APRIL 10th: Join Katie Pavlich, Dana Loesch, Glenn Reynolds, Brad Thor, Ted Nugent and other favorites on APRIL 10th in Nashville for a fun filled and informative evening!

13 Mar , 2015  


Join Katie Pavlich, Dana Loesch, Brad Thor, Ted Nugent and other favorites on April 10th in Nashville to learn about the forthcoming tidal wave of claims from Bloomberg and others!
Why research matters 
Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, and others are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to scare people about guns. President Obama is at the helm of the push for more gun control.  There will soon be a flood of studies, most being timed to affect next year’s presidential election.  The Crime Prevention Research Center enlists the help of academics who can quickly correct those false claims.  We also do original research on the true costs and benefits of gun ownership.
On Friday, April 10th, the Crime Prevention Research Center will be having Desserts and Coffee/Tea at the Hilton Nashville Downtown from 6 to 9 PM (pictured above).  For those attending the Dessert and Coffee/Tea from 6:30 to 9, the cost is $50.  For those attending both the dessert and the much smaller earlier stand up dinner, the cost is $200.  The Hilton is adjacent to the Nashville Convention Center, which will be hosting the NRA National Convention at that time.  On Saturday, April 11th, you have a chance to go shooting with your favorite celebrity at Tennessee’s 5-star range, The Nashville Armory (just a 12-minute car ride from the Hilton).  The event will go from 8:30 to 10 AM.

Funds from the event will be used to finance the Crime Prevention Research Center.

1) Learn about the coming tidal wave of bogus firearms research.
From 7 to 9 PM, there will be some informative talks as well as dessert and coffee/tea (doors will open at 6:30) — $50 each, seating for 500 people.  Where: Ballroom in the Hilton Nashville Downtown (Boone and Crocket rooms).  Phil Valentine, who is well known to people in Nashville for his show on the local giant 100,000 watt WWTN radio station, will be the Master of Ceremonies.
Our Speakers
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2) Meet your favorite celebrities
These tickets are for the entire 6 to 9 PM event.  From 6 to 7 PM there will be a stand up buffet dinner. This event will be limited to 100 guests so that everyone will have a chance to speak with the celebrities and other event speakers— $200 each (this covers both the dinner and the desserts during the talks).  The Armstrong Ballroom at the Hilton Nashville Downtown.  
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3)  Go shooting with your favorite celebrity

Saturday, April 11th, 8:30- 10 AM, go shooting with your favorite celebrities at the 5-star Nashville Armory, Tennessee’s premier indoor shooting range.  From 8:30 to 9:30 we will have an entire eight lane shooting range to ourselves.


One person will have the opportunity to go shooting with each celebrity.  You can participate by either emailing info@crimeresearch.org with the word “bid” in the subject heading or through an auction during the dessert and coffee/tea event from 7 to 9 PM on Friday, April 10th.  The highest bidders for each celebrity will win the chance to shoot with that person.  We are very fortunate to have two professional auctioneers to help us out — Brian Brown (Principal Auctioneer with Weichert Realtors Joe Orr & Associates) and state Representative Judd Matheny.

For the online auction email us at info@crimereearch.org.  Please put the name of person that you are bidding on and the word “Bid” in the subject heading.  
Shooting Event
Bios for celebrities

 Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Code of Conduct, Act of War, Hidden Order, Black List, Full BlackThe Athena ProjectForeign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine’s best political thrillers of 2010), The ApostleThe Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association and banned in Saudi Arabia), The First CommandmentTakedownBlowback (recognized as one of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” by NPR), State of the UnionPath of the Assassin, and The Lions of Lucerne.

Brad has been called “the master of thrillers,” “as current as tomorrow’s headlines,” and “America’s favorite author.” His novels have been published around the world and he appears regularly on television and radio to discuss terrorism, as well as how closely his novels of international intrigue parallel the real threats facing the world today.

Brad has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Analytic Red Cell Unit, is a fellow of the Alexandrian Defense Group, lectures to law enforcement organizations on over-the-horizon threats, has been the keynote speaker for the National Tactical Officers Association annual conference, is a producer and on-camera contributor to GBTV, and sits on The International Free Press Society’s Board of Advisors.

A native Chicagoan, Brad graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California where he studied creative writing, film, and television production. Prior to becoming a novelist, Brad was the award-winning creator, producer, writer and host of the critically acclaimed national public television series, Traveling Lite.

— Katie Pavlich is the news editor for Townhall.com and a former contributing editor to Townhall Magazine. She is the award winning author of Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women (Threshold Editions 2014) and the New York Times Best Seller Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up (Regnery 2012). As a reporter, she has covered topics ranging from White House scandals and the 2012 presidential election to the Second Amendment, border issues and the Department of Justice.

As a Fox News contributor, Katie regularly co-hosts the daytime show Outnumbered, fills in as a guest co-host on the The Five and as a guest host on Hannity. Katie also serves as a columnist for The Hill and the Pittsburgh-Tribune. Katie is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Journalism and is a former National Review Washington Fellow. Katie has shared her perspective on multiple media venues including, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and Fox Business, in addition to a host of national and local radio shows. She has also served as a fill-in co-host for Washington DC’s largest morning politics show on WMAL. She is a regular speaker on college campuses across the country. In 2012 Red Alert Politics named Katie as one of the top 30-under-30 young professionals in the conservative movement. In 2013, Katie received the CPAC Blogger of the Year Award from the American Conservative Union and in 2014, she was named Woman of the Year by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

Katie serves as a board member for a number of non-profit organizations, including the National Journalism Center, the Network of Enlightened Women and the Association for Croatian-American Professionals.

Katie grew up in the mountains of northern Arizona, rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, and hunting big game with her father in the forests and deserts that Barry Goldwater called home. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends, family and the great outdoors.

 To millions of music lovers, Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing more than 6,500 high-octane concerts, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe.

To further millions, Nugent is the nation’s most outspoken proponent of our 1st and 2nd Amendment rights, conducting thousands of pro-gun, pro-freedom, pro-America interviews in major media worldwide.  He has served continuously on the Board of Directors of the NRA since his initial election in 1995, where he consistently ranks among the highest number of votes received by an individual board member.
Nugent is widely acknowledged for his skills as an outdoorsman, and for his tireless promotion of bowhunting and conservation via his writings for numerous publications and websites, his New York Times best-sellers Ted, White & Blue:  The Nugent Manifesto and God, Guns and Rock ‘n’ Roll, and his award-winning Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild television show—seen exclusively on Outdoor Channel–where he proudly serves as Ambassador for the network.
 Dana Loesch hosts her award-winning, nationally syndicated daily radio show, The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative from Dallas, Texas where she also hosts “Dana” on The Blaze television network. Dana appears regularly on Fox News, ABC, CNN, among others, and has co-hosted on “The View.” She describes herself as a “conservatarian.
Her 2014 book Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America was a major best seller.  Mark Levin wrote of her book that it, “Obliterates every baseless argument made against the Second Amendment.” Sean Hannity quipped, “Buy this book before someone tries to ban it.” Michelle Malkin states, “WARNING: This book is explosive! Mother, wife, New Media warrior and political sharpshooter Dana Loesch confronts the ultimate war on women: gun control.”

 Phil Valentine is an award-winning syndicated talk radio host.  He is the author of three books including the critically acclaimed bible of conservatism, The Conservative’s Handbook.  His second book, Tax Revolt, chronicled tax revolts down through American history centering on the revolt in Tennessee against a state income which Valentine helped lead. 

Valentine is consistently listed as one of America’s 100 most important radio talk show hosts by Talkers Magazine.  He has appeared on numerous TV talk shows on Fox and MSNBC. He is the recipient of 20 AIR Awards in Philadelphia and Nashville and the Gold World Medal from the New York Festivals.

In addition to his radio show Valentine writes a weekly newspaper column.  He and his family live on their farm just outside Nashville.

— John I. Harris, Executive Director of the Tennessee Firearms Association since 1995, graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1986.  His practice involves constitutional law and representation of clients against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  He has maintained a full time law practice in Nashville, Tennessee.

— Nikki Goeser.  One terrible moment on April 2, 2009, Nikki Goeser’s life was changed forever.  A stalker shot her husband to death in front of her while she and her husband were running Karaoke at a local restaurant near Nashville.  Nikki was a concealed handgun permit holder but she had followed the law at the time that banned permitted concealed handguns in places that served alcohol.  The ban denied her the chance to save her husband’s life.  Nikki’s story changed Tennessee law.  She also won the NRA’s Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award in 2012 for her outspoken opposition to gun-free zones.

— Glenn Reynolds is Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee, and is best known for his weblog, Instapundit, one of the most widely read American political weblogs read American political weblogs.  The University of Tennessee Law School notes: “Reynolds is one of the most prolific scholars on the UT faculty. His special interests are law and technology and constitutional law issues, and his work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including the Columbia Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Law and Policy in International Business, Jurimetrics, and the High Technology Law Journal. Professor Reynolds has also written in the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, Road & Track, Urb, and Wall Street Journal, as well as other popular publications.”
— Andrew Branca is an internationally recognized expert on U.S. self-defense law who writes and speaks publicly in advocacy of expanded self-defense laws and Second Amendment civil liberties.  He regularly consults on high-profile self-defense cases, and his expertise has been cited the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, NPR, and many other news organizations.  Andrew is a Life Member and Certified Instructor of the NRA, a Guest Instructor at the Sig Sauer Academy, and a multi-division Master-class competitor in IDPA.
— Michael Bane is the Executive Producer of SHOOTING GALLERY (which I host), in its 15th season and the most successful firearms show ever; THE BEST DEFENSE, winner of the Golden Moose Award as top shooting show of last year; GUN STORIES WITH JOE MANTEGNA, the number 1 show on OUTDOOR CHANNEL, and the just premiered SHOOTOUT LANE, featuring Jerry Miculek and his family. He started filming on AMERICA’S RIFLE, an Internet-only series on ARs in May, and he has done additional shows for both OUTDOOR CHANNEL and SPORTSMAN’S CHANNEL in development. He is the Producer of DOWN RANGE Television (www.downrange.tv) and his weekly podcast, DOWN RANGE Radio, now in week 410, is top firearms podcast on the Internet and winner of several awards.
— Mark Walters is the nationally syndicated host of Armed American Radio heard in hundreds of cities every Sunday from 8-11p ET, 5p-8p PT.  He is the co-author of two critically acclaimed books, “Lessons from Armed America” with Kathy Jackson and “Lessons from Unarmed America” with Rob Pincus and foreword by Ted Nugent.  He is a regular contributing writer for Concealed Carry Magazine penning the “One to the Head” column (previously The Ordinary Guy) for the past 11 years.  Mark has been seen on national television and in addition to his own radio program, he continues fighting for freedom as a guest on national and local radio broadcasts across America discussing the right to keep and bear arms.
— Tim Schmidt is the Founder and CEO of the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). Inspired by the need to protect his family, Tim decided to form a community for armed Americans committed to taking personal responsibility for their protection and their loved ones. Today with over 125,000 members and subscribers, the USCCA has grown into the largest, member-backed association designed to educate, train and insure responsibly armed Americans.
— Tom Gresham is a gun writer, book author, radio talk show host and television personality.  He created and has hosted “Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk” nationally-syndicated radio talk show for 20 years, and had created and hosted more than a half-dozen television series about guns and shooting, including Gun Talk, Guns and Gear, and First Person Defender.

— John R. Lott, Jr. is the president of the newly formed Crime Prevention Research Center and he is an economist who has held research and/or teaching positions at the University of Chicago, Yale University, Stanford, UCLA, Wharton, and Rice and was the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988 and 1989.  He has published over 100 articles in academic journals.  He also is the author of eight books of which his newest is Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges off the Bench.  His past books have included three editions of More Guns, Less Crime and Freedomnomics.  Lott is a FoxNews.com columnist.  Opinion pieces by Lott have appeared in such places as The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesThe New York PostUSA Today, and The Chicago Tribune. He has appeared on such television programs as the ABC and NBC National Evening News broadcasts,  Fox News, PBS’s The NewsHour, and the Today Show.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1984.


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