Carrie Lightfoot is the founder and owner of The Well Armed Woman, LLC, and founder and Chairwoman of the Board of TWAW Shooting Chapters Inc. a 501(c)3 Non profit organization with 400 chapters in all 50 states. Carrie was elected in 2018 to the NRA Board of Directors. And, in 2015 was named in Newsmax as one of 100 Most Influential Pro-Gun Rights Advocates.
The Well-Armed Woman is the largest and most trusted women’s resource in the USA, committed to bringing innovative products, training and information to women gun owners everywhere.
Carrie is a published author with articles in leading industry magazines and of her book “The Well Armed Woman’s Concise Guide To Concealed Carry”. She is a popular national speaker and frequent guest in national media including TIME Magazine, NBC Nightly News, USA Today, FOX News and NRA News.
Dr John Edeen is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon in San Antonio, TX and is active in seeking the right to carry for qualified hospital staff. At Doctors For Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO), he oversees membership development.
As part of its Mission Implementation, DRGO publishes Position Statements on topics relevant to the intersection of Gun Rights and Medicine, Medical and Public Health Research and the resultant policy recommendations.
Where appropriate, DRGO makes available resources for use by health care practitioners and patients.
This index will be updated as new topics emerge and existing ones evolve.
Kenn Blanchard, Pastor, Marine, speaker, has multiple podcasts, and is Author of Black Man with a Gun
Rev. Kenneth V. Blanchard, Sr. is ordained Christian pastor, an accomplished speaker and the author of several books. He is a former US Marine and former federal police officer. He has spent almost thirty years fighting terrorism with the Central Intelligence Agency. He is an activist known internationally as the Black Man With A Gun.
As Executive Vice President of 2AO.org, a nonprofit organization that connects pro-2nd Amendment businesses with and minority communities, Kenn helps to fight the discrimination of Gun-Control policies. 2AO offers resources for business owners while welcoming and educating nontraditional shooters. 2AO’s large support base highlights its diverse community of responsible gun owners in America.
John Richardson, Blogger at No Lawyers – Only Guns and Money and Co-Host of The Polite Society Podcast.
A Life Member of Second Amendment Foundation and the NRA, John is a collector of military firearms with a Curios & Relics FFL.
John grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Guilford College, attended graduate school in political science at UNC-Chapel Hill, and has his masters in project management from Western Carolina University.
A resident of the mountains of North Carolina, John is, by profession, a full-time financial planner and has his CFP designation.
He is married to Barb, a registered nurse, who reminded him when their granddaughter was born last year that it was too soon yet to be buying her a Pink Cricket Rifle.
Paul Lathrop is the owner and co-executive producer of the Polite Society Podcast on the Self Defense Radio Network. Paul has had a lifelong familiarity with guns having grown up in Rural South Dakota and has most recently become deeply involved with the topic of self defense. His growing displeasure with the state of the nation and the state of our government caused him to create the politics and guns podcast in early 2012. Since then the show has had a re-branding as the Polite Society Podcast and has grown to over 24 thousand monthly downloads.
Paul is also the creator of Amm-Con! Amm-Con is the Alternative Mass Media Conference. This conference is for Podcasters, Bloggers, YouTube creators and any one else in new media that has a connection to the 2nd Amendment Community. Attendees will learn to make their media more effective and more successful.
Polite Society Podcast with Paul & Susan Lathrop
On February 3, 2012 Paul & Susan started the Politics and Guns podcast. Out of a need to speak about our government eroding our human right of self-defense. Politics and Guns was the result. In January of 2014 they decided that a change was in order for the title of the show, and so re-titled the show “The Polite Society Podcast”.
The show started out as a 5 day-a-week podcast with each segment about 15 to 20 minutes long, discussing news and events surrounding the Second Amendment. Now with co-hosts and contributors Rob Morse, John Richardson, and Rachel Malone it is a weekly Podcast that includes news, politics, self-defense stories and interesting interviews with people from all segments of the Firearms Industry!
Rob Morse blogs, writes and podcasts about the right of self-defense. Most of his writings are at SlowFacts. His articles are at Clash Daily and at Ammoland. Rob also has a firearms safety blog at Everytown for Gun Safety.wordpress. He competes in local IDPA matches and is an NRA pistol instructor.
John Richardson blogs about guns and money at his blog No Lawyers- Only Guns and Money. John also has a firearms safety blog at http://everytownforgunsafety.blogspot.com/ He collects classic bolt action rifles.
Rachel Malone lobbies the Texas legislature with Texas Firearms Freedom. She is also a Texas CHL instructor and combat weapons instructor with Battleroad USA.
Gary Daugherty has enjoyed shooting for over 30 years. His love of shooting and all things related to firearm safety and training lead him to become an NRA Certified Instructor so that he could share his knowledge and passion with others, and is the Lead Instructor at the Firearm Safety Institute. He regularly participates in professional development and continues training to improve and expand his skills. This allows him to offer the ultimate learning experience to his students. Gary is involved at the local level and serves as the Illinois State Rifle Association’s North West Suburban Town Hall Chairman.
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