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Here you can find some of the most robust videos, podcasts, and research papers associated with The Liberal Gun Owners Lens. The intellectual works of Curtis Marean, John Shea, Paul Bingham, David Yamane, and Jonathan Haidt are some examples.
Here you can find our summarized positions on specific firearms regulations and firearms-related concepts. The background check, the “assault weapons” ban, red flag laws, and safe storage laws are a few examples.
Here is where you will find the explanation of LGO501c4’s mechanism for analyzing the real-world effect and actual value of proposed or existing firearms-related regulation. The outputs from P.A.M are intellectual recommendations about real-world effects of law on human behavior that can be used for policy considerations, lawsuits, briefs, and articles.
Here you will find our preferred resources for education and activity related to the mitigation of firearms-related injury and death (FRID). Whatever it is that society believes can be done to mitigate such harm, non-regulatory protocols are going to be superior, more effective and more sustainable, we argue. These resources are categorized based on the LGO501c4 mission.
Here is where you will find LGO501c4’s list for firearms-related businesses and personalities that have shown a measurable sensitivity to the greater social picture. We call this “21st Century Gun Ownership.” The list includes entities from both the inside of the Lib-gunner community and outside – in the general firearms community. Care and concern for equality, inclusion, racial diversity, diversity of thought, and support for the mitigation of firearms-related injury and death are some of the criterion for the list.
Here you can find basic resources such as template letters for contacting your local representatives, as well as helpful links. These resources are building, so check back regularly.
As an organization, Rocket Armory eschews the macho, hyper-masculine, military-inspired nature of the modern small-arms trade. Rocket strive’s to be welcoming to women, racial minorities, the LGBT+ community, and other like-minded people. To that end, Rocket Armory partners with organizations who share our vision of a gun industry grounded in camaraderie instead of division. As an individual, Jon Waltz is a part of the LGO Community and a developer with the firearms portion of the LGO501c4 mission.
Here you can find your access to LGC’s membership-based services. These services range from a national chaptering structure for firearms usage and instruction, blogs, videos, and syndicated columnists. The LGC provides a steady, national voice for the center-to-left gun owning reality. Most members of The LGC are in the LGO discussion community.
David Yamane is a professor of sociology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Yamane became a student of guns in 2011. He is particularly interested in the new self-defense-oriented core of American gun culture that Michael Bane calls “Gun Culture 2.0.” David is a member of the LGO community, one of our developers, and an official LGO Subject Matter Expert.
John Van Dreal is a retired school psychologist and consultant. He was the first person after Columbine to take the recommendations of The Secret Service to create a system for identifying students who are on the known pathway to this particular brand of violence. John’s system is now the preeminent, K-12 student threat assessment system in the country. John is one of LGO’s official Subject Matter Experts and a member of the community.
Will is a member of the LGO Community, a moderator in our discussion forums, and a developer with the firearms portion of the LGO501c4 mission. His YouTube channel, “Sapper Gentleman” is the first substantial attempt from our community to produce regular gun content. Will is also a veteran of the United States Army.
Chad King is the Chief Instructor and Founder of Apex Defense Solutions, LLC, based in Detroit Michigan. He is also president of The Black Bottom Gun Club, one of the top NAAGA chapters. Chad is a newer member of the LGO community and a critical personality in the effort to serve “the unique needs and interests of African Americans relative to the Second Amendment.”
Community member Chad King is also the President of The Black Bottom Gun Club. The BBGC is one of the preeminent chapters of the National African American Gun Association. “The Black Bottom Gun Club recognizes the history and legacy of gun ownership among Black Americans and the sacrifices made to ensure that we have the inalienable right to self defense, so that those lessons can be applied today if applicable.”
The National African American Gun Association is the preeminent representation of “the rich legacy of gun ownership by African Americans.” NAAGA provides a membership and chaptering model that has created a national structure for existing and new black gun owners. The organization is inclusive of all peoples, with an obvious and needed prioritization of the African American Community.
Here you will find an emerging resource page for gun stores and firearms ranges owned and run by African Americans. This page is created and maintained by the leadership at NAAGA.
Marchelle Davis is an African American firearms instructor in Wisconsin. She is the survivor of sexual assault and domestic abuse. Tig Davis uses her experience with abuse to teach and empower other women in firearms orientation and armed self-defense.She is a leader in both the African American and female aspects of the gun community.
“The NBSDD is a directory of Black owned firearm instruction companies, gun ranges and authorized firearm dealers (FFL). There are over 370 men AND women owned self defense businesses covering 38 states listed.” You can find a related business or list your business through this link. This list is maintained by MSKD.
WTTA is the brain-child of Firearms Industry Professional, Michael Sodini. Michael sold his firearms distribution business to concentrate, full-time, on the provision of free mental health screenings and suicide prevention education. Resources and the WTTA Podcast can be found here.
“Founded by gun owners, Hold My Guns® is a non-legislative solution to help prevent suicide, theft, instances of stolen firearms used in crimes, and accidental shootings. Partnering gun shops make a difference in their communities by utilizing their firearms storage space to help save lives.” HMG is the creation of Gun Community member Sarah Albrecht.
“The Asian Pacific American Gun Owners Association (APAGOA) is a community of gun owners with an Asian Pacific American heritage. A core focus of APAGOA is to promote safe and responsible gun ownership within the Asian Pacific American community by providing educational materials and other supportive resources to its members and other interested parties.”
“Chris Cheng left a position at Google in June 2012 to pursue a career in the outdoor industry full time. Cheng is a media personality, strategic consultant, and civil rights advocate in the firearms community.” As a gay man and an Asian, Chris represents an exceptional cadre of personal traits that smash some of the walls of the 20th Century gun reality – and some of the stereotypes embraced by progressive culture.
Unfortunately, the foundation of the American gun reality brings various forms of bigotry and xenophobia. Although this phenomenon is changing, it is nowhere near being eliminated. The desire for self-defense capacity in the gay community continues to grow. Members of the LGBTQ+ reality can access this list from OBS to find friendly, safe instructors.
Range 35 is a private training facility owned by SWAT Captain, Sergeant Don Adams and it is our chosen facility for LGO’s primary annual training event. “Range 35 was purpose built to meet the needs of law enforcement, security professionals, and military shooters who’s lives depend on their capabilities. This unique venue has been opened to the public to allow the civilian population to learn firearms safety, the fundamentals of marksmanship, and enjoy the sport of shooting.”
I.C.E. Training is a full service company offering training to armed professionals and those interested in self-defense. I.C.E. is owned and operated by Rob Pincus, the developer of the COMBAT FOCUS® Shooting program I.C.E. offers training in firearms, tactics and unarmed defense as well as consulting services for range operations, and instructor development. Rob is an official LGO Subject Matter Expert in armed self-defense.
Ron Grobman is the Owner / Operator of Tactical Fitness Austin and the official company instructor for LGO 501c4. He served in the IDF Special Forces reconnaissance battalion as a sniper and is the youngest ever certified Krav Maga instructor in The United States through Krav Maga Worldwide. Ron instructs inside of civilian, law enforcement, and military paradigms. He is a member of the LGO Community.
Why would LGO support 2AO? It’s simple: they are the only center-to-right gun organization that comes straight out and questions right-wing gun narratives. 2AO came out straight away and slammed the January 6th, 2021 Capitol Riot. The gun paradigm needs to move into the 21st Century and that cannot happen without center-to-right gun owners who see the bigger picture. 2AO is run by Rob Pincus and Bryan Crosswhite.
Archelon Defense is an FFL, Maryland Regulated Dealer, and provide firearms training including Maryland Handgun Qualification Licenses (HQL), Maryland Wear and Carry permits, basic pistol, shotgun, & rifle instruction, and advanced security / tactical training. AD has an inclusive attitude towards all gun owners. One of LGO’s community members is helping to develop this business.