AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer and curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst/weekly guest for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador.
He has a BA in History and a MA in U.S. History (focus on U.S. Civil War) from West Texas A&M University. He has a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University, where he focused particularly on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy Since Inception, U.S. Civil War, and Early Modern Europe.
He also has an oral history collection of World War II POW interviews, the ‘AWR Hawkins Collection,’ at the Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas. You can follow AWR Hawkins on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can reach him at email@example.com or sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.
Charlie Cook is the host of 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 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!
Kelsey Puryear is the Vice President of CMG Marketing & Events. For over five years she has assisted with event management, media planning and buying and public relations support for clients in the outdoor, hunting, shooting, defense and law enforcement markets. Kelsey is also the lead manager in organizing SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range, which CMG co-owns. Kelsey has a passion for all things outdoors and enjoys trap shooting and hunting. Kelsey lives in Fayetteville, N.C., where she operates a second CMG office.
CMG Marketing is a woman-owned, small business which was started in 2005 by Cathy Williams, President and CEO. CMG Marketing & Events is a unique full-service marketing and event planning company with a wide range of services and vast experience in the outdoor industry. We offer complete end-to-end communication solutions that enhance the value of our clients’ businesses and drive sales. Led by a team of communication experts and strategic marketers, we combine effective strategies to drive action and enable our clients to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.
Kelsey’s passion for the industry developed at a young age with her father in Law Enforcement and an avid skeet shooter and her mother, Cathy Williams a marketer in the outdoor industry. She developed her own love for trap shooting and hunting and garnered this passion into honing her marketing and public relation skills for CMG.
Kelsey resides in Fayetteville, N.C., operating a second CMG office. Kelsey and her husband recently brought home an English Setter, Covey, who they will train to be their family bird dog. Kelsey is a life member of the NRA.
Stephen Gutowski is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. He founded his own site as a junior in college and has been writing about news and politics since that time.
Stephen spent 4 years with the Media Research Center and was most recently with the Capitol City Project.
At the 2016 Gun Rights Policy Conference Stephen was awarded the “Journalist of the Year” award.
His email address is Gutowski@FreeBeacon.com. His twitter handle is @StephenGutowski.
Gun Freedom Radio Theme: Well, Isn’t That Fun?
Hour #1 Guests:
– Charlie Cook – Host of Riding Shotgun With Charlie Video Podcast and creator of #GunGrams here with a bit of real fun to talk about his unique videos where he makes sweet, sweet music with a trumpet and a…Glock?
– AWR Hawkins – an award winning journalist at Breitbart News who is also has earned his doctorate in military history. AWR will be discussing the expected outcomes of a Universal Background Check on reducing criminal activity in the US. This is a key feature of a platform that Hillary Clinton has been running on…so we will break it down with AWR coming up in our first hour. AWR is also hosting a new podcast called Bullets with AWR!
Hour #2 Guests:
– Stephen Gutowski – Stephen is a writer at the Washington Free Beacon, and was recently awarded the Journalist of the Year Award at the GRPC and he is here to talk with us about The Gun Rights Battle from a Media Perspective
– Kelsey Williams – have you ever been to a big Trade Event, like the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, where companies come to show off their latest products, and they basically build a city inside of a city…well…Kelsey works with one of those companies who organizes, among other things, Industry Day and the Range…CMG Marketing and Events.
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