New Counter Cultured Article: Coolest Guns at SHOT Show 2015

I’ve penned a new post up at Counter Cultured today called “The Coolest Guns from SHOT Show 2015.”

Below is an excerpt:

While at SHOT Show last week, I checked out some of the latest rifle, handgun, and pistol models from various gun manufacturers.  As a relative newbie in the gun industry, SHOT Show gave me a glimpse into this unfairly vilified yet wonderful community.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) SHOT Show attracted roughly 64,000 people and is the largest outdoor shooting sports convention in existence. Since the conference is not open to the general public, I was lucky to preview new guns. (This made many of my guy friends super jealous – ha!) Though absorbing these surroundings proved to be daunting at times, in the best sense possible, I can accurately divulge information on the beauty of firearms now.

Here are some of my findings from SHOT Show. Enjoy!

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.

New Counter Cultured Article: Support School Choice Over #FreeEducation

I have a new article up at Counter Cultured today called “Support School Choice, Not ‘Free’ Education” about school choice. Below is an excerpt:

Education is in dire need of serious reform and overhaul.

As our government continues to grow in its size and scope, our quality of education subsequently plummets. Big government initiatives such as Common Core, “Free Community College“, and student loan forgiveness - among many things – have plunged the U.S. further into obsolescence as a leader in education. More importantly, the propaganda that passes for learning material today promotes obedience to government and hatred for our country’s founding principles.

Some have argued that more government interference in education policy will make it more affordable, accessible, and even “free.” Quite the contrary. More government involvement in our lives always leads to more problems.

If we desire to reform education, it’s imperative to support reforms such as school choice over gimmicks like “free community college.”

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.

Exciting News: I’ll Be an Op-Ed Columnist for Guns.com

Hello readers!

I’m happy to announce another writing opportunity I’ve been given. In addition to writing here, for Counter Cultured, for A Taste of Patriarchy, and for Townhall.com, you can soon find my work at Guns.com.

Guns.com is the premiere news site for all things shooting sports. Their content covers topics such as  self-defense, competitive shooting, ballistics, hunting, hand loading, and gun rights. I’ve read their website for several years now, and am excited to add my voice to their website! I’ll be writing two articles for them every month.

Stay tuned for my first post early next week!

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-Gabriella

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company: Decadent and Delicious

Gabriella Hoffman:

Here’s my latest post at A Taste of Patriarchy!

Originally posted on A Taste of Patriarchy:

Here at A Taste of Patriarchy, we’re big proponents of small business. One business worth profiling is Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. Though its span extends beyond San Francisco today, it started from humble beginnings.

Ghirardelli was founded in 1852 by Italian immigrant Domenico Ghirardelli, who came to California at the height of the Gold Rush. Ghirardelli is the third oldest American chocolate company in existence. It boasts 23 stores and dozens of retail partners spread across the country. Today, Ghirardelli is the American division of Swiss confectioner Lindt & Sprüngli.

Compared to other American chocolates like Hershey’s or M&M’s, Ghirardelli prides itself in using the best and most natural ingredients. That typical artificial aftertaste found in most popular American chocolate is largely absent in Ghirardelli products.

While at SHOT Show in Las Vegas last week, my friend Faith and I stopped by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company at The Linq. Since I’m…

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New Counter Cultured Article: Interview With Jordan Bosstick of Miss American Made

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Today I published an interview  I conducted with my friend Jordan Bosstick of San Diego, California for Counter Cultured. Jordan is a fellow young conservative from Southern California. She is also a business owner who manages two blogs – one fashion, the other political. Below is an excerpt from the article:

We are happy to resume our interview series “Counter Cultured Chats”! There are so many bright, successful counter cultured Millennials out there–why not profile them? Previously, we interviewed libertarian activist and vlogger Julie Borowski. Today, we are profiling Jordan Bosstick of Miss American Made.

Jordan is a young conservative based out of San Diego, California. She also owns Volkalize, a social networking website that fosters political debate. Her other website- Miss American Made- has garnered a lot of attention for promoting American-made products. Below is our interview with Ms. Bosstick!

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.

Mama’s Turkey Barley Soup

Originally posted on A Taste of Patriarchy:

January is National Soup Month. What better way to celebrate this chilly month with some delicious homemade soup?

Below is a family favorite from my house that you’ll love. It’s perfect for this time of year and is packed with great ingredients and nutrients. It’ll take some time to make, like any soup, but it’ll be worth it!

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. barley
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 5 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 big garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 large carrots, sliced into chunks
  • 3 tbspns complete seasoning
  • 10 cups water

Sautee the chopped onions and grated garlic in a large cast iron pot for 5-8 minutes, until they are slightly browned. While you are sautéing those ingredients, rinse the barley well in a strainer and set it aside. Next, add the ground turkey to the pot and brown it over a medium heat, which will take 10-15 minutes. Once…

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Hello SHOT Show: Heading to Las Vegas Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is a big day for me. I’m embarking on a trip to my first-ever SHOT Show conference in Las Vegas, Nevada! (Read more about what I’ll be doing there here.)

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Last time I was in the Wild West, I was preparing to leave for post-grad life on the East Coast nearly three years ago. This trip will be more worthwhile since I haven’t been to Vegas since I was a teenager!

For a 23-year-old like me, this is perhaps one of the best opportunities to come my way of late. It’s a great privilege to be a credentialed blogger for the conference. I look forward to acquainting myself with the outdoor sports industry more.

Who else is heading West for SHOT Show? Holler at me and I’ll do my best to connect with you there. :)