Scott Bach is the president of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs. He decided to buy his first handgun “in the 1980’s, after an unprovoked assault on a wooded New Jersey trail by a drunken motorist.” In Bach’s words, “Every private citizen who has ever faced a violent criminal alone, and knows the feeling of an impending, untimely death at the hands of a merciless savage, understands the importance of being able to own and carry a firearm” “When predators can’t tell the difference between the wolves and the sheep, the whole flock is safer,” says Bach. He became involved in the gun rights movement “after a profoundly painful breakup of an extremely serious relationship with a woman who flat out refused to accept [his] interest in freedom, firearms, and the Second Amendment.”
Owen “Buz” Mills is the owner of Gunsite Academy, a weapons training facility for members of the armed forces, law enforcement and civilians. Instructors at the facility teach the “Combat Triad,” a firearms discipline focusing on marksmanship, gun handling, and mindset. Shooters who take a two-day class are given a complimentary NRA membership. Courses offered by Gunsite also include a five-day urban sniper course, a “battle rifle” course and a foreign weapons course. Mills is also a former political candidate. He spent $2.3 million as a Republican candidate for governor of Arizona in 2010, before dropping out prior to the primary.
From 2009 to present, Richard D’Alauro has worked as an NRA Field Specialist. From 1989 to 2009, he worked as a Senior NRA Field Representative in the New York tri-state area. D’Alauro served as a police officer in Glen Cove, NY from 1977 to 1988. He received a B.A. in Sociology from Queen’s College in 1972 and an M.S. in Education from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2005.