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

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).


  • 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.

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

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)

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

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

Pinterest hashtags results that contain the exact hashtag, plus pins