Jeff Langhorst of Walther Arms
For almost 130 years, Walther has been a name immediately recognized by firearm enthusiasts worldwide. Walther continues to be the leading innovator in manufacturing quality handguns and tactical rimfire replicas. This innovation stems from our tradition and emphasis on unmatched quality from renowned German engineering. It is the core of a progressive company that continues to write firearm history.
Rick Travis serves as the Programs Director of the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA).
Rick brings 30 years of public service to his position of working with organizations, businesses, government and most importantly our membership. His passion for the Second Amendment and the shooting sports is evident through his work with hunters, youth organizations (Boy Scouts of America, FFA, 4-H and Church youth programs), clubs, ranges and National Organizations. Rick is responsible for the development, implementation and growth of programs designed to meet the needs of gun owners in California. Rick develops and coordinates the CRPA’s programs and works with California’s Hunting and Sport Shooting organizations to advance the sport.
Shane Meisel is the trade marketing manager for Leupold & Stevens, the world’s dominant performance optics company.
Shane is also a volunteer firefighter and hunting enthusiast. He is a native of Oregon with a bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Oregon and his MBA from Portland State University. He spends his free time in the woods or on the range.
Leupold & Stevens is a fifth generation, family owned company that has been in business for over 100 years and employs over 650 American workers. All Leupold Golden Ring® Riflescopes are designed, machined, assembled, and tested in Leupold’s state of the art manufacturing facility in Beaverton, Oregon, USA. Leupold uses over one million pounds of aluminum, amounting to over 100 miles of extrusion, in its facility every year and has the largest installation of Index Turning Centers West of the Mississippi River. The current average tenure of Leupold’s all-American workforce is approximately eleven years, with the longest tenured employees being on staff for over four decades.
Ashlee Lundvall spoke on the 2017 CPAC “Armed & Fabulous” Panel, moderated by Katie Pavlich. Ashlee is an inspirational speaker, author, and outdoor writer, as well as a National Pro Staffer for Mossy Oak, a member of the NRA’s Disabled Shooting Sports committee, and the recipient of the 2017 SCI Foundation Pathfinder Award. She is passionate about mentoring newly injured patients, protecting the 2A rights of the disability community, and passing on her love for adapted outdoor recreation.
Ashlee was an active teenager and four-sport athlete when she was injured in a ranching accident in 1999 while attending a youth camp in Wyoming. A tragic fall onto the wooden handle of a pitchfork blew out her back at T-12, resulting in a complete spinal cord injury and the introduction of a wheelchair to her life. After moving to Wyoming with her husband, Russ, in 2007, Ashlee quickly immersed herself in the amazing outdoor adventures provided by the mountainous region, and in 2008 helped found Wyoming Disabled Hunters.
Maj Toure is the Founder of Black Guns Matter (BGM), which is a group to help urban communities learn their gun rights and responsibilities.
Each BGM event includes demonstrations and discussions with experts including certified firearms instructors, lawyers, and Second Amendment activists. Throughout the nationwide BGM class, Toure, a Philly Hip Hop artist turned activist/Solutionary, sounds the alarm on politicians who espouse that urbanites should trust government to keep them safe, while, simultaneously, politicians have failed to do just that.
“The Second Amendment is color blind, and the human right to self-defense is meant for all people, including oft-forgotten individuals of urban communities,” says Maj Toure, BGM Founder and leader of the group’s 50 state tour.
To date, BGM has reached 17 urban communities from coast to coast including Philadelphia, Compton, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, and Atlanta. BGM Tour is funded by donors from across the country via a GoFundMe campaign, which has raised over $30K in the past six months.
Maj is a Solutionary Hip Hop artist and activist from North Philly. His following began after he was featured on the cover of the Philadelphia Weekly as “the Prophet of Philadelphia.” He founded the Black Guns Matter movement in 2015 and advocates for 2nd amendment education and information for urban communities. Maj has been featured in the New York Times, Breitbart News, National Public Radio, and NRANews for his out of the box approach to 2nd amendment advocacy.
Mandy Deveno is a shooting sports enthusiast, avid hunter, NRA Instructor, and supporter of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program.
Mandy is married and the mother of two children, Nathan 12, and Anna 10, who also enjoy the shooting sports. She grew up in Wisconsin in a hunting family were firearms safety was ingrain at a young age. Mandy enjoys teaching firearms safety classes, especially to women and youth.
Theme: All In The Family
Hour #1 Guests:
– Shane Meisel of Leupold Optics, a multi-generational family business
– Rick Travis – Programs Director of the California Rifle and Pistol Association. (CRPA) Rick’s passion for the Second Amendment and the shooting sports is evident through his work with hunters, youth organizations (Boy Scouts of America, FFA, 4-H and Church youth programs), clubs, ranges and National Organizations. Rick is responsible for the development, implementation, and growth of programs designed to meet the needs of gun owners in California.
– Jeff Langhorst – Walther Arms
Hour #2 Guests:
– Ashlee Lundvall – part of the Armed & Fabulous Panel at the 2017 CPAC. She is a motivational and inspirational speaker, one of the founders of Wyoming Disabled Hunters, a member of the NRA’s Disabled Shooting Sports committee, and the recipient of the 2017 SCI Foundation Pathfinder Award.
– Mandy Deveno – Mandy a shooting sports enthusiast, avid hunter, NRA Instructor, and supporter of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program…and currently working to bring 4H to the state of MA, which is only one of TWO states that don’t have this program.
– Maj Toure – Founder of Black Guns Matter
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