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Doc Remington Carlson

Tuesday, April 1st, 1997

Doc Remington Carlson of Seattle, Washington is the designated recipient of the CCRKBA Gun Rights Defender of the Month Award for April.

Carlson is a long-time member of CCRKBA, the Second Amendment Foundation and Washington Arms Collectors, and is a Benefactor Member of the National Rifle Association of America.

CCRKBA chose Carlson as this month’s Awardee for his tireless dedication to preserve, protect and defend our precious constitutional freedom to own and possess private firearms. His relentless efforts have been above and beyond the call of duty.

In nominating Carlson for the Award, John C. Barnett, Jr., CCRKBA Membership Services Coordinator, stated that “Doc has risen from the masses and has become an example to all, as to what the true definition of grass roots activism can be.

“He has emerged as a competent media source speaking for the individual gun owner in Washington State and across the Nation on dozens of radio and television programs and in countless newspaper articles.

“He often has served as a lone voice against the gun grabbers when CCRKBA staff members are tied up temporarily on other important interviews and strategy sessions.

“In fact, Carlson is the founder, writer, director, executive producer and star of the only weekly live pro-gun public access cable television program in the country. He has more than 10,000 shows under his belt. After a broadcast, Doc routinely will receive hundreds of phone calls and inquiries from gun owners across the greater Seattle metropolitan area. As a result of his television show, CCRKBA’a national headquarters often lights up with people requesting information or joining up right on the spot.

“I believe that Doc’s mission and purpose behind the long hours of preparation required for hosting a one man weekly television show is to motivate and encourage the gun owner to do more than just sending in membership dues. If people want to enhance their level of activism one of the first things to look for is one of the regional CCRKBA Leadership Training Conferences coming soon to your area. With almost 30 of these events already conducted, one is sure to be in your area right around the corner.”

Born April 20, 1952 in Seattle, Washington, Doc Carlson graduated in 1970 from Nathan Hale High School in Seattle.

He served for seven years in the United States Air Force as a member of the Special Operations Group, as a Weapons Specialist and as a Military Policeman. He left military service in 1977 with a rank as an E-6.

He graduated from the University of Maryland with a liberal arts degree in 1975.

Barnett said that now Doc, “in addition to his many grass roots media appearances, is a precinct committee officer in his local area.

“Doc is and has been one of the most dedicated volunteers with whom I have had the high privilege of working. He has spent countless hours working at gun shows, pro-gun rights events and political campaigns, as well as countless other functions. I can recall many occasions when Doc would go so far as even to take his vacation time from work. He would rely on public transportation. He would spend hours in miserable weather conditions just so that he would be on hand to offer his help and expertise for a particular event.

“Frequently, one day can be as long as 18 hours when you factor in transit time and the event itself. When the call goes out, though, Doc is always there. I wish I had two people with his level of dedication in every state.”