This is episode 444 of the SSA Podcast and I am so pleased that you have joined us.
The topic/guest of this week’s show is Michael Sodini of Eagle Imports
and Walk the Talk America a pro-Second Amendment, non-profit organization dedicated to helping to bring awareness to the issues that surround firearms and mental health.
Struggling with a Mental Health Crisis? Call 1-800-273-TALK - OR - Text MHA to 741741 Topic Intro/Guest Bio
- ASU Grad with a degree in communications
- Spent time in fashion modeling and real estate before working for the family business, Eagle Imports
- Became President of Eagle Imports in 2009
- Partner in Avidity Arms
- In 2018 formed WTTA a non-profit organization dedicated to making positive change in relationship to mental health, and firearm awareness.
What we talk about in today’s show:
- What it’s like to own a firearms business based in New Jersey
- How being a fashion model breeds a sense of humor
- Stigma and how it impacts what we do and what we don’t do
- How the Second Amendment community thrusts stigma onto others to avoid being stigmatized ourselves
- How people like Colion Noir, Rob Pincus and Maj Toure are doing to change the firearms industry
- Initiatives that WTTA are actively working on
- What link mental illness and violence really have compared to what we believe they have
- Why trauma mitigation can be a linch pin for preventing violence
- WTTA’s end game and what that looks like today
- How Eagle Imports looks at mental health
- What steps you can take to make a difference
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