Tom Gresham Recognized as Gun Rights Defender of the Year

Mandeville, LA – Tom Gresham, host of the nationally-syndicated radio talk show "Tom Gresham's Gun Talk," has been named by the Citizen's Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) as the 2017 Gun Rights Defender of the Year. The presentation was made at the annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in Dallas, before leaders and activists supporting the Second Amendment.

Gresham created his national broadcast about guns in 1995, and the show currently runs on more than 240 radio stations as well as being distributed through a number of digital channels. The podcast of the live show gets more than four million downloads a year.

"This caught me completely by surprise," said Tom Gresham. “The Citizen's Committee has been a leader in Second Amendment education, and it's an incredible honor to receive this from that group."

The award is inscribed "... in recognition and appreciation for his tireless efforts on behalf of the Second Amendment rights of all Americans."

"It's rare that I can render a talk show host speechless," joked CCRKBA founder Alan Gottlieb after announcing Gresham's award at the GRPC luncheon. “No one deserves this more than Tom, who reaches millions of people with the message of responsible gun ownership and the meaning of the Second Amendment."

The Gun Rights Policy Conference will be held in Chicago in 2018.

In its 23rd year of national syndication, Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® radio show airs live on Sundays from 2PM-5PM Eastern, and runs on more than 240 stations every week. Listen on a radio station near you ( or via live streaming ( All Gun Talk shows can also be downloaded as podcasts at, Apple iTunes, and i-Heart radio, or through one of the available Apps: GunDealio on iPhone, GunDealio on Android, and the Gun Talk App on Stitcher. Gun Talk is also available on YouTube, (, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and