Three Big Weeks At GnB

6 Podcasts + 4 Interviews + 2 Stickers + 1 Lightning Strike + Hilarious Video

In this edition of the Guns N’ Bitcoin newsletter:

  • Two new podcast episodes

  • New Roof Korean sticker pack

  • Upgrading our bitcoin payment option with the Lightning Network

  • Four guest appearances by Ragnar on other podcasts

  • Hilarious video


Two New Podcast Episodes

To date, we have released six podcast episodes, and our listeners are as excited as a Labrador Retriever on the first day of duck hunting season. You can listen on iTunes or any podcast app. But we recommend starting with our website because we give a full summary, show highlights, and list of resources.

We aren’t just building a podcast, we’re building a library of resources. We are transcribing each episode, adding in our commentary, and will eventually publish it as a book - a field manual to thrive and survive the emerging digital and physical dystopia.

If you like our podcast, please subscribe and rate.

In our previous newsletter we summarized episodes 1 through 4. So let’s review episode 5 and 6.

Episode 5, “Come And Print It” with Ivan The Troll

3D printing makes it cheaper and easier to make your own gun.

Ivan has emerged as one of the most prolific, innovative, and controversial members of Deterrence Dispensed, a decentralized 3D gun printing group built in the image of Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed. Multiple social media companies have banned him from their platforms including Twitter, Reddit, Youtube, and Facebook. In response, he and other members of Deterrence Dispensed have migrated to encrypted chat and file sharing applications. Ironically, these apps have enabled greater innovation, testing, and sharing of 3D printed guns and files.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Free speech protects 3D gun printing files, 1st Amendment protects the 2nd Amendment

  • History of homemade and DIY weapons

  • How 3D printing can accelerate total gun control and why that’s a good thing

  • Three categories of 3D printed guns

  • Making 3D printed gun plans for Europeans and Californians

  • Past and present of 3D printed AR-15s and Glocks

  • Why 3D printed gun magazines are important

  • Future goals of 3D printed guns

  • Getting started and supporting 3D gun printing

RESOURCES

Listen To Episode 5

Episode 6, “Homemade Armor Piercing Ammo” with Austin Jones

We will obsolete regimes of control with technology.

Today’s guest is the Nicola Tesla of ammunition. Austin Jones is the Cofounder and Chief Engineer at the non-profit research organization Atlas Arms. Their first concept in development is the Dagny Dagger project – a new type of legally-unrestricted handgun ammunition which in 9mm Luger is able to penetrate all soft armor and some rifle-rated hard armor. This will allow citizens the first legal access to armor-penetrating ammunition since 1986.

The projectiles are intended to be more readily home-manufactured than traditional AP ammo, and all research and data including Ghost Gunner code will be released open-source. The work will begin on 9mm Luger with future plans for Dagny Dagger loadings in 10mm/.40SW, 5.56, .308, and possibly 5.7. The Dagger will also debut APHP (Armor-Penetrating Hollow Point) bullets, a novel projectile design which boasts superior armor penetration while expanding and fragmenting on soft, unarmored targets for multirole performance.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Austin’s reasons for developing armor piercing ammunition

  • What if people use his ammo to kill cops wearing body armor?

  • Why ammunition is protected by the 2nd Amendment

  • When and why armor piercing ammo became illegal

  • Obsoleting regimes of control out of existence through engineering and technology 

  • The space age technology of the Dagny Dagger bullet

  • Open sourcing bullet design

  • Plans for the Ghost Gunner

RESOURCES

Listen To Episode 6


Chanel’s Rook Korean Sticker Pack

Our Chief Propaganda Officer Chanel Li introduced a new Guns N’ Bitcoin sticker pack - The Roof Koreans.

Never forget the bravery, weapons, and community unity these business owners used to defend themselves and their businesses during the LA riots, when the police cowardly left the city to burn.

We also offer two new combinations of our stickers: The OG and Come and Killdozer.

Our stickers are durable, weatherproof, and even dishwasher safe. Each sticker is printed on a thick scratch resistant vinyl with a protective laminate. It’s designed to withstand exposure to wind, rain, snow and sunlight. Die cut vinyl clear sticker with a premium matte finish.

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Upgraded Bitcoin Payment Option - Lightning Network

We’ve added the option in our store to pay with bitcoin using the Lightning Network. The benefits include:

  1. Faster transaction

  2. Lower fees

  3. Greater privacy

  4. Avoids creating “change” that a normal on-chain transaction creates

At Guns N’ Bitcoin, we care about you.

Learn more about how the Bitcoin Lightning Network functions, getting started, and its benefits.

If you run Lightning, open a channel with us: 031ff2a08e6ada312980fc0cc4bbe380bc4c28bdd0fd76f4ca2753c47c91c61bed@172.81.179.222


Ragnar’s Guest Appearances On Other Podcasts

In the last two weeks, three podcasts interviewed our Chief Range Officer Ragnar Lifthrasir. These appearances have introduced a broader swath of people to the propaganda and munitions of Guns N’ Bitcoin.

What Bitcoin Did - Episode 148

Summary:

America has the highest number of civilian-owned guns in the world, with around 40% of people owning or living in a house with firearms. The right to own a gun is firmly embedded within the US constitution and to many Americans, removing their ability to do so would be an attack on their civil liberty.

Since 1982 there have been over 110 mass shootingsin the U.S alone. With every mass shooting, the media spotlight is drawn towards U.S gun laws and polls show that the majority of Americans are now dissatisfied with them.

However, as mass shootings only account for a small proportion of all gun deaths, is it unfair to remove the right to bear arms from U.S citizens? Should the small number of incidents change the law for the vast majority of responsible gun owners?

It is easy to draw comparisons between guns and Bitcoin as both align with libertarian principles. Where guns give you the owner the ability to protect themselves from individuals and tyrannical government, Bitcoin allows holders to protect yourself from corrupt financial systems and poor state monetary policies.

For this polarising topic, I am joined by Bitcoiner and gun advocate Ragnar Lifthrasir from Guns N’ Bitcoin. We discuss the culture of guns in America, if there should be a limit to the type of weapon you can buy, Bitcoin and privacy.

Listen to What Bitcoin Did Episode 148

Bottomshelf Bitcoin - Episode 51

Summary:

Ragnar Lifthrasir joins me to talk about his project Guns N’ Bitcoin, helping bitcoiners and gun owners understand both. We talk about their pistol and hardware wallet case, the similar natures of gun and bitcoin communities and the new GnB podcast.

Bitcoin Takeover - Episode 51

The Bitcoin Takeover - Season 3 Episode 9

Summary:

Ragnar Lifthrasir has been involved in the Bitcoin space since 2011 and is best known for as an advocate for gun ownership. As a way of defying expectations and generating a fresh discussions, we mutually agreed to have an hour-long conversation which completely avoids the topic of guns – instead, we talked about the reasons why Ragnar got into Bitcoin, the development of the network overtime, and some issues related to the community that Satoshi’s invention can fix.

Most interestingly, we approached the topic of mental health and how there are instances when the hardcore libertarian mindset might be detrimental for an individual’s happiness. Our conclusion is that no matter how much BTC you own or aspire to own, it’s important to have friends and family members with whom you can share experiences and exchange opinions. Sound money is great, saving is an excellent idea, but spending some quality time with people who care about you is also an essential part of living a good life.

Listen to The Bitcoin Takeover S3 E8

Bitcoin Rapid-Fire Podcast - Episode September 23rd

A sample:

For me, the first human right is the right to defend your life and the right to defend your family and property. So to me, gun ownership and usage is a human right. I think it’s more important than the right to free speech. I think the second amendment should have been the very first amendment because if you’re dead, you can’t exercise free speech.

Bitcoin Rapid-Fire Podcast - EP Sep 23rd


Hilarious Video

When aspiring Democrat Presidential nominee Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke said “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47” someone created this video in response. Enjoy and thanks for subscribing to the Guns N’ Bitcoin Newsletter!