Pot of Gold Estate Auctions Supports Mental Health Awareness with Firearms Fundraiser for Walk the Talk America

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Pot of Gold Estate Auctions is donating proceeds from their online auction to WTTA to help fund the organization’s important work of bridging the gap between mental health and responsible firearm owners.

Walk The Talk America (WTTA), a non-profit organization bridging the gap between mental health and responsible firearm ownership, is excited to announce that Pot of Gold Estate Auctions has chosen them for a charity auction. The Firearms Fundraiser Auction is open now and will close on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at 5 pm MST. Apart from the buyer’s premium and tax, all auction proceeds will benefit WTTA.

The online-only auction is stagger style, which means that the first lot in the auction will close at 6:00 pm MST, and each item after that will close 20 seconds later. It also has a soft close feature; if an item gets a bid right before closing, the bidding will reopen for one more minute to allow for other bids.

There are 39 items, including semi-auto rifles, pistols, shotguns, targets, bags, hats, ear pro, bottles, and clay pigeon launchers. These items were donated by Ruger, Glock, Sig Saur, Armscor (Rock Island Armory), Bersa, Talon, Hi-Point (MKS Supply), POF, Canick, Keltec, Tristar, and Savage via Camfour (Distributor). Custom, one-of-a-kind Walk the Talk America guns were provided by Ruger, Glock, and Avidity Arms.

Michael Sodini, the visionary founder and CEO of WTTA, shared his enthusiasm: “This charity auction, graciously hosted by Pot of Gold Estate Auctions, is a fantastic opportunity for firearm enthusiasts to get one-of-a-kind custom items and is a crucial support for WTTA. Despite common perceptions, our organization relies heavily on donations and limited corporate sponsorships to fuel our efforts. This charity auction is pivotal for us, providing vital resources to further our mission of bridging the gap between mental health and responsible firearm ownership. We hope you join us in making a tangible impact. Walk the talk with us, bid generously, and build a brighter future together.” 

Walk the Talk America believes that improving the quality and availability of mental health resources to gun owners will reduce suicide by firearm. WTTA is paving the way by educating mental health professionals and the gun community about mental health for firearm owners. 

About Walk the Talk America:

WTTA, the brainchild of Sodini, a firearms industry veteran, spearheaded a movement within the firearms industry to bridge the gap between mental health and responsible firearm ownership to reduce suicide by firearm and gun violence. Through educational programs, podcasts, and training programs, WTTA is paving the way for educating mental health professionals about gun culture and breaking down the negative stigmas around mental health for gun owners. Through its various programs and offerings, such as mental health videos for firearms instructors, instructional flyers and slides for firearms instructors, classes in Cultural Competence, and Introductory Courses in The Intersection of Guns and Mental Health, WTTA is leading the conversation and opening doors throughout the firearms and mental health industries. 

WTTA is dedicated to bridging the gap between mental health and responsible gun ownership. Their mission is to enhance the perception of mental health among gun owners while elevating the standard of mental health care within this community. Walk the Talk America is uniquely positioned as an organization that integrates the wisdom of gun-owning mental health professionals, offering innovative solutions derived from real-world experiences. https://walkthetalkamerica.org/



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