2nd Amendment Advocacy Group, Cold Dead Hands, Launches F.A.S.T. - Firearms Awareness & Safety Training

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Cold Dead Hands, a 2nd Amendment Advocacy Group, has launched their F.A.S.T. initiative in an effort to reintroduce firearms awareness and safety training to the education system.

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"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." - Federal Farmer XVIII, 1788

Cold Dead Hands has launched its F.A.S.T. initiative to reintroduce firearms awareness and safety training to the education system. With help from Patriot Protection instructor Robbie Allmon, they held their first hands on firearms introduction seminar with members of the Delta Rho chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Texas at Arlington. The initial seminar was so successful that work is already underway to expand it to additional fraternity chapters. Some sororities have already expressed interest in the program as well.

Over the last two years, their grassroots effort has been quietly growing at a phenomenal rate on social media. Cold Dead Hands describes themselves as a "new breed of advocacy" and in many ways they have captured a new perspective on rights advocacy in America. How are they different? Well, for one they are not a non-profit. They are unapologetic capitalists with a solid focus on small business. They do not ask for donations or membership dues. The parent company behind Cold Dead Hands, CDH, Inc., networks with other liberty-minded and patriotic small businesses to bring quality products to their fans and followers at great prices. They also fund their advocacy out of their profits, but that is just the beginning when it comes to the differences in this "new breed."

CDH is message driven and firm in their commitment not only to fight against new gun control measures, but to fight for the repeal of most, if not all, previous gun control laws. That includes laws supported in the past by the big, name-brand pro-2nd amendment advocacy groups. No Compromise is Cold Dead Hands' position when it comes to the freedoms and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Founding Father doctrine and the principles upon which the nation was founded are their guides. Their message has attracted quite a following, having amassed over 600,000 fans on Facebook in less than two years.

Their business model is working equally well, having networked with several up and coming small businesses. LanTac USA, makers of the LanTac Dragon muzzle brake, joined forces with CDH early on and made Cold Dead Hands one of their prime distributors. The Dragon muzzle brake's design has launched it to the top of the food chain, rivaling the better known top of the industry models. Another early connection was Liquid Eyewear. They are a Made in the USA eye-wear company and are set to rival the likes of Oakley in very short order. Of course, Cold Dead Hands has brought their products to market, as well as custom Cold Dead Hands pieces such as signature 1911 grips made by Rio Grande Custom Grips and Martyn Engraving. All of these products can be found in the Cold Dead Hands store.

They bring more to the table than just the usual though. They have also self-published three books. Founder Patrick James authored "A Frail New World: Digital Conspiracy", a compelling conspiracy thriller centered around the analog to digital conversion of a few years back, which has been well received. Olen Baker authored "Perdition: Line in the Sand", a future look at America after achieving the Leftist Utopian society. It is not the Utopia they promised. A recent addition to their published works is a small e-booklet by Jon Britton, "Gun Sense: Past, Present and Future", an exploration of the 2nd Amendment throughout American history and where America is headed. Written in the vein of Thomas Paine's “Common Sense”, the Gun Sense title is also a poke at the popular hash tag of the Moms Demand Action gun control group, #gunsense.

However, the biggest difference in this New Breed of Advocacy is the fact that they advocate for the people themselves to get involved in local politics and school boards, and to become advocates and ambassadors in their own right. Their mission is one of education, networking and grassroots empowerment of the people themselves. Their focus is squarely on the founding principles and reintroducing those principles to society. They are well aware that their name may be a bit harsh and not at all politically correct, but it represents their unshakeable resolve. In spite of that name, or perhaps because of it, their message is resonating and business is good.

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TJ Kirgin
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