On-Location Interview from the 2023 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV with Charlie Cook and John Petrolino. Both Charlie and John have been awarded the Blogger of the Year Award from the Second Amendment Foundation; Charlie in 2019 and John in 2023. Charlie Cook hosts the YouTube channel titled “Riding Shotgun With Charlie” and features him conducting interviews behind the wheel while riding in various locations around the country with his “shotgun riding” passengers, which have included Massad Ayoob, Alan Gottlieb, & Hickok45, among others including Cheryl & Danny Todd. He’s been a speaker at the Gun Rights Policy Conference since 2016, presented at AMMcon since 2017, and hosted the Concealed Carry Fashion Shows around the country. Charlie spoke on the Supreme Court steps at Heller 10. The Second Amendment Foundation awarded Charlie the Defender of Liberty in 2017 and “Riding Shotgun With Charlie” as the Ray Carter Blogger of the Year in 2019. John Petrolino is a US Merchant Marine Officer, writer, and author of “Decoding Firearms: An Easy to Read Guide on General Gun Safety & Use.” His work on the 2nd Amendment has been featured in “AmmoLand”, “Bearing Arms”, “The Shore News Network”, and “The Save New Jersey Blog”. Petrolino has a life long interest in the shooting sports and writing. He is also an NRA certified pistol, rifle and shotgun instructor. John is currently living under and working to change New Jersey’s draconian and unconstitutional gun laws.

GunFreedomRadio EP420 SHOT Show 2023 with Charlie Cook & John Petrolino

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Riding Shotgun With Charlie and the award winning “Blogger of the Year” who has gone viral with his #GunGram videos series where he plays the trumpet and shoots his gun at the same time and in rhythm to the music. charlie-cook-10-22-16c

Charlie Cook is certified instructor by the NRA, Massachusetts State Police and the Utah BCI. His YouTube channel is titled “Riding Shotgun With Charlie” and features him conducting interviews behind the wheel while riding in various locations around the country with his “shotgun riding” passengers, which have included Massad Ayoob, Alan Gottlieb, & Hickok45, among others including Cheryl & Danny Todd.

He’s been a speaker at the Gun Rights Policy Conference since 2016, presented at AMMcon since 2017, and hosted the Concealed Carry Fashion Shows around the country.  Charlie spoke on the Supreme Court steps at Heller 10. The Second Amendment Foundation awarded Charlie the Defender of Liberty in 2017 and “Riding Shotgun With Charlie” as the Ray Carter Blogger of the Year in 2019…and he didn’t write a word!

Charlie has been a musician for over 30 years, an instrumental music teacher for over 20 years, a shooter for 14 years and a firearm instructor for 10 years.  Several thousand students have enjoyed Charlie’s wit, charm, and humor in NRA courses, Utah courses and pepper spray courses.

You may have seen some of his #GunGram videos on YouTube or on the Second Amendment Foundation’s Facebook page.  He plays the trumpet and shoots a gun in rhythm with the music. His humorous videos have recently gone viral with over 2 MILLION views!

Photo bombed and bunny eared by Alan Gottlieb, sitting next to Cheryl Todd while Massad Ayoob speaks at the 2016 GRPC

Photo bombed and bunny eared by SAF’s Alan Gottlieb, sitting next to Cheryl Todd while Massad Ayoob speaks at the 2016 GRPC

Decoding Firearms: An Easy to Read Guide on General Gun Safety & Use.”

His work on the 2nd Amendment has been featured in “AmmoLand”, “Bearing Arms”, “The Shore News Network”, and “The Save New Jersey Blog”.

John matriculated at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he received his BS in Marine Engineering.

Petrolino has a life long interest in the shooting sports and writing. He is also an NRA certified pistol, rifle and shotgun instructor. John is currently living under and working to change New Jersey’s draconian and unconstitutional gun laws.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John’s Memberships:
Life Member (Benefactor) National Rifle Association
Life Member Second Amendment Foundation
Life Member Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs
Life Member Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners
Life Member New Jersey Second Amendment Society
Life Member Glock Sport Shooting Foundation
Member of Gun Owner’s Action League
Media Member of National Sport Shooting Foundation


GunFreedomRadio EP420 SHOT Show 2023 with Charlie Cook & John Petrolino – Orig Aired 7.3.23

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On-Location Interview from the 2023 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV with Charlie Cook and John Petrolino.
Both Charlie and John have been awarded the Blogger of the Year Award from the Second Amendment Foundation; Charlie in 2019 and John in 2023.

Charlie Cook hosts the YouTube channel titled “Riding Shotgun With Charlie” and features him conducting interviews behind the wheel while riding in various locations around the country with his “shotgun riding” passengers, which have included Massad Ayoob, Alan Gottlieb, & Hickok45, among others including Cheryl & Danny Todd.

He’s been a speaker at the Gun Rights Policy Conference since 2016, presented at AMMcon since 2017, and hosted the Concealed Carry Fashion Shows around the country. Charlie spoke on the Supreme Court steps at Heller 10. The Second Amendment Foundation awarded Charlie the Defender of Liberty in 2017 and “Riding Shotgun With Charlie” as the Ray Carter Blogger of the Year in 2019.

John Petrolino is a US Merchant Marine Officer, writer, and author of “Decoding Firearms: An Easy to Read Guide on General Gun Safety & Use.” His work on the 2nd Amendment has been featured in “AmmoLand”, “Bearing Arms”, “The Shore News Network”, and “The Save New Jersey Blog”. Petrolino has a life long interest in the shooting sports and writing. He is also an NRA certified pistol, rifle and shotgun instructor. John is currently living under and working to change New Jersey’s draconian and unconstitutional gun laws.

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