2AO (2nd Amendment Organization) is a non-profit, founded in December of 2013, whose mission is to connect and educate Pro-Second Amendment businesses around the country. By creating networks and resources for business owners, our active initiative is to engage non-traditional shooters with a focus upon large cities and minority communities around the nation. By doing this, the Second Amendment support base will grow as more people will be educated and have informed opinions on the realities of being responsible gun owners in America.
Ace Luciano is the VP of Strategic Partnership. Ace is first a Hunter, a fisherman, and an outdoorsman for over 30 years. He is also an author, seminar speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. Ace has traveled the globe in pursuit of both game and fish throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Africa, Europe, and Australia and is involved in numerous conservation organizations and youth projects.
Dr. Jonathan Farley obtained his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford, winning Oxford's highest mathematics awards for graduate students. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with the second highest grade point average in his class. He has been a Visiting Professor of Mathematics at Caltech, a Visiting Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT, a Science Fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University.
Seed Magazine named him one of “15 people who have shaped the global conversation about science in 2005.” Dancing with the Stars' Danica McKellar, three-time New York Times best-selling author and judge for the 2016 "Miss America" contest, called him “the incomparable, brilliant Jonathan Farley.” Harvard University professor S. Allen Counter, about whom Hollywood megastar Will Smith is making a movie, said, “Jonathan Farley is one of the world’s most impressive young mathematicians.... Harvard is proud to honor his achievements and acknowledge his fine example.”
Dr. Farley has written for The Guardian newspaper in Great Britain, The New York Times, and Time Magazine, as well as the leading black women's magazine Essence and the hip-hop magazine, The Source.
He was a senior advisor to a political candidate whom The Wall Street Journal and Pew Research Center called "the most covered candidate of the 2010 election cycle."
Rev. Kenn Blanchard is Executive VP of 2AO. Kenn is known as the "Black Man With A Gun," a phrase he trademarked.
After serving for five years in the USMC he was hired by the CIA and helped create many of the protective programs still in place there. During this time he became an obsessive entrepreneur trying to find a niche in the firearms industry. He created a training business focused on bringing minorities to the shooting sports and founded a national shooting club from African Americans called the Tenth Cavalry Gun Club. He has been the recipient of the National Rifle Association’s Carter-Knight Freedom award, the Second Amendment Foundations’ Gun Defender Award of the month (August 1997) and the St. Gabriel Possenti medal from the St. Possenti Society.
Gary Fox II is VP of State Chapters. He has a diverse background as an entrepreneur, small business owner, business executive, web producer, and Christian pastor. He has leadership experience in the fields of accounting, web development, telecommunications and networking, and church ministry. In addition to his position with 2AO, Gary is the Executive Director of Field Operations for Americans for Liberty and Free Enterprise, a super PAC based in Washington, D.C.
Mark Waldron is the Chief Editor of 2AO News.
Upon graduating in 2001 with a Bachelors in Theology, Mark centered his work around helping churches and non-profit agencies. After his position as the Director of Marketing and Consumer Research at an Indianapolis based company, he became the Managing Editor, as well as Graphic Designer, of an international ministry based in Florida.
A writer for over 20 years, Mark is a published member of the Central Indiana Writers Association. He specializes in the art of poetry, and enjoys mentoring aspiring poets.
He is a conservative Libertarian with a passion for politics, an admiration for the written word, and is a stickler for the Oxford comma.