push the button and it flips out of the way so that you could pull the gun out. And then I think there's another level that's even more than that. It's like there's that there's like the little ring on it and there's like a hood and you got to remove that. [2:41:08] And they're designed where if you, if the gun's on you, it's one motion. But if it's a gun that's not on you, you're like you're going to be in such an angle. You're not you're going to have a hard time getting to button, to that thing to be able to get the gun out. Right. And so, and like I said, they start at like level one, all the way up to like level four. Then anybody can get them, you can go to a store and get them. Right. But it's so like if I carried open, like if I open carried, I don't open carry generally. I don't actually really've ever opened carriages like when I'm like out in the country or something like that. Or like rural, like some rural environment. But, generous speaking, if I were to open carry, I would have at least like a level three, level four retention holster. Because I've seen too many videos, I've done too many videos on people [2:42:01] who are like in a gas station and they're open carrying. And then somebody comes up behind them, grabs a gun and runs. Oh yeah. You know what I'm saying? I saw a guy at a convenience store in the video where guy had it in his lower back. Yeah. I got a snatch his gun just running out the door. Yep. Yep. And that, but that can't even chase him. Shit. We're gonna do, we're gonna do. I'm like, I'm like, I'm like, let's show one of your ankle too. Exactly. And you know, it's one of those things, and that's a hotly contested debate in the gun space. Should you or should you not open carry? What are the benefits and what are the drawbacks? Because the one mindset says, if you open carry, you're gonna be the first target for a criminal. But then, another person comes up and says, if you open carry, you're gonna be the last target because criminals are like, I wanna, I wanna weak target, I don't want somebody who already has a gun. I see he has a gun, I'm gonna find somebody else right. A special thing of situation over there. Exactly. And that is, and it's so easy to say because situation awareness can get you out [2:43:01] of a lot of shit where you never followed or dudes were trying to rob me. What are you talking about, then? Yeah. And only I really believe if not for my situation awareness, I call it paranoia. Sometimes paranoia will help. I don't, I do not discount my paranoia. I accept it full. I accept it full because when I'm right it's my best friend. Well, it's also crime is reality. Yeah. And the idea that you won't come across I do not discount my paranoia. I accept it full. I accept it full because when I'm right, it's my best friend. Well, it's also crime is reality. Yeah. And the idea that you won't come across crime because you're a good person. Yeah, that's nuts. You zig when you shoulda zacked and you're around the wrong people. Because if I didn't pick them up, they woulda caught me slipping because I would've been, yeah, been a rap and it would not knock into about it. I could have I could have 15 guns on me when the man at all. The thing that sucks though is in the moment for someone like me and just goes to show you and this is pretty pervasive in all the guys in the gun community. In that moment when they were chasing me, the whole time I'm [2:44:00] thinking through not only I want to get out of this situation alive, I'm thinking through not only I want to get out of this situation alive I'm literally thinking what are the legal ramifications for every action I might engage in right right right and so because I know the standard of Responsibility for me is exceedingly higher right because one I'm a known gun gun guy But purely just me having a concealed carry my burden of of responsibility is 10 times higher, even that of the criminal. Because you're supposed to be, you should have known, you're a concealed carrier. So there's so many things that, like when you are a concealed carrier or someone who just carries a gun, you are already behind an April. All a criminal has to do is wake up and decide I'm gonna go engage in some criminal shit. I'm gonna find somebody and I'm gonna attack them. They know exactly what they're gonna do, they know exactly what they're gonna bring. I'm just living my life. And I have to react to this. So not only do I have to react to the fact that somebody may have tried to rob me, I have to react What point can I be justified in even using my fire arm to protect myself? [2:45:05] Because at that time when I was in the car and they were following the chaseman car, yeah, the technically they were chasing me, but I couldn't stick my gun out the window and start shooting because they hadn't technically broken law yet. They haven't done anything to want to justify me. Shouldn't they could have just been chasing me just to have fun? Right. I don't know. And so I have to think about those things as a legal, responsible gun owner. Criminal's don't. Right. So it always pisses me off that these politicians make laws that make it even harder for legal gun owners to exercise that right. Like these laws don't do anything but make it harder for us because we obey laws. Like what law specifically? Like just even the process of acquiring a firearm like why are you first of all like in California? Why would you limit my round count to 10 rounds? Yeah, like you're making that harder for me if I'm being chased in the View I don't know how many people are in that car Generally speaking when people when criminals are engaging in in criminal activity it's not by themselves [2:46:01] Right is multiple. I'm larger than be by myself dealing with multiple people. And what is the logic to limiting round capacities? It's purely, purely based on mass shootings. They figure the less round you have in a gun, the less people die. That's what they think because they see every, because every mass shooter that they see, they say all they have this 30 round magazine, which is a standard capacity for a lot of these guns. It's because they had so many bullets that they were able to kill so many people. That's not true. Generally speaking, when you have a high body count in a mass shooting, it is the context and the circumstance of the shooting that caused it. Well, wasn't the Virginia Tech one of the most horrific mass shootings and the guy had? people he killed 36 people with pistols with pistols, right? And they know go on simple you can't reloading. Yeah, that's all he did But is it thing is what made him so deadly? What people don't talk about is he chain the doors He chain them So he had free reign of that school for who knows how long? It's all those people can do is hide in corners and he literally walked in classrooms just start picking people off [2:47:06] Where are they gonna go? Right. He's the only one with guns. He just starts shooting people one by one, one by one. And the cops were outside trying to get, they can't get in the building because he chain locked the door. So it wasn't the fact that he had a dirty round magazine in his gun, it was the fact that he chain the door and nobody can get into stop him. Right. And so, and then those were the handguns. Yeah. But they talk about, oh, these deadly assault rifles and so forth and so on. Did you see those ladies on the view talking about ARs like hunting a deer within ARs? Yeah, and it could be anything left of it. Some people shouldn't just be part of the conversation. But imagine having that conversation and being that ignorant openly and not even understanding that that a 226 is not even it's that you you can barely hunt ethically a deer with a 2 2 3 round Yes, it's 2 2 3 or 5 5 6. Yeah, it's they're not big rounds not at all. They're actually really small Yeah, that's the crazy thing. That's a crazy really small somehow or no that they think you're shooting a cannon [2:48:04] It's so dumb. But it's it's ignorance. Right. And I wouldn't have a problem with it. If they were open to having a conversation honestly. Well, they're just they're they're pushing a narrative that is based entirely on ignorance. Yeah. And I'm and that but that's that's that's mainstream media for you. Yeah. I've been dealing with it for 10 plus years. When it comes to the conversation about firearms in this country, that is the mainstream media narrative and it doesn't change. It's also the idea that you wouldn't hunt with one. Listen, hunting with one, especially in a 308, an AR and a 308, it's a good ethical move because you need to follow up shots sometimes and you don't have to go ch ch ch you don't have to reload it. Exactly. There's a lot of people in the hunting space that don't like semi-automatic weapons for hunting, but I'm more like why? It's the dumbest thing to me. If you want to shoot an animal ethically, having the ability for a follow up shot instantaneously is a benefit to ethics. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they grew up with those hunting guns [2:49:06] and are not comfortable with semi-automatic because they don't really know about them very much. Yeah. And so they're like, nobody needs that. Well, there's the two groups, right? The Fud. Yeah, which Elmer Fud. The Hunters. And then people were gun fenets. Exactly. And you know, it's like I said, I wouldn't have a problem with the ignorance if they were willing to have the conversation. Right. At least be open to say having someone like me or somebody else from the space to come on. But usually when they have the conversations, they're just... They're just chicken-bucking amongst each other and not really getting anywhere. They don't know what they're talking about and on top of that, they demonize anybody that has a differing perspective. And they won't have an actual good faith conversation about it. And if they did, they would find out that they're solely uninformed. And they're unwilling to accept the narrative that some people do save people's lives with guns. A ton of people. To the tune of 1.63 million every year, people use a gun in self-defense. [2:50:02] Nobody talks about that. Yeah. Nobody. They talk about the 40,000 people who die every day for die every year from gun violence, but even when you break those numbers down, and you see where you are. And you see where you are. And you see where you are. And you see where you are. And you see where you are. And you see where you are. And you see where you are. And you I did a video where I remember there was a, I forgot to actual shooting, there was a mass shooting, a legit one, a legit mass shooting. It was like a couple weeks ago and about three weeks ago. And they were saying and the report was there have been five mass shootings since 2024. We're only a week into two thousand work. I think we were only five, four days into, to 2024. And they were like, there have already been five mass shootings. So I said, that don't sound right. If there were five mass shootings within five days of 2024, I'd know about it. So I was like, okay, so it's a scene. It was a scene in an article. So I [2:51:03] go and I look at the hyperlink that they used to quote that stat and it was like gun violence archive or something like that. So I cook it. And so they list the five incidents. So I was like, all right, the problem is they don't expect people to go three, four layers deep into the rabbit hole. They expect that you just see the link there. Oh, that solidifies it. I don't even need to look at what the actual incidents were. Right. They're correct. So I click it and I go to the first incident. It was like a drive by. You're a second incident. It was a fight at a party. Next incident. Drive by. Next incident. New Year's Eve party. LA. Drive by. No, a dispute between two group of people and then turn out and then was a shooting, basically street shit. The only one that was actually the mass shooting, like a legit mass shooting, was the one that the initial article was about. So basically what they did is they took four [2:52:01] of these street violent shootings and then clustered them in and called them mass shootings. Right, and by the way, you're never gonna stop street violence until you stop disparaged communities. You're never gonna stop street violence until, I mean, I've said this so many times, but I'll say it one more time. Think about the money we've sent to Ukraine. And imagine if they put that money into cleaning up inner cities and making them safer and Do they really do people really think that Motherfucking kids who grow up in these environments really want to live like that exactly like they really want to live their life looking over their Shoulder and have been having to worry about who's trying to kill them. What's happened? Do they really think people want to live like that? Come on. It's a convenient narrative. It's a convenient narrative. And it's also like, they do nothing to fix those spots. Nothing. And who are those places run by? Democrats. And I hate the fact that I even have to say it And so true. But the only reason I say it is because when I look at who was pushing the narrative [2:53:08] for gun control, it is always a Democrat. Always. Which is fine. Okay. If that's the way the party wants to lean, cool. But what I have a problem with is when the vast majority of gun murders in this country are coming from inner cities that are all ran by Democrats. That's where I have a problem because you're pushing legislation and you're pushing policies that do nothing to address the root cause of the issue. You're literally using the horrible conditions in these environments to justify more gun control policies that will do nothing to fix these environments but give you more control over people. And put responsible gun owners in danger. Exactly. Or turn us into criminals. Right. Because you're making so convoluted laws. Nobody knows shit. [2:54:01] You've not many people call and ask me, I'm going to this, I'm going to this state. I'm going to California. Can I carry this? Can I bring this? Can I do it? It's so convoluted in all over the place. Nobody knows how to not break the laws when it comes to guns. So it begs the question, are you trying to create criminals? Right. Because that's what it seems like. Because you're clearly clearly not trying to stop any of it because you have an entire environment over here that has the same consistent problem It's not like the inner city in like Chicago is so different from like the inner city in like Louisiana Right, it's the same shit the same problems So if we understand that and they're happening in these very specific areas, why the fuck are we still talking about gun control? Why? There are so many people in, and there are so many people who have more guns than food, who live in other places in this country, and they don't have this gun violence problem. They don't. When's the last time you saw a black dude who lived in the suburbs doing dry buys in a BMW. [2:55:00] Right. You don't see it. So does that tell you you that's a totally different issue here that's going on and you're not willing to address it. And if you're not going to address the real issue, shut the fuck up about guns. Because you don't care. And you have a totally different motivation for why you're pushing it and has nothing to do with actually saving lives. Right. It has to do with a narrative that your ideology accepts openly, which is that guns are the problem. Yep, and that's it. And it's a juven, it's a childish perspective. Exceedingly childish. Yeah. And it's not only childish, it's getting people killed. Because at the end of the day, that violence has to go somewhere. It has to. You can only rob the people in the environment that you're in for so long before you have to start spreading out. So now what's in and of happening is you have people who are now forced to confront this type of violence without any means to protect themselves. So your policies are actually hurting people in causing more lives to be taken. So as far as I'm concerned, anything they have to say about the issue and to their [2:56:08] willing to talk about the root cause of the issue is bullshit. It could have said better. It's as good as anyone could say it. I think it's a good way to wrap this up because I think that that narrative is not being discussed openly and I think it's logical and I think you're dead right. And I think the root cause of it is he's crime-infested, gang-infested neighborhoods where people don't have hope. And no. And everybody wants to ignore it and just say, oh, well, that's just the culture, it's the environment. Yes, maybe. But there's a reason why that culture started in the first place. Yes. And so until we understand what driving it. If we're really just like, hey, we just don't give a fuck. Then say that. Then at least we know we can, we're on that level. We understand that. You just don't give a fuck. We can let them kill themselves off. Fuck them. But if your job is really wanting to save lives and really wanting to minimize the amount of gun violence in this country, if you're not [2:57:00] willing to have that conversation, honestly, you're full of shit. You're full of shit. Pretty. Thank you, brother. Appreciate you being on here. Always appreciate your perspective. And I think it's important to get your side of things out there because it's logical, it's educated. You know what the fuck you're talking about and you don't hear it. It's hard to hear. It's unfortunate, but it is what it is. Well, thanks