You never know when you'll find a new friend or a new guest.
When I attended the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Tampa in 2016,
I had no idea what kind of ride I was about to go on. At this
event, I met many of my firearms 'idols', all the cool "rock stars"
of the gun community.
This trip I got to meet so many great people. Steve Merrette
was one of them. He & his wife sat behind me for the
conference. We became friend on Facebook and started
following each other.
Steve was one of the people that I wanted to hand out with and
get to know better on the Florida Carry trip in February
2019. Of course, he wanted to come Riding Shotgun!
He spends time covering his military experience and handling
firearms. He got out of it while his kids were young. He does
have a DUI in his past in New York state, which followed him to
Florida. When he decided it was time to get a firearm permit in
Florida, he had to clean up the mess that was in his past. It took
some time and some money, but he got it cleared up and got his
Going thru this process is how he was introduced to Florida
Carry and the work that they do.
Steve and I have some laughs, talking about the GLOCK sock,
boy bands, and what to tell people if they see you're
Please visit the Florida Carry
On the flip side of Florida, here's a article about a bill
that would outlaw minors posing for pictures with firearms.
Its not always the "Gun Shine State".