Welcome to Armed American News!

Our goal is simple: to keep you informed about everything affecting our right to keep and bear arms.

Be it new legislation, new shenanigans from the Democratic Party, new products, new pro-gun developments, new training techniques or anything else that could impact our way of life and our God-given constitutional rights, you will find it here, every single day, free of charge.

We’ve also got a page dedicated to opinions – from our staff and from a growing list of pro-gun guest columnists – but we won’t mix news and opinions.  At AAN, we’re keeping news and opinions separate – the way it should be.

We hope you enjoy our work as much as we enjoy working for you.

Thanks for stopping by,
Mark and Lee

Radio Host / Co-Founder

Mark Walters is the nationally syndicated host of two national radio broadcasts, Armed American Radio’s Daily Defense, airing M-F 4-5p ET (1-2p PT) on dozens of stations across the country and the flagship, Armed American Radio, heard every Sunday from 8-11p ET (5-8p PT) on hundreds of radio stations including the top markets in America and now in its 13th year.

In addition to his on-air responsibilities filling Americans prescription for freedom six days per week, Mark also is a long-serving member of the Board of Directors of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms along side Alan Gottlieb and a widely read columnist. He is the co-author of three books including Lessons from Armed America, Lessons from Unarmed America and his favorite work to date, Grilling While Armed.

Mark appears regularly on national, local and international media including television, radio and print as an expert guest on the topic of the right to bear arms and is a regular speaker at various events across the nation on the topic.

Married with two children, Mark and his family live in Georgia.

The Gun Writer / Co-Founder

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” has been writing about the Second Amendment, firearms, the firearms industry, and the gun culture for more than 10 years.

In addition to his work at Armed American News, he is a frequent contributor to Armed American Radio. He is also the Chief Editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Reporting Project, a frequent contributor to Ammoland News, and a board member of Florida Carry, Inc. 

Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida.

Before becoming a newspaper editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army.

He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.


Neil W. McCabe became contributing to Armed American Radio in 2011, when he was the editor of the Human Events “Guns & Patriots” newsletter and a senior reporter for the newspaper. He became the Washington editor for Armed American Radio in 2014. During his AAR tenure, Neil has functioned as a co-host and a member of the Round Table, in addtion to working behind the scenes to secure guests and support the show.

When Neil is not on AAR, he is the national political correspondent for the Star Newspaper Group based in Washington and a Media Fellow at the Gold Institute for International Strategies.

Before joining the Star News Network, he was a White House and Capitol Hill reporter for One America News. His special “Biden Family Corruption” was the highest-rated special in the channel’s history. Neil was the Capitol Hill correspondent for Breitbart News, where he also wrote up the 2016 Breitbart-Gravis polls. His other positions include working as a staff reporter at The Pilot, Boston’s Catholic paper. He also was the editor of The Somerville News, The (North Cambridge, Mass.) Alewife.

Neil is a public affairs NCO in the Army Reserve and deployed as a Army combat historian for 15 months in Iraq. His 2013 e-book “The Unfriendly Skies” examined how the American airline industry went from deregulation in the late 1970s to come full circle to the highly-regulated, highly-taxed industry it is today.


Beth Baumann is a publicist turned journalist and has written for a number of publications. She was the Political Reporter and Editor at The Daily Wire, Associate Editor at Townhall, Weekend Editor at TheBlaze, and a contributor for Bearing Arms and PolitiChicks. She has also been published in The Daily Caller and California Political Review. Her work has been featured in The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, World Net Daily, Human Events, Real Clear Politics, and many others.

Before writing full-time, Beth was the Outreach Specialist for Tedder Industries (Alien Gear Holsters), a concealed carry holster manufacturer. She also worked at a small public relations firm in Southern California where she garnered media attention for her clients, conducted political fundraising and helped with event management. Her clients have been featured in The Associated Press, The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, Breitbart, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Sacramento Bee, The Los Angeles Times, as well as in local papers and trade magazines.

Beth now lives in North Idaho with her husband and their animals.

Gun Aficionado / Collector

Ed Dittus is a longtime gun aficionado and collector. He specializes in pre-WW2 German pistols. single shot pistols, Remingtons and Glocks.

Ed is CEO of The Ordnance Group, LLC in Florida.  He established Ordnance Group in 2013 to manufacture and distribute 37mm weapons to law enforcement and civilians. For a number of years, he attended local Florida gun shows as a vendor and enjoyed meeting his customers and learning firsthand about their needs.  Since then, Ordnance Group has grown substantially and has secured contracts with domestic police departments, and international military organizations.  Most recently, Ed established ExoticAmmo.com, an on-line store, to sell his 37mm launchers, as well as other related products, directly to consumers.

Prior to this venture, Ed was founder and Chief Executive Officer of Media Marketing Assessment where he created and commercialized advanced analytical tools that allowed advertising expenditures to become, for the first time, accountable, from a financial standpoint. Ed has been recognized as a pioneer in this industry, the segment he created now accounts for spending in excess $1billion. 

Ed began his career in advertising at Young and Rubicam in NYC; developing media and marketing tools, and consulting on their implementation. 

On a lighter note, while Ed holds an advanced degree in Physiological Psychology, he is also one of the Producers of the remake of “Plan 9 From Outer Space” entitled “Grave Robbers from Outer Space.” Ed lives in Florida with his wife and two cats and spends his free time writing for gun-related journals and studying historical firearms.

Ed is a member of the following organizations:  Benefactor Member NRA, Life Member Ordnance Society (UK), Life Member 2nd Amendment Foundation, Life Member GOA, Member NAPCA, Member German Gun Collectors Association.

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