2AO is a national organization developed by 2nd Amendment advocates. The organization supports all business owners that support the 2nd Amendment. So, what does that mean? Any business in the country can sign in and register a business—for free. You read that right, FREE!
2AO was the brainchild of Bryan Crosswhite, restaurateur and owner of “The Cajun Experience” in Leesburg, Virginia, after being questioned several times about his establishment’s “Open-Carry Wednesday.” Yes, if you are ever in the neighborhood on a Wednesday and walk into Bryan’s restaurant carrying a gun, you get 10% off your entire bill. That’s pretty bold. There were many that advised him against it, as they are in close proximity to the “not-so-gun-friendly” Washington D.C. People were afraid the restaurant would lose business.
Only, the exact opposite happened. Business increased by over 50%! The restaurant was also the topic of several news pieces where people asked if there were other businesses like the The Cajun Experience. Inspired by the “Zagat” sticker on his front door, Bryan set up a basic website that night.
From the 2AO Website:
“2AO is a Second Amendment rights organization for businesses in the United States.
The Mission of 2AO is threefold:
- To benefit businesses by bringing consumers together with them that share their values of freedom and the right to bear arms.
- To be an unbiased source of information on legislation regarding Second Amendment Rights that affect business owners.
- To be the leading advocate for the pro-2nd Amendment business community.”
When you register, you will then receive a welcome packet with a sticker that reads 2AO2014. If you’ve ever seen a Ducks Unlimited or NRA sticker on a business, you know exactly what to do with this. The problem with those organizations, thus far, was that you already had to be going to that business in order to even see that it supported the values you do.
2AO puts people and prospective customers together with like-minded business owners, before deciding where to patronize. There is only one word to describe this… that word is, WOW!
Your business now has two huge opportunities.
- The ability for anyone, anywhere to be able, with one click of an iPhone or Android app, to see Second Amendment friendly businesses (including yours) in their area or the area.
- A notification of any Second Amendment and/or business-related issues in their area sent directly to their inbox with simple steps laid out as to action to take, contacts to call or write, etc.
You can visit 2AO’s site by going to www.2amendment.org. Now, no matter where in the country you go, you can support businesses with values similar to yours. It’s easy; it’s free’ and there is no better time to enroll, because at the rate of new enrollments, (approximately one new business inquiry per minute) there’s no telling if it will be free for long.
As of this week, due to a huge demand, individuals can register as well. The organization is currently seeking individuals to help spread its message in all 50 states. If that interests you or someone you know, get in touch with 2AO at www.2Amendment.org.
Do you have an experience with 2AO? Tell us in the comment section.
Ace Luciano is first a seasoned hunter, an accomplished angler and experienced outdoorsman. He is also a published outdoor author, seminar speaker, consultant and entrepreneur. Ace is involved in numerous conservation and youth-oriented projects. He spends much of his time pursuing his passion of introducing youths to the outdoors through the United Sportsmans Youth Foundation. Over the years, Ace has traveled the globe in pursuit of both game and fish, from North America to Africa, from Europe to Australia. Aces highly successful booking agency, World Game Hunts, Ltd., specializes in affordable, unbelievable hunting and fishing trips. You can contact or learn more about Ace at www.AceLuciano.com.
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