Craig Joyner – President of the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association
Now residing in Scottsdale, AZ, Craig is a NRA Life Member who has served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association for several years, and at the organization’s most recent Annual Meeting was elected President. Craig’s primary focus at ASRPA is Marketing and how to grow membership and increasing awareness and participation in all of ASRPA’s programs.
Garret Walliman of Students For Self Defense S4SD
Founding member and board member for Students for Self-Defense (national) and adviser for Students for Self-Defense at ASU.
From Garret, “I was born in Arizona and have been involved in the sport of shooting since I was 12. I believe strongly in the importance for every student to be prepared for defending themselves and others in the real world, and in students rights to use any tools or methods of self-defense they choose. Founded Students for Self-Defense with Jacob Pritchett in 2015.In addition to this, I am a software engineer and freelancer.”
Jacob Pritchett is the Director of Outreach for Students for Self-Defense (S4SD), an organization dedicated to advocating for students’ right to protect themselves from bodily harm and connecting them with resources and training to help them stay safe on campus. He grew up in northwest Washington and moved to Arizona for school at the age of eighteen. Jacob has worked on a number of political campaigns and has served as a State Chair for Young Americans for Liberty.
Jacob Betsworth is a 12 year veteran Sergeant of a large metropolitan Sheriffs Office in Omaha, NE where he serves as the Firearms Rangemaster. He is a professional 3 gun competitor on the 3 Gun Nation Pro Series as well as attending over a dozen national level matches a year, where he consistently finishes in the top 5.
Jacob currently represents some of the biggest and best names in the industry including Benelli shotguns, Primary Weapons Systems rifles, Hayes Custom Guns pistols, and Leupold Optics. An avid wing shooter and outdoorsman, Jacob is also a writer for 3 Gun Nation Magazine as well as contributor to NRA American Warrior. Teaching firearms and competitive shooting as well as the preservation of our second amendment rights are his passion.
Maj Toure is the Founder of Black Guns Matter (BGM), which is a group to help urban communities learn their gun rights and responsibilities.
Each BGM event includes demonstrations and discussions with experts including certified firearms instructors, lawyers, and Second Amendment activists. Throughout the nationwide BGM class, Toure, a Philly Hip Hop artist turned activist/Solutionary, sounds the alarm on politicians who espouse that urbanites should trust government to keep them safe, while, simultaneously, politicians have failed to do just that.
“The Second Amendment is color blind, and the human right to self-defense is meant for all people, including oft-forgotten individuals of urban communities,” says Maj Toure, BGM Founder and leader of the group’s 50 state tour.
To date, BGM has reached 17 urban communities from coast to coast including Philadelphia, Compton, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, and Atlanta. BGM Tour is funded by donors from across the country via a GoFundMe campaign.
Maj is a Solutionary Hip Hop artist and activist from North Philly. His following began after he was featured on the cover of the Philadelphia Weekly as “the Prophet of Philadelphia.” He founded the Black Guns Matter movement in 2015 and advocates for 2nd amendment education and information for urban communities. Maj has been featured in the New York Times, Breitbart News, National Public Radio, and NRANews for his out of the box approach to 2nd amendment advocacy.
Theme: You Will Know Them By The Fruit They Bear
Hour #1 Guests:
– Craig Joyner – Vice President of the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association, here to talk with us about ASRPA’s role in helping to cleanup desert shooting areas.
– S4SD – Students For Self Defense at ASU – Jacob Pritchett, and Garret Walliman are the Directors of this “No More Victims” initiative on the college campus of ASU, and it is a holistic approach to personal safety that goes beyond advocating for firearms on campus.
Hour #2 Guests:
– Jacob Betsworth – from Team Benelli 3-Gun. Jacob is a 12 year veteran Sergeant of a large metropolitan Sheriffs Office in Omaha, NE where he serves as the Firearms Rangemaster. He is a professional 3 gun competitor on the 3 Gun Nation Pro Series.
– Maj Toure – Founder of Black Guns Matter. Maj Toure is a Solution-ary Hip Hop artist and activist from North Philly. He founded the Black Guns Matter movement in 2015 and advocates for 2nd amendment education and information for urban communities.
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