Chris Bird, Author of Surviving A Mass Killer Rampage: When Seconds Count The Police Are Still Minutes Away & Thank God I Had A Gun.
Chris has been a journalist for 35 years and a handgun shooter for more than 50. He was born in England and his interest in shooting has steered him through the bureaucratic red tape of owning handguns in England, Canada, Australia and the United States. As a commissioned officer in the Royal Military Police of the British Army in the 1960s, Bird was stationed in Berlin, West Germany, and Belgium, serving as company weapon-training officer and winning awards for shooting in competition. After leaving the military, Chris became a journalist and worked as a crime and investigative reporter in both Vancouver & Texas…and with that kind of background and experience he has a unique voice when it comes to our topic today and the fears we face as news of jihad being waged in Paris and San Bernardino. We met Chris at the 2015 Second Amendment Foundation Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC).
Regis Giles is the creator and owner of Girls Just Wanna Have Guns.com and is a leading voice for Second Amendment rights, self-defense and conservation. Unafraid to speak her mind, Regis takes no prisoners. Her media appearances include: ELLE Magazine, Variety, The Daily Mail, BBC, ABC, CNN, CBS Miami, & Fox News.
Girls Just Wanna Have Guns goal is to motivate women all over the world to prepare themselves for any threat they may encounter.
Whether the weapon of choice is a gun, tazer, knife, spear, pencil or some form of martial arts, the most important thing is that women arm themselves with the right attitude and skills necessary to effectively and efficiently turn from prey to formidable defender.
David Cole is a former US Army officer, police officer and SWAT officer and contributor to Kenn Blanchard’s Black Man With A Gun website.
Says Dave, “I am a former US Army officer and former police SWAT officer and firearms instructor. I have trained with several instructors including Dave Spaulding and the late Louis Awerbuck, and at Gunsite Academy and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). I am a competitive pistol shooter, participating in both USPSA and local steel plate matches. I have been a student of the Japanese martial art of aikido for 17 years, with a 2nd degree black belt; I teach and train at Aikido of Cincinnati. I currently work in corporate security at a major financial services company, as well as own and operate Aegis Solutions LLC where I teach firearms and personal safety with certification in several NRA Instructor disciplines. I am a contributor at Black Man With A Gun, with emphasis on gun rights opinion.”
The Black Man With A Gun Show and Blog was created to fulfill a need to stay in contact with the gun community Kenn Blanchard has met as a rights activist along his journey since 1991. You’ll hear defensive gun use, firearms training tips for the new shooter and reminders for the advanced. The goal of Black Man With A Gun is to protect the rights of gun owners, and provide little known or forgotten facts about American history. We share news you can use, interviews with interesting people that you don’t always hear about, with entertaining pieces from all over the place. And we are trying to leave you with some positive encouragement. That is what the Black Man With A Gun blog and podcast is all about.
Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell – A native Oklahoman and Representative of the 5th US District of Oklahoma which contains Oklahoma City, Edmond, Del City, Shawnee, and Potawatomie County. Congressman Russell currently sits on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and is the Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security, is a member of House Armed Services Committee as well as a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee. Before coming to Washington, DC Congressman Russell was a member of the Oklahoma State Senate for one term from 2008-2012.
Congressman Russell is also a 21 yr Army Veteran of 4 wars, Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq and retired as a Lt. Col. In 2003 his unit was instrumental in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein. He is the founder and owner of Two Rivers Arms, a small rifle manufacturing business that operates out of Del City, OK.
Congressman Russell’s committee assignments include: House Committee on Education and the Workforce; House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform (Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security) and House Armed Services Committee. He and Cindy make their home in Choctaw, Oklahoma, and are members of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City.
Lt. Col. Steve Russell is also an author. At the center of the six-month manhunt were Lt. Col. Steve Russell and his men of the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. With his extensive journal notes, combat reports, and painstaking research, Russell has preserved the story as only someone who lived the experience can do. His narrative chronicles the daily successes and dead ends, and describes, blow-by-blow, the actual raids that netted Saddam, culminating in the electrifying quote heard around the globe “We Got Him!: A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein”.
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Hour #1 Guests:
– Chris Bird – author of “Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage: When Seconds Count, Police Are Still Minutes Away”
– Regis Giles – is the creator and owner of Girls Just Wanna Have Guns.com and is a leading voice for Second Amendment rights, self-defense and conservation. Girls Just Wanna Have Guns goal is to motivate women all over the world to prepare themselves for any threat they may encounter.
Hour #2 Guests:
– Dave Cole – former US Army officer, police officer and SWAT officer and contributor to Kenn Blanchard’s Black Man With A Gun website.
– Congressman Steve Russell of Oklahoma – he was a special guest speaker for the ladies of the DC Project when we recently visited our nation’s capital. Congressman Russell is a 21-year Veteran of the US Army, whose unit played a key role in the capture of Saddam Hussein, which is documented in his book, We Got Him! A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein. And if all that weren’t enough, he is also a gun manufacturer and owner of Two Rivers Arms.
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