NRA Responds to Boycotts and Partnership Discounts

The more than five million law-abiding members of the National Rifle Association have enjoyed discounts and cost-saving programs from many American corporations that have partnered with the NRA to expand member benefits.

Since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, a number of companies have decided to sever their relationship with the NRA, in an effort to punish our members who are doctors, farmers, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, nurses, shop owners and school teachers that live in every American community. We are men and women who represent every American ethnic group, every one of the world’s religions and every form of political commitment.

The law-abiding members of the NRA had nothing at all to do with the failure of that school’s security preparedness, the failure of America’s mental health system, the failure of the National Instant Check System or the cruel failures of both federal and local law enforcement.

Despite that, some corporations have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice. In time, these brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve.

Let it be absolutely clear. The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world.


My 2017 Year In Review

2017 was an amazing year. In the 2017 Year In Review video I share some of the most special moments, and reflect on my 2018 goals for this channel. Nothing too specific, more of a 30,000 foot view.

This year started great. I made a few reviews and unboxing videos, took my better half on a weekend getaway, took the family camping/cabin’ing at a local state park. We visited a few trails, performed a few live events on Facebook (for our business), traveled to Vermont and did a brewery ‘run’ at a buddy’s bachelor party.

Off-camera life was even better. The kids are doing great in school, sports and in life. As they say, they’re “well adjusted” and I am very grateful for that. We have another National Science Honor Society inductee, a Junior Olympian qualifier, and an awesome young adult adulting.

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Hip Hop Beef: MA$E and Cam’ron

I dont believe MASE’s reason for striking out against Cam’ron. Here’s why.

I was born in the [early] 80s, and grew up a teenager in NYC (The Bronx) in the 90’s. As a young, afro-latino in the hood, I grew up with an appreciation for Hip Hop. New York Rap.

I carried the New York City bravado, pride and enthusiasm in nearly every aspect of my life.

After the senseless murder of the King of New York, The Notorious B.I.G., I felt a strong obligation to support my East Coast affiliation and directly, to lend all my music support to Bad Boy Records. No, I was too young to work at Bad Boy, but I did consume all of their content and purchased all of their albums.

The Greatest Rapper of All Time Died on March 9th! – Canibus

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Net Neutrality 2017

I urge you to stop the FCC’s plan to end net neutrality *before* the FCC’s December 14th vote.

I don’t want ISPs to have the power to block websites, slow them down, give some sites an advantage over others, split the Internet into “fast lanes” for companies that pay and “slow lanes” for the rest, or force me to buy special “tiers” to access the sites and services I choose. But that’s exactly what the FCC plan would do. Please read it:

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Manly Candles That Don’t Suck

If you’re looking for a kickass gift that doesn’t suck, and its made in America by a badass vet, look no further than

Amanda and Robby make some awesome rustic stuff.

For example, check out the handcrafted, up-cycled, recycled wine and liquor bottles used for their handcrafted candles.

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