The call to action program Two Million Bullets is challenging hunters and shooters to make youth the top priority in the nation’s conservation effort. Camp Compass Academy’s founder and award winning professional educator, John Annoni is spearheading the mission to not lose any more ground with the future of shooting and hunting in the United States. Annoni’s success as a leader in helping youth lead better lives through gun related activities demonstrates his track record in program creation, mentoring, educating and fostering American outdoor values.
At a time where concern for wildlife conservation and gun rights seems to trump most issues, it seems the outdoor industry should be worried about something much more. The asset children hold in their hands; the mere existence of any future shooting and hunting.
“The time has come to prove that our primary conservation objective is our youth,”
said John Annoni, founder of a new action program for that initiative called Two Million Bullets.
Annoni is a veteran inner city school teacher and founder of an urban mentoring program called Camp Compass Academy that encourages youth and teenagers to seek healthy outdoor outlets. He is well known for his dedication to children and the shooting sports. His organizing this concerted effort to prioritize the nation’s youth movement with Two Million Bullets is the obvious next step to creating a children’s focus and to giving their needs a voice in hunting and shooting arena. Adults who truly care about hunting and shooting should be excited that their children, grandchildren and other youth will now be on the agenda as the most critical piece in the conservation puzzle.
“Initially, this campaign will look to secure two million Americans to stand up and be counted for the belief that our children are America’s most precious natural resource,” Annoni said. “Our traditions of hunting and shooting will be passed on because two million of us proved we cared about children.”
Two Million Bullets challenges adults across the country to prioritize what is really important and to stand up for the needs of children. For so long, gun use and hunting were thought of as adult issues that can no longer be the scope of thought. However, there are points of light across the country. For example, the many reduced youth hunting age initiatives set by state decision makers.
Annoni hopes to further advance the tide to new heights:
“This campaign will help our youth agenda keep pace with the gun and hunting agendas—right beside gun rights and wildlife conservation,” Annoni said. “This call to action for unity is unlike any campaign that shooting sports has seen due to the nature of its core.”
With the advent of this campaign, Annoni says he expects the outdoor and shooting industry’s top businesses and individuals to recognize its value and to unite behind this effort. While the fight for concealed carry, lead bans, firearm regulations and animal populations is still important, Annoni says it comes second to the fight to save our children.