FNS Content Contest: And the (Second) Winner Is…


The suspense is finally over. The time has come to announce the second (and final) winner in our TTAG FNS-9 giveaway. If you’ve been following along, you know that we’ve had a lot of great entries – more than we could have hoped for – but we only have one more gun to award. So without further ado, the second winner is…

Ryan, for his post Iraq – A Laboratory of Gun Control. In it, he draws vivid parallels between his first-hand experiences in Baghdad when those in charge imposed draconian gun control on the citizenry and the likely similar results here should those in the gun-grabbing community get their way. As he concluded,

There are bad people that wish to do harm to others in every culture and country in the world. The strong and the many will always try to prey on the weak and defenseless. Gun control doesn’t work; I’ve seen it play out in front of my eyes to horrific consequences in Baghdad. We need to remain vigilant and politically active so that it never plays out in front of our eyes here in the United States.

Do yourself a favor and read the whole thing.

Thanks for your service Ryan, and thanks for sharing your experience with us.  Congratulations and we hope you enjoy your new FNS-9!


  1. avatar Brian says:

    Congrats Ryan! Great job.

    Quick question: will the remaining entries continue to be published?

    1. avatar BDub says:

      Yeah, good question. And can we get them all a TTAG T-shirt or something? I hate the thought of the non-winners not getting anything for their great submissions. I enjoyed them all thoroughly, and feel like they all really added to the value of reading TTAG.

  2. avatar BDub says:

    Congrats! Great Article.

  3. avatar Eric_in_NOLA says:

    Good choice! Great read.

  4. avatar Jeremy S. says:

    Great article it was, indeed!

  5. avatar CA.Ben says:

    Great choice, congratulations!

  6. avatar g says:

    Great pic! I am also a favor of the many entrants who got posted receiving some schwag. Maybe TTAG coffee mugs?

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      The sound you’re hearing is RF’s wallet crying out in pain.

      1. avatar mashashin says:

        get them made and make a store and I think that purchases could off set the prize cost.

        Just a suggestion and I need some more “non-offensive” gun mugs for work any way

        1. avatar neiowa says:


          Teeshirts must feather Molon Labe and Gadsen Flag

  7. avatar Conrad says:

    I really enjoyed reading everyone’s articles. Kudos to everyone taking the time to stand up and speak out.

  8. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Nice job, Ryan.

  9. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    Well deserved.

  10. avatar SC Jeff says:

    Congrats Ryan. Great read.

  11. avatar Carebearonesie says:

    Time to bust a ranger nut, Ryan

  12. avatar Scott says:

    Congrats, and good job, Ryan! That was a great read! Enjoy your prize, you deserve it.

  13. avatar Guardian says:

    Congrats Ryan! Well deserved. Enjoy that firearm.

  14. avatar Joke & Dagger says:

    Here here!

  15. avatar Foster Alley says:

    Good choice. Carry on.

  16. avatar SpeleoFool says:

    Congrats to both winners, and thanks again to everyone who contributed. Every one of the contest entries that were published for the rest of us to enjoy was good reading.

  17. avatar Ing says:

    Damn you, Ryan! Damn you and your…insight and experience and…writing. And congratulations. 🙂 I really wanted that gun, but you definitely deserve the win. That was a great article.

    It was a lot of fun reading the submissions. (And a lot of fun seeing mine get published.) TTAG needs to do something like this again. As far as I can tell, it’s a win for everybody.

    1. avatar K. Nguyen says:

      It was great to see all the submissions published from different perspectives, and just the opportunity for mine to reach that many people is still a win for me.

      My submission for “Guns in Anime” is now re-published at imfdb.org/blog, and thanks to TTAG’s spotlight on my contest entry, I will be a regular writer for the imfdb blog.

      More importantly, Ryan definitely deserves to be the second winner! Looking forward to see Ryan do a write-up review of his FNS like Jessi will for hers I hope.

      1. avatar SgtR says:

        Wow, congrats! Pretty cool that your entry was noticed outside of TTAG.

  18. avatar 505markf says:

    Well deserved. Congratulations!

  19. avatar Rusty Puma says:

    Way to go, Ryan. Loved the article.

  20. avatar SgtR says:

    Good choice, his article was one of my favorites.

    Great contest, too. Perhaps we could do it again sometime?

  21. avatar Cameron says:

    Awesome! Congrats to every one of the finalists and the two winners. I know the sponsors would dictate the frequency of this contest but with the diverse content submitted from it, we should have a similar write in at least once a year.

  22. avatar Izat says:

    Thanks fellas. The irony of being issued a weapon for writing a story about participating in the forced disarmament of an entire country is not lost on me…

  23. avatar Ed D. says:

    Congrats Ryan! Nice work.

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