What Happened To GRRN?

A couple weeks prior to February 28, 2014 I announced that I would be shutting down the Gun Rights Radio Network.

GRRN Album Art

There are a few reasons why I decided to shut down the network but the main reason is that I feel that I accomplished the goal that I originally set out for the network. That was to promote and encourage others to do gun related shows. That has happened there are many amateur and professional podcasts available with gun related topics. When I started this podcast “Gun Rights Advocates Podcast” there was none. Today there are more than I can count.

So, what has happened to the podcasts that were on the network? Well all the podcasts are still available in the same way you listen to them before. With the exception of the Bar Stool Discussion which was hosted on GRRN server. Liberal Gun Corner  was also hosted on the same server but Cowboys T is working on setting up on his own server so it should be back operational shortly.

GRRN discussion forums was also a casualty in shutting down the network. There will be no sadness there for me because it was a big pain in my backside. Originally when I chose the software I had no idea that membership would grow like it did. The software was out-of-date at the time I started using it but it was free. There was all kinds of bugs created in the database, database errors and no clear easy upgrade path to something else that worked better. So no sadness for me to see it go.

Will continue to do this podcast when I have time. Also will be on twitter, Facebook, Google+ and all the other social networks that you can find me on.

Still wake up every day and say what can I do to protect the Second Amendment today.

Thank you to everyone who supported me in the past with encouraging emails and financial support for the network. Thank you to everyone who also behind the scenes helped me in every small way that you have. Over the years there’s been so many people that have helped out that made the network what it was. But special thanks goes out to the podcasters that devoted their time to put out some of the best shows on the Internet. I really appreciated working with all of you, meeting with you at conferences and rallies around the country.

Just remember it’s not about guns, it’s about freedom.


Award Luncheon Hosted By Tom Gresham: GRPC Part 6 – Episode #162

This episode is the award ceremony at GRPC 2013 that was hosted by Tom Gresham from Gun Talk Radio.

Next GRPC will be held September 2014 in Chicago. Check the Second Amendment Foundation’s website for details for this free conference



Cooley Law Review Symposium 2013(Part 2) – Episode #161

In this episode of the Gun Rights Advocates Podcast I bring you part two of the Cooley Law Review Symposium from Thursday, October 24, 2013.

The first speaker you will hear is Linda Brundage.

Linda Brundage is the founder and chapter lead of the mid-Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, formed in December 2012. The organization, which now has chapters in every state in the United States, advocates for required background checks on all gun purchases, as well as bans on assault weapons and online sales. [1]

Second speaker you’ll hear from Steve Dulan.

Dulan, a former U.S. Army Infantry sergeant and a civilian military rifle instructor, commented, “We all want the world to be a safer place; we just disagree on how to get there. It’s the oldest public policy debate in history.” [2]

This is a link to a very good article after the symposium. includes a picture of all the participants.

Gun Control and Rights Experts Debate at Symposium  [1] [2]

Cooley Law Review 2013


What Can Happen When You Stand Your Ground: GRPC Part 5 – Episode #160

This episode we go back to audio from Gun Rights Policy Conference 2013 from September 28 in Houston Texas.

We start off with the panel:

What Can Happen When You Stand Your Ground:
Massad Ayoob, trustee, Second Amendment Foundation, author, founder, Lethal Force Institute
Chris Bird, author, Thank God I Had a Gun
Marty Hayes, JD, president, Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network

The Future of Second Amendment Litigation:
Alan Gura, Esq., litigator in DC v. Heller, and McDonald v. Chicago

But before we get into the audio  from GRPC I talk about listening to podcasts and the changes over the years and how we  connect. Also my new favorite mobile cross-platform podcasting application. Pocket cast

GRPC was recorded September 28, 2013 in Houston Texas. Thanks to Charles Heller for providing  us with the audio.


Cooley Law Review Symposium 2013(Part 1) – Episode #159

Thomas M Cooley Law School does a annual law review on gun control and the Second Amendment. This year’s symposium was entitled “World Views Collide: A Panel of Experts Debate on Guns in America

Gun Rights Advocates Podcast was able to attend the symposium in Lansing Michigan on Thursday, October 24, 2013 and had permission to record and distribute this audio for those that were unable to attend.

You will find the link above to the audio that was recorded. This is only the first hour of the audio we will be releasing part two and part three in the coming weeks.

Symposium was Moderated by  Prof. William Wagner

Symposium Panelists:
William Wagner, Tenured Professor, Cooley Law School
Carol Bambery, NRA Board Member and General Counsel, IAFWA
Steve Dulan, Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners
David Hardy, Attorney & Former NRA Assistant General Counsel
Linda Brundage, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Craig Whitney, Author of Living with Guns
Jim Townsend, State Representative (Michigan)

Thank you to the Cooley Law Review for putting together such a great symposium and making it open to the public.