Raymond “Pappy” Smith

April 30, 1887 – May 24, 1967

  • 1906, age sixteen married the first of his five wives, Dora Mae Pigeon
  • 1908 moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • bought an old roulette wheel
  • creation of Harolds Club. Harolds was one of the first modern American casinos
  • 1964 played a significant role in convincing the federal government to build the I-80 freeway over the Sierra Nevada mountains
  • 1981, four years after Pappy was named Grandfather of Gaming during the fiftieth anniversary celebration of legalized gambling in Nevada

Latino Rifle Association

since April 2020

a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Latino gun owners, advocating for gun rights from a Latino perspective, and educating Latino communities about firearms and self-defense. We are also a progressive organization that seeks the empowerment of all marginalized communities. We stand against bigotry and oppression in all forms

Latino Rifle Association

Open Source Defense


Open Source Defense

We couldn’t wait for a gun rights organization that matched our approach to show up, so we created our own.


  • BJ Campbell
    – engineer
  • Chuck Rossi
    – engineer at Facebook from 2008 to 2018
  • Jon Stokes
    – co-founded the tech news site Ars Technica
  • & others