2022 Gun Rights Policy Conference Speakers

September 27, 2022

Massad Ayoob has been handgun editor of GUNS magazine and law enforcement columnist for AMERICAN HANDGUNNER since the 1970s, and has published thousands of articles in gun magazines, martial arts publications, and law enforcement journals. He is the author of some twenty books on firearms, self-defense, and related topics, including “In the Gravest Extreme” and “Deadly Force,” widely considered to be authoritative texts on the topic of the use of lethal force.

The winner of the Outstanding American Handgunner of the Year Award in 1998, Mas has won several state and regional handgun shooting championships. Ayoob was the first person to earn the title of Five Gun Master in the International Defensive Pistol Association. He served 19 years as chair of the Firearms Committee of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, and several years as a member of the Advisory Board of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. In addition to teaching for those groups, he has also taught for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and the International Homicide Investigators seminars.

Mas has received judicial recognition as an expert witness for the courts in weapons and shooting cases since 1979, and served as a fully sworn and empowered, part time police officer for 43 years, mostly at supervisor rank. Ayoob founded the Lethal Force Institute in 1981 and served as its director until 2009, and now trains through Massad Ayoob Group. He has appeared on CLE-TV delivering continuing legal education for attorneys, through the American Law Institute and American Bar Association, and has been retained to train attorneys to handle deadly force cases through the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network. Ayoob served for two years as co-vice chair of the Forensic Evidence Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also appeared in each episode of Personal Defense TV (Sportsman’s Channel)
Massad Ayoob

Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes is the principal and owner of Mark Barnes & Associates, a boutique law firm based out of Washington, D.C. dedicated to firearms, weapons, and explosives law. Mr. Barnes’ firm advises clients on all matters related to both domestic and international firearms and explosives laws, including regulatory compliance with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, trade law, global commerce issues, United Nations policy, and import and export control matters.

As a lawyer with over 40 years’ experience in the government and private sector, Mr. Barnes’ portfolio includes positions in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and with U.S. Senator Ted Stevens as his Chief Counsel.

Mr. Barnes received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1981 and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University in 1978, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to practice before several state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Rob Campbell

Rob is the co-host to the nationally syndicated radio show EyeOnTheTargetRadio.com with his sister Amanda.   As a gun shop owner, firearms historian, gunsmith and avid shooter – Rob brings the technical to the show.   This brother sister team talks anything from2A politics to rifling and many things in between.  Rob started talking guns on the airwaves in 2010 and has taken his expertise from the Cleveland market to now radio and TV on the national scene.  

Rob has the ability to trouble shoot, value and discuss specific firearms while in a conversational setting – without the actual gun anywhere near him.   He is incredibly mechanical, with a dry wit and a penchant for tin foil hats.

Charlie Cook is a lifelong musician and instrumental music teacher for over 25 years. As an avid shooter and teacher, becoming a firearms instructor was the next logical step. Charlie is certified by the NRA, MA State Police and the Utah BCI. Combining his love for music with his love for guns lead him to create his popular “GunGram” videos series where he plays the trumpet and shoots his gun at the same time and in rhythm to the music. GunGrams have been watched around the world at least 20 million times. His YouTube channel, “Riding Shotgun With Charlie”, features him conducting interviews behind the wheel while riding in various locations around the country with his “shotgun riding” guests, which have included Massad Ayoob, Hickok45, Chris Cheng, Ashley Hlebinsky, among others.

Robert J. Cottrol is the Harold Paul Green Research Professor at the George Washington. University Law School and Professor of History and Sociology at the Colombian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University.  He received his B.A. and Ph.D. In American Studies from Yale and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.  A specialist in American Legal History, he has published six books including one forthcoming with the University Press of Kansas on the Supreme Court’s re-vitalization of the Second Amendment in the twenty-first century.  He has also published 57 major academic articles and book chapters.  He also published an article on the Second Amendment for the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History and article on the Second Amendment for the Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States.  His co-authored article “The Second Amendment: Toward an Afro-Americanist Reconsideration has been widely cited by the courts including twice in US Supreme Court cases.

Adda May “Amy” Dillon

Amy Dillon is a former Marine Corps Drill Instructor and Combat Marksmanship Instructor. Amy served 12 years active-duty and is now committed to pursuing her goals in the Firearms, Tactical, and Outdoors Industry. In addition to her military certifications, Amy is certified as a Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, State of Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification, and Georgia Carry Organization. She is a firearms instructor for the National Rifle Association, United States Concealed Carry Association, as well as a Personal Safety Academy Instructor for the SABRE Civilian Safety Awareness Program. 

Amy had also previously been employed as the Director of Range Operations and Training for Palmetto State Armory, a firearms manufacturer, retail, and range company based out of South Carolina overseeing 5 locations statewide.  

Amy is the creator and co-producer of Women in Combat TV, a show dedicated for women veterans, as featured on the Pursuit Channel by TAG Entertainment/Trigger Time TV. 

Amy currently works with several brands in the tactical/firearms industry, including Aero Precision, 5.11 Tactical, Guns.com, FMG Publications, and Gatorz Eyewear. As a freelance writer and marketing consultant, Amy contributes articles and creates digital content related to gun laws and gun topics to various online blogs and media publications. You can also hear her as a regular co-host and guest on various podcasts and radio shows. 

On her travels, you can find Amy teaching on the range, training for various shooting competitions she competes in nationwide; working as a consultant and security contractor; and at various trade shows and events, where she often speaks as part of her advocacy work for several non-profit organizations.

Amy was recently featured on the 5.11 Tactical Call To Service Podcast. Listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/call-to-service/id1529658434?i=1000562469883

Article about Amy in GUNS Magazine: https://gunsmagazine.com/odd-angry-shot/making-a-difference/

You can keep up with Amy on:

Instagram: @adda.may (https://www.instagram.com/adda.may/)

Facebook: Adda May Dillon (https://www.facebook.com/adda.may)

Wallace Dunn
Wallace Dunn grew up in El Paso, Texas. While he wasn’t born in Texas, he did get here as quick as he could, at the tender age of 11 months.
Wallace joined the United States Army in 1975. While in the Army he attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, gaining certification as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst. He served briefly with the Portland Police Bureau Intelligence Division. He then transferred to the Regional Organized Crime Narcotics Task Force where he was the supervisory Captain for the Intelligence Section. While in this assignment he worked closely with the United States District Attorney’s office on prosecution of many Federal drug cases. Mr. Dunn was an active member of the Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association, and the Western States Intelligence Network.
Mr. Dunn then served as the Operations Officer for the Oregon National Guard’s Counter-Drug Support Program. In this capacity he supported law enforcement activities throughout the State of Oregon. Wallace retired from the Army in 1997 with the rank of Captain.
He soon began a second career working in the oil fields around Odessa Texas and is a salesman for oil field companies that serve the Permian Basin area. He is a Board Member for Medical Center Health System, and the Permian Basin International Oil Show, both in Odessa, TX.
Wallace is an Instructor for Texas License to Carry, Texas School Safety Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, and a Pistol Instructor certified by the United States Concealed Carry Association.
Wallace is an active member of the Texas State Rifle Association, the Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owner’s of America, Texas Gun Rights, and he is a Life Endowment member of the National Rifle Association.

Chad Flores is an appellate specialist and partner at Beck Redden LLP, a litigation boutique headquartered in Houston. He has been board certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2012 and was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the field of appellate litigation.  As lead appellate counsel, Chad has argued dozens of cases in federal and state appellate courts across the nation. He also provides strategic counseling in anticipation of appeal, such as in the jury charge and dispositive-motions context.   Chad also litigates complex matters of constitutional and administrative law from inception. In this capacity, he recently briefed and argued cases seeking to vindicate rights under the United States Constitution’s Commerce Clause, First Amendment, Second Amendment, and Fifth Amendment.  He also teaches appellate advocacy as a faculty member of the University of Houston Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute.

John Fund is National Affairs Columnist for National Review magazine, a contributor to Fox News.com and an on-air analyst for Newsmax.  He is an often-quoted expert on the interconnections between politics and economics.

He previously served as a columnist and editorial board member for The Wall Street Journal for 27 years.  

He is the author or co-author of several books, including Our Broken Elections: How The Left Changed The Way You Vote (2021), Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder (2014), Who’s Counting (2012); and Cleaning House: America’s Campaign For Term Limits (1994). Born in Tucson, Arizona, he worked as a research analyst for the California Legislature in Sacramento before beginning his journalism career  as a reporter for the syndicated columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak.  He has reported on foreign affairs from over 40 countries.

Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, called him “the Tom Paine of the modern Congressional reform movement.” He has won awards from the Institute for Justice, The Competitive Enterprise Institute and The Fund for American Studies. 

John Fund



Nikki Goeser is the Executive Director of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of “Stalked And Defenseless: How Gun Control Helped My Stalker Murder My Husband in Front of Me.” Nikki was previously the Executive Director of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus in D.C.

Joseph Greenlee is the Director of Constitutional Studies and a senior attorney at the FPC Action Foundation, as well as a Policy Advisor for Legal Affairs at the Heartland Institute.

Greenlee has worked on over 60 Second Amendment cases (representing a party or amicus curiae), and has filed over 25 briefs with the United States Supreme Court.

Greenlee has authored twelve scholarly articles on firearms law. His work has been cited by the United States Supreme Court—including in NYSRPA v. Bruen (2022)—the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ohio Supreme Court, Wisconsin Supreme Court, and United States District Courts for the Northern District of Florida and Northern District of Illinois.

He has also authored dozens of short articles on the right to keep and bear arms. His work has appeared in The Hill, Washington Times, and Washington Post, among others.

Stephen Gutowski

Stephen Gutowski is the Founder and Editor of The Reload. He has spent his career taking a sober, serious approach to reporting on firearms policy and politics. He has been writing about guns and politics since he founded his first publication back in 2009. Before starting The Reload in 2021, he spent almost 7 years as a staff writer at The Washington Free Beacon. His work has also been published by The Atlantic, The Dispatch, National Review, Ammoland, and The Washington Examiner Magazine. His reporting has been featured in publications that span the ideological spectrum including CNBC, Fox News, The New York Times, Bearing Arms, The Washington Post, NPR, The Drudge Report, ABC News, and many more.

Stephen Halbrook is an attorney with extensive knowledge of the historical underpinnings of the Second Amendment and practical knowledge of litigating in this rapidly evolving area of law. His writings include topics as diverse as Gun Control in the Third Reich and The Founders’ Second Amendment, and he was heavily involved in Heller and McDonald.” – U.S. District Judge Michael J. Reagan, in Shepard v. Madigan, 2014 WL 4825592, *7 (S.D. Ill. 2014) (awarding attorney’s fees).  See further http://stephenhalbrook.com/.

Stephen has been engaged in civil litigation and criminal defense since 1978.  Member of Virginia State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals – all circuits, other federal courts.  Testified in U.S. Senate and House Committees on numerous firearm bills and on the nominations of executive branch and Supreme Court nominees.   Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (1978); Florida State University, Ph.D. Philosophy (1972).  Assistant Professor of Philosophy 1972-81, George Mason University, Howard University, Tuskegee University.  Senior Fellow, The Independent Institute.         

Argued and won Castillo v. U.S., 530 U.S. 120 (2000); Printz v. U.S., 521 U.S. 898 (1997); U.S. v. Thompson/Center Arms Co., 504 U.S. 505 (1992). Co-counsel in Small v. U.S., 544 U.S. 385 (2005), and for NRA in McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010).  Counsel for amici curiae 55 Senators, the Senate President, and 250 Representatives in D.C. v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008).

Books authored:

America’s Rifle: The AR-15 and the Second Amendment (Post Hill Press 2022).

The Right to Bear Arms: A Constitutional Right of the People or Privilege of the Ruling Class?  (Post Hill Press 2021).

Firearms Law Deskbook: Federal and State Criminal Practice (Thomson/West 2022).

Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France: Tyranny and Resistance (2018).

Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State” (2013). 

The Founders’ Second Amendment  (2008, new ed. 2019).  Cited in McDonald v. Chicago.        

Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms (1998).  New edition: Securing Civil Rights (2010).  Cited in McDonald v. Chicago and DC v. Heller.        

That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right (1984, new edition 2013).  Cited in Printz v. U.S.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer and curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst/weekly guest for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He has a BA in History and a MA in U.S. History (focus on U.S. Civil War) from West Texas A&M University. He has a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University, where he focused particularly on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy Since Inception, U.S. Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. He also has an oral history collection of World War II POW interviews, the ‘AWR Hawkins Collection,’ at the Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas. You can follow AWR Hawkins on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com or sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

Ashley Hlebinsky is one of the foremost authorities on firearms history and material culture in the United States. She earned her master’s degree in American History from the University of Delaware, where she studied the macro-history of firearms and their impacts on society, technology, and industry. Over the past 15 years, Hlebinsky has researched and worked in several nationally recognized firearms collections, including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Firearms Collection and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Cody Firearms Museum (CFM).

For a decade, she was responsible for running the CFM and served as Project Director on its multimillion-dollar renovation. Through her leadership, the museum reopened in 2019 and has been praised for its role in the education of firearms and safety, as well as a space to encourage dialogue on all aspects of firearms history and their impacts today. Hlebinsky has dedicated her career to the study and encouragement of all scholarship on firearms and weapons history, including creating the first dedicated annual symposium series in the United States on the history of firearms. Recently, she has furthered that mission by co-founding the University of Wyoming College of Law’s Firearms Research Center with Second Amendment scholar George Mocsary.

Additionally, Hlebinsky is the President of the Gun Code LLC, her consulting business, through which she advises and rebuilds museums with prominent gun collections. She also has served and currently serves as expert witness on prominent 2A cases, such as Miller v Bonta, concerning the California Assault Weapons Ban and has testified in front of Congress on long history privately made firearms in the United States.

Hlebinsky is a popular television personality, writer, producer, and international guest speaker. She serves on the Board of Directors for Walk the Talk America and is an advocate for reducing the stigmas of firearms ownership and mental health.

Gene Hoffman, Jr. is the co-founder, and Chairman of CGF, a founding advisor to the Firearms Policy Coalition, and a board member of the Second Amendment Foundation. He is also COO and President of Chia Network. Chia is the newest layer 1 blockchain developed by Bram Cohen who previously invented Bittorrent. Chia is the most decentralized blockchain by node count ever and the first blockchain to be embraced for real world use cases. Mr. Hoffman previously sold Vindicia, a consumer subscription billing platform, to Amdocs where he was the co-founder, and Chairman/CEO. Prior to Vindicia, he was co-founder and CEO of EMusic which he sold to Vivendi-Universal where he  helped launch the iPod and the iTunes music store. Mr. Hoffman was featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine as a member of the 1999 E-Gang and is the youngest CEO of a NASDAQ public company in history. Before EMusic, Mr. Hoffman was Director of Business Development and interim head of Engineering for PGP, Inc. where he helped end federal export controls on cryptography. He joined PGP after selling PrivNet –  a company he co-founded – where he co-invented internet ad blocking. He was a staff member of the UNC men’s collegiate basketball program under Dean Smith. Mr. Hoffman is a Life Member of the NRA. He was named Gun Rights Defender of the Year 2010 by the CCRKBA. When he’s not on the water keeping his Captain’s license current, he spends time poking holes in paper when not poking holes in gun control.

Jim Irvine is a commercial airline pilot, currently flying the B-737. He is married to Lisa and they live in the Cleveland area with their four children. Jim has volunteered his time for various organizations for over 20 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Second Amendment Foundation and Buckeye Firearms Foundation. As a co-director with the FASTER Saves Lives program, Jim helps schools, churches and businesses prepare for active killer events. The program enables staff to train with experts on mindset, shooting and medical care. Having reached thousands of people with proven methods that have saved lives, it is recognized as the best such program in the country.

Jim is also Chairman of the A1S4 Protection PAC. (Political Action Committee) Jim’s work includes working with candidates to help them better understand the various firearms related interests and disciplines. He has worked extensively to elect good legislators and then work with them to enact better laws related to firearms, self-defense and school safety. By combining education and advocacy, Jim is able to work with a wide range of people and bring consensus to challenging issues.

Donald Kilmer is admitted to practice law in Idaho (where he now lives), Washington, and California. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all U.S. District Courts located in California. He is co-author of the law school casebook: Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights, and Policy, 3rd Ed. He is a professor of Constitutional Law at Lincoln Law School of San Jose.  He has been litigating constitutional law (primarily 2nd Amendment) cases for more than 25 years. He is proud to have been affiliated with the Second Amendment Foundation for more than 20 of those years. 

David B. Kopel is Research Director of the Independence Institute, a state-level think tank in Denver. He is also an Adjunct Scholar with the Cato Institute, in Washington, and an Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

He is the author of 20 books, including the law school textbooks Colorado Constitutional Law and History and Firearms Law and the Second Amendment.

His scholarship and legal briefs have been cited by U.S. Supreme Court Justices Alito, Breyer, Kagan, Stevens, and Thomas. He has also been cited in 21 cases by the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and in 25 state court appellate decisions.

Kopel is the author of over 100 scholarly articles. His articles have been published in journals from Harvard, Yale, Penn, Brown, Michigan, NYU, Texas, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Virginia, and Georgetown, among others.

Since 2003, he has been a columnist for the Volokh Conspiracy, a law professor weblog, currently hosted by Reason magazine. From 2001 to 2009, he wrote a media analysis column for the Rocky Mountain News.

Websites: davekopel.org, davekopel.tw (Chinese)

Alan Korwin is an American writer, author and civil- and political-rights activist whose work serves the business, legal, news and firearms industries. In 1988, Korwin founded Bloomfield Press, which has grown into the largest publisher and distributor of gun-law books in the nation.[1][2] It is built around books he has written on the subject, including The Arizona Gun Owner’s Guide, Your First Gun, After You Shoot, and the unabridged federal guides Gun Laws of America and Supreme Court Gun Cases.

Invited twice to the U.S. Supreme Court to observe oral argument in Second Amendment gun-rights cases, he witnessed D.C. v. Heller, which led to his 11th book, The Heller Case: Gun Rights Affirmed and McDonald v. Chicago, in which he was an amicus. Over nearly three decades, he has written 10 of his 14 books on gun law or gun policy.

Winner of the 2013 Defender of Liberty Award, conferred by the 600,000-member Second Amendment Foundation, Korwin is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he owns and along with his wife Cheryl operates GunLaws.com and Bloomfield Press. 

Adam Kraut was born and raised in Chester County, PA. Active in scouting since kindergarten, Adam achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2004. After graduating high school, Adam attended SUNY Binghamton where he graduated in 2009 with a major in Political Science concentrating in politics and law. After taking a year away from academics, Adam attended Widener Law School at night while maintaining a day job and graduated in the spring of 2014.

In the fall of 2014, Adam began his legal career at Prince Law Offices, P.C., while still managing a federal firearms licensee (“FFL”). During his tenure at the law firm, Adam represented individuals and firearm industry members, advising them on issues ranging from prohibited persons to ATF compliance. His experience as the general manager of an FFL allowed him to have unique insight when dealing with industry members, derived from practical experience. Litigation experience included federal district court and appellate practice representing industry members in FFL revocations, as-applied challenges for prohibited persons, and various state matters pertaining to firearms.

Seeing an opportunity to educate the public, with the help of a close friend, Adam co-created, wrote, and presented The Legal Brief on The Gun Collective’s YouTube channel, a series of videos that dispelled the myths and misinformation in the legal world as it related to firearms laws. To begin, the series covered the existing laws and sought to explain them in layman’s terms while adding an element of humor to create engagement. As the series advanced, the topics of discussion broadened to cover proposed legislation and court decisions, all with the goal of informing the public in terms they could understand. 

In the summer of 2019, Adam entered the non-profit world as the Director of Legal Strategy for a liberty based, firearms centric non-profit and left in late summer of 2022 with the title of Vice-President of Programs. During his time at the organization, Adam managed the legal program, engaged in strategic planning, contributed to active and future litigation, helped establish the next iteration of the policy program, participated in organizational leadership and direction, and partnered with the development team to raise funds for organizational growth.

Paul Lathrop
Paul Lathrop is the owner and executive producer of the Polite Society Podcast, a weekly show on the Self Defense Radio Network. He built his show around regaining our 2nd Amendment rights, and encourages his listeners to get involved politically to bring about the restoration of our freedoms. Paul is also the co-owner of the Self Defense Radio Network, a network comprising both podcasts and terrestrial radio shows whose combined reach touches a large portion of the gun owning community. When not working on his podcast or the network, Paul makes his living as a truck driver and does much of the work for both on the road.

Title: President, Connecticut Citizen Defense League

Membership as of 9/2022: 43,000

Susan Lathrop is one of the quintessential behind the scenes personalities in the gun industry. Although she normally shuns the spotlight, she helps steer many familiar 2nd Amendment media and gun rights organizations that you have heard of.

She’s the producer and editor of the Polite Society Podcast and helps guide the Self Defense Radio Network. She is a co-founder and current board member and organizational wizard with the AMM-Con 2nd Amendment Media Workshop that is held each year in conjunction with the Gun Rights Policy Conference.

In addition, she is a proud Army veteran who qualified expert with the M16, is a mother of 4 along with several “adopted” children, Grandmother of 7 and still manages to keep her husband Paul in line.

She is a USCCA certified Instructor and SD State Director for The DC Project.

On top of all that, she works with the local Renaissance festival and has authored a cookbook.

Derek LeBlanc is the founder and President of the Kids S.A.F.E. Foundation, a 501C3 Nonprofit based in Oregon. Since the founding back in 2016, the Kids S.A.F.E. Foundation has reached over 26,000 kids in 5 states and have taught them lifesaving skills on what to do if they come across an unsecured firearm. It is their goal to reduce childhood mortality to ZERO in regards to firearms accidents inside of the home through proper education. Back in 2019, Derek LeBlanc wrote meaningful legislation in his home state that would have authorized the KSF program in all public schools in Oregon for all first graders. It would have had a huge impact from day one on the safety of our children. It is our hope to try again in the 2023 legislative session. The foundation is currently working on a national expansion that will help us grow, protect more children, and preserve our 2A rights.

Another part of our program that is unique is our range program. In coordination with the accident prevention part, we also have a live fire component to what we do. We start children at a young age and teach them safety, responsibility, plus respect for the firearm. It is this important part of our training that helps ensure that they understand the importance of safety at all times. It also teaches the parents the best way for them to continue to shoot with their families. It creates a solid foundation for their continued success. You can find out more about the important work that we do to protect children, donate, or get involved on our website https://kidssafefoundation.org/. You can also find us across all social media platforms. ZERO firearm accidents is the only acceptable goal!!

Dr. John R. Lott, Jr. is an economist and a world-recognized expert on guns and crime.  During the Trump administration, he served as the Senior Advisor for Research and Statistics in the Office of Justice Programs and then the Office of Legal Policy in the U.S. Department of Justice. Lott has held research or teaching positions at various academic institutions including the University of Chicago, Yale University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, UCLA, and Rice University, and was the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988-1989. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA.

Nobel laureate Milton Friedman noted: “John Lott has few equals as a perceptive analyst of controversial public policy issues.”

Lott is a prolific author for both academic and popular publications. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and written ten books, including “More Guns, Less Crime,” “The Bias Against Guns,” and “Freedomnomics.” His most recent books are “Dumbing Down the Courts: How politics keeps the smartest judges off the bench” and “Gun Control Myths.”

Rob Morse grew up shooting a Crossman pellet rifle in northern California. He learned to shoot small-bore pistol from an Olympic pistol coach in Connecticut. He moved to the 1911 handgun when his family was threatened in California. That is when he discovered the State of California denied his right to bear arms and he started writing the SlowFacts Blog. Two thousand articles and a decade later, he is also published at Ammoland Shooting Sports News, at Clash Daily and at The Daily Surge. He spoke at Second Amendment rallies in California and in Florida.

Rob Morse hosts and produces the Self-Defense Gun Stories podcast. He is a regularly scheduled co-host on the Polite Society podcast, at Bill Frady’s Lock-N-Load Radio show, and on the Daily Bullet newscast. He appeared as a guest on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk, Mark Walters’ Armed American Radio, Cheryl Todd’s Gun Freedom Radio, Dan Wos’s Loaded Mic, at Eye on the Target Radio, Arms Room Radio, and on San Diego Gun Owner’s Radio. He also spoke at the Alternative Mass Media conference sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation. In 2018 he received the Blogger of the year award from the Second Amendment Foundation.

Today, he has written over 20 articles about programs to train and arm volunteer school staff. He has attended and participated in three training programs for armed school staff members. He routinely writes articles about the lives lost due to restrictive state firearms laws that disarm the victims of violent crime.

Rob Morse was an NRA firearms instructor and IDPA competitor. He now lives and carries in southwest Louisiana.

John Ohlendorf is a Partner at the D.C. litigation boutique Cooper & Kirk. Mr. Ohlendorf has written dozens of briefs in the United States Supreme Court and has argued numerous cases, including appeals in both state and federal court. His litigation experience is wide-ranging, but it includes a particular focus on constitutional law and suits against the government. He has litigated multiple claims involving the separation of powers, the Appointments Clause, freedom of speech, the Second Amendment, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and the Takings Clause. He has been heavily involved in over thirty matters defending the right to keep and bear arms, and he was Counsel of Record on an amicus brief in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, a recent Supreme Court case involving the Second Amendment right to carry a firearm, that was singled out by Justice Kavanaugh during the oral argument as very helpful to his consideration of the case.

Before joining Cooper & Kirk, Mr. Ohlendorf clerked for Judge Raymond Gruender of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, taught at Northwestern University School of Law as an Olin-Searle-Smith Fellow, and then at Georgetown University Law Center as a Visiting Lecturer and Fellow at the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. His articles have been published in the Notre Dame Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, National Affairs (with Joel Alicea), the Georgia Law Review, and the Maine Law Review. He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 2010, where he was an Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and graduated with a B.A. from Bethany Lutheran College, summa cum laude, in 2007.

Erin Palette is a Second Amendment activist (which frequently puts her at odds with the extreme left) and a transgender woman (which frequently puts her at odds with the extreme right). Despite this, she still believes that both sides have more in common than in difference and tries to facilitate communication and understanding between the two. Erin believes that gun rights and queer rights are both human rights, and that lawfully carried firearms are the best way to protect queer people from violence.

Erin founded Operation Blazing Sword in the wake of the 2016 Pulse Massacre as a way to reach people who desire firearms for self-defense, but don’t feel safe learning to use them via traditional methods, by matching them with friendly and non-judgemental gun owners who will instruct them in the basics of firearm safety, operation, and ownership for free. Operation Blazing Sword is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which has nearly 1,500 instructors in all 50 states as well as the US Virgin Islands, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Hungary, and Spain. You can learn more at www.blazingsword.org.

Erin is also the National Coordinator for the Pink Pistols, which merged with Operation Blazing Sword in 2018, making it the largest pro-gun queer group in the country. Founded in 2000, the Pink Pistols is dedicated to the legal, safe, and responsible use of firearms for self-defense of the sexual-minority community, and their motto is  “Armed queers don’t get bashed.” There are currently 48 active Pink Pistol chapters within the USA and Canada, and many more members across the world. You can learn more at www.pinkpistols.org.

Richard “Rick” Patterson is President and CEO of Liberty’s Keystone, an international consulting group dedicated to excellence and efficiency throughout the firearms and ammunition supply chain. He is also Senior Vice-president, Corporate Development for the Second Amendment Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms.

Patterson served as Executive Director of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc. (SAAMI) for 17 years, leading the creation of safety and reliability standards for firearms, ammunition, and components. 

Prior to SAAMI, Patterson created the National Association of Shooting Ranges (NASR).  Under Patterson’s leadership, NASR created guidance in every aspect of developing and operating a safe and successful shooting range. 

Patterson’s leadership in developing strategic partnerships with industry, community, and government regulatory agencies throughout the world promotes safety, responsibility, and balanced ecosystems. In 2003, Patterson was awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Quality Award for his leadership developing and promoting lead management at outdoor shooting ranges.  He is also the recipient of The Second Amendment Foundation’s Global Leadership Award.

Patterson graduated from Montana State University, cum laude. In his spare time, Patterson is an avid fly-fisher, golfer, hunter, and wilderness backpacker.   Patterson is a founding member of the Board of Trustees and member of the Executive Committee of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, which uses fly-fishing and fly-tying to help with the physical and emotional healing of wounded soldiers. He has chaired his town’s conservation commission, and volunteers to protect habitat and ensure fish and wildlife needs are accounted for in land- and water-use decisions.

Gail Pepin

Worked as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, in various disciplines from labor and delivery to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to a Wilderness treatment program for adolescent boys.

Started shooting in the mid 1990s.

IDPA member but no longer participating. Formerly Florida State Champion Woman and Florida-Georgia Regional Champion Woman in IDPA, and twice High Woman at annual Rangemaster Tactical Conference match. 

Regular competitor in Glock Sport Shooting Foundation matches.

Certified Glock Advanced Armorer.

Rangemaster certified, NRA certified instructor.

Trained with many instructors including (in addition to my husband Mas) Marty Hayes, Tom Givens, Gabe White, Bill Rogers, Dave Spaulding, Karl Rehn, William Aprill, and many of the stellar guest instructors at Tac-Con every year.

Producer/Editor of the ProArms Podcast which started in 2008 and was one of the first few 2A podcasts at that time.

Photographer for Mas’ articles.

John Petrolino is a United States Merchant Marine Officer, writer, firearms instructor, and author of Decoding Firearms: An Easy to Read Guide on Basic Gun Safety & Use.  Petrolino matriculated at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he received a BS in Marine Engineering.  John’s call to write developed towards the end of high school and he has continued to develop both his style and the scope of content he covers.

John’s exposure to the shooting world occurred when he was a youth, learning the fundamentals with a pellet gun in his backyard.  Hunting and shooting became activities that John and his father began to do regularly starting around the age of eight.  Petrolino’s involvement in shooting sports grew further through the Boy Scouts and he spent some time as a shotgun shooting, rifle shooting, and archery instructor at a Scout camp in Rockville, RI when he was 16.  While attending Massachusetts Maritime Academy, John spent a season on the Varsity Rifle Team.

With literary interests deeply rooted in the Beat Generation, through the 2000’s, Petrolino buried himself in literature and writing exploring the concepts behind that turbulent time in American history.  Through the 2010’s, Petrolino’s work primarily focused on the actual rights surrounding the literature he loves and freedom represented in those works.  Taking a closer look at what American rights are and the true and earnest preservation of them became part of his creative process.

Petrolino’s work on the 2nd Amendment primarily appears at Bearing Arms and AmmoLand News, but he’s had work published in NRA Women, The Truth About Guns, The Save New Jersey Blog, The Second Press, Armed Lifestyle Magazine, The Shore News Network, and the JM4 Tactical Blog.

Petrolino has been a National Rifle Association certified firearms instructor in Basic Pistol, Basic Shotgun, Basic Rifle, Personal Protection Inside the Home, and Refuse to be a Victim for several years, and in 2020 he completed the United States Concealed Carry Association instructor course.

Also in 2020, Petrolino released Decoding Firearms: An Easy to Read Guide on Basic Gun Safety & Use.  The book focuses on what a new gun owner may need to know to get started, or to perhaps serve to inform someone that might have a curiosity in the world of guns.  It’s a good resource for both veteran and new shooters alike.

In 2022 Petrolino was awarded the “Media Figure of the Year” award by San Diego County Gun Owners PAC. He believes that learning is a life-long journey and an important part of leading an enriched life. With that attitude, Petrolino approaches his work as a writer and an advocate with an open mind. Petrolino is native to New Jersey where he’s living under and working to change the Garden State’s draconian and unconstitutional gun laws.

You can find him on the web at www.thepenpatriot.com, on Twitter at @johnpetrolino, on Facebook @thepenpatriot, on YouTube, and on Instagram @jpetrolinoiii

Rob Pincus brings over twenty years of experience in the Gun Industry and a lifetime as a shooter. Rob is one of the industry’s most vocal leaders. He is both an advocate and an educator. His work with United States Concealed Carry Association, National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation, Personal Defense Network, I.C.E. Training Company and countless other Pro-Gun-Rights Organizations has influenced millions of American Gun Owners. He has frequently spoken on behalf of responsible gun owners in national and international media. His views are sometimes controversial and often confrontational as he has combated ignorance and negligence around firearms and firearms rights. He understands the need for an assertive, inclusive and rational gun rights organization.

Erich Pratt, Senior Vice President, GOA

Erich Pratt is the Senior Vice President for Gun Owners of America. GOA is a national grassroots organization representing more than two million gun owners dedicated to promoting their Second Amendment freedom to keep and bear arms.

Pratt has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programs such as NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, Newsmax and Fox Cable News.  His columns have appeared in newspapers across the country, including USA Today.

In 2016, Pratt was awarded the “Gun Hero of the Day” by The Truth About Guns for “ably holding his own against [a CNN] interviewer’s bully boy onslaught.”

Pratt most recently authored a book entitled, Firing Back: How to Counter Anti-gun Propaganda and Become a Better 2A Activist.

Pratt has been involved with youth for over two decades, teaching civil government to high school students, serving as a Merit Badge Counselor in the Boy Scouts and coaching Little League baseball teams.

Mr. Pratt and his wife, Stacy, have eleven children.

John Richardson, Blogger at  No Lawyers – Only Guns and Money and Co-Host of The Polite Society Podcast.  A Life Member of SAF and the NRA and a NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Handgun, John is a collector of military firearms with a Curios & Relics FFL. He was named the Ray Carter Blogger of the Year by SAF for 2017.  John is active in his state gun rights organization, Grass Roots North Carolina.  A resident of the western North Carolina, he recently retired after a 25 year career of helping others to plan for their own retirement. He is married to Barb, a retired RN, and has two daughters and two granddaughters.  During the pandemic while forced to work from home, John kept active by earning an associates degree in Hunting and Shooting Sports Management from Montgomery Community College. Contact John at jpr9954@gmail.com.

Alex “Alejandro” Roubian believes in using innovative and bold direct-action tactics to expose, document, and take results-oriented action to confront anti-Second Amendment policies and legislators. By Defending, Protecting, and Preserving the Second Amendment within New Jersey, the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) works to ensure that our civil rights are restored, no longer degraded, and to prevent NJ from being used as a laboratory to destroy the Second Amendment nationwide. Under Alexander’s leadership many political leaders have stated that the NJ2AS has become the most respected and feared organization in New Jersey.

Valinda Rowe  – spokesperson since 2006 for IllinoisCarry.com which is an all-volunteer grassroots action and discussion forum dedicated to advancing the Right to Carry in Illinois. Valinda and her husband Mike were heavily involved in the passage of concealed carry in IL which was the 50th and last state to pass a carry law. Valinda is active in working with state legislators in support and opposition to firearm related legislation, serves as an advocate between the public and the Illinois State Police, and assists individuals through the complicated processes of restoring their Second Amendment rights. She has assisted in forming SAF lawsuits in IL, is the 2011 CCRKBA Grassroots Activist of the Year, a firearms instructor and range safety officer.  She is also the NRA Coordinator for Women on Target and NRA Day at her local rifle club.  Targeted by a mentally ill family member for years, Valinda is dedicated to educating others in the safe use of firearms, empowering them with the ability to protect themselves and their families. 



Daniel L. Schmutter, Esq.

Attorney Daniel L. Schmutter practices Civil Rights and Constitutional Law, focusing on First Amendment, Second Amendment, Fifth Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment issues.

Mr. Schmutter has submitted numerous briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States and the New Jersey Supreme Court, including in the landmark cases District of Columbia v. Heller, McDonald v. City of Chicago (cited by Justice Samuel Alito), and New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.

Mr. Schmutter argued before the highest court in New York, the New York Court of Appeals, in the Second Amendment case Osterweil v. Bartlett, successfully challenging New York’s unlawful ban on handgun possession by part time residents. He also argued before the New Hampshire Supreme Court, in Bach v. New Hampshire Department of Safety, successfully challenging New Hampshire’s unlawful requirement that an applicant have a home state handgun carry permit in order to obtain a non-resident New Hampshire permit.

On First Amendment matters, he has represented major public interest organizations, such as Electronic Frontier Foundation and Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), as well as cutting edge companies at the intersection of the First and Second Amendments such as Defense Distributed and Defcad, Inc. 

In 2010, Mr. Schmutter appeared on “Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano,” (FOX Business Network) where he discussed New Jersey firearms law in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in the McDonald case.  He regularly lectures, is published in leading periodicals, and appears on radio and podcasts addressing numerous issues related to Second Amendment and constitutional law matters.

He has guest lectured on Constitutional Law to students in the United States and Europe.

Mr. Schmutter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and attended law school at The University of Virginia.

Professor Mark W. Smith is the host of the Four Boxes Diner Second Amendment channel on YouTube. He is a constitutional attorney and a Visiting Fellow in Pharmaceutical Public Policy and Law in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford; Presidential Scholar and Senior Fellow in Law and Public Policy, The King’s College; Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow of Law and Public Policy, Ave Maria School of Law. Mark is the author of many books including First They Came for the Gun Owners: The Campaign to Disarm You and Take Your Freedoms, #Duped: How the Anti-gun Lobby Exploits the Parkland School Shooting, and The Official Handbook of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, among others. Mark’s scholarship has been cited in federal court litigations including before the United States Supreme Court.  Mark frequently appears on the Fox News Channel and in other media outlets. Twitter: @fourboxesdiner

Nicole Stallard aka “Nicki”, was the past spokes person for the “Pink Pink Pistols”a LBGTQ 2nd amendment self defense group with 30k members.

Nicki sees herself as an “American Nationalist, Rand/Ron Paul Pragmatic Libertarian Republican who staunchly supports our Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the values espoused in the Declaration of Independence.

Nicki strongly believes in servant government, our government was granted not the power, but the privilege to serve “We the People”.

The purpose of government is to preserve, protect and preserve our rights.

Nicki was the CCRKBA grassroots activist of the year in 2016.

Currently Nicki is involved with the California Republican Party and is working with the Log Cabin Republicans and other groups to bring people together.

Nicki has several projects in the works to broaden outreach to preserve, protect and promote all of our rights.

Bryan Strawser is Chairman of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus and Political Action Committee, a role he has held since 2013. In this role, Mr. Strawser leads the governance and strategic direction of the organization. 

Amanda Suffecool

Producer and co-host for the nationally syndicated radio show EyeOnTheTargetRadio.com,  Amanda is a frequent guest host on the Self Defense Gun Stories with Rob Morse and SAF’s Bullet and Polite Society Podcast.   As one of the Regional Directors for The DCProject Amanda is active on the national stage for 2A work.   Her work on sharing the 2A message has ranged from Radio to TV,  from instructing one on one to speaking on the Supreme Court Steps

Amanda has produced Concealed Carry Fashion shows from Phoenix to Tampa, Milwaukee to Scranton.   She and her fashion shows have been featured in VICE and HBO.  She was in the opening scenes of White Boy Rick movie with Matthew McConaughey.  

Holly Sullivan is an outspoken advocate for the Second Amendment as well as Article 1 Section 15 of the Connecticut Constitution which reads that every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state. She is a modern-day Conservative feminist with a keen focus on women’s rights with respect to firearms ownership. Holly is the President of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a 43,000 member strong legislative action action group in one of the most challenging states for gun owners. CCDL is an essential resource for law-abiding gun owners in Connecticut and works tirelessly to ensure their voices are heard in the state legislature. CCDL holds legislators accountable with a robust grading system based on voting record and further focuses on Outreach initiatives and Urban Engagement. The Connecticut Citizens Defense League has a legacy of challenging unconstitutional State practices in court and enjoining in relevant cases that impact its members.  Holly also serves on the Advisory Board of the DC Project, an educational, non-partisan initiative that brings women from every state to Washington, DC. The DC Project establishes relationships with legislators and reveals the faces and stories of firearms owners and Second Amendment supporters. The DC Project is also a resource to state Second Amendment organizations to provide women’s voices in testimony on state legislative issues. Holly is a working professional raising and single mother raising 8-year-old daughter. She holds a
Master’s degree in Business and has been working in the Human Resources field for more than 15 years.

Cheryl Todd is the Executive Producer and Co-Host of Gun Freedom Radio, owner of AZFirearms Auctions, Pot Of Gold Auctions, and founder of the grassroots movement Polka Dots Are My Camo. She is the Arizona State Director of the DC Project, The President and CEO of the Arizona Citizens Defense League Foundation, and the Vice President of the AZCDL. Cheryl is instrumental in bringing FASTER Saves Lives to Arizona schools and travels the country speaking as a champion for our Second Amendment Rights and is a driving force in preserving the Legacy of Freedom for generations to come.

Danny Todd

Creator |Executive Producer | Co-Host | Gun Freedom Radio

Owner | AZFirearms Auctions and Pot Of Gold Estate Auctions

Danny’s enthusiasm for firearms and their mechanics has turned into four decades of expert repairing and collecting the finest weaponry from all over the world. Danny is an expert gunsmith, holds a Class III Manufacturer’s License, and has a lifetime of knowledge dealing in firearms of every era. He collects and sells both museum quality historic firearms and an extensive collection of today’s most sought-after high-tech guns. He travels the Country to buy full and partial firearm collections to be sold through AZFirearms Auctions and Pot Of Gold Estate Auctions.  Danny is honored to have his businesses endorsed by Dave Ramsey and is proud to help customers from first time gun owners to the most seasoned collector of rare firearms. Hosting the weekly Gun Freedom Radio show is an extension of his desire to make gun-related topics and issues accessible and easy to understand by separating the facts from the hype. He speaks to the value of our 2nd Amendment Rights through the lens of self-protection and instilling those values in the generations to come. He is a lifetime member of the NRA, the ASRPA, the AZCDL, and supports other organizations such as Refuse To Be A Victim, Walk the Talk America, Project ChildSafe, The Eddie Eagle Program and Soldier’s Best Friend.  Danny is service-driven and has been recognized with several Community Service Awards for First Responders Appreciation Day, a fund-raising event founded by him and his wife, Cheryl, which helps local First Responders in need.

Contact Danny at Email@AZFirearms.com

Paul Valone is founder and president of not-for-profit gun rights organization Grass Roots North Carolina (GRNC.org), executive director of Rights Watch International and treasurer of two conservative political action committees. He hosts “Guns, Politics and Freedom” for BigTalker.live (also at GunsPoliticsAndFreedom.com) where he discusses pending and long-term threats to gun rights, civil liberties and the American system of government. Drawing on 28 years of grassroots leadership, Valone recently published the book Rules for ANTI-Radicals: A Practical Handbook for Defeating Leftism, detailing tactics for conservatives not only in politics, but also in daily life. The book can be found at RulesForANTIRadicals.com.

Mark Walters is the nationally syndicated host of two radio programs, Armed American Radio and Armed American Radio’s Daily Defense. Fighting for gun rights and keeping Americans informed on Second Amendment issues for 14 years on the nations airwaves, his national radio broadcasts air on hundreds of radio stations across the nation. Mark is the co-founder of the Armed American News website and the CEO of CCW Broadcast Media, LLC. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, co-author of three books, Lessons from Armed America, Lessons from Unarmed America, and Grilling While Armed. He is a regular guest on numerous local and national radio and television programs and a life long advocate for the right to keep and bear arms. Mark is married with two children and lives in GA with his family.

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, including service as a game warden in two states. He has served as a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the legislature passed constitutional carry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology and a Master of Science degree in mining engineering. He retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

His first published article was in the American Rifleman in 1980. He has thousands of articles published on the Internet and in print. He commonly writes on most subjects in the gun culture, though he seldom does a gun review.

One of his most popular series is research on how effective pistols are when fired as a defense against bears.

The publisher of AmmoLand, Chief Editor Fredy Riehl, says Dean is the most popular gun writer on the Internet.

Lee Williams is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project.

Lee, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” has been writing about the Second Amendment, firearms, the firearms industry and gun rights for more than 10 years.

In addition to his work at SAF, Lee is a frequent contributor to Armed American Radio, Armed American News and Ammoland News. He also serves as a board member of Florida Carry, Inc.

Until recently, he was a news editor for a daily newspaper in Florida.

Before becoming a newspaper editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army.

He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop.

Lee is an avid tactical shooter, and lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Cody Wilson, director of Defense Distributed, DEFCAD and Ghost Guns. We invented the first generation of 3D printed guns, and we litigate against the state and federal governments for the right to make firearms and to share their technical data on the Internet.

Dave Workman

Dave is the Communications Director at the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. A career journalist with a Journalism degree from the University of Washington, he is editor-in-chief at TheGunMag.com (formerly GUN WEEK), and Liberty Park Press. He writes for AmmoLand News, and authors a monthly ‘2A Defense’ column for GUNS magazine, and the guns and shooting column for Northwest Sportsman magazine. He also writes the ‘Insider Online’ weekly column for the online edition of American Handgunner. Dave has co-authored seven books with Alan Gottlieb.


Dan Wos is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment advocate and Author of the “Good Gun Bad Guy” – book series. He is a contributing writer for AmmoLand News, Daily Caller, Truth About Guns and several other publications. Dan can be found on radio stations across the Country speaking on behalf of gun-rights and exposing the strategies of the anti-gun crowd. Dan is also the Host of “The Loaded Mic” and has been a guest on the Sean Hannity Show, Real America’s Voice, NRATV and many others.

Email: dan@danwos.com
Good Gun Bad Guy Website: www.goodgunbadguy.net

Loaded Mic: www.loadedmic.com

Dan at AmmoLand: https://www.ammoland.com/author/danwos/#axzz7NLsuznTm

Facebook: www.facebook.com/danwos

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-wos-5a0b84181/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Dan_Wos
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GoodGunBadGuy

Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-347075

Dr. Robert Young

Robert Young, MD has a private and consulting practice in psychiatry in Pittsford, New York.

He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He has been nationally recognized for teaching excellence in medicine. He’s not the most dynamic speaker, but he does know what he’s talking about. And he is a doctor, though he didn’t play one on TV.

Dr. Young is a casual but capable shooter, an occasional hunter, a very frustrated New York concealed carrier and an absolute supporter of the Second Amendment in full as written. He views the civil rights mission of realizing the Founders’ intent that Americans be armed and ready as a vital contribution to the well-being of our nation and its future generations.

Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (www.DRGO.us) has been refuting biased anti-gun pseudo-science spouted by supposed medical and public health experts for 29 years.  It is now a growing nationwide network of physicians, health professionals and others who advocate the safe and lawful use of firearms.

Dr. Young has served as Editorial Director since 2018. He has written and/or been interviewed hundreds of times on firearm and Second Amendment matters since joining founder Dr. Timothy Wheeler in 2014. He has spoken annually at the Gun Rights Policy Conference since 2015 and has presented to other groups such as the Second Amendment Institute and Gun Owners of America, professional organizations including the American Medical Association, and has appeared and been published in many national media.

DRGO has contributed amicus briefs with legal colleagues in Emerson, Peruta, Heller and Wollschlaeger. DRGO experts have testified at state and federal hearings and have compiled the strongest medical evidence for the Hearing Protection Act. Dr. Young works alongside DRGO’s all-volunteer leadership, Drs. Arthur Przebinda (Program Director), John Edeen (Membership Director), Sean Brodale (Outreach Director) and Dennis Petrocelli (Forensics). DRGO is pleased to have been a program of the Second Amendment Foundation since 2011 and is delighted to be at GRPC with our 2A partners again. 

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