Back in early 2000’s I went everywhere I could to promote, engage, and connect with the underrepresented gun owner in America. I did a lot grassroots work that didn’t get recorded on social media. I did some good but also gained the ire of my spouse who didn’t understand or care why I wasn’t home or making goo gobs of money from my efforts.
Activism doesn’t pay monetarily.
You have to beg like a nonprofit or scam like street hustler if you want to make money. The hustler part is easier for some. Find a need an fill it.
I chilled for a “spell” and reaccessed this endeavor. I kept talking, podcasting, honing that craft that never was a hobby for me but a means of communication, entertaining and staying in contact with the people that were like me.
My firearms training business folded when I learned that I had to first tell folks they had the right to keep and bear arms before they bought their first gun. Training which has always been a tough sell was also wrought with difficulties. I made a ton of mistakes. I bought an office and vehicle and equipment that rarely got used. The overhead expenses did me in.
I built it and they didn’t come.
I merged into the realm of security guard training and found out that most of my clients didn’t want to learn. They just wanted to pay for their credentials to work. Overweight, undertrained, officers that shouldn’t have firearms sought me as a last resort. When they had failed to qualifty for armed duty, they called. A few were dissatified when I wouldn’t just take their money and sign their guard card.
They had a problem with my integrity.
I started a gun club but wasn’t ready for the care and feeding required to keep it growing. I have been on radio shows, but failed to hype myself or say the right things on cue. Failures have a way of taking a toll on your soul. I know 99 things that do not work.
But through it all, I have met amazing people that are growing, going and doing great things. This Fall I am restarting my training business. I plan to help people get to the next level in their lives.
Got a new perspective and feature I call PapaCapp. You see and hear more about it soon.
Updating the website, the podcast and more.
Working on a new look, new sound and better content. Planning on teaching again. Could use your help financially once a month for the podcast and to buy this rig. For a $1 a week. $5 a month will you sign up so I can buy this rig? You can use the paypal link or Patreon
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