Dr Bill Chachkes is the Producer and Lead Host of Firearms Chat Podcast.
Dr Bill is a medically retired educator (26+yrs), Former Army Aviator, rising to the rank of Master Chief Warrant Officer (12 yrs) and after many years of living in the not-so-gun-rights-friendly state of New York now resides in Northern Arizona.
Dr Bill co-hosts the Firearms Chat Podcast with Greg Hutton, a Gunsmith from Ohio, expert interviewer, former competition pistol shooter, who now shoots NSSF Rimfire. Greg grew up in his Uncles gunshop, and also served for 27 years in the NYPD.
Jake McGuigan who is the Senior Director, Government Relations/State Affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).
With an MBA, experience in government, consulting, and a strong personal belief in the Second Amendment and the rights of individuals, Jake McGuigan is well suited to defend the firearms industry in the political arena as the National Shooting Sports Foundation Senior Director of Government Relations/State Affairs.
Jake is a 2000 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in finance. After his undergraduate education he moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia to work as a financial analyst for close to four years. Following his finance career McGuigan earned his MBA from the University of Florida in 2005, where he also got his first serious exposure to politics working on the Bush-Cheney campaign.
After completing his graduate education Jake worked as a consultant to the packaging industry on federal regulatory matters. Most recently before joining NSSF in 2007, McGuigan, a Massachusetts native, served as senior policy advisor for the administration of Rhode Island’s Governor Donald Carcieri, a political conservative.
McGuigan, for the past 9 years has achieved success in numerous state capitols, most notably repealing ballistics imaging in Maryland during the 2015 session and working with the Sunday Hunting Coalition to repeal the century old ban on Sunday hunting in Virginia in 2014.
John Richardson, Blogger at No Lawyers – Only Guns and Money and Co-Host of The Polite Society Podcast.
A Life Member of Second Amendment Foundation and the NRA, John is a collector of military firearms with a Curios & Relics FFL.
John grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Guilford College, attended graduate school in political science at UNC-Chapel Hill, and has his masters in project management from Western Carolina University.
A resident of the mountains of North Carolina, John is, by profession, a full-time financial planner and has his CFP designation.
He is married to Barb, a registered nurse, who reminded him when their granddaughter was born last year that it was too soon yet to be buying her a Pink Cricket Rifle.
Lloyd Bailey is the Armed Lutheran, host of “Armed Lutheran Radio,” a weekly podcast about faith, firearms, and freedom.
He is a North Carolina native who moved to Texas to pursue an employment opportunity in the Lone Star State in 2013. He regularly competes in IDPA competitions, is a Life Member of the NRA and Second Amendment Foundation, and has been blogging and podcasting about the intersection of Christianity and guns since 2012. Armed Lutheran Radio is a member of the Self Defense Radio Network and can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and other major podcast services, and is heard weekly at noon Pacific on KRRC 94.3 The Bridge in Rogue River, Oregon. Lloyd lives in Celina, Texas, with his wife of 23 years and their two children.
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.
Maj has developed a “Solutionary” AR Platform Rifle.
“There is no white gun culture or black gun culture, there is an informed gun culture and an ignorant one.” – Maj Toure
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.
In November of 2018 Dianna appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, on their issue titled “Guns In America: What 245 Americans Think About The Issue.”
“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,” – Maj Toure
Gun Freedom Radio Theme: The Election is Decided…So Now What?
Hour #1 Guests:
– Jake McGuigan – Senior Director, Government Relations/State Affairs for the NSSF
– Dr Bill Chachkes – Producer and Lead Host for the Firearms Chat Podcast
– John Richardson – Blogger at No Lawyers – Only Guns and Money and Co-Host of The Polite Society Podcast.
Hour #2 Guests:
– 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
– Lloyd Bailey – Bailey is the host of “Armed Lutheran Radio,” a weekly podcast about faith, firearms, and freedom. The Armed Lutheran Radio is also a member of the Self Defense Radio Network.
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