Brian Anse Patrick

1954 – Dec 27, 2016

  • championship target shooter
  • CCW permit instructor
  • 2000 Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Toledo
  • AmmoLand Contributor
  • Speaker – Gun Rights Policy Conference
  • Speaker – National Firearms Law Seminar
  • 2002 Author – The National Rifle Association and the Media: The Motivating Force of Negative Coverage
    a landmark study of how negative bias in media coverage has actually benefited the NRA as a social movement.
  • Author – The Rise of the Anti-Media
    a study of how advocates for the concealed carry movement in the US have successfully used alternative forms of media to successfully combat the opposition of informational elites,


Dr. Miguel Faria

Sept 30, 1952

  • 1996 testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee for Labor, Health, and Human Services about Anti-Gun Bias on CDC Research
  • 1998 Americanism Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
  • 1999 Gun Rights Defender of the Month Award, from the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
  • 2002 – 2005 Injury Research Grant Review Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • 2004 – 2010 Editorial Board of Surgical Neurology
  • written over 200 medical, scientific, and professional articles

1996 – Dickey Amendment

“I have yet to see a published report that has been funded by the NCIPC in which the benefits of firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens have been published even though they are there … if you don’t conclude that guns are bad and that they need to be eradicated because they are a ‘public health menace,’ they are not published.”

Dr. Miguel Faria – 1996 testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee for Labor, Health, and Human Services

Massad Ayoob

July 20, 1948 

  • 3rd Generation Armed Citizen
  • 1971 – Began Police Work
  • 1972 – Began Instruction
  • 1980 – In the Gravest Extreme published
  • 1981 – Founded Lethal Force Institute 
  • 1982 – 2009 – Lethal Force Institute
  • 1982 – Hit the white part published
  • 1983 – The Truth About Self Protection published
  • 1984 – Stressfire published
  • 1986 – Gun-Proof Your Children / Massad Ayoob’s Handgun Primer published
  • 1986 – Fundamentals of Modern Police Impact Weapons published
  • 1987 – The semiautomatic pistol in police service and self-defense published
  • 1992 – Stressfire II published
  • 1998 Outstanding American Handgunner of the Year Award
  • 2004 – Ayoob Files published
  • 2004 – The gun digest book of Sig-Sauer published
  • 2007 – The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery published
  • 2008 – The gun digest book of concealed carry published
  • 2008 The Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network
  • 2009 – Massad Ayoob Group
  • 2010 – Greatest handguns of the world published
  • 2011 – COMBAT SHOOTING with Massad Ayoob published
  • 2014 – Deadly Force – Understanding Your Right to Self Defense published

Massad Ayoob‘s school

Massad Ayoob on Guns – Backwoods Home Magazine

Massad Ayoob, Author at Gun Digest

Stephen P Halbrook

 Sept 12, 1947

  • author and lawyer
  • 1969 B.S. Business Florida State University
  • 1972 PhD in philosophy
  • 1978 attorney specializing in civil litigation and criminal defense
  • published several books and dozens of articles on:
    – the history of the right to bear arms
    – the historical background of the Second Amendment
    – modern gun control, Nazi gun control policies during World War II
    – Switzerland’s policy of armed neutrality during World War II
  • 1981 in the George Mason University Law Review
    – the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to arms
    – the 14th Amendment intended to make that 2nd Amendment enforceable against the states
  • 1984 That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right
  • 1984 Defectless Firearms Litigation
  • 1986 What the Framers Intended: A Linguistic Analysis of the Right to “Bear Arms
  • 1989 A Right to Bear Arms: State and Federal Bills of Rights and Constitutional Guarantees
  • 1991 The Right of the People or the Power of the State: Bearing Arms, Arming Militias, and the Second Amendment
  • 1994 NRA and Law Enforcement Opposition to the Brady Act: From Congress to the District Courts
  • 1998 Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms, 1866-1876 
  • 2006 St. George Tucker’s Second Amendment: Deconstructing “The True Palladium of Liberty”
  • 2008 The Founder’s Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms
  • 2008 Arms in the Hands of Jews Are a Danger to Public Safety: Nazism, Firearm Registration, and the Night of the Broken Glass
  • 2014 David & Goliath Award from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

Joyce Lee Malcolm

(October 17, 1941)
– 1994 author  To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right

Don Kates

(January 26, 1941 – November 1, 2016)
– 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller, served as an adviser to the council in the Court of Appeals
– Guns and Public Health: Epidemic of Violence or Pandemic of Propaganda?

– Armed: New Perspectives On Gun Control
– Restricting Handguns: The Liberal Skeptics Speak Out
– Firearms and Violence: Issues of Public Policy
– The Great American Gun Debate: Essays on Firearms and Violence

Don Kates

John Boyd


  • U.S. Air Force Colonel
  • Boyd was the best fighter pilot in America and possibly the world
  • wrote the first manual on jet aerial combat
  • spearheaded the design of both of the Air Force’s premier fighters, the F-15 and the F-16
  • OODA loop (Observation, Orientation, Decision and Action)

Bill Woodin

December  16, 1925 – March 18, 2018

  • William Woodin III
  • His grandfather (also named William Woodin) was President Franklin Roosevelt’s first treasury secretary
  • Bill’s Step-Father was a founder of the American Quarter Horse Association
  • bachelor in zoology at the University of Arizona
  • master in zoology at the University of California, Berkeley
  • 1950 kingsnake species named after him: lampropeltis pyromelana woodini
  • volunteer for the Desert Museum before it opened
  • 1954 to 1971 – Executive Director Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • called “the most promising young naturalist in the United States” by Roy Chapman Andrews, a former American Museum of Natural History director
  • 1955 – co-founder International Ammunition Association
  • active in European Cartridge Research Association
  • compiled “one of the great collections of ammunition in the world,”
  • 1973 Woodin Laboratory built
     3,000-square-foot underground vault
  • 1975 – Consulted on the Kennedy assassination research
  • 160,000 cartridges tracing the evolution of small arms ammunition
  • 1998 co-authored three volumes A History of Modern U.S. Small Arms Ammunition
  • Technical Advisor to and Distinguished Life Member of AFTE
    (Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners)
  • Consultant to the U. S. Army Armament Research and Development Command (Armament Concepts Office)