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by Brady Wright

Hello, and welcome to the November Networking column!

I recently heard from Don Streater who was sort of apologetic about responding after his last shipment. Don (and everybody), there is no need to respond unless you need more of something. Everybody has a lot on their plate and if you email me every time I send you something, you run the risk of waking me up before my nap is finished!

Don’s supplies arrived about a week before his September swap meet. He has a table there with booklets and ACLDN brochures. He told me, “I talked to a lot of members about ACLDN, and was pleasantly surprised by some I didn’t know who had already joined.” Don is planning to set up a table again at the November swap meet. “Let’s keep this ball rolling. And congratulations on the Legal Defense Fund hitting $200K+.”

As we do every month, Gila and I spend some brain cells on improving the various publications, websites and journals we send out, and we frequently get help from members who have expertise in that area. Rick Cross is one of those who does a lot of input on the Facebook page and other places, and he is now running a banner and link for the Network on his own page. Since he is an Advanced IT Specialist, we gratefully soak up whatever help he offers and for me that means any word with more than three syllables! Anyway, thanks for the link, Rick. Rick stresses to his students the importance of the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network as much as the importance of always carrying a firearm (and a less than lethal option like Sabre defense spray) for their personal protection.

He says, “We have insurance for just about every aspect in our lives and this should not be any different and you'll have to forgive me for saying ... it’s rather inexpensive!”

Rick, we agree: the Network is a terrific value!

The winner of the “Neat Business Name of the Month” award goes to Loren Collett, owner of the “Cool Gun Club” in The Villages, Florida! Ya gotta love that! Loren wrote, “I am retired now and have started a firearms training club in this retirement community of 80 thousand. As you can see from our website we are not in business, per se, to make money, only to make our community safer. If you carry and don’t have your insurance it could cost you your retirement plans.”

Loren is exactly the kind of person that represents the Network and the shooting community well. Check out the offerings from the Cool Gun Club at You can call direct at 352-259-3580 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Finally, welcome aboard to James Reynolds, of Proactive Shooters LLC, in Henrico, VA. James is a trainer who teaches classes to approximately 1000 students each year and if you live in the area you can drop by or call him about his classes at 804-307-8315. His website is at

One more thing: By the time you read this, I hope that every one of you has voted, either by absentee ballot or in person. There are more than 80 million gun owners in this country and there has never been a more important election for the preservation of our rights as a country, and for the future of the judicial branch of the Federal government. We cannot leave our rights or our future to chance.

OK, I’ll get off the soapbox for now! As usual, if you need any materials to give to clients or customers, call or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. especially if you have news to share, or know of a win we should celebrate. More to come next month. Stay safe out there!

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