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Riding Shotgun With Charlie #122 Jon Anderson Get Off My Lawn Podcast Nebraska Firearm Owners Association Jon Anderson reached out to me a while ago to be a guest on his show. The panel that night included a number of other folks in the 2A community that I knew so I was really looking forward to it. Then he had me on a few more times. He did expres…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#121Sandra ZettlemoyerBrass & Sass LLCA Girl & A Gun A few months ago, I went down to one of Tony Simon’s (RSWC #041) Diversity Shoots in Easton, PA, at The Heritage Guild. I know that he’s had some shadow banning issues and the word about them isn’t getting out. I met some of the folks from the Coalition of New Jersey Fi…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#120John HickokYouTube Creator, Comedian I reached out to John Hickok to double check the social media links for RSWC #101 with Hickok45. After he replied, I said I’d like to have John on the show sometime and he said he’d be up for it. I was heading to Nashville for a personal trip. I message John, giving him an idea whe…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#118Brian DealAero Precision Vice President of Marketing Special thanks to Derek LeBlanc from Kids S.A.F.E. Foundation for this interview. He connected me with Brian and let me borrow his truck for the show! I was able to meet with Brian at the Aero Precision headquarters in Tacoma, WA. We set everything up and headed out…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#118Dr. John EdeenDoctors for Responsible Gun Ownership I’ve been running into Dr. John Edeen since I first went to GRPC in 2016. He’s always been a speaker. And he’s been brave enough to model for the concealed carry fashion shows that I’ve emceed as well. He was braver when I asked if we could be roommates for the Flori…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#117Gabby FrancoThe DC ProjectTop Shot, Season 4 & 5Cartel Crew on VH1 Gabby Franco and several other members of The DC Project were going to be speaking at an event in New Jersey. With some simple coercion from a friend, I was talked into going. All of the women speaking have been on RSWC except Gabby Franco. I sent her …
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#116Neil WeidnerMarketing Director, Active Self Protection Neil Weidner saw me do a presentation at AMMcon (Alternative Multi Media conference) the day before the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix in 2019. He enjoyed the speech and the whole presentation. A month later, a friend called me to say she was talking to N…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#114Ben DeWaltOnSight Firearms Training One of my friends, Mark, asked if I was going to be taking a course called Defense Pistol - Accuracy and Accountability with Ben DeWalt of OnSight Firearms Training. I decided that I was going to do some training for myself this year and said only if Mark was taking the class, too. …
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#114Daniel Schmutter, Esq.Hartman & Winnicki Daniel Schmutter is an attorney in New Jersey. We ran into each other at NJSAFECON back in 2017. And certainly at GRPC over the last few years. I’ve heard Daniel on the Gun For Hire podcast for years and I finally had a chance to have him in the passenger's seat. But I do have …
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#113Tanisha MonerNRA Instructor Chief Range Safety Officer, Legally Armed In Detroit Tanisha Moner and I met this past March at the Florida Carry Speaker Event. I was there to play the Star Spangled Banner and she was there with Rick Ector (RSWC #032) to find more instructors who want to be involved with Rick’s event. Ric…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#112Stephannie WeidnerCEO, Active Self Protection Stephannie Weidner has been coming up on my Facebook page as “someone you might know” for a long time. I’m friends with her husband, Neil. She and I also have a lot of friends in common. Finally we got the chance to meet at the end of the MAG40 class in Sioux Falls, SD. Ne…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#111Tom HallInstructorBuckeye Firearms FoundationFASTER Saves Lives Tom Hall & I met just last week. He was instructing with the FASTER Saves Lives staff in Ohio. We enjoyed some social time with some of the other students and instructors of the class the night before the class started. What I thought was really cool was …
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#110Sharyn HinchcliffePink Pistols Seattle I really appreciate the friendships I’ve made in the firearm community since I started RSWC. Sometimes the friendship turns into another friendship. Thanks to Derek LeBlanc from Kids S.A.F.E. Foundation for making the connection to Sharyn Hinchcliffe. She’s a busy woman in Washin…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#109Rob BeckmanFirearm Trainer’s PodcastAmerican Defense Training A few months ago, John Petrolino reached out and connected me with Rob Beckman. Rob was looking for an instructor in Massachusetts for his podcast, Firearm Trainer’s Podcast. I listened to a few episodes and really like Rob’s format for helping instructors …
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#108Shirley WatralInstructor, Author, & DC Project Member Shirley and I were both at the Florida Carry Speaker Event in 2021. I was only playing the Star Spangled Banner for the event, but I had my GoPro cameras should I have the chance to film a show. She was speaking at the event as an instructor, author, and as a DC Pr…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#107Jeff Spiegelman & Kim PettersDelaware House of RepresentativesThe DC Project After I had the show set up to film with Kim Petters, she asked if I wanted to film another show. She said she’s friends with Jeff Spiegelman, a member of the Delaware House of Representatives, who is a good Second Amendment supporter and a g…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#106Joseph MorseShooting Gallery New EnglandShooting in the Woods Podcast Joseph Morse reached out to me a while ago. He’s a gunsmith at a gun store in Massachusetts. But he’s also a content creator! He’s got an Instagram page called Shooting Gallery New England and a podcast called Shooting in the Woods. Both being gun g…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#105Dave WorkmanSecond Amendment Journalist Dave Workman’s first words to me were “You’re a horrible model.” It was at GRPC 2017 in Dallas. I was only into the firearm community for a year. I was modeling and IWB and an ankle for the concealed carry fashion show. I went to a table, hiked up my pant leg, and showed off the…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#104Mike PiwowarskiArms Room Radio Mike Piwowarski is one of those people who goes to ALL the 2A events! I can’t remember if we met at Gun Rights Policy Conference or SHOT Show, but we run into each other everywhere, which is one of the things I love about my 2A friends! Mike is officially the SECOND passenger to “really …
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#103 Alexander RoubianNew Jersey Second Amendment Society Alexander and I first met at Gun Rights Policy Conference in 2016 in Tampa. After the conference, we both went with Mark Walters (RSWC #002 & #084) and Alan Gottlieb (RSWC #100) to a radio station to be on Armed American Radio. I’ve also been a fan of the Gun For H…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#102Alan LauALau Firearm Training Alan and I have been following each other on social media for a while. We were officially connected by Patrick Collins RSWC #91 & #99 Part 1. He thought Alan would be a great passenger for the show. And he was correct! Alan grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the Boston area when he was 13.…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#101Hickok45YouTube Creator Wilder things have happened. Snow in Tennessee isn’t something that happens often. Unless I’m driving down. Despite nearly every place being closed and many Tennesseans not having experience driving in the snow, I was able to meet Hickok45 for breakfast before we filmed the show! Whew! We’ve al…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#100Alan GottliebSecond Amendment Foundation Alan Gottlieb is The MAN! At my first Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in Tampa 2016, I approached Massad Ayoob to have him sign my copy of In The Gravest Extreme. I took a deep breath, asked Mas if he could come Riding Shotgun. Alan was right behind Mas. He said “Oh my gosh…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#099 Part 2Florida Carry Speaker Event Review Part 2 Stephen Shives, Runaway CampersKristin Franke, Packin’ NeatKevin & Sarah Sona, Florida Carry While I was at the Florida Carry Speaker Event on March 20, I filmed a few shows. This is part 2 of Episode 099. I grabbed a few more folks and put them in the car for a review …
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#099 Part 1Florida Carry Speaker Event Review Part 1 I love my gig! I really do! Kevin Sona (RSWC #043) has been organizing a camping event for Florida Carry since 2018. In Florida, its legal to open carrying while you’re doing the “...ing” activities: camping, hunting, fishing. Therefore, anyone camping can open carry wh…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #098 Dan Grdovic President, CNJFO Like many people in the 2A community, Dan Grdovic and I were “Facebook friends” before we met in person. We finally met face to face at Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners’ (CNJFO) fundraising event called “Hunting Pheasants With Charlie” at Giberson’s Farm and Wildlife Preserve in Pe…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#097Kim PettersThe DC Project I opened the door to Kim’s house in Dover, DE, to pick her up to film the show. “Oh my gosh, Charlie. We’ve met!” You know how it is, when you’ve met a lot of people in the 2A community and you can’t ‘really’ remember them until you see them in person. That’s what happened. We met in DC at th…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#096Theresa InackerCoalition of New Jersey Firearm OwnersThe DC Project Theresa Inacker has done some cool things...I mean besides coming Riding Shotgun! She hunts pheasants. She hangs out with Dick Heller. And she puts CNN”s Chris Cuomo in his place. And it’s all in a day’s work for her. I was heading down to New Jersey …
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#095Judi WellsA Girl & A Gun The DC Project Judi Wells is more than just an “accidental activist”. She’s an unexpected gun owner, too. She’s a vegetarian, does yoga, and doesn’t like killing spiders, let alone other animals. Go down the checklist of everything you’d expect as an anti-gunner and that’s her, too. Growing up…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#094Gabby CannonsA Girl & A Gun Connecticut One of the great things about having a show like mine is the referrals. I ask my 2A friends about potential passengers and they’ll reach out to their contacts and let their friends know I may be calling. That’s what happened with Gabby Cannons. I was concerned about getting out …
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#093 |John PetrolinoAuthor/WriterDecoding FirearmsAmmoland John Petrolino “relentlessly harassed’ me (his words, not mine) about having Mark Shean on the show. With some experience in writing and publishing, John was helping Mark turn his blog into a book. Then John wrote his own book about firearms for new gun owners. He…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #092 Sarah Albrecht Hold My Guns Sarah, her husband, I and I hung out at a SHOT show event in January and we got along really well. When I saw that there was a machine gun shoot in Pennsylvania, I looked her up and not only was she close to the shoot, she was going to it as well! So we got her on the stagecoach. Sarah st…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #091 Patrick Collins I met Patrick at the Gun Rights Policy Conference 2019 in Phoenix. He saw that I was doing a Southern Tour this summer and said if I was in Atlanta I should get in touch. After a change in my plans, I reached out and told him I could pick him up at the Atlanta airport and drive him home from a quick …
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#090Teddy DanielsDecorated Combat VeteranBusiness EntrepreneurRetired Police OfficerUS Congressional Candidate Teddy Daniels was hanging out with Stephen Willeford at the Rod of Iron Freedom Festival. I was talking to Stephen and asked if he’d come Riding Shotgun. He said only if Teddy had the time. Then he suggested that…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #089 Brian & Shelley Hill The Complete Combatant I met Shelley Hill at Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago in 2018. We were both presenters at AMMcon (Alternative Multi Media Conference) and GPRC that year. I was excited to make a stop outside of Atlanta on the Summer Tour 2020 to have Brian & Shelley on the stagecoa…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #088 Stephen Willeford Last month, I was at the Rod of Iron Freedom Festival in Greeley, PA, and was able to get some time with one of the featured speakers, Stephen Willeford. We’ve all heard the story about what happened on November 5. 2017 at a church in Sutherland Springs, TX. Mr Willeford was the good guy with a gun…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #087 Beth AlcazarPacifiers & Peacemakers USCCAThe DC Project I met Beth Alcazar at SHOT Show 2017. The following month, I saw her again at a concealed carry fashion show I was emceeing in Cleveland. And I’ve seen her at every GPRC since 2017 and even in Washington DC at a DC Project event. That isn’t just how she’s every…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #086 Claude Werner Tactical Professor Claude Werner brings his airsoft MP5 Zombie Eraser Z71 Edition. We had some time to hangout a little before we started filming at the home of Shelley & Brian Hill before the show. What I really like about Claude is that he likes to ‘stir the pot’ a bit.. And I noticed that when I spo…
 
RSWC #085 Brad Premo CEO, Leadslingers Whiskey When I heard about Leadslingers Whiskey on Armed American Radio, I decided to find some. I drove an hour to get a bottle. I loved it. Then I decided that I would message Brad Premo, CEO of Leadslingers and a regular contributor to AAR, and inquired about getting some of their hand sanitizer to use duri…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #084 Mark Walters Armed American Radio Part of the Southern Tour 2020 brought me to the Atlanta area. Of course, I had to reach out to Mark Walters from Armed American Radio. Mark is the reason that I was brought into the 2A Activist fold. I interviewed him in Minneapolis in August 2016 and he loved the idea of driving p…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #083 Boge Quinn GunBlast I set up a quick 2020 Southern Tour this summer and I reached out to Boge Quinn. He watched a few RSWCs and agreed to be on the show. I drove from Nashville to Dover, TN, to meet up with Boge. I never met his brother Jeff, but if Jeff was anything like Boge, he was a hell of a guy! Hearing Boge t…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie#082Stephanie SchaferA Girl & A GunThe DC Project Stephanie Schafer is from “basically Wyoming” Nebraska. We met in DC in July 2019 at a DC Project event. It was funny when we started talking and she said I sound just like I do on YouTube! Hehe! She’s also a facilitator with A Girl & A Gun (AG&AG), teaching women about gu…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #080 Aaargo Jay & Rhonda Ezell (Adult Language Warning: There are a couple offensive words used in this episode. The words were used as a quote from someone who isn’t on the show. The words used are offensive to the speaker and the host, but they were used to make a point). This is also an extra long episode, so you need…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #080 Robyn Sandoval A Girl & A Gun Robyn Sandoval and I have been running into each other at several of the 2A events around the country. Last year, we filmed a show in Phoenix at the Gun Rights Policy Conference, but we didn’t put that interview out. I was able to interview a few of the instructors with A Girl & A Gun i…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #079 Ronnie Siegel A GIrl & A Gun Facilitator for Central New Jersey Ronnie Siegel is with A Girl & A Gun (AGAG). Some of the AGAG instructors were taking a class in Epping, New Hampshire,at the SIG Academy. This was like a “bonus” interview. Robyn Sandoval, one of the founders of AGAG, said she wanted to have Ronnie in …
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #078 LaKasha Robbins Massachusetts Women Gun Owners Gun Owners Action League The DC Project It was sometime in 2018 when I met LaKasha. She was modeling for the Gun Owners Action League (GOAL) Concealed Carry Fashion Show. I was the emcee. We were running into each other at 2A events put on by GOAL, The DC Project (DCP),…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #077 Dawn Hillyer Hiding Hilda Dawn and I were both models at the concealed carry fashion show at Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in Chicago, 2018. I was modeling a holster undershirt. I’m sure she was modeling one of her own products made by her company, Hiding Hilda. I told her that I wanted to do a show in every s…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #076 Lauren Nelson This what one of the things I love about the 2A community is how easily we connect with others. I met Patrick Collins in Phoenix. He was able to connect me to Lauren Nelson when I asked about finding someone in Vermont to be on the show. I met Lauren and we headed to her local gun shop in Wells River, …
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #075 Brooke Cheney A Great Start Shooting School The DC Project I met Brooke Cheney at The DC Project dinner in Washington last summer. Then we ran into each other again in Massachusetts at the Gun Owners Action League Concealed Carry Fashion show back in March. Of course, we kept in touch and with the current times, I n…
 
Riding Shotgun With Charlie #074 Mike Hughes & Britt Lentz Next Level Training I met Mike & Britt at SHOT Show 2020 thanks to Klint Macro & Matt Mallory from Meet The Pressers. They said they’re great guys from Next Level Training and they needed to get in the stagecoach. You may have seen Mike Hughes from History Channel’s Top Shot Season 3. Befor…
 
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