News from our Affiliates
Compiled by Josh Amos
Happy February to one and all! Here at the Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network we are constantly working to improve our service to our Network members. That often means trying new things! So, we are proud to announce that we have launched an interactive affiliate map on our website https://armedcitizensnetwork.org/our-affiliates/map.
This map, the result of months and months of behind-the-scenes work, encourages our members to identify Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network affiliated instructors, gun shops, and attorneys in their area, and to do business with these good folks since we are all in the Network together. The mapping reveals only affiliated instructors and gun shops to members of the public, but when a Network member logs in to www.armedcitizensnetwork.org, then selects the “Interactive Map” link in the horizontal navigation bar at the top of our website, attorneys within 200 miles of the location they specify will also be displayed.
This month we also want to shine the spotlight on our corporate sponsors.
These good folks and business entities donate products for fund raising auctions to build up the Legal Defense Fund, put the Network's educational materials in every package they ship out to customers, and promote the Network's growth in many other ways. Check them out at https://armedcitizensnetwork.org/our-affiliates/corporate-sponsors. We cannot say “Thank You” to these people enough.
Every contribution helps make the Network stronger and more able to serve members in need. Every booklet passed out, every item donated, every dollar donated: it all matters. So please look at our website and maybe find a reason to make a purchase from a good company.
In the final segment of this month’s letter, I wanted to note another outstanding Network Affiliate Instructor. Dr. Lisa Orick-Martinez. A big supporter of the Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Network, Dr. Lisa is a highly motivated instructor in the New Mexico area. You may have already met her teaching at the ranges or working one of the gun shows.
Dr. Lisa has a pretty impressive résumé, yet she is happy to work with anyone who is in need of a place to start learning or getting a few pointers in taking their shooting up to the next level. I recommend taking her class or if you see her at a gun show, stop by and say thanks for supporting the Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network!
Dr. Lisa Orick-Martinez has been an NRA Certified Firearms instructor and Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor for over 20 years as well as the NRA’s Regional Training Counselor for Refuse To Be A Victim for the last 15 years. Dr. Lisa is certified by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety to teach Concealed Carry Weapons Classes and was selected by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety to participate in a focus group consisting of the top 12 Concealed Carry Weapon instructors from around New Mexico.
Dr. Lisa has been featured on WOMEN OF THE NRA website, and was selected along with 11 other NRA female Instructors from around the country to participate in an NRA focus group in 2012 in Virginia that was tasked with coming up with ideas to get women interested in the shooting sports. She has also been interviewed by Stewart Dyson of KOB TV, Scott Steigler and Terry Q. of KKOB 770 Talk radio in Albuquerque.
Dr. Orick-Martinez has been and is currently the Faculty Adviser of the Central New Mexico Community College Shooting Club, founder of the Lethal Ladies Gun Club and the Past President of the Women’s Shooting Connection Gun Club. She has been shooting since her participation in the Hunters Safety Course of Michigan when she was 12 years old.
With her educational achievements Dr. Lisa has always researched gender differences in communication, education and training. She understands that women learn differently than men. Using her social science background and her certification of being only one of fifty Certified Listening Professionals in the world, Lisa facilitates ladies only, co-educational, and private NRA classes as well as the New Mexico Concealed Carry Classes.
The Network is proud to be affiliated with Dr. Lisa and our many other affiliates.
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