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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. Please put the name of person that you are bidding on and the word “Bid” in the subject heading.
— Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Code of Conduct, Act of War, Hidden Order, Black List, Full Black, The Athena Project, Foreign Influence (one of Suspense Magazine’s best political thrillers of 2010), The Apostle, The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association and banned in Saudi Arabia), The First Commandment, Takedown, Blowback (recognized as one of the “Top 100 Killer Thrillers of All Time” by NPR), State of the Union, Path 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.
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.
— 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.
— 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 Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, USA 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.