There are a few firearms supply vendors that make it a point to be good community partners. They’re listed over there on the right sidebar, and I encourage you to click the links and shop with them whenever possible. When I went out, hat in hand, to find donors for the Kilted to Kick Cancer Fundraising Challenge, these guys stepped up with goods and services, even before we were a 501(c)3 charity. They got nothing out of the deal, not even a tax write-off for charitable donations.
Among the first to step up three years ago was Brownells. When I contacted them, their answer was essentially, “What? Cancer fundraising? Organized by EMTs, cops and shooters? Count us in, and where do we mail the gift cards?”
And they’ve been there every year since.
So for those of you taking the Shooter Self-Care First Aid class with me next month at the NRA Annual Meeting, when you’re gnoshing on your lunch and refreshments while I talk, know that Brownell’s paid for it. I didn’t even have to beg. They were all, “First aid class? Taught by shooters, for shooters? We’re in. How much do you need?”
So remember that when you browse the exhibit hall next month, and make it a point to stop by the Brownells booth and tell ‘em thanks.