BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has announced the winner of its “Affiliate of the Year” award for 2021 is Florida Carry, a grassroots organization that has been on the forefront of activism in the Sunshine State.
Florida Carry is a non-partisan, non-profit group based in Lehigh Acres. Incorporated in 2011, this year marks Florida Carry’s tenth anniversary. Founded by Sean Caranna and Richard Nascak, the organization has a seven-member board of directors and is a 501(c)(4) group. Over the past decade, the organization has become a formidable force in Sunshine State firearms politics.
“Florida Carry is like the story of the Little Engine that Could,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “From a modest beginning, this grassroots group has demonstrated time and again that they’ll do what it takes to get the job done.”
“Obviously, this is a great honor,” said Caranna, co-founder and spokesman for the organization. “This is an affirmation of all the hard work done by all of our Florida Carry membership. On behalf of everyone in the organization, we’re grateful and humbled.
Gottlieb said strong affiliates like Florida Carry guarantee there will always be a strong defense of Second Amendment rights in every corner of the country.
“Grassroots activism is the heart and soul of the Second Amendment movement,” Gottlieb observed. “We’re proud to recognize our friends at Florida Carry for the hard work they’ve done and their devotion to protecting Second Amendment rights. We’re confident they will keep up the good work as we face a new year of challenges.”
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.
Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” cofounded Armed American News. Lee is also the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project, and serves on the board of Florida Carry, Inc. Until recently, he was an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an 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.