Register for Gun Rights Policy Conference 2014

Just an early reminder that the FREE 29th Gun Rights Policy Conference will be held in Chicago Illinois this year at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The dates for this conference will be September 26, 27th, and 28th 2014.

If you listen to my podcast at all you know I’m a huge fan of GRPC. Had the opportunity to speak at two of the last conferences and would just like to encourage all of you to preregister.

If you’re serious gun rights advocates than this is the one conference you need to be at this year. The last conference in Chicago Illinois set all kinds of attendance records for the conference. And we need to make it bigger and better this year.

Click on the link below to sign up today! I will see you at GRPC 2014

Gun Rights Policy Conference ← Second Amendment Foundation.


Global Gun Control Up, Up & Away: GRPC Part 4 – Episode #158

This is part 4 of the audio from the Gun Rights Policy Conference 2013 in Houston, Texas. The panel’s focus was on the global gun control and it has more of an international group of speakers.

Yesterday October 24, 2013 I traveled to Lansing Michigan to attend Cooley Law Schools law review symposium. I had permission to record the audio from the event and I will start bringing that to you in this podcast starting next week.

Thank you for all the recent comments and feedback about this podcast. Please keep it coming.

Speakers In This Episode:

Sheldon Clare, President, National Firearms Association of Canada
Silvia Gentile, Legal Counsel, Federazione Italiana Storia Armi Tiro
Julianne Versnel, vice president, International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights
Maj. Gen. Allen Youngman, USA (ret.), Executive Director, Defense Small Arms Advisory Council
Mark Westrom, consultant, Armalite, Inc.

Thank you to Charles Heller and the Second Amendment Foundation for providing us with this audio.


State Legislative Affairs Briefing: GRPC Part 3 – Episode #157

This episode of the podcast was recorded in Houston Texas at the Gun Rights Policy Conference September 28, 2013.

There are 12 speakers in this episode on the state legislative affairs briefing panel. These are the guys that are on the ground in various states working on pro-rights issues. I think you will find this all very interesting so please listen and share with your friends. If you’re in one of the states that is represented with these 12 speakers make sure you contact them and thank them for attending the conference. You may also want to find out how you can help out.

State Legislative Affairs Briefing I
Sean Caranna, Co-Executive Director,
Frank Jack Fiamingo, President, New Jersey Second Amendment Society
Jim Irvine, President, Buckeye Firearms Association
Andrew Rothman, Vice President, Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance MN
Hon. Sam Slom, Minority Leader Hawaii Senate, trustee of the Second Amendment Foundation
Alice Tripp, Legislative Director, Texas State Rifle Association

State Legislative Affairs Briefing II
Stephen Aldstadt, President, Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE, Inc.) NY
Gene Hoffman, CalGuns Foundation
Hon. Phillip Journey, Vice President, Kansas State Rifle Association
Valinda Rowe, spokesperson, Illinois Carry
Philip Van Cleave, President, Virginia Citizens Defense League
Jim Wallace, Executive Director, Gun Owners Action League (GOAL) MA



Visitors Guide to an Anti-Gun Alien Planet: GRPC Part 2 – Episode #156

This episode is part 2 from Gun Rights Policy Conference 2013(GRPC). The audio for this episode was recorded September 28, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel Houston, Texas.

The first thing you’ll hear will be invocation by Rev. Anthony Winfield and then we move on to speakers Joseph Tartaro, Alan Gottlieb, & John Fund.

We will continue to release audio from the conference weekly basis until we have completely released the entire conference. Just as a reminder next year’s GRPC will be held near Chicago Illinois at a O’Hare airport hotel. Please make plans to attend the third week of September 2014. Keep checking back at for more information.

Speakers in This Episode:

    • Invocation—Rev. Anthony Winfield, chaplain, Elmhurst Hospital, New York City
    • The Road Traveled—Joseph P. Tartaro, editor,, president, Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)
    • The Road Ahead—Alan M. Gottlieb, chairman, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms(CCRKBA) and founder, SAF
    • John Fund, Senior Editor, The American Spectator and columnist for National Review Online

Books Mentioned in This Episode:
Journal on Firearms & Public Policy Volume 25 Fall 2013
Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps Smart Judges Off the Bench  by John Lott
Emily Gets Her Gun… But Obama Wants to Take Yours




GRPC 2013 Federal Affairs Briefing Part 1 – Episode #155

This episode of the podcast is part one of many parts of the  audio we will be bringing you from the 28th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference organized and put on by  The Second Amendment Foundation.

I have now attended five GRPC of the 28 and  deftly will be attending the next one in Chicago Illinois near the end of September 2014.

This first part includes the federal affairs briefing that was recorded  at 1030 a.m. Saturday, September 28 at the Marriott Hotel Houston Texas International Airport.

Federal Affairs Briefing
Mark Barnes, President, Mark Barnes Associates
Jeff Knox, Director, The Firearms Coalition, founder of
Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America

Mark speaking at GRPC2013 (Medium)