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


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


Mission- We the Female



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).


  • 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

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