Caleb Giddings is the self-proclaimed “Boss Man” over at Aside from selling insurance, his claim to fame was being eliminated on Top Shot.

Apparently he likes to take cheap shots at people without getting his facts straight or reaching out to them for comment. Caleb recently posted two back-to-back editorial hit pieces on yours truly, on Dec 9th, and 10th .  He claims to take a critical look at my position on gun ownership but his post is anything but critical. “Anti-gun Navy SEAL…”. Caleb Giddings made no attempt to reach me for comment, and instead of reaching out to me for clarification on my position as many others have done since I announced my interest in running for an NRA board seat, he just had a go at it, name calling and all.

After reading his post I can’t help but wonder if there’s something pent up going on in his head. Probably better left to a clinical psychologist to figure out then me. I get it, it’s hard to write about guns everyday, and why not jump on the hate band wagon, get folks all riled up in an effort to grab some page views on the back of the Navy SEAL brand name. He also took a cheap shot at the readership of SOFREP, yes you. This is the main reason I decided to write a reply.

“Unfortunately, many of those readers are not aware of Mr. Webb’s stance on gun control. After the Newtown shootings, Webb issued the following statements” -Caleb Giddings

If you did your research Caleb, and truly took a “critical look” you would realize that you couldn’t be farther from the truth. You don’t know our readership or me very well, and you haven’t taken five minutes to make the effort to get to know me or the readers of SOFREP. If you did then you would have realized that we’re quite a diverse group over here, we don’t always agree with each other but the one thing we do share in common, is a commitment to an intelligent, and respectful dialog. We don’t name call, the writers and readers engage in healthy debate on a daily basis. It’s one of the few sites where we don’t tolerate trolling or bullshit.

“To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.” -Isaac Newton

My comments are in bold below.


By: Caleb Giddings, Insurance Agent & President of