I don’t know how much of an introduction I need to make, but then I suppose a good number of you don’t know who I am.
I go by “MAC” which is Military Arms Channel however my name is Tim. I started MAC a decade ago on YouTube.
I’m a founder of Full30 in that I was one of the original 3 guys with the vision to create an alternative to YouTube. I’ve been preaching for 5 years or so that YouTube would eventually push us aside and I, along with our oringal founding partners, agreed someone had to step-up and build a new home for the firearms and outdoor community. Most of the bigger players initially thought I was off my rocker and believed YouTube would be our friends forever.
Full30 was born.
I don’t have much to do with the day to day business operations of Full30. I am part of the overall management, but I’m not an employee or anything. I’m funded completely by my Patreon support and merch sales of t-shirts and such.
I am a political activist. I spend equal amounts of time these days creating content and fighting for our 2A rights. This week I signed on to a lawsuit to sue the government, with the assistance of my friends at Gun Owners of America, over the pending bumpstock ban. Aside from that I work with groups who promote net neutrality and communicate with congressmen and senators, along with various gun rights groups in an ongoing mission to do my part to stop new anti-gun laws from happening, fight the tide of political biases and censorship online and to roll back already existing anti-gun laws.
It’s a full time gig that keeps me working 7 days a week from 6am until midnight or later most every day.
I’ve collected firearms for 30 years. I once was an Executive VP for an international advertising firm (two actually) and single. So I made good money, lived alone and invested in firearms. That gave me the foundation for my YouTube channel.
YouTube sucks. It’s a monopoly that is also a major political actor that, as fate would have it, sides with socialist/communist political philosophies and is vehemently anti-gun on top of that. They discriminate against several groups in their censorship, harassment and inconsisent contractual treatment of their content creators… and I combat that as much as I can as well.
Full30, I believe is the future for content but it’s up to each and every one of us to spread that message.
Sure, there have been some upstarts that raced to market during the last big scare where everyone thought gun Chanel’s were getting the boot from YouTube, but these poorly conceived and executed sites are already falling by the wayside. Full30 is the oldest, best built, most stable and most committed to our community. Others will come and go, but Full30 is the oldest and proved what others said couldn’t be done could in fact be done, if done right.
Ok, I’ve rambled on enough. Oh, and don’t take anything I’ve said above to be a statement of “I did this”. While the original idea was in part mine, the execution and day to day management falls to the partners who have done an amazing job while I continue to focus on my content creation and political activism. Mark and Scott have done the heavy lifting around here making Full30 what it is today.
Thanks all for being part of the community. Please spread the word and revcruit creators and consumers to help grow our thriving community.