It’s not only my history with the Army-Navy game, it is also my NRA work that makes this visit so comfortable. 

America’s Game. Go Army. #pride #DefenderofFreedom #americasgame

Fields of friendly strife. Go Army. Go Navy. Commander-in-Chief halftime journey. #DefenderofFreedom #USMA West Point – The U.S. Military Academy #WillesLee #patriot #freedom #merica

Fields of friendly strife. Go Army. Go Navy. Always want to sing last. #patriot #loveofthegame #DefenderofFreedom #USMA 

Hawaii & Hawaii Friends of NRA Banquet

East coast late election results, 4:30 am at the airport for 15 hour travel. More 2A to do. Doh. Now, another 2 hours delay, so far. Five total. Uh, did I mention how much Unitedairlines sucks? 2 hours ago: United message here at gate “we are delayed doing a maintenance inspection.” So you waited until departure to do an inspection??? Way-to-go. ‬… 

First thing I did, 24-hours from start of trip thanks to @unitedairlines, walk to the beach. Less sun at 10 pm than my original landing time in the afternoon. No sympathy, it is the beach.

I know. Life sucks w that way-too-long flight into the middle of the night. Then, bam, 8am for a 2-hour conference call (note the earphones). Hey, it’s difficult to hold coffee, phone, pad, pen in the sand.  So far, made all my appointments & meetings even when I didn’t want too (joshing, it’s been good & valuable). #politics #2A #discipline #transparency 

Proud of Hawaii Rifle Association Hawaii Rifle Association President Harvey Gerwig & Kerry who do an amazing job in ALL facets of the association from training, safety, shooting, legislation….in a very tough (political) environment. (brief rain brought a rainbow). Met w former State Senator Sam Slom yesterday, last saw him at Second Amendment  Foundation #GRPC#SecondAmendment #2A #M2AGA #StandandFight #NRAClubsandAssociations 

Veterans Day commemoration w Sub Vets and US PACFLT Sub Force, Pearl Harbor. #lovevets #myflag #veteransday #WillesLee #subs #submarines #GoArmyBeatNavy Brett Kulbis #torpedo #PearlHarbor 

Aloha. Different sorta office. ”Freezing” cold & windy day (yes, cold is relative) for Hawaii Republican Action – HIRA meeting. As National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA), bittersweet to give up duty as Hawai’i National Director (maybe keep honorary, or emeritus stuff so I can attend these beach-front gatherings). Hawaii team led by BFF Eric Ryan is very effective, great, at holding liberals, Democrats & Republicans, accountable. Mahalo. #politics #HIRA #NFRA #conservative #conservativesolutions #truth #transparency #merica 

Doh. Be calm, this is last year’s meeting. I’m still here, at least you think you know it’s me. #sharksinthewater #whowon #SCUBA #seenbigger #holdmybeer h/t BFF Emil Svrcina for reposting.

Asked to give brief remarks to FNRA Banquet (anyone been knows these run way-long if you dally up front) on Veterans Day, 100th commemoration of the WWI Armistice. Sold out Marine Corps Base-Hawaii venue at 300+ in solid liberal blue-state w many #SecondAmendment supporters. Only Dinner that is organized & run by scholastic student-athlete shooters (this year, one set state girl’s record, another girl headed to Jr Oly). My message 1. NRA President Oliver North’s challenge to us to double NRA membership, join or sign up a friend 2. Per NRA Outreach Chairman (me) invite a non-#2A friend to a range, meeting, gun store, competition. It’s Hawai’i Veterans Day: watch when I ask vets, service members, & families to stand for recognition, more than 2/3 of the room stands. Great sponsors make this Dinner work. This is NRA Foundation, not political, but for an idea of the political environment, not a single sitting Republican legislator (only 5/76, & they’re liberal) attended. PS – no, NRA does not pay for this trip. #NRA #NRABoard #WillesLee #FreedomsSafestPlace #FNRAinParadise #KBay #gunowners @WillesLee Harvey Gerwig Dawn Horn #studentathletes #firearms #gunrights #USA #NRAFoundation #keepshooting #freedom Willes Lee NRA Board of Directors #aloha  

CNP, Council for National Policy, Charlotte NC

First to know about CNP, is sorta, not exactly, like a Fight Club thing. I can tell that I am a member but cannot divulge who are any other members. There are many guest and visitors so the photos and names are not an indication of membership, though they may be, though maybe not. Get it?

Who’s done NASCAR Hall of Fame? Totally fun evening. Not that I’m competitive or anything, but the stopped *ss who I t-boned on the backstretch dropped me to 6 of 50, but it was all fun, all friends, & no animals were hurt using the simulators. 148 mph isn’t so fast w people doing 160. CNP (more about this group later) dinner included keynote by BFF Hall of Famer Richard Childress Richard Childress Racing & NRA – National Rifle Association of America 1VP, who was introduced by BFF fav NRA 2VP Carolyn Meadows. This history (& stories) in this place!!  #NASCAR NASCAR CNP #Charlotte #fast #feeltheneed


Yeah, you know, if you hang out long enuf, NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Childress of Richard Childress Racing (50th 

anniversary next year!) & NRA – National Rifle Association of America 1st VP will give a couple 

hints before you strap in the simulator. His leadership w NRA hunter mentorship program helping to rejuvenate America’s love for the outdoors… & he is a plain ole good (& friggin highly successful) southern boy determined to #MAGA. Theme for his keynote at NASCAR Hall of Fame “only in America”. #holdmybeer #NRA #NRABoard @WillesLee NRA’s American Hunter (Official) #M2AGA #2A 

#FreedomsSafestPlace #hunting #guncollectors  Willes Lee NRA Board of Directors

Had one (or two) of these? Hit this lobby for a weekend conference. Knew immediately that I’d been here. I call ‘em PTSD moments, not like actual PTSD, just like a not-so-good experience seared into my little brain (before haters go off, please check the bio). About 4-5 years ago, we did RNC meeting same place. About 2AM, computer dies. Down to the lobby for a geek or some help. On the phone, computer whiz asks what city I’m in and …. nothing, at all. That year, too many cities, stops, travel. Had to ask the clerk what city. Had a ‘can’t recall the city’ moment? or state? BFF Chad M Barth loaned me his “spare” computer (who travels w a spare ‘cept really savvy travelers?) Turns out city is Charlotte, site of 2020 Republican National Convention, & I’m back for another conference. #goodfriends #perspective #transparency #neverends #ontheroadagain 

Banquet keynote Jim Jordan got off elevator unescorted looking for the Green Room, me: “this is why you need a green room so people aren’t stopping you for pics”. As Pres National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA), supporting the national effort to make him US House Speaker.

BFF Catherine Glenn Foster Pres/CEO Americans United for Life, catching her breath as she came off the big stage. Scored a 24th floor view. Sat next to BFF fav Cleta Mitchell is always, always, working. #conservative #winning #America

So, another CNP evening, our great #MAGA #conservative Mick Mulvaney (also see House Freedom Caucus) is casually cruising thru reception. Went for scotch when the conversation got like 3 levels above my little brain. No decorum. BFF Marjorie Dannenfelser Susan B. Anthony List Boss, spoke & was departing in her ride, yeah, door closed, when I popped in to ask for a pic. Marjorie a great sport. Greeted dynamo Carol M Swain for Nashville looking for next after her shot in Mayor’s race.  #NARCAR great Jeff Hammond is on our NRA – National Rifle Association of America Hunters Cmte, me “like meeting a celebrity in a room full of celebrities”. #conservativesolutions #CNP #WillesLee #Charlotte #politics #myflag #winning #freedom #grassroots #merica #VOTE We have formal pics but these are more funner.  Disclaimer: I can tell that I am CNP member, but can’t finger others. So some may be, some are visitors. Important that #NFRA (& #NRA) participate.

“Shooting Whisperer”, North Carolina

Coming up. This is going to be fun. We’re doing some “interesting” stuff, they just don’t yet know it w Shooting Whisperer Dan Meadows at Ken DeytonTT&T.

Great time, great shooting w “Shooting Whisperer” Dan Meadows TAP3X Group of Companies, great Ken Deyton family-land facility incl shooters supported by The NRA Foundation grants. More to come on this growing experience.

“Where no man has gone……” Shooting Whisperer BFF Dan Meadows TAP3X Group of Companies & I had no comm coverage, at all, in this hilly far-western NC hollar shooting range(s) owned by our friend Ken Deyton. Look forward to sharing shooting vid & pics. VERY grateful to Ken & especially Dan for training & incredible (southern) hospitality w wonderful @lyndameadows. Thank you.


What we got done, in not a lot of time. Dan Meadows TAP3X Group of Companies took me from 0 to 60. This is where you want to train. His collage is SOME of what we did. I’ll post some fun vid & photo when I finish this current conference. #repetition #alwayscarry

Ok, truth be told, Board members in politics, during the Kavanaugh confirmation & a month before the General, don’t get a lot of time to shoot. Used the Charlotte #CNP meeting as an excuse to get a couple days w BFF Dan Meadows TAP3X Group of Companies in Asheville w @kendeyton (& later into the Smokey Mountains). Why we train (& can use more), back to basics: Draw & fire (again & again). Multiple targets. Double tap. Borrowing Dan’s DPMS Panther Arms #AR15 w EOTech sight on metal. My Smith and Wesson Productions #AR multiple target, double tap, iron sights hitting metal on the hillside.
It was hot as heck for October, & the mountains are beautiful as ever. Then, had to shave & get into a suit for the weekend conference. #bangbang #firearmstraining 

Got ‘em, a coupla times. #pewpew #AR #AR15 #ironsights  #SecondAmendment#goodguywithagun #M2AGA #DefenderofFreedom
For snowflake antigun Dems (so redundant), please note the painted-white target.

Another day, another range w “Shooting Whisperer” Dan Meadows TAP3X Group of Companies at Mountain Range. We’re in Waynesville NC, like almost in TN. Drill w .45 is double tap center of mass, double to throat, double to head. Slight change of stance takes getting used to.
Thought (think again) I was a little proficient. Best is making a good, close friend from a guy who firmly, mostly gently, consistently corrects your head, arms, back, speed, draw, stance, attitude, feet, hands, accuracy, … you get the idea from your training. A day back in politics makes me wanting to be back shooting in the mountains w Dan.
Anyone else w good (or bad) training experiences?#NRA #NRABoard #WillesLee #pewpew #gunporn @WillesLee #firearms #guns #shooting #CCW #freedom #2A #ICarryMySafePlace #merica Willes Lee NRA Board of Directors

A break in the shooting w Ken Deyton of Trigger, Trap, & Trout in the NC mountains. #keepshooting #molonlabe 

Already out of the mountains, headed to next event at NASCAR Hall of Fame.
#countrylife #mountainlife #Godsland #conservation #firearmssafety #noexcuse