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Get that latest news, legal, legislative updates, range reports, hardware, equipment and technical reviews with these on-demand radio programs.  Note that most also have their own companion websites, social media pages and podcast available thru the iTunes Podcast app, but I've found the Stitcher app to be the best, free one-stop source for all the podcasts.  Also check for these on your favorite podcast apps such as TuneIn, SoundCloud, iHeart Radio, Player FM, Podcast One, etc. - many are available on multiple platforms.

Andrew Flusche, Attorney at Law, YouTube Channel - police interaction advice

Armed American Radio (from USCCA) website)   TuneIn app   iTunes

Armed Scholar YouTube Channel - daily news/legal        

Audit the Audit YouTube Channel - police interaction advice

Black Man with a Gun   iTunes app   Stitcher app

Crime in America

CVO Gun Talk with Ernie Traugh on the Stitcher app  iHeart Radio app

Ethical Preparedness YouTube - gear reviews, police interaction advice

​The Firearms Podcast on the Stitcher app   website    Facebook

Firearms Radio Network website    Facebook

Frontlines of Freedom with Denny Gillem    Facebook

Guns & Gadgets

Guns & Gadgets Daily

GunStreamer (replacing YouTube)

Gun Talk with Tom Gresham on the Stitcher app   website   Facebook

How to use “Hey Siri, I’m Getting Pulled Over” app to record interactions with police. - police interaction advice

KrisAnne Hall Show (Constitutional Law Attorney) website  SoundCloud  iTunes

Langley Outdoors Academy YouTube Channel - daily news/legal/reviews

Law Enforcement Today app   website   Facebook

Lock N Load with Bill Frady on the Stitcher app   website

NRA News on the Stitcher app   website    Facebook

Polite Society Podcast on the Stitcher app   website    Facebook

VIDEO:  Start Your Own Gun Free Zone - They Work!

We the People University - police interaction advice 



If you have been thinking about getting a handgun and your carry license (if required by your state), it's much more complicated than just doing those 2 things - you need to ask yourself several questions before proceeding.  Below is an excerpt from some of my class material that should help you make your decision.

Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Getting Your Carry Permit & Cost Considerations (Updated 01-03-2021)


This is why you shouldn't open carry - a contrarian view - Bravo Concealment 02/19/2021

Now take this interactive quiz:  Do You Know Enough Gun Safety to Get A Firearms Certificate?

Read this book: Oklahoma Gun Law: Armed and Educated by Robert Robles, Attorney at Law  (also available at most local gun shops) (If you are in another state, look for a similar book from an in-state attorney, usually affiliated with U.S. Law Shield.)

5 Best 9mm Self Defense Ammo Options For Concealed Carry

Pocket Guns - Are They Worth It?

Oklahoma HB 2587 (aka Permitless Carry or Constitutional Carry Law), signed by Gov. Stitt on 2-27-2019 and went into effect on 11-1-2019. (full text of all laws affected, old verbiage plus respective changes.)

For Oklahoma residents, most firearms-related laws which people (civilians) have questions about can be found in Title 21, Chapter 53 of the Oklahoma statutes.  Scroll down about 2/3 the way to the bottom and you will find the section.

If you wish to apply for a handgun carry permit, also known as the Oklahoma Self Defense Act, all the information is here at the OSBI's website.

Oklahoma Self-Defense Act (SDA) book, UPDATED 11-1-2020

Oklahoma Self-Defense Act (SDA) Handgun Licenses and Medical Marijuana

There are additional laws and regulations for security officers and private investigators which can be found in Title 59, Chapter 42A of the Oklahoma statutes.  Scroll down about 7/8 of the way to the bottom and you will find this section.  Additional rules are in the Oklahoma Secretary of State's Office of Administrative Rules (OAR) Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC), Title 390 (Scroll down for link to Title 390 and click on View Title).

Also, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt issued a very important opinion on 2/19/2014 regarding security guards, private investigators and their carrying of firearms.   Read it here.

For Oklahoma Armed Private Investigators: For convenience purposes, I used to make a 4-panel, foldable business card that I can hand to law enforcement personnel who may not be familiar with the firearms carry laws as they pertain to licensees.  Below is the Microsoft Word file with the relevant laws in case you would like to print them out to carry with you and or copy and paste them to Vistaprint (or your preferred vendor) and make some cards yourself.  Of course, it is is always a good idea to double check the laws cited as they are subject to change.


(Updated 9-15-2021. You will have to download this file and open it with Microsoft Word.)

(Note: I placed the Title 21 and Title 59 citations on the outside panels of the card (one Title on each panel) and the AG's opinion covers the 2 panels inside when you open up the card.)

What About Oklahoma Medical Marijuana, State Occupational Licensing and Firearms Possession?

Yes, this is a tricky question and I got a variety of opinions, but here is THE statute and a good article on the latter that should clarify things.  Obviously this statute wasn't thought through very well and the legislators didn't consult with CLEET or law enforcement before passing it because the conflicts are glaring and I suspect it will get corrected eventually:

Updated version going into effect on 11-1-2021

Oklahoma Title 63, Chapter 15, Section 425 License Holder Protection - Non-Discrimination - Authorized Use - Zoning - Location - Research License  Version 1, para. E.  "No licensed medical marijuana patient may unduly be withheld from holding a state-issued license by virtue of their being a licensed medical marijuana patient including, but not limited to, a concealed carry permit."  Version 2, para. E. "No person who possesses a medical marijuana patient license may be unduly withheld from holding another state-issued license by virtue of his or her status as a medical marijuana patient licensee including, but not limited to, a concealed carry permit."

See Oklahoma Title 63, Public Health and Safety, and scroll down to Chapter 15 Narcotic Drugs for all the statutes related to this subject.

Can I Get A Gun License In Oklahoma If I Have A Medical Marijuana Card 08-06-2018?

Obviously this conflicts with paragraph E. of the statute above.  If you have any questions, contact your attorney.

Signed by the Governor: Oklahoma Law Prohibits Denial of Firearms Ownership Based on Medical Marijuana Use 03-19-2019

Other states' laws & traveling:
Get the smart phone apps from LEGAL HEAT and CONCEALED CARRY.  They are updated very frequently, however, if you have questions about any type of defensive weapon carry laws, ALWAYS be sure to double check the laws in your respective state with an official state government office and or website, such as your state's attorney general's office.  And if you travel on any commercial, public transportation - bus, taxi, airline, etc., be sure you thoroughly check your baggage and remove any weapons before boarding.  Check with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website  AND your respective carrier for prohibited items and procedures to transport firearms, if allowed, and check frequently as rules and regulations change.   It is imperative that you remember that not all states/jurisdictions allow civilians to carry firearms or other defensive weapons (sad, but true) and won't honor your state's permit/license.  Also, some states allow firearms carry but may not necessarily honor your state's permit/license.  The same goes if you live in a Constitutional Carry (no permit required) state and are traveling to another Constitutional Carry state or permit-required state.  Furthermore, just because another state may honor your permit, they may not allow the particular configuration of your firearm, and I'm mainly talking about states (or local jurisdictions) that limit the number of rounds you can have in a magazine.  So, it is of the utmost importance that you perform your due diligence and research the states/jurisdictions to where you will be traveling or you may very well wind up in a lot of trouble!  See the State Carry Permit Reciprocity Info section below.

Help with finding guns, ammo, reloading supplies, shooting ranges, gun shows, selling, gun shops, etc. 
2A Warehouse

Aguila Ammo


Ballistics by the Inch

Big Daddy Unlimited

Brownell's (EVERYTHING firearms including parts and tech support)

Buds Gun Shop

Bulk Ammo

Chamber It (All Things Ammunition)    Cartridge Posters

Dury's Guns
Gallery of Guns



GunDealio (Get the app, too.)




Range 365

Sell With Certainty

The Shooting Club (Get the app, too.)

The Well Armed Woman (TWAW)   Find a Local Chapter Near You!   Brochure

Where to Shoot (Get the app, too.)


    YouTube Review Channels

    Armed and Feminine


​    EDC Gear Reviews

​    Ethical Preparedness

    Garand Thumb

    Hammer Striker


    Honest Outlaw


​    Kentucky Ballistics

​    KSGunGuy

    Langley Outdoors Academy - political/legal news and gun reviews

    Lucky Gunner Ammo

    MadMan Review

    Military Arms Channel




    Opie in the Smokies

    Outdoor Life

    Roger Barrera with QVO Tactical

    She Equips Herself


    Survival Gear

    Tactical Considerations

    Texas Gun Vault


    The Grey State

    TFB TV

    USA Carry

    Vickers Tactical

    Warrior Poet Society


    Wholesale Distributors

    Amchar Wholesale, Inc.
    Bangers LP
    Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd.
    Camfour – Hill Country Wholesale Inc.
    Davidson’s, Inc.
    Hick’s, Inc.
    Interstate Arms Corp.
    Kroll International
    Lipsey’s LLC
    MGE Wholesale Inc.
    Orion Wholesale
    Ron Shirk’s Shooter Supply
    RSR Group, Inc.

    Sports South LLC
    Zanders Sporting Goods, Inc.

Second Amendment Rights Advocacy Groups:
1 Million Moms Against Gun Control    Facebook

A Girl & A Gun Women's Shooting League      OKC-West Chapter flyer
A Girl & A Gun Oklahoma City Chapter at Wilshire Gun Club 

All Gun Groups (list of national & state organizations)

Alliance Defending Freeedom

Always Be Carrying

American Concealed

American Girls with Guns  Facebook

American Gun Owners Alliance

American Gun Association

American Women Who Bear Arms

Armed and Secure

The Armed Citizen

Armed Citizen's Legal Defense Network

Bearing Arms Guns & Patriots

(Ohio Stat Univ.) Buckeyes for Concealed Carry on Campus Facebook Page

Campus Safety Magazine

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Concealed Carry (be sure to get their Concealed Carry Gun Tools app for smartphones!)

Concealed Nation

Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), Dr. John R. Lott, Jr.

Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights

Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership

Empowered 2A (Gun rights for women)

The Firearms Blog

Firearms Coalition

Firearms Policy Coalition

Frontlines of Freedom (Military and Veterans news and talk radio)

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

GOAL (Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts)

God, Family & Guns

Gun Free Zone

Gun Nuts Media

Gun Nuttery

Gun Owners of America (excellent news and resources for the 2A debate)

Gun Rights Coalition Facebook page

Guns America News & Reviews

Guns to Carry - The Ultimate Concealed Carry Guide (Excellent consolidated resource guide to state laws)
Heller Foundation

Human Events' Guns and Patriots newsletter

I'll Go Ahead and Keep My Guns, Thanks Facebook page

ICarry   Facebook page

Independent Firearms Owners Association Facebook page
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (excellent resources)

Keep & Bear

Keep and Bear Arms (EXCELLENT resource site)

Knife Rights

Law of Self Defense Latest News

Legally Armed and Proud of It Facebook page

Legally Concealed

Liberty Park Press (News Stories)
National Association For Gun Rights
National Gun Association

National Rifle Association (NRA)

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Shooting Sports Foundation

Of Arms and the Law

Oklahoma Rifle Association
Oklahoma Second Amendment Association
Oklahoma Shooters Association

Open Carry

Pink Pistols

Rally for Our Rights

Second Amendment Check

Second Amendment Foundation
Second Amendment Supporters

Second Amendment Sisters

Students For Concealed Carry (aka Concealed Campus)

TacTissy - For the Ladies!

US Concealed Carry  (USCCA)
USA Carry

Weapons Media

The Well-Armed Woman (TWAW)  Find a Chapter Near You!    Brochure
Women Against Gun Control


State Carry Permit Reciprocity Info:

(Warning:  Be extremely careful when traveling away from your home state and transporting any kind of weapon - ALWAYS double check other states' laws through their official state government websites such as the attorney general and or state highway patrol websites.  And when doing your legal research, also be sure to check for attorney general opinions as they usually carry the weight of law and remain in effect unless otherwise rescinded by succeeding A.G.'s. - this is very important!!   Of course, if you have questions, be sure to consult a knowledgeable attorney.  These precautions also apply to LEO's who are carrying under LEOSA - it doesn't protect you as much as you may think - see articles below.  And if camping, be sure to check to see if your destination is controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - guns are not allowed in their parks - see link below.)

Note:  There are many CCW reciprocity apps available for smart devices.

Always Be Carrying Conceal Carry Reciprocity Maps

American Gun Owners Alliance State Permit Reciprocity Map

Concealed Carry (be sure to get their Concealed Carry Gun Tools app for smartphones!)

Concealed Carry Map Builder

Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Maps v5.1 (Updated Mar. 23, 2019)

Guns to Carry - The Ultimate Concealed Carry Guide

My Legal Heat smartphone app

NRA-ILA Gun Laws

Pepper Spray Laws & Restrictions 1

Pepper Spray Laws & Restrictions 2

Pepper Spray Laws & Restrictions 3

Pepper Spray Laws & Restrictions 4

Stun Gun Laws & Permit Requirements

Stun Gun Laws

Stun Gun Laws by State

Taser Laws

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Corps Lakes Gateway

USA Carry Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Map

USA Firearm Training Permit Reciprocity Map Builder

USCCA Reciprocity Map

For Law Enforcement Officers (LEO's):  

​Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) - USCCA excellent

Police Magazine Article:  Does the LEOSA Carry Law Apply to You?  1-17-2014

LEOSA state by state: Why are retired police officers having problems? 8-16-2019

5 Things to Know About the LEOSA Reform Act - PoliceOne, 3-22-2019

LEOSA Reform Act of 2019 H.R. 1156

LEOSA ID Cards for Military Police

LEOSA ID Cards for U.S. CBP

Excellent Articles & Videos on the 2nd Amendment and Self Defense:

​.223 vs 5.56, What's the freaking difference?

3-D Printed Guns: Separating Truth from Fiction, 7/31/2018

​3 Things You Should Never Do When Carrying Your Handgun - USCCA 8/5/2021

4 on 1:  Why Capacity Matters in a Defensive Firearm

​4 Things You Need To Know If The Police Try To Search Your Phone

​5 RARELY Known Reasons Why Revolvers Suck for Self Defense, The Case Against Magazine Capacity Limits - Ethical Preparedness 20220128

5 Things the Left Does NOT Want You to Know About the 2nd Amendment. 5/18/2023

5 Times Gun Bans INCREASED Crime by Analytical Economist 

​​53 Places That Have Banned Guns and Don't Want Your Business - Wideopenspaces 9/22/2016

6 Best Home Defense Shotguns, 12/11/2015

6 Common Media Myths About Gun Control, 2/15/2018

​6 Survival Guns You’ll Need After The End Of The World - Total Survival, 2/19/2018

​60+ Cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped likely mass public shootings, 7/11/2022

7 Concealed Carry Essentials For Every Man, 5/10/2018

7 Facts All Americans Need to Know About Guns by Ted Nugent with the DC Gazette 6/17/2016

7 Signs a Weapon Is Being Concealed, 7/5/2023

7 Simple Steps to Eliminate School Shootings Overnight, 2/28/2018

​7 Terrible Liberal Gun Control Arguments … And How To Beat Them - Kurt Schlichter, 2/22/2018

8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America, 3/14/2018

8 Facts about the (History of) the Second Amendment (VIDEO), 6/7/2023

​ABC News’ extremely misleading report on dangers of guns in homes: Instead of asking neighbors if they own guns, ask them if a gang member lives there - CPRC, 1/31/2014

After Lying for 30 Years, The New York Times Finally Admits "Assault Weapons are a Myth" - Federalist Papers Project

Another Misleading Study On Gun Ownership And Violence Chases Its Own Questionable Tail - 7/30/2020

The AR-15 isn't a 'weapon of war.'  Here’s why.  3/19/2019

The AR-15 Has Only Been Used in 6 of the Past 96 Mass Shootings Since 1982, 3/10/2018

​Are Guns Registered in a National Firearms Registry

​Armed Resistance to Crime: The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense with a Gun - Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 1995      PDF file here

Auditing Shooting Rampage Statistics

Australia's 600,000 Gun Confiscation, The Truth About  11/18/2016

​Bombshell write up from Real Clear Politics: Mass Shootings in America: Anatomy of a Hyped Statistic, 9/4/2018

Brief History of Repressive Regimes and Their Gun Laws, 9/13/2018

​Bust the myth that police are the 'Only Ones' who can be trusted with gun, 5/2/2014

Byzantine Origins of Gun Control - 03-26-2018

Case Closed: Kleck Was Correct on Defensive Gun Use, 4/28/2018

CBS Television show again pushing the supposed dangers of guns in the home - CPRC, 2/13/2021

​​The CDC is Lying to You – Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, 3/21/2019

The Chicago 'Guns from Other States' Myth - Yahoo News, 7/27/2020
The Chicago 'Guns from Other States' Myth - National Review, 7/27/2020

Common Arguments Against National Reciprocity | Shall Not Be Questioned, 1-18-2018

Concealed Carry Facts And Fiction, 2019

​CONCEALED Carry VS. OPEN Carry - Raw Dog Tactical, 1/10/2018

Debunking the Myth of "Concealed-Carry Killers", 11/5/2019

Defending Guns: A Fading Freedom?, 3/18/2019

A Diabolic Gun Control Strategy (& the genesis of the Second Amendment, a history lesson), ​​04/13/2023       and further commentary

Do gun bans work? Ask the UK, 4/3/2018

Don't Carry a Pink Gun, The Gun Lawyer - Raw Dog Tactical, 12/18/2017

The Essential Second Amendment - Heritage Foundation, 07-09-2023

Everything You’ve Heard About Stockpiling Ammo Is Wrong, 9/25/2018

Facts Destroy the Left’s Anti-Gun Argument, 9/25/2018

FBI: More People Killed with Hammers, Clubs than with Rifles of Every Kind, 9/26/2018

FBI: Four Times as Many People Stabbed to Death than Killed with Rifles 
in 2017, 9/26/2018

Female Navy veteran's video gone viral makes argument on why guns do not kill, 8/8/2016

Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review | The National Academies Press, 2005

Fmr Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Is Wrong About the Second           Amendment, History, and School Violence, 3/29/2018

​Four On One Shows Why Capacity Matters in a Defensive Firearm 10/27/2017

Gun Control: The Four-Part Series. The Glenn Beck Program 6/27/2020 

Gun Law Study Shows AR-15, Magazine Bans Don't Reduce Violence, 4/4/2019

Gun Control:  Hidden Agenda or Ignorance - Walter E. Williams, 3/7/2018

The Gun Control Campaign Against The AR-15 Is Full Of Lies, 3/18/2019

Gun homicides are NOT on the rise in America, 3/19/2019

​VIDEO: Gun Myths Gone in Under Five Minutes - ABC News 20/20, John Stossel, 2/22/2013

VIDEO: Gun Control Myths Exposed - John Stossel, 12/16/2015 

​VIDEO: Gun Myths- Part 1: More Guns Equal More Death - Rod Giltaca w/Civil Advantage, 4/4/2015 - Excellent

​Gun ownership by state in America - statistics and rates - Pictures - CBS News

VIDEO:  Guns DO NOT Murder People: Criminals Do! Statistics on Violence, Gun Ownership, and Gun Control - Tom Grieve, Attorney 7/9/2023

Guns In The Home Will Get You Killed  9/4/2017

Have Australia's Gun Law Worked?  12/20/2012

Have background checks been ‘unequivocally’ shown to reduce gun violence? 10/11/2017

History of Concealed Carry in the United States 7/31/2017

​Homicides, Violent Crime Rose Again in Major Cities in 2016

How Often Do Citizens Use Guns to Stop Violence? - Just Facts, 2/23/2018

How Real or Possible is Gun Confiscation?, 10/3/2016

How The Loss Of U.S. Psychiatric Hospitals Led To A Mental Health Crisis - NPR, 11/30/2017

How to Hold a Pistol | Special Forces Instruction - Raw Dog Tactical

How to Spot Misleading Statistics in the Gun Control Debate - Foundation 
for Economic Education, 9/24/2018

How to ‘Win’ a Debate About Guns: The Hoplophobic Argument Tree 2/3/2023

How to Win the Gun Control Debate in Favor of Guns

Is the Second Amendment for Just the Militia?, 4/5/2018

Infographic:  Compared: Gun Ownership vs Homicides by country

KrisAnne Hall:  Open Letter, re: 'Gun Legislation', 6/28/2013
KrisAnne Hall:  A lesson on Gun Control 2, 10/5/2017
KrisAnne Hall:  A Lesson on Gun Control 1 (audio), 12/3/2015

Landmark Study Finds Concealed Carry Does NOT Increase Violent Crime 10/26/2018 

Lawmakers Approve $1,000 Tax on Handguns in Lieu of Total Ban  4/7/2016

Logical Fallacies in the Gun Debate, 2/27/2018

Magazine Capacity, Does It Matter Part 1 with Lee Matthews of KTOK AM 1000 and David "The Marine" from Stand Ready Defense, 3/8/2018

​Magazine Capacity, Does It Matter Part 2 with Lee Matthews of KTOK AM 1000 and David "The Marine" from Stand Ready Defense, 3/14/2018

Majority of Anti-Gun Politicians Are Criminals-Here's The List by Girls Just Wanna Have Guns 6/10/2016

The Making Of Teen Shooters: Guns Haven't Changed -- People Have, 4/18/2018

​​Marijuana: Concealed Carry And Firearm Ownership, 5/5/2016

The Mathematics of Countering Tyranny - Gun Confiscation Fail, 5/15/2018

​Media Misinformation About Arming Teachers, 2/27/2018

The Mistake of Only Comparing US Murder Rates to "Developed" Countries 10/12/2015

​The Mythical Cycle of Violence, 2/28/2019

​New to CCW? Avoid These 5 Bad CCW Habits - USA Carry 8/11/2017

New York Faces Federal Lawsuit Over Taser Ban 12/8/2016

NRA infographic corrects the most common handgun marksmanship errors

Obama Admin Finalizes Social Security Gun Ban  12/23/2016    NRA-ILA Article

Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) Signs Law Allowing Concealed Carry on Campus 12/21/2016 

On Average, Concealed Carry Permit Holders are More Law Abiding than Government Police 1/11/2020

President Obama: (STILL) The Greatest Gun Salesman in History infographic by

Pros and Cons of Installing Metal Detectors in Schools, 4/27/2018

Race Relations and Law Enforcement - Imprimis, 9/26/2018

​Racist Roots of Gun Control WATCH: No Guns for Negroes WATCH: No Guns for Jews

The Really, Really Racist History of Gun Control in America | MTV, 6-30-2016

VIDEO:  The Right To BEAR Arms - John Stossel, 6/29/2021

Right To Keep and Bear Arms - Sovereign Duty (DVD) by Constitutional Attorney KrisAnne Hall

AUDIO:  Listen: Safe but still accessible? This unique lock is the answer to every gun owner’s problem, 1-17-2018

The Science of Gun Policy:  A Critical Synthesis of Research Evidence on the Effects of Gun Policies in the United States - Rand Corp 2018     PDF file here.

Real Cause of Negligent Discharges, 7/24/2017

School shootings are extraordinarily rare. Why is fear of them driving policy? - Washington Post, 3/8/2018

​​Science, Fantasy, and Superstition- 'Gun-Control' Fails the Evidence Test, 1/29/2019

The Science is Settled: Research Shows Gun Control Laws Do Not Reduce Violent Crime or Suicides, 3/17/2019

Second Amendment as an Expression of First Principles - Hillsdale College Imprimus, March 2013 edition

The Second Amendment in the States, 2/28/2019

This is Why You Shouldn't Open Carry - A Contrarian View - Bravo Concealment 2/19/2021

SHOT Show: 7 Great Firearms for Concealed Carry, Home Defense 1/27/2018

​Should Seniors Use Guns for Self-Defense?  6/5/2020

Some Thoughts On Single Stack Nines 10/24/2017

​State of the Nation:  Lots More Guns, Much Less Violent Crime   4/5/2016

'Stop Blaming Guns!' Howard Stern Eviscerates Gun Control Argument    Direct link to YouTube video here, 2/26/2018

​​Stop Carrying Concealed with an Empty Chamber! - USA Carry, 3/27/2019

Study:  State Level Firearm Concealed-Carry Legislation and Rates of Homicide and Other Violent Crime, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 10/22/2018  

Study found race matters in police shootings, but the results may surprise you, WaPo 4/27/2016

Switzerland has a stunningly high rate of gun ownership — here's why it doesn't have mass shootings, 3/24/2018

A Tale of Two Studies: The Real Effect of Constitutional Carry on Violent Crime, 2/2/2023

Tell me WHY I Don't Need My AR, 4/23/2018

The Myth of the Big Bad Gun Lobby - Prof. John R. Lott with National Review 8/16/2016

There Are Things We Can Do to Prevent Mass Shootings and Make Them Less Deadly, 12/14/2022

There is No Such Thing as “Gun Violence”, 4/4/2019

These States Let School Employees Be Armed... Are You Surprised?, 3/15/2018

Top 10 CCW Guns For Seniors Citizens - Raw Dog Tactical 03-10-2018

​TRUTH Carry a gun and FIGHT BACK! Statistics on resisting attackers with violence vs compliance - Tom Grieve, 10/2/2023

TSA Tips for Legally Traveling with a Firearm or Other Restricted Items (Video) 10/15/2017

Unpublished CDC Study Confirms over 2 Million Annual Defensive Gun Uses, 4/21/2018

CDC Allegedly Hid Data Supporting Pro-Gun Claims, 4/23/2018

Untold History of the NRA - Part 1, 6/13/2019   or here

Untold History of the NRA - Part 2, 5/17/2019

Using a Bathroom With a Concealed Carry Handgun 12/07/2017

Violence Policy Center's gun study marred by omissions, flaws 2/6/2018

(VIDEO) Watch Democrats Share Misinformation About Guns  direct link to YouTube video

What Do CDC’s Surveys Say About the Prevalence of Defensive Gun Use?, 9/10/2020

What is the Second Amendment About? What did the founders say?, 10/11/2018

What the Founding fathers really believed about guns - in their own words, 4/4/2018

What to Do When You Doctor Asks About Guns-Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership 5/16/2015

​When violence is the answer book by Tim Larkin

When You Hear Someone Call an AR-15 an Assault Rifle, Show Them This, 2/16/2018

Why CC Holders Should Ignore Anti-Gun Signs Posted in Stores - Wizbang 5/23/2014

Why Does America Have a Second Amendment?, 2/20/2018

​Why You Should Buy A Gun, According To C.S. Lewis, 8/26/2020

Why Your Stockpile Needs High-Capacity Magazines - Total Survival, 9/1/2018

Friend or Foe 

A community driven interactive database and map of pro and anti-gun businesses. Find out which local businesses honor and respect your Constitutional right to carry and defend yourself and your family.....and those that don't!  

If you're challenged by a business owner, ask them, "Well, I don't see any signs that say: 'No Criminals Allowed,' 'No Shoplifters Allowed,' 'No Pedophiles Allowed,' etc., so I guess it's okay for them to come in to your store but not someone who purchased their firearm legally, paid a large fee, was fingerprinted, photographed and went through extensive background checks and is licensed by the state to carry a firearm and such people are 5 - 7 times less likely to commit a firearms violation than even police officers?? 

And be sure to go to Tim Oliver's website, Learn to Carry, and get your free PDF file to print your "NO GUNS = NO MONEY" business cards to hand to vendors who don't respect your Second Amendment right to self-protection!!!

CCRKBA's Extensive List of Anti-Gun Companies (running list)

List of 145 CEO's (with armed private security) Who Want Gun Control (for You) 20190912   -  Their Letter to the U.S. Congress (pdf)

Businesses That Prohibit Guns or Have No-Gun Policies

These Are the Roughly 200 Businesses Whose Leaders Are Backing Gun Control Initiatives (02-21-2021) Gun Free Zone List

Firearms Self-Defense Insurance Policies:

Self-Defense Gun Owner Insurance Programs Compared - Updated 2/16/2021 EXCELLENT!!  Click Here To Download A PDF Version Of This Chart.

Excellent articles on these types of programs from Concealed Carry, Inc.

Best Concealed Carry Insurances (Buyer’s Guide) by Gunmann (video)

U.S. Law Shield (also excellent videos from the attorneys)
Texas Law Shield
VA Self Defense Law
Second Defense Alliance
Firearms Legal Protection LLC
Gun Owners Legal Defense Network
Homefront Defense Team
National Association for Legal Gun Defense
Patriot Legal Protection (formerly CHLPP)
Second Call Defense
NRA Carry Guard
US Concealed Carry  (USCCA)
Related Articles:
The Importance of Having Self-Defense Insurance Just Went Up - Concealed Carry, 9-24-2020​

Do I Really Need Self-Defense Insurance?  Concealed Carry, 7-30-2020

Attack on Self-Defense Insurance: Under-Reported News, 4-7-2020

How to Choose Concealed Carry Insurance - Guns & Ammo, 2-12-2014
Armed Citizen's Legal Defense Network - Post Self-Defense Support: The Buyer's Guide
What Every Gun Owner Needs to Know About Self Defense - Armed Citizen's Legal Defense Network
Defending A Disparity of Force Shooting (aka Hickey Booklet) - Armed Citizen's Legal Defense Network

Now that you've got your Carry Permit, you need some great training - try my friend, Will Andrews, owner of Oklahoma Shooting Skills.  He has some outstanding classes!  Wilshire Gun, which also has a chapter of A Girl and a Gun Women's Shooting League.  

Other OKC-local resources:

The Well-Armed Woman (TWAW) Oklahoma Chapters   Facebook page

Blue Collar Tactical & Firearms

Core Protective Solutions

H&H Shooting Sports

Shooting Performance

NRA Classes, Full List (check your local ranges for offerings)

OKC Firearms Training (formerly Stand Ready Defense) with David "The Marine" Elderton

OKC Tactical - SDA Classes, Private Lessons, Great Outfit!

In Kansas City, consult Conceal & Carry, Inc. for all your training needs.

Also online training:
American Concealed

Active Self Protection

Ethical Preparedness

Gun Talk with Tom Gresham (radio) (The only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, gear, shooting and gun rights.)     Shop Gun Talk
Gun Talk's YouTube Channel (dozens of free videos)
Gun Talk's First Person Defender series on YouTube (excellent!)
Shootrite Firearms Academy
Gunsite Academy
Handgun Combatives

NRA infographic corrects the most common handgun marksmanship errors

Personal Defense Network

Sonoran Desert Institute School of Firearms Technology

Tactical Hyve   YouTube Channel

Target Focus Training
Target Focus Training YouTube Channel (dozens of free videos)

The Modern Defender

Tim Oliver's Learn to Carry  (and go here for NO GUNS=NO MONEY cards)

USA Firearm Training

Get the real facts on guns and crime:
American Gun Facts (Brief statistical overview and country comparison - Excellent!)

Conceal Carry Permit Holders Across the U.S. Report- July 16, 2015 - Crime Prevention Resource Center (EXCELLENT!) summary here

Crime Prevention Research Center (Prof. John R. Lott)

Professor & Author John R. Lott videos  (Gun Facts 7.1 - 128-page report in PDF format, 2017 version)  Note:  The

             PDF (book) version was discontinued in 2019 and all the info is now web-based. (GREAT!)
Guns Save Lives (Stories of Self-Defense and News)

Gun Violence Archive

Of Arms and the Law

OpenSecrets Gun page (follow the money)

Target Sports USA Blog (several articles) (EXCELLENT!)
U.S. Government Bureau of Justice Statistics Firearms Violence report, May 2013

War on Guns
The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe - Heather Mac Donald (EXCELLENT book on the real statistics surrounding police shootings.)

Shots Fired: The Misunderstandings, Misconceptions and Myths About Police Shootings - Joe Loughlin (EXCELLENT)

PragerU:  Is Gun Ownership a Right?

PragerU:  What Should We Do About Guns?

Federalist #29

Federalist #46

Gear (Guns, Shooting, Holsters, Clothing, & Equipment for Security, Police, Survival, Camping, etc.):
Prices vary widely, so once you've found what your looking for, be sure to shop around for the best prices and sign up for e-mail lists to get special deals!

H&H Shooting Sports (Probably the best selection of holsters in the OKC metro.  Blue Box discounts!)

Blue Collar Tactical & Firearms (Guns, gear)

C.O.P.S. Gun Shop (Blue box discounts!)

C.O.P.S. Products (In Oklahoma City! - security, law enforcement, EMS - uniforms, accessories, holsters, gear.  If you need it, the great folks there will help you get it!)

OKC TacPro (Gear, parts, training)

Special Ops Uniforms, 505 N. Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107, (405) 946-3504, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.  Closed Sat. and Sunday.  No website.

Top Tier Tactical (Midwest City - great selection of gear and blue line support stickers, patches, etc.)

Village Tactical [In The Village (OKC metro).  Blue box discounts!]

2A4Life Gear

​2A4Life Ultimate Belly Band Holster

Aguila Ammo

America Concealed

Ammoland Shooting Sports News


Armed American Supply


Alabama Holster

Alien Gear Holsters

Alpha Holster

Arlo Home Security Cameras

Armor Express Body Armor

AWS, Inc. (Advanced Warfighting Solutions)

Ballistics by the Inch

Battle Arms Development (top-shelf AR's & PCC's)


Big Daddy Unlimited
Blade-Tech Holsters

Black Iron Holsters

Black Rhino Concealment


Blink Home Security Cameras

Blue Force Gear

Blue Ridge Custom Holsters

Bluetti (Solar-powered generators)

Bravo Concealment

Brownell's (EVERYTHING firearms including parts and tech support)

Bravo Company USA

Bud's Gun Shop

​BudK Knives & Swords

Bulk Ammo

C. Crane Radios & Electronics

Cati (body) Armor

Chamber It (All Things Ammunition)   Cartridge Posters

Cheap RV Living YouTube Channel

Chief Supply

Code 3 Tactical


Copper Custom Armament (firearms customization)


Cops Plus

Corsco Concealment

Crimson Trace laser sights

Crossbreed Holsters

Dene Adams (unique concealment solutions for the ladies)

Drury's Guns

Dvor (Sign up for incredible deals!)

​Ecoflo (Solar-powered generators)

EDC Gear Reviews

Ethical Preparedness YouTube Channel (tips, strategies, gear, etc.)

Field Supply

Fieldcraft Survival products

Fieldcraft Survival Channel  - excellent!

First Tactical (clothing, backpacks)

Forge Survival Supply

Fortress Tactical

FoxX Holsters

G-Code Holsters

Gallery of Guns

Galls (LE equipment)

Generark (Solar-powered generators)

Govx (gear and other great deals from affiliates like Costco, major hotels, car rental companies, etc.)

Grip6 Belts

Groove Life (stretching EDC belts, rings, watch bands, etc.)



​​GunDealio (Get the app, too.)



Guns & Gadgets Daily

Guns America


GunTalk's Sponsor page

Hammer Striker - gun reviews

​Hanks Belts

Hidden Hybrid Holsters

Hogue Grips  (Grips, Knives, Stocks, Holsters, Gear)

Hybrid Armory 

Hybrid Holsters

Hyve Technologies (Innovative Glock & Smith & Wesson Accessories)

Jackery (Solar-powered generators)

Know, Prepare, Survive

KORE Essentials(Check out their EDC conceal carry belts - FANTASTIC!)

Lancer Advanced Weapons & Components (home of the Laugo Alien pistol, high quality magazines, rifles, components)

LaserMax (Recoil spring guide rod lasers)

Levy's Outdoor (slings)

LMT (Lewis Machine & Tool Co.)

Looper Brand of Oklahoma Handcrafted Leather Goods since 1938

Lucid Optics


Midway USA

Military Clothing

Military Uniform Supply, Inc.

Military Uniforms Supply

Multi Holsters

N82 Tactical (holsters)

National Parks Depot

Nature's Genrator (Solar-powered generators)

Nest Home Automation & Security

Nexbelt  (Check out their EDC conceal carry belts - FANTASTIC!)

Nutrient Survival food

O P Tactical

Operationally Proven Tactical


Optics Planet

On Your 6 Designs

Outdoor Life

Patriot Oufitters

PI Gear

Police Store

Primary Firearms (everything firearms & gear)

Proof Pronto (Security cameras & surveillance gear)

Pro-Vision Bodycams

Pyramyd Air Gun Mall (all things air guns)

QVO Tactical

Range 365

Raw Dog Tactical


Relentless Tactical

Remora Holsters


RTT (Resist the Tyranny-Guns, Gear & Politics)

Safe Life Defense (belts & body armor)

Savoy Leather  (security system & other equipment reviews)

Seecamp Pistols

​Sell with Certainty

Shomer-Tec (specialty police & military gear)

The Shooting Club   Get the app, too.

Silencer Shop

SimpliSafe (Smarter, DIY Home Security)

Smith & Wesson Performance Center

Sneaky Pete Holsters

Solo Stove (fire pits, cooking stoves, stainless steel, smoke-less)

Spider Concealment

Sportsman's Logistics

Sportsman's Warehouse

Springfield Armory

SSP Tactical Eyewear

Standard Manufacturing (custom unique modified firearms - GREAT!)


Sticky Holsters

Styker Covert Carry

Survival Addicts

Survival Cache

Survival Frog

Survival Gear

Survival Prepper

Survival Straps

Survivalist Camps Campers

T.Rex Arms (holsters, firearms upgrades)

Tactical Gear

Tactical Outdoors Gear

TakLite Flashlights

Target Sports USA (Great Resource for everything shooting sports!)

Tentsile Tree Tents and Hammocks

The Tactical Wire (great reviews, news, info)

Top Tier Tactical in Midwest City, OK

True Utility

Urban Carry Holsters

Ultimate Spy Camera
Uniform & Accessories Warehouse

Urban Carry

USA Firearm Training's Belly Band Holster

USCAV (US Cavalry)

U.S. Gun Totes (Impressive, high-quality, unique & innovative features, made in Oklahoma!!)

UtiliKilts (Tactical Kilts??  YES!!)

Vedder Holsters


Warrior Poet Society

Wazoo Survival Gear
We the People Holsters

Wilderness Tactical Products
Workboots USA

Wraith Tactical

Secure Your Firearms:

Fort Knox Vaults

Gun Vault

Gun Box - High-tech solutions to securing your firearms

Liberty Home Concealment

Liberty Safes

Sports Afield

Tactical Traps - concealment shelving

Target Sports USA - How to Store Firearms Safely in Your Home Guide (Excellent resources here)

Other Info & Resources:
Forgotten Weapons

Patriotic/Support Law Enforcement & Military: - Back the Blue Yard Signs


Armed American Supply

Back the Blue Signs
Below 100
Big Jay's Back the Blue
C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors)

Frontlines of Freedom

​​GOP Store - Back the Blue Yard signs

Honor and Remember

​​IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police)

Law Enforcement Today    Facebook

Law Enforcement United National

​​National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

​​Officer Down Memorial Page

Police Lives Matter USA

Police Officers United Facebook page


​​St. Michael's Shield (bullet-proof vest program)

​​Stanton Project (K9 Support)

Thin Blue Line Shop

Thin Blue Line USA

Top Tier Tactical in Midwest City, OK

Rustic Flag Company

Zazzle Police Outdoor Signs  (HUGE selection - be sure to click on the various blue tabs

                                              at the top for more selections)​​


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