The Wing Tactical scholarship is dedicated to our mission of promoting gun safety and providing quality firearms education without politics or ego.
It rewards those who demonstrate both exceptional academic ability and thought leadership in “common sense” firearm law reform.
What: $1000 Scholarship to one winner to assist in funding their education
Who: All current US high school, college, and graduate school students who possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
When: Once every year
Essay Topic: What do you believe is the biggest misconception about gun ownership, and how would you strive to change the misconception?
In 1000 words or fewer, tell us what do you believe is the biggest misconception about gun ownership, and how would you strive to change the misconception? This is a purposely open-ended question.
Attach proof of school enrollment and latest transcript for GPA verification.
Please attach your essay response to the topic “What do you believe is the biggest misconception about gun ownership, and how would you strive to change the misconception?”
Deadline for submission is April 30, 2022 11:59 PM PST. Applications will be reviewed by Wing Tactical
Editor-in-Chief and Head Editor.
Winner will be chosen by May 15, 2022 and contacted via email. Winner will also be named on this page with their personal essay.
About Wing Tactical
Wing Tactical caters to the needs of law enforcement officers, military personnel, competitive shooters, hunters, civilian gun enthusiasts, and anyone else who is in need of top-notch parts and accessories for their weapon! Since 2013, we have worked to provide our customers with the best accessories at the lowest prices all wrapped up in one convenient website. Contrary to popular belief, our inventory is not limited to just gun parts; we stock a variety of gun tools, survival gear and other useful pieces of range gear as well. Certainly you will be able to find any firearm accessory you could ever need here at Wing Tactical. With Wing Tactical’s low prices, first-rate products, and attentive customer service, it will be quite the challenge to find another store who surpasses these amazing benefits.
Past Scholarship Winners
Seth Connell’s Essay
American citizens enjoy more liberties than most other nations. One of the most important of our civil liberties is the right to bear arms, a right that constantly reminds our governments that the citizens are the ultimate source of authority in our republic, and are not to be treated as lowly subjects. While things are better than most other nations, there are still some areas that could use improvement. Two of these areas are shall-issue for concealed carry permits and recognition of other states’ permits, and the elimination of legally-mandated “gun-free” zones.
Since the state of Florida became a shall-issue state for concealed carry permits in 1987, many other states have followed suit, or have completely eliminated the permit requirement altogether. As of 2018, more than 17.25 million American adults now carry a concealed handgun for personal defense, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center….Read the whole essay
Benjamin Olsen’s Essay
The dreaded and divisive topic of gun control and gun regulations has floated like a plague over the United States. Both sides have differing opinions on how to combat the perceived rise in gun violence. We’ve seen regulations (Assault Weapons Ban of 1994) that have all ultimately failed. The Assault Weapons Ban did little to stop gun violence. The CDC and FBI both report that the rate of gun deaths did not decrease due to the Assault Weapons Ban, and in fact, the ban had zero effect on raising gun violence or lowering it. The question still remains, how do we stop gun deaths, and what do we do with our countries gun laws? I propose a couple different ways we could change gun laws that might positively affect our country. The first thing I propose is to remove gun-free zones in schools and other governmental buildings. The second proposal would be to reinstate gun safety courses in schools. My final proposal is to have firearm laws reciprocated in all states….Read the whole essay