Open Source Defense

2019

Open Source Defense

We couldn’t wait for a gun rights organization that matched our approach to show up, so we created our own.

 

  • BJ Campbell
    – engineer
  • Chuck Rossi
    – engineer at Facebook from 2008 to 2018
  • Jon Stokes
    – co-founded the tech news site Ars Technica
  • & others

https://www.instagram.com/opensrcdefense/

https://opensourcedefense.substack.com/

https://opensourcedefense.org/

NAAGA

National African American Gun Association

February 28, 2015 Created

 

  • 2019 – 30,000 members & 75 chapters nationwide
  • 60% African American women

To expose, educate, and motivate as many African American men and women to go out and purchase a firearm for self defense and to take training on proper gun use.


National African American Gun Association
#135
1545 North Express Way
Griffin, Georgia 30223

naaga.co


Philip Smith

  • Graduate of the University of California at Davis  
  • 2015 – Founder of NAAGA National African American Gun Association

 

 

 

 

 


The Daily Bullet – Phillip Smith – National African American Gun Association
Dec 24, 2020

 

GADPA

Great American Defensive Pistol Association

started in 2005
incorporated in 2012

  • 2005 GADPA originally formed to sponsor defensive pistol matches in Atlanta
  • 2005 – 2020 hosts a Monthly Outdoor Match
    – at the South River Gun Club Conyers, GA
    – seven stage a wide variety of moving targets
  • weeknight Indoor Matches
  • 2012 GADPA (not-for-profit) was formed

https://gadpa.com/

Heckler & Koch

HK USA started 2004
Virginia, New Hampshire, Georgia

  • 1948, three former Mauser engineers, Edmund Heckler, Theodor Koch, and Alex Seidel, salvaged machine tools and started in the vacant Mauser factory
  • December 28, 1949 changed name to Heckler & Koch GmbH
  • 1956 G3 battle rifle
  • 1969 as the MP5
  • 1974 – diversified
    – Defense and Law Enforcement
    – Hunting and Sports
  • 2004 – HK416
  • 2005 – Heckler & Koch Defense Inc
    – U.S. affiliate of Heckler & Koch
    – Sterling, Virginia
  • 2007 – new facility in Ashburn, Virginia
  • 2008 – HK begins to build pistols in the USA
    – HK45 first HK officially ‘Made in the USA’
  • 2008 Newington, New Hampshire factory opened
    – 70,000 square foot
    – to build HK MR556 and HK MR762
  • locations in
    –  Ashburn, Virginia
    – Newington, New Hampshire
    – Columbus, Georgia
  • 2017 Closed Newington and moved to Georgia
    – 50,000 square-foot

Blue Force Gear

established in January 2004
Pooler, Georgia

  • January 2004 established in Pooler, Georgia during
  • manufacturer of body armor
  • Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment gear

Blue Force Gear
166 Pine Barren Rd
Pooler, GA 31322

877-430-2583

blueforcegear.com

Gunbroker

Feb 19, 1999
Atlanta, Georgia

  • Firearm Auctions
  • in the top 400 of all websites as rated by Quantcast
  • the Web’s largest hunting and sport shooting auction site
  •  averages more than 500,000 auction listings for firearms, parts and accessories at any given time
  •  four million unique monthly visitors
  • 2.5 million registered users
  • 2005 sponsor for various NASCAR teams
  • 2008 – 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck
  • 2014 iOS app
  • 2018 Gunbroker App removed from Apple Store