Archive for October, 2009
And we have episode 3, California AB 962 part 1. In this episode we cover the first chapter of the newly signed into law AB 962. Most of you know what the law is but maybe haven’t read through it to understand it. I don’t blame anybody for that fact because California gun laws suck. Well if you want the detailed nitty gritty on the law take a listen to this episode.
Episode 3 [MP3]
Welcome to Episode 2 titled From My Cold Dead Thumb. In this episode we cover an article pertaining to California’s AB 962 bill. The article calls for ammunition restriction and I explain why the arguments made are at best irrelevant but usually simply misguided.
Going After the Real Killers [PDF]
Episode 2 [MP3]
For those of you who have listened to the first episode let me start of by saying you’re awesome (seriously). But I’m sure you noticed a slightly echoey sound. That was due to the fact I used the built in microphone on my MacBook Pro to record the podcast.
The reason I did that was simply due to the fact I wanted to record an episode and get it out the door as a trail run to ensure I actually wanted to do this. Nothing sucks more than a podcast that lasts a single episode and stops out of the blue. Since I decided to keep doing this podcasting thing I decided to invest in better audio equipment. I’m going to be totally honest, I don’t know crap about audio recording and mixing. I know enough to click the record button in GarageBand, record the podcast, and made some simple edits (mostly cutting out dead space in the podcast).
And I blame my lack of knowledge for what I did next. I decided to pick up one of those headsets with a built in microphone. Needless to say the audio quality sucked. I wasn’t ready for how much it was going to suck though. See I didn’t expect a constant static buzzing sound coming across the line during the recording. By during down the pickup volume in the System Preference panel I was able to get the buzzing sound down quite a bit but it was still there. Finally I’ve come to the conclusion the headset isn’t going to work and have decided to forget it.
I did promise better audio quality for the next episode on the Gun Rights Radio Network forum though and by God I do everything in my power to deliver on my promises. I looked around and asked some people who actually know something about recording sound what a good microphone would be that wouldn’t break the bank and would be simple to use for a neanderthal such as myself.
I was pointed towards the Blue Snowball microphone. It’s a USB microphone that apparently has good sound quality and doesn’t require a lot of working to get that sound quality. I bought it via Amazon and did a two day shipping option in the hopes of getting it soon enough to record the podcast and get it out by Sunday.
I just want to drop a note that Amazon has these bad boys going for about $65.00 whereas everybody else is selling them for $99.00. That’s one Hell of a discount.
OK a new “feature” has been added. In actuality I’m using a built in feature of WordPress to accomplish something I hope will be useful. Each episode post will now contain tags. These tags each list arguments made in the dissected article.
For instance if the article makes the claim the second amendment meant only the militia should have guns the tag “The Militia Argument” will be added to the post. This should make it easier if you are looking for information regarding specific anti-gun arguments.
Let’s say you want to find a counter argument to the anti-gunner claim that says we don’t need guns because the police will protect us. Any episode with the tag “The Government will Protect You” will counter claims to that argument.
Hopefully that helps people find what they need when this podcast gets more episode.