I'm back in the US for a bit. Travel is great, and I can't argue with the work, but it does make me appreciate that our country (for the most part) acknowledges the rights and freedoms inherent to us all. With that in mind, I penned a little article last week on the Rochelle Hathaway aka @tannedandtraveled controversy. In a nutshell, Rochelle, a (now former) promo model for @tarantactical was interviewed outside of @shotshow by @glamour magazine, who was ostensibly profiling women shooters and firearms enthusiasts. While I was proud to see many of our community's women represent 2A all the way, seeing Rochelle's "fuck you it's just a gig for me" attitude was profoundly disappointing. Within our community, we welcome all comers, with the sincere hopes they subscribe to the true meaning of the right to keep and bear arms at some point in their progress as a firearms enthusiast. Rochelle seemed to never got the hint, even after five years of being associated with the mighty Taran Tactical. Thankfully, Taran Butler severed all professional ties with Rochelle, in an fast and exemplary move of unity with our community as a whole.
And this was not a "misunderstanding" either, as Rochelle has not responded to her statements, and has blocked anyone questioning her statements or seeking insight, including myself. I'm a small-time operation, sure, but just hitting "block" is no way to go about things, and pretty much says all we in the 2A/firearms community need to know. We have to present a unified front to the enemy, and people like Rochelle are more trouble than they are worth. See my extended thoughts now at http://regularguyguns.com/