The founders of SO2A/CWP Products are Ricky Bunker and Chip Bellamy. Both are gun enthusiast and have been Concealed Weapon Permit Holders for several years. They have the utmost respect for life as well as the individual right given to them by the Second Amendment to defend themselves and their families if the need were to arise.
The founders of SO2A have various business interests. One day Chip left the office to visit a local business he had frequented many times over the years. When he returned to the office, needless to say, he was a little upset. When Ricky asked him what had happened, Chip stated that the business he went to visit had put a “NO CONCEALED WEAPONS ALLOWED” sign in the window. Chip then made a statement that resonated in Ricky’s mind for several months. Chip’s statement was “Someone needs to come up with a sign stating CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT HOLDERS ARE WELCOME”.
After several months of pondering that statement Ricky could not get Chip’s comment about a sign stating “CWP Holders Are Welcome” off his mind. He began writing down thoughts. He then met with a graphic designer and over the next few months began working on a logo that would make a positive statement in regards to CWP Holders along with an expressed support of the Second Amendment. After a few months the logo was developed and trademarked.
What initially was all about making a positive statement with a sign in the window of a business has now expanded into vehicle stickers, apparel and accessories.
Ricky and Chip developed The SO2A Corporation and have created a partnership that is allowing them to pursue one of their passions in life.