Scott & Dimi Johnson are both retired from the Army (Note the pre-retirement photo), and now are professional photographers operating both the Brands Victory Fotos and PinUp Postcards.
Scott is also the inventor of TactiCatch, which is a field-tested and approved AR Rifle Retention System.
Scott retired as a Sergeant First Class and E-7, after 23 years of service from the Army as a Military Policeman and being injured while in Iraq. Scott has held positions from team leader, squad leader, platoon sergeant and detachment first sergeant including duties as a drill sergeant for 3 years and positions on the Army’s Military Police version of SWAT teams. Scott has been deployed to the first Gulf War in 1990, Honduras, Korea 4 times and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008-2009 where he was injured. Scott’s medals are vast and honorable, including the Combat Action Badge and the Drill Instructor Badge.
Dimi served 8 years as a Combat Medic in the Army as well and left as a Sergeant. Dimi has held positions of great responsibility regarding the medical aspects and readiness of units including her last tour of duty in Korea where she was in charge of the medical screening and records for all of the 2nd Infantry Division. Dimi has a tour of duty in Korea as well. Dimi has many Army Commendation and Achievement medals under her belt for many achievements and accomplishments including one for bringing her unit to #1 in the Army on medical readiness!
When asked to tell us what they are doing in “retirement” the say: “We still love being around our fellow Veterans. Most notably we volunteer for an organization in Glendale called Soldiers Best Friend who helps Veterans living with PTSD and/or TBI’s by pairing them with dogs often rescued from local shelter to become certified service and therapy teams. We volunteer our photography services for them when the teams graduate and give the Veteran an image of them and their new battle buddies that will hopefully continue to bring them great joy for generations to come. Another awesome thing Dimi does with her vintage pinup photography is that a lot of her clients are spouses or girlfriends of current and former servicemen who come in and get a vintage military inspired pinup featuring them for their loved ones. Some even come in and honor their grandfather by doing the shoot for them. There are a few other Veteran related organizations that we occasionally work with as well here in the valley area.
Together they have raised three children: a 15 year old at home, a 26 year old son in Texas and a 22 year old daughter in Georgia.
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.
Theme: Can You Hear Me Now?: Parents, Kids & Guns and The Hearing Protection Act
Hour #1 Guests: Scott & Dimi Johnson
We often hear people say that kids and guns don’t mix, that if you are a responsible parent you should not have even a single firearm in your home…other people believe that having gun in the home is simply one more tool (like a fire extinguisher) that helps keep a family safe…we have a husband & wife here in studio who are both former military, drill instructors, firearm instructors and parents. We wanted to get their take on this topic.
Hour #2 Guests: The Polite Society Podcast
The cast of the PSP join us to talk about a new Bill being proposed by AZ Congressmen Matt Salmon H.R.3799 Hearing Protection Act of 2015 – which is being supported by the NRA and others because suppressors significantly reduce the chance of hearing loss. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) eliminate the $200 transfer tax on firearm silencers, and (2) treat any person who acquires or possesses a firearm silencer as meeting any registration or licensing requirements of the National Firearms Act with respect to such silencer. Any person who pays a tax on a silencer after October 22, 2015 may receive a refund of such tax.