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Must-Read Recommendation: 2A Writer John Petrolino

New Jersey's own John Petrolino, who is a prolific and influential voice of 2A, must be very tired. In the past two years, he's published an authoritative book on firearms, and he has regular gigs on well-known 2A news blogs like Ammo Land. That's enough to exhaust most creative streaks, but Petrolino continues to write great material at a blazing pace.

John is a US Merchant Marine officer. He started writing in the early 2000s. His creative efforts span several genres: poetry, films, books and independent journalism. He is also an NRA certified pistol, rifle and shotgun instructor.

Petrolino's book "Decoding Firearms" is an enjoyable introductory book on firearms safety and use. Published in 2020, it is the type of book you can read cover-to-cover, or pick through the parts that interest you at the moment. It is very "giftable", too. Gun owners will find it informative and useful.

Recently, Petrolino authored several articles for Ammo Land and