More about Lenden

LendenEakin
Federal Firearms License
(FFL) Dealer, rx with Class 3 Special Occupational Tax (SOT) stamp in Roanoke, Virginia; Licensed dealer since 1987; 40 years experience buying, selling and trading firearms and working gun shows.

Firearms Instructor
National Rifle Association (NRA) Firearms Instructor since 1994; Current certification in Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun and Personal Protection

Hunter Education Instructor
Virginia Hunter Education Instructor since 1996; Advance Certification in Rifle, Shotgun and Ethics; Currently on the faculty for the Roanoke City classes.

Recent Training
Practical Tactical Training Courses from Pat Goodale at Professional Firearms Training (PFT), including Precision Rifle, Tactical Rifle, Defensive Shotgun, Handgun I and Handgun II. Tactical Rifle at Frontsight in Nevada. Classes and seminars on Class 3 issues at the Shot Show, SAR shows, Knob Creek and SAR Convention in Las Vegas.

ferris-eakin-facebook-profile-180x180Attorney-at-Law
Attorney with, and President of the Law Firm of Ferris & Eakin, P.C. in Roanoke, Virginia; Firearms related representation included the New York City civil suits against Virginia dealers, ATF&E and Virginia State Police dealer issues, firearms failure and ammunition defects resulting in injury, and consultation on criminal cases with a firearms component. Law practice covers estate planning and estate administration for firearms collection and dealer inventories, including Class 3; cases handled include many where personal injury or death is caused by firearms, vehicles or other instrumentation.

Military
U.S. Army and Virginia Army National Guard. Experience included M-16 Range Officer for an Infantry Battalion at Fort Bragg, Fort Pickett and Fort AP Hill; Qualified “Expert” with rifle (15 times) and pistol (twice). Fired Browning .50 MG, M-60 MG, M-16 on full automatic, 105 MM guns, 82 MM Mortars, LAWs, claymores and other weapons while on active duty, mostly with the 29th Infantry Division.

Organizations
Professional Gun Retailers Association, National Firearms Act Trade and Collection Association, National Rifle Association, Roanoke Rifle and Revolver Club, Franklin County Gun Club, Arrowhead Hunt Club, American Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association and 116th Infantry Regiment.

Education
Virginia Tech MBA program (no degree), University of Richmond School of Law (J.D. 1984), College of William and Mary (B.B.A. 1979), U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training, Officer Basic and Officer Advance courses. Many and various seminars, courses and classes related to firearms and continuing legal education.

Family
Father was a retired Virginia State Trooper and a national champion match shooter on the State Police pistol team, a firearms instructor and member of its first sniper team (SWAT predecessor).   Mother is a retired Veterans Administration Nurse.  Wife, Kimberly, was a national champion match pistol shooter, with the US Army Marksmanship Unit.  Kimberly most recently served as a Marksmanship Instructor in the U.S. Army Reserves until her retirement last year. Lenden and Kimberly have two children, Mariah and Nathan, elementary school age.  And three bird-hunting Brittany Spaniels, Freckles, Belle and Cocoa.

2 Responses to More about Lenden

  1. Francois Ross says:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    Like you guest today I am also an NRA instructor I am also certified to teach new instructors. I am a 40 year old man who has played most every violent video game since 2001; first for fun but now it is to educate those who do not know.

    The game of the hour is Call of Duty Black Ops 2 this game features child soldiers, attacking people with a machete, and the blood and gore is getting worse every year. I have had to stop playing this game several time due to its graphic nature. (I processed coroner photos for two years in the mid 90’s and this game upset me!)

    I will ask you to refer to Lt. Col Dave Grossmans book “Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill” for more information. Also please Google “banned video games”. The idea of movies and video games desensitizing our children is not new and is well documented in many forms. Indeed many countries that have low “gun crime rates” have banned or edited our hyper violent video games and movies.

    God Bless, and thank you for talking about facts instead of emotions today.

    Francois Ross
    414-510-3840
    N.R.A. Certified Training Counselor / Certified Instructor.
    KeepSafefirearmstraing.com
    Salvus per Agnitio / Safety through Knowledge

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