Frank Miniter is an author and investigative journalist with a penchant for outdoor adventure. He has floated the Amazon, run with the bulls of Pamplona, hunted everything from bear in Russia to elk with the Apache to kudu in the Kalahari and has fly-fished everywhere from Alaska’s Kenai to Scotland’s River Spey to Japan’s freestone streams. Along the way he was taught to box by Floyd Patterson, spelunked into Pompey’s Cave, climbed the Gunks, and graduated from the oldest private military college (Norwich University) in the U.S. He was a Senior Editor at Outdoor Life magazine and was the Executive Editor of American Hunter magazine.
Miniter is the Editor in Chief of NRA’s America’s 1st Freedom, a Field Editor for the NRA’s American Hunter, and also writes for National Review, Boys’ Life, FOX News, The Washington Times, American Rifleman, Washington Examiner, and many other publications.
Miniter has been a guest on hundreds of radio shows, including Dennis Miller, Dick Morris, Michael Reagan, Radio America Network, Janet Mefferd, Lars Larson, NRA News, Tom Gresham’s GunTalk, The Mancow Experience, and Rusty Humphries. He has also been a guest on FOX News, The World Over with Raymond Arroyo, One America News’On Point with Tomi Lahren, Townhall’s Capitol Source, NewsmaxTV’s Midpoint, NewsmaxTV’s America’s Forum, the Christian Broadcast Network, Washington’s D.C.’s Local News 8 ABC, NRA News on the Sportsmen’s Channel, Glen Beck’s show on The Blaze TV, and PublicSqaure.net. He has hosted many outdoor television shows, including American Hunter and Born to Hunt, and has given seminars and speeches to many large audiences.
Miniter is the author of The New York Times’ Bestseller The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide—Recovering the Lost Art of Manhood. Miniter’s other books include The Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting, Saving the Bill of Rights, and The Future of the Gun.
Lara Cullinane Smith is the National Spokesperson for the Liberal Gun Club, a national organization which seeks to ensure an educated, liberal voice in debates on gun control and the Second Amendment.
Lara is also a lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her practice area is mainly business and commercial litigation, but she also helps FFLs and others in the firearms industry with their particular business issues. In the past, Lara has represented law enforcement in high-profile civil rights cases as well, including the shooter in the case that was the basis for the movie “Fruitvale”.
Says Lara, “I’m La former anti-gunner whose USMC husband convinced me to learn to shoot so I’d be better able to understand the arguments I was making. 2 1/2 years later, I’m the Vice President of the Liberal Gun Club, California Chapter, a member of the DC Project, and an amateur competitor in shotgun and rimfire, and am opening a chapter of a Girl and a Gun in the San Francisco Bay area. I also write and speak on Constitutional issues relating to firearms, and on California gun laws in particular. I own a wide variety of firearms and one of the best experiences of my life was helligunning at the Girl and a Gun National Conference this year.”
The mission of The Liberal Gun Club is to provide a voice for gun-owning liberals and moderates in the national conversation on gun rights, gun legislation, firearms safety, and shooting sports. The Liberal Gun Club serves as a national forum for all people, irrespective of their personal political beliefs, to discuss firearms ownership, firearms use, and the enjoyment of firearms-related activities free from the destructive elements of political extremism that dominate this subject on the national scale. The Liberal Gun Club also actively develop and foster a variety of programs for the purpose of firearms training and firearms safety education, for both gun owners and non-gun owners.
Todd Jostes, CEO of National Academy Of Outdoor Survival & Host of Into The Wilderness AZ.
Do you think you have what it takes to survive on your own in the wilderness? Tune in to Into The Wilderness AZ, the ultimate outdoor radio program that will save your life! Join Todd Jostes, CEO of the National Academy of Outdoor Survival, for compelling discussion on all things wilderness including wilderness survival, wilderness medicine, medicinal plants, off-grid cooking and recipes, hiking, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, boating, gun and safety, adventure sports, family outdoor events, and so much more. For the inside look at thriving and surviving in the wilderness, check out Into the Wilderness AZ with Todd Jostes.
Laura Carno is a political strategist setting straight the relationship between citizens and their government. She is the author of “Government Ruins Nearly Everything”, a Senior Fellow at Independent Women’s Forum, and the FASTERColorado Charter.
Laura has dedicated herself to setting straight the relationship between citizens and their government. She is the founder of I Am Created Equal, and through her political media company, she helped to recall Senator John Morse with her “Don’t you Dare” campaign, and helped to send Mark Udall home with her Udall Lied campaign. She is active in Coloradans For Civil Liberties, an organization helping to win back the gun rights lost in Colorado in 2013.
Laura is also an advocate for school safety and the FASTER Saves Lives program, which stands for Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response and has started a Charter of that program in her home state of Colorado under the name of FASTERColorado.com.
Scott Lavin – Wildlife Recreation Branch Chief, AZ Game and Fish Department
As Wildlife Recreation Branch Chief at the AZGFD Scott develops outdoor recruitment and retention activities in Arizona that support but are not limited to hunting, fishing, shooting sports, archery and wildlife viewing.
He Chairs the Steering Committee for the Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup. On the national level, he serves on the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies committee for Hunter, Angler, Shooting Sports and Wildlife Participation. He also applies his 25 years of leadership to support the Outdoor Industry Business Summit on both state and national levels.
Before joining the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Scott was an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army National Guard in addition to leading award-winning regional teams for The Home Depot and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Scott also has become part of Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day! Shot Heard Round the World Day is a light-hearted annual event held at participating ranges that provides recreational shooters a safe opportunity to celebrate the birth of a nation. At 7:30 am on April 19th, 1775, the first shot of the American Revolution was fired at Lexington Massachusetts. This annual event provides enthusiasts and patriots a safe and structured opportunity to gather socially and commemorate the first shot fired of the American Revolution.
Theme: Whose Rights Are Right?
Hour #1 Guests:
– Frank Miniter – an investigative journalist, contributor to Forbes, NRA America’s 1st Freedom, and many other sites & publications, and the author of the book “The Future Of The Gun”.
– Lara Smith – attorney and member of the Liberal Gun Club in CA
– Todd Jostes – CEO of National Academy Of Outdoor Survival & Host of Into The Wilderness AZ
Hour #2 Guests:
– Laura Carno – a political strategist setting straight the relationship between citizens and their government. She is the founder of I Am Created Equal, and the author of “Government Ruins Nearly Everything”
– Scott Lavin – the organizer of “Shot Heard Round The World Day”
Responsibly Armed Citizen Report – The American Revolution
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