In the weeks since my coming out, I've received a tremendous amount of support from the gun community. It's an exciting opportunity to break stereotypes while promoting the Second Amendment, as well as gay rights. The overwhelming support has been positive and neutral, the latter of which I'm actually most excited about. Many gun owners replied with "so what, who cares?" This to me is an indication that being gay is becoming less and less of a controversial thing, which is great in many ways.
When I think of what "winning" looks like for both the gay and gun communities, it's when people meet a gun owner or a gay person and it's just accepted as normal. This doesn't mean that people will agree with gun owners and gay people, but we will reach a place where we can peacefully co-exist.
I'm not a big New Year's resolution kind of guy, but in 2014 I want to continue having a lot of fun talking with everyone about gun rights, gay rights, and other interesting topics. I know I still have a lot to learn in this big world of ours, and I look forward to learning and experiencing new things.
With a new Bass Pro Shops opening up in San Jose, California in late 2014, I'm excited to have a new home store. I hope to get out on a few hunts to help populate the store with local wildlife, and help conservation efforts so that we maintain a vibrant wildlife population here in California.
With a TV show in the works and my book coming out in July 2014, there will be no shortage of fun things going on.
Thank you for your continued support, and Happy New Year!!