Las Vegas, Nev. (February 2022) – Walk The Talk America (WTTA), a non-profit organization designed to bridge the gap between the firearms industry and owners and the mental health industry, is honored to have received a generous donation of $10K from one of America’s leading firearms distributors, Lipsey’s®, for the second consecutive year.
“Lipsey’s has been a partner with Walk the Talk America from the beginning,” Laurie Aronson, Chairwoman and CEO of Lipsey’s, commented. “Their organization continues to make positive strides toward closing the gap when it comes to addressing mental health and firearms and we are happy to renew our support of this very worthy cause.”
“We are very thankful to have the continued support of Lipsey’s,” Michael Sodini, WTTA founder, added. “With every donation, WTTA can provide more tools and resources like training instruction, online and downloadable information for individuals, companies, and retailers. It is our goal to bring together not only the firearms industry and mental health resources but to make them available to all firearms owners. When large distributors like Lipsey’s step up to the plate like this it helps support our common mission to end gun violence and gun suicide.”
For over four years, WTTA has spearheaded a movement within the firearms industry to bridge the gap between mental health and responsible firearm ownership to reduce suicide by firearm and gun violence. Through educational programs, podcasts, and training programs, WTTA is paving the way of educating mental health professionals about the gun culture and breaking down the negative stigmas around mental health for gun owners.
Lipsey’s was founded in 1953 as a wholesale hunting and fishing distributor. Since then, Lipsey’s has remained dedicated to providing customers with superior service and attention and today is one of the largest independently owned, single location shooting sports distributors in the US.
Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lipsey’s is one of the largest independently owned shooting sports distributors in the country offering a full catalog of firearms, NFA items, optics, and accessories. Its strong partnerships with the industry’s leading manufacturers allow it to collaborate and deliver the most unique products available today. The company mantra, “AIM HIGHER,” not only focuses on innovative development and distribution, but also the impact the company makes on its families, community, and industry.
About Walk the Talk America
Our mission is to fund research and development for the outreach and promotion of mental health to reduce the misconceptions and prejudices that exist when it comes to mental illness and firearms. We believe we can be a catalyst for change by working with experts in the mental health industry.