Host, Stop the Threat TV series
Presented by ATSN
James B. Towle is a Director, Producer and Host of Shooting films. He is also a shooting competitor and 2nd Amendment advocate. He has been in the Security and Law Enforcement community for over 30 years and presently maintains his license as a Private Investigator. He augmented the Secret Service on President Reagan’s Ranch in California before becoming President of the Sheriffs Council prior to entering radio and TV. He has appeared on the “Today Show” as well as local TV.
James B. Towle, host of “Stop the Threat” television series, is a writer, hunter, sporting clays/trigger sports competitor, and gun enthusiast who supports American sportsman traditions and responsible legally-armed carry.
In 2003, Towle founded and hosted American Trigger Sports Radio to share his love of shooting competitions as he traveled across the United States covering and participating in shooting sports events. Trigger Sports Radio ran weekly and Towle interviewed a variety of guests including top guns, NRA spokespersons, manufacturers, authors and sponsors.
Soon, Towle realized that his audience would be better served if they could see the sports, and not just hear about them, at which time ATSN (American Trigger Sports Network) was born. In 2008, ATSN.tv became the ONLY web-television network devoted entirely to trigger sports with a worldwide, LIVE weekly web television broadcast of “Trigger Sports LIVE!”. The format included an NRA Update direct from their headquarters presenting 2nd Amendment gun laws and issues, trigger sports news, hunting reports from around the world, regular contributors and special guests discussing current issues, plus professional video productions that transported the audience to major shooting events of all disciplines across the country.
ATSN grew an even larger audience and began nationally broadcasting ATSN TV, dedicated to full competition trigger sporting coverage, on DirecTV and Dish Network through the Pursuit Channel. ATSN has become the trigger sports authority and is well-recognized in the industry and among shooters in rifle, pistol, shotgun, 3-gun and archery competitions. ATSN was the first on the shooting sports scene and has original web archives and full event DVD coverage of up-and-coming shooters, top gun pioneers and annual events.
Always on the cutting edge, this visionary felt that more and more citizens were involved in self-defense as crime increased. Noticing a growing interest in his training broadcasts, which included trouble-shooting: clearing malfunctions, strong hand-weak hand training, Tueller drill analysis and self-defense responsibilities as an armed citizen, Towle felt the need to properly educate and inform his viewers. As a 2nd Amendment advocate, Towle trained with gun owners while keeping abreast with the news and controversy regarding guns in our country. Determined to help the law-abiding citizens to be properly trained in safety and responsible handling of side arms, Stop the Threat series began with five episodes−the only series dedicated to teaching the mental preparation and responsibilities of armed carry. Popular demand determined that viewers wanted more Stop the Threat! and wives, children and families, trained and watched the episodes as a guide to preparing for the unthinkable.
Stop the Threat is a round-table discussion with special guest experts in firearms, law enforcement, self-defense, law or other professional fields that can offer insight into crime situations. Each episode features a reenactment of a REAL crime story as it occurred in news headlines across the country. Guest Experts offer advice as to where the armed citizen could enhance his or her chances of safety. Stop the Threat’s thought-provoking episodes challenge the armed citizens with “When to Draw or When to Retreat” decisions that could save lives. Stop the Threat has nearly five million annual viewing audience who are committed to the show. Mr. Towle personally answers each email from viewers and signs off every episode with Be Safe, Be Trained and Be Alert!
- Private Security Contractor who augmented the Secret Service whenever President Ronald Reagan came to his California Ranch.
- President of Sheriff’s Council, CA
- Licensed Private Investigator #12024
- Appeared on Today Show as an expert guest
- Deployed with Red Cross in all five 2004 Hurricanes that made landfall in Florida
- Deployed with Red Cross in 2005 to Louisiana during Katrina
- Canine Cadaver Search Certified Handler with “Benga”
- Competitor in Shotgun, Rifle and Pistol events
- Advanced Diver, Rescue
- ROTC Allen Military Academy
- Contributing writer to Gun Sports Publications
- Licensed Concealed Carry
- Life Member NRA Golden Eagles
- 7-time Telly Award Winner for Television Series
James B. Towle
Stop the Threat.tv