We’re thrilled to bring you yet another great episode of TacticalPay Radio! This week, we had Mike Weisser, writer and founder of Mike the Gun Guy (an online magazine) on the show to talk about his thoughts on gun rights and more.
In addition to his work on his online magazine, Michael Weisser has a PhD in economic history, has published several books, and is a columnist for the Huffington Post. Mike believes that the best way to facilitate meaningful discussion on gun violence prevention is for all sides to become more informed on factual data… a philosophy that shines through in the discussion Brett’s and he had on the show.
Listen To The Show
- Why the term ‘Gun Control’ is being replaced with ‘Gun Violence Prevention’
- What attendees of gun shows need to know.
- How Mike deals with online trolls.
- Whether or not the Huffington Post tells him what to write about.
- And so much more!
Mike the Gun Guy
Mike The Gun Guy (or mikethegunguy) began back in May 2013 as a place where founder Mike Weisser could publish his thoughts about guns. From there, it grew into a fully fledged online magazine that is not limited to contributions only from Mike. In fact, there are many other contributing editors, including Greg Gibson, Rohan Krishnan, Bruce Pankratz, Josh Montgimery, Ashley Johnson, Douglas Brooks, Stu Chisholm, Jon Sutton, Dave Buchannon, Khalil Spencer, Dorothy Paugh, John Lewis, and Thomas Gabor. The variety of guest contributors has helped the Magazine bring together many different ideas, knowledge, and perspectives all around guns.
The tagline of the magazine is “News and notes from both sides about guns” … which is a unique approach in the gun rights and gun violence debate. Some might consider giving both sides an equal platform to be controversial, but founder Mike Weisser feels that it’s an important thing to do. The onloine magazine also has open and working comment sections where readers can weigh in on the debate. Posts cover topics all across the gun spectrum. Some recent posts have focused on gun violence facts and statistics, while others have dove into the workings of the NRA and more.
With multiple updates each week, and 5 years of posts, there’s plenty of interesting content to browse through for anyone new to it. Furthermore, Mike Weisser also has additional writings on his huffington post column.
TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of The Week
Each week, we select a “TacticalPay Featured Community Organization of the Week” from our listener submissions! Created to showcase a community organization that is doing important on the ground work related to the firearms community, nominees are selected by our listeners from hundreds of local clubs, shooting groups, hunting and wildlife organizations, education and advocacy organizations, and other firearms related community organizations.
We want to hear about organizations that deserve to be recognized, so if you know of a community organization that you believe is doing excellent work on behalf of the broader firearms community that you’d like to see recognized, drop us a line!
We’ve got a great one for you!
Buckeye Firearms Association
This week we’re recognizing The Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA), a gun rights organization located in Ohio.
They a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that serves as the flagship of grassroots efforts to defend and advance the right of more than 4 million Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation. Their efforts include organizing events, (such as the upcoming Spring Youth Shoot), educating people on proper firearm usage and safety, and an incredibly informative web site.
To put it in their own words:
“BFA works to pass pro-gun legislation, educate the public through ongoing media relations, provide high-quality firearm classes, and make available a wide variety of resources for gun owners.”
BFA prides itself on the fact that it gets its funding and support from regular citizens and not big wealthy corporations and interest groups. They’ve also won a multitude of awards, most recently being named the 2017 CCRKBA Grassroots Organization of the Year. So add this weekly award to their long list of recognition.
Needless to say, they’re doing great work organizing in their local community. So to the Buckeye Firearms Association, we say, keep it up!