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!

Follow them on Twitter and LIKE them on Facebook!

-Gabriella

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.

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. :)

 

Turning the Tides in Annapolis

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending my second Turning the Tides conference in Annapolis, MD as a speaker. I previously spoke at the event in January 2013 on their “Cheated Generation” panel. This year, my sister Anna Maria joined me at the conference as a blogger.

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This year, I spoke alongside 14-year-old activist Leonard Robinson III and Maryland College Republican chair/John Hopkins student Christine McEvoy on the “Liberty Issues of the Youth” panel.

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Twitchy reported on the event:

Saturday’s Turning the Tides Conference in Annapolis, Md., featured an impressive array of speakers, including Dr. Alveda King, Niger Innes, Dan Bongino, Gabby Hoffman, Larry O’Connor and more, addressing topics such as “Campaign Dos and Don’ts,” “Refute the Tests,” and “Liberty Issues of the Youth.”

My sister blogged about the conference behalf of Counter Cultured. Here are her three blog posts: “Liberty Issues of the Youth“; “Change the Game“; and “Bullet or the Bribe.”

I want to thank Tonya Tiffany and Jim Jamitis for inviting me to speak. I encourage everyone to support and get involved with Maryland Citizen Action Network!

New Counter Cultured Article: Columbia University Hosts Anti-Gun Training For Journalists

Here’s my latest blog post at Counter Cultured. Excerpt below:

No matter how many times anti-gun lies and correspondent misinformation are debunked, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun grabbing organizations are adamant about disarming Americans.

Everytown for Gun Safety is hosting a training for aspiring journalists  in Phoenix, AZ from April 17-18, 2015. The training is being put on by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, which is a project of Columbia University’s Journalism School.

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.