Back in January, 1995, Tom was attending the SHOT Show, the huge annual trade show for the firearms industry, when a casual conversation lead to the idea of a radio talk show about guns. Only six weeks later he was on the air, being beamed to three satellites and 20 radio stations.  One famous radio industry consultant told Tom the show would be lucky to be on the air for a year. He didn't know Tom...or how many gun owners there are in the U.S. (there's a gun in almost half the homes in the country. Now, more than 19 years later, Tom Gresham's Gun Talk®is carried in more than 130 markets across the U.S., on XM satellite radio services, and is heard by thousands every week via web downloads. Gresham had been named the Shooting Sports Writer of the Year and has been included in Talkers Magazine's list of 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts In America!  On Gun Talk®, we want to keep three things in mind: Safety, personal responsibility and common courtesy. Other than that, we'll talk about anything you like having to do with guns -- particular firearms, ammunition, different types of recreational and competitive shooting, hunting, even politics. And you don't have to agree with the host to participate and be treated politely.