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Panel of Advisors

Alexis Artwohl


Behavioral Science Consultant

Alexis Artwohl, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized behavioral science consultant to law enforcement as a trainer, researcher, and author. She has done extensive training in the USA, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Jordan. She is on the National Advisory Boards of the Force Science Institute and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. She serves as the Behavioral Sciences Section Chair for the National Tactical Officers Association.  Dr. Artwohl is co-author of the book DEADLY FORCE ENCOUNTERS and other publications. During her 16 years as a private practice clinical and police psychologist, she provided consultation to multiple agencies throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as traumatic incident debriefings and psychotherapy to numerous public safety personnel and their family members. Her husband, retired Asst. Chief David S. Butzer, is an International Policing consultant with missions to Kosovo, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Macedonia, and Uganda.  For further information about Dr. Artwohl please visit

Larry Vickers


Firearms Community Advisor

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related TV shows with the latest being TacTV of which Bravo Company is a presenting sponsor. Larry Vickers special operations background is one of the most unique in the industry today.  He has been directly or indirectly involved in some of the most significant special operations missions of the last quarter century. During Operation "Just Cause" he participated in Operation Acid Gambit – the rescue of Kurt Muse from Modelo Prison in Panama City, Panama. As a marksmanship and tactics instructor while on active duty, he helped train special operations personnel that later captured Saddam Hussein and eliminated his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein. In addition he was directly involved in the design and development of the HK416, for Tier One SOF use, which was used by Naval Special Warfare personnel to kill Osama Bin Laden. Larry Vickers has developed various small arms accessories with the most notable being his signature sling manufactured by Blue Force Gear and Glock accessories made by Tangodown. In addition, he has maintained strong relationships with premium companies within the tactical firearms industry.  Some of these include: Blue Force Gear, BCM, Aimpoint, Black Hills Ammunition, Wilson Combat, Mile High Shooting, Red State Tactical, and Schmidt & Bender. He is also the author of the Vickers Guide series of firearms books.Larry Vickers travels the country conducting combat marksmanship classes for law abiding citizens, law enforcement and military personnel.  He has partnered with Alias Training, to coordinate classes to meet the needs of students attending the class.  For more information about Larry Vickers visit

Jon Guthmacher


Legal Panel Advisor

Jon H. Gutmacher is considered the leading authority in Florida on legal issues dealing with firearms, weapons, and self defense. He recently retired from courtroom practice with over thirty years, and approximately two hundred jury trials of experience, both as a prosecutor, civil, and criminal defense attorney. His book, “Florida Firearms – Law, Use & Ownership” is used throughout Florida in firearm and concealed weapon courses, has sold over 258,000 copies (Kindle version released August 2019), and is often called “the bible” on Florida firearm and self defense laws. He is a former prosecutor, federal firearms licensee, and police legal advisor who also participated in narcotic field operations. He is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, and NRA Certified Refuse to be a Victim Instructor, and while practicing was a referral attorney for the NRA, Gun Owners of America, the American Firearms Industry, and several other pro-Second Amendment organizations. He was one of the four primary organizers of the 1994 Tallahassee Freedom Rally that helped stop an assault weapons ban in Florida. He has been featured numerous times on national and local television and radio programs, including “Nightline”, has a popular pro-gun blog on the internet, and writes a monthly legal column for the Florida Association of State Troopers. He has personally tried numerous homicide and self defense cases, civil police liability cases, administrative and judicial expunctions, has represented FFL’s before BATFE, defended law enforcement officers in disciplinary proceedings, handled NICS and FDLE database corrections, handled CWL and security guard revocations, argued cases before the Florida Supreme Court, and handled several cases in the United States Supreme Court.  For more information about Jon Gutmacher visit

Maggie Mordaunt

Hector J. Tarango

 Media Relations Advisor

Hector Tarango retired as a Resident Agent in charge for A.T.F. and has built a 31-year career in the world of security and law enforcement. Hector is a veteran of the U.S. Army, former Texas Police Officer, former U.S. Border Patrol Special Agent and presently owns Vindico Investigations. Mr. Tarango is a regular on-air guest and contributor to Fox News, ABC News and Telemundo on matters of mass shootings, terrorist bombings and other security topics.  Mr. Tarango was trained in Peer Support Counseling in order to help other law enforcement officers and others to cope with traumatic events. Mr. Tarango provided peer support for officers and agents who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York city and the bombing attack at the Boston Marathon. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he conducted numerous terrorist related investigations as a member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.  While working with the ATF in Los Angeles, California Hector was recruited to be director over all firearm, violent crime and explosive investigations wich covered 21 counties.  Mr. Tarango is the recipient of the Medal of Valor, and the Hostile Action Award for his actions during high-risk operations.  For more information on Mr. Tarango please visit

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