The founder of SO2A Products is Ricky Bunker. He is a gun enthusiast and has been a Concealed Weapon Permit Holder for several years.
The company arose out of the disgust for the “NO CONCEALED WEAPONS ALLOWED” signs often seen in store windows. One of Ricky’s friends said to him, “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 the 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 regarding CWP Holders along with an expressed support of the Second Amendment. After a few months the logo was developed and trademarked.
What initially was about making a positive statement with a sign in the window of a business has now expanded into vehicle stickers, apparel, and accessories.
Ricky developed SO2A Products and has created a partnership with the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). This partnership has created an opportunity to offer concealed weapons classes. As a result of this opportunity, Ricky brought on his son-in-law, Brandon Poston and son Eric Bunker to assist in this venture.
Ricky and Brandon are now certified USCCA Instructors, as well as certified by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to offer concealed carry permit classes. Ricky, Brandon, and Eric are also certified by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as Range Safety Officers. Together they developed a state-of-the-art classroom and outdoor shooting range.
The individual right given by the Second Amendment to defend family and self in a warranted situation is of immense regard and duty to these men. It is their desire and honor to share their expertise and passion in raising awareness and provide fellow Americans with proper education on how to defend and protect as well.