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

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Firearms Trainers Association

since 2018
Oklahoma City, OK

  • FTA provides best in the industry Professional Liability Coverage benefits to members for any legal action stemming from their firearms training business
  • FTA protects the profession of firearms training through standards, business development services, curriculum sharing, safety and risk management.
  • founded by 5 of the most well respected and distinguished professional firearms trainers
    – was born in a conference room in Las Vegas at SHOT Show
    – Their recognition of the need to create a mechanism to serve the interests of firearms trainers as well as increase the professionalism of the craft through their experiences, resources and core values led them to create FTA.
  • Ken Hackathorn-Chairman
  • Larry Vickers-Vice Chairman
  • Kyle Sweet – Executive Director
  • Board members
    – Jeff Gonzales, Dave Spaulding and Scott Reidy
  • FTA provides through CCW Safe’s 2A Insurance, financially backed membership benefits that provide for $1million in professional liability coverage including all legal costs and fees, attorneys fees and expert witness fees for only $400 per year
  • FTA membership is open to any certified firearms instructor.

Firearms Trainers Association
28 W. Park Place STE B
Oklahoma City, OK 73131

(405) 740-7952


Defense Distributed

since Dec 2012

to develop and freely publish firearms-related design schematics that can be downloaded and reproduced by anyone


  • December 2012 raised $20,000 via crowd-funding
    – confiscated their first 3D printer
  • online open-source hardware organization
  • develop digital schematics of firearms in CAD files
    – downloaded from the Internet and used in 3D printing or CNC milling
  •  Cody Wilson founder and spokesperson
  • December 2012 DEFCAD
  • May 5, 2013, Defense Distributed made printable STL files public
    – Liberator, the world’s first completely 3D printed gun
    – the United States Department of State demanded they be removed from the Internet
  • October 2014 Ghost Gunner
    – miniature CNC mill for completing receivers for the AR-15
  • May 6, 2015, Defense Distributed, joined by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), filed Defense Distributed v. U.S. Dept. of State in the Western District of Texas
  • July 27, 2018, Defense Distributed released ten CAD files for download at DEFCAD

Defense Distributed
2320 Donley Dr
Austin, TX 78758

(512) 584-8013


American Suppressor Association

Sept 8, 2011

  • September 8th,  2011 articles of incorporation were approved American Silencer Association (ASA)
    – now known as the American Suppressor Association.
  • 2011 Founded by Knox Williams
  • 2011 = 285,000 legally obtained suppressors in circulation
    = 39 states were legal to own
  • AAC, Gemtech, and SilencerCo each pledged $5,000 towards the development of a trade association
  • December 2013 – Knox Williams became Executive Director of ASA
  • 2015 – 2017 Michael Williams became full-time attorney 
  • September 2016 – Owen Miller became Director of Outreach
  • 2020 = 1,750,000 suppressors in circulation
    = Law-abiding citizens in 42 states can own suppressors
    = hunters in 40 states are now allowed to use suppressors


Legalized suppressor ownership

  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Vermont

Legalized the use of suppressors while hunting

  • July 1, 2014 – Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • Wyoming


started in 2010

  • GunsAmerica is an online platform that connects people with guns, the gun industry, new products, and gun dealers
  • a classifieds site, not an auction site

North Miami Beach, FL



Gunsmithing Club of America

since 2010

a community of like minded individuals who are interested in: learning more about the design, function, and repair of Firearms, how to do real-world Gunsmithing

created by AGI

351 Second St
Napa, CA 94559