Charlie Cook

  • Lifelong musician
  • Instrumental music teacher for over 20 years
  • 2009 firearm instructor
  • 2016 spoke at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Tampa, FL 
  • 2019 – Ray Carter Blogger of the Year Award – GRPC

Charlie Cook on You Tube

From the Gun Rights Policy Conference 2019

United Sportsmen of Florida

Unified Sportsmen of Florida (USF)

  • 1976 created with the assistance of the National
    Rifle Association
  • a non-profit membership organization incorporated in Florida
  • Affiliated with NRA as the Florida Legislative affiliate
    USF is an independent organization
  • Executive Director Ms. Marion P. Hammer,

dependent on membership dues and contributions for
financial support.

Unified Sportsmen of Florida was organized for the
purpose of protecting the firearms rights of all law-abiding
firearms owners in Florida and to preserve the firearms
rights guaranteed in the United States and Florida


● USF  fought for 7 years to pass “shall issue” Right to Carry legislation to reform Florida’s oppressive concealed carry law.
That landmark legislation became model legislation for the nation.
● It was USF that lead the fight to pass: Florida’s Firearms Preemption Law that wiped out hundreds of gun control ordinances in Florida’s cities and counties.
● And it was USF, that fought to pass Concealed Carry Reciprocity; Hunter Protection; Shooting Range Protection; Gun Manufacturer Lawsuit Protection; and more!

Erin Palette


From the Gun Rights Policy Conference 2019

Kenn Blanchard

  • ordained pastor
  • CIA firearms instructor
  • law enforcement officer
  • Contributor to AmmoLand Shooting Sports News a
  • 2000 – author of Black Man With a Gun
  • 2012 – author of Black Man With a Gun: Reloaded
  • Black Man With a Gun podcast
  • Executive Vice President of

Massad Ayoob

July 20, 1948 

  • 3rd Generation Armed Citizen
  • 1971 – Began Police Work
  • 1972 – Begain Instructon
  • 1981 – Founded Lethal Force Institute 
  • 1982 – 2009 – Lethal Force Institute
  • 1998 Outstanding American Handgunner of the Year Award
  • 2009 – Massad Ayoob Group
  • The Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network

Massad Ayoob‘s school

Massad Ayoob on Guns – Backwoods Home Magazine

Massad Ayoob, Author at Gun Digest

Marion P. Hammer

April 26, 1939

Grandmother, 2A Activist

  • She learned to shoot “squirrels and rabbits for dinner” with a .22 bolt-action single-shot rifle
  • Florida’s top gun lobbyist
  • 1974 – Present – NRA lobbyist from Florida
  • 1976 – Today – Runs the Unified Sportsmen of Florida (USF)
  • 1987 – Lobbied for Florida concealed-carry (CCW) 
  • 1988 – creator of the NRA Eddie Eagle Program
  • Created the Range Protection Act.
  • 1993 – Outstanding Community Service Award from National Safety Council
  • 1995 to 1998 – 1st female president of the National Rifle Association NRA
  • 2005 – Florida Women’s Hall of Fame
  • 2005 – Involved in the Florida Stand-your-ground law – “one of the chief architects”  first to be passed in the United States