The Mako Group is proud to partner with a number of organizations that are dedicated to protecting our Second Amendment rights, helping American veterans make a successful adjustment to life after military service, and more.

NRA Premier Industry Ally

Because of their resolute belief in the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans to possess firearms, and their dedication to strengthening NRA through membership recruitment, The Mako Group has been recognized as a Premier Industry Ally of the National Rifle Association.

" America has a long and well-known history of gun ownership, going all the way back to the founding of this nation nearly 240 years ago, " said Mako Chief Executive Officer Addy Sandler. "The responsible ownership and use of firearms is the right of every American and we are honored to be recognized as a Premiere Industry Ally by the National Rifle Association, an organization dedicated to protecting that right.

NRA Family Insights

The NRA created the Family Insights program to focus on families who shoot. There are aspects of the program for the whole family, with an overall emphasis on gun safety. The Mako Group enthusiastically supports the NRA’s Family Insights program.

Discover Courage

Discover Courage is a military-related organization that works to help Veterans deal with issues of PTSD. Discover Courage is unique in that it deals with members of the special operations community, including support staff. Those in special operations had a much higher security clearance than the typical soldier and much of the knowledge they gained is still highly classified. Consequently, even though they can become part of different veterans groups, the secretive nature of their work does not allow them to open up. Discover Courage events are designed specifically to meet the needs of these brave individuals while protecting the classified nature of their work.

NSSF – National Shooting Sports Foundation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation promotes, protects and preserves hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, the NSSF has a membership of more than 11,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers.

POMA – Professional Outdoor Media Association

POMA is dedicated to seeing that the traditional outdoor sports story is told honestly and fairly so hunting, fishing, the shooting sports and trapping will endure. POMA’s mission is also to foster excellence in communication at all levels, help members build their businesses, connect media and industry, promote fair and honest communication of the traditional outdoor sports and conservation stories, and mentor the next generation of traditional outdoor sports communicators.

SEOPA – Southeastern Outdoor Press Association

The Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA) is a nonprofit organization serving a membership spanning fourteen southeastern states. Members include magazine and newspaper writers, book authors, photographers, radio and television personalities, lecturers, editors, artists, industry representatives and others in the outdoor communications field. The SEOPA mission is five-fold:

  • Promote quality communication of outdoor activities and issues
  • Promote ethical conduct in communication of outdoor activitiesand issues
  • Promote fellowship among persons engaged in communication of outdoor activities and issues
  • Promote education of members and the general public through communication of outdoor activities and issues
  • Promote interchange of information with other professional communication groups and organizations