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

Milt Sparks

1917 – Sept. 9, 1995

  • 1968 Started making holsters as Milt Sparks Leather
  • 1983 Tony Kanaley joined the operation
  • 1990 incorporated as Milt Sparks Holsters, Inc.
  • 1995 Kanaley took over the business

Save the Second

2019

Save the Second was organized for a very limited purpose.

To build a stronger, healthier National Rifle Association.

Five discrete goals

  1. Smaller Board
  2. Term Limits
  3. Director Attendance
  4. Member Engagement
  5. Exclusive 2A Focus

We the Female

 

  • Non-profit organization created to both empower and provide personal security and firearm safety education to women
  • 2018 Founded by Kerry Slone
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MISSION:
 

“TO INSPIRE AMERICAN WOMEN TO EMBRACE AND DEFEND THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS THROUGH SELF-DEFENSE AND SECURITY EDUCATION.” 

Mission- We the Female

 

WTTA

Walk the Talk America

WTTA initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to making positive change in relationship to mental health, and firearm awareness. Through organizing a profound team of experts from different fields, and all walks of life, unbiased by politics, media, or personal prejudice – WTTA seeks to input opportunities to enhance communication, compassion, calls to action and education.

  • June 15, 2018 by Michael Sodini

Front Page

NFA Freedom Alliance

NFA Freedom Alliance

  • Founded in 2014
  • Todd Rathner

The NFAFA is the strongest direct action/lobbying organization working at the state and federal level to ease restrictions on the ownership, manufacture, sale, and use of items regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA).


Goals

  • Identify states where NFA items are illegal and “defense to prosecution” (DTP) is the only protection for NFA owners.
  • Work to repeal and replace “DTP” with statutes that affirmatively protect ownership of NFA weapons.
  • Identify states that do not allow hunting with suppressors and enact legislation to allow such activities.
  • Remove state-level prohibitions against the possession of NFA items.

Rally for our Rights

Rally for our Rights is a diverse group of citizen activists dedicated to supporting the right to keep and bear arms

  • April 8, 2018 – It began at a Second Amendment rally in Loveland, CO
  • a non-partisan grassroots organization
  •  steering committee consists of a diverse cross-section of gun owners – including college students, young parents, business owners, and seasoned political activists.
  • April 21st, 2018 – Boulder, CO
  • May 5th, 2018 – Fort Collins, CO

What are Hashtags ?

Hashtags are a powerful tool

  • Used to Identify Messages
  • Makes your Content Discoverable

Beginner’s Guide to Hashtags

What exactly is a hashtag?

  • Think about the number of mages published on all social platforms
  • The Hashtag is a keyword or phrase preceded by the  # (hash symbol)
  • Typically within a post or comment
  • There is no list of hashtags
  • Often they turn the Tag into a searchable link

Why use Hashtags

  • Grow your social impact
  • Engage your audience
  • They can be Fun !!
  • costs $0.00

Also, by including hash marks in your post

  • it can be indexed by the social network
  • highlight it for viewers
  • facilitates the search for it.

How to use Hashtags

  • All you really do is include a ‘#’ and a relevant keyword or phrase
  • NO Spaces
    example: #GunRights or #SecondAmendment .
  • Add value to the existing conversation
  • Keep it short (usually)

Think Strategically !!

Why Optimize your Hashtags?

  • posts aren’t limited to just your followers
  • accessible to all other users interested in similar topics
  • can greatly broaden the reach of your social media posts

How to Optimize your Hashtags?

  • Content Hashtags, Trending Hashtags, Brand-Specific Hashtags
  • Have Long Term Plans
  • Be Unique and Memorable
  • Have Fun

Twitter:
Created Hashtags In 2007
three ways to filter the results: “All”, “Top” &  “People you follow”
the optimal amount of hashtags on Twitter is two (2)

Facebook:
Added hashtags June 2013
Facebook hashtags take you to a list of posts containing the same hashtag.
The results are not limited to people you know.

Instagram:
Instagram hashtags take you to a list of posts containing the same hashtag.
The results are not limited to people you know.

Google+:
results will include the original hashtag as well as posts with similar tags
also gives you the option to search within Facebook or Twitter.

Tumblr:
Tumblr has a special “Tag” section
Hashtags included in the main body of a post are not transformed into links.

Pinterest:
Pinterest hashtags results that contain the exact hashtag, plus pins