GLGR seeks to inform gun owners and liberty activists in Michigan on their candidates’ positions on firearms issues. The goal is to hold politicians accountable and achieve maximum liberty for an individual to defend himself, his family, and his property without having to ask government for permission to do so.
Great Lakes Gun Rights is organized as a 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots citizen organization made up of gun owners and lovers of liberty. We do not endorse, support, or oppose any candidate for political office. We do not call for the election or defeat of any candidate for political office.
By signing petitions, postcards, letters, sending emails, faxes, making phone calls, personally visiting your state legislators, and contributing, together, we can take back our individual liberty to defend ourselves from the government licensing system that exists today.
We invite all Michiganders, and anyone else, who believes in freedom, liberty, and private property to join Great Lakes Gun Rights. Please join the Michigan Constitutional Carry Revolution by contributing to the effort to take back our firearm liberty from the government of the State of Michigan.
Brenden is the Founder and Executive Director of Great Lakes Gun Rights.
With nearly a decade of public policy and grassroots political experience, Brenden is helping transform the gun rights debate in Michigan by working with pro-gun legislators to get the first Constitutional Carry bills filed in Michigan history starting in 2015 and obtaining a recorded vote on Constitutional Carry in the Michigan House of Representatives in 2017.
In addition to his work with GLGR, he is the Director of Field Operations for the National Association for Gun Rights. In this role, Brenden has been instrumental in the passage of Constitutional Carry in West Virginia, Mississippi, Idaho, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Kentucky -- with more states on the horizon.
After graduating from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Comparative Politics, Brenden began working in grassroots politics in Indiana and Kentucky. He went on to advance his legislative knowledge by serving as a Legislative Aide for Ohio State Representative Ron Hood before joining NAGR in 2014.
Brenden is a native of Tawas City, Michigan and currently resides near Grand Rapids with his wife and children. He enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and is actively involved with his church congregation. Brenden’s favorite firearms are the Winchester Model 94 30-30 and the M1 Garand.