Michael Zomber is a gun collector and his weapons of interest are antique. He has been collecting, as well as buying and selling such weaponry for more than 40 years. His interest in guns began as a child, but he did not actively begin acquiring his collection until he was a young man. He was born and grew up in Washington, D.C. and educated at UCLA where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree, with honors, in English Literature and Psychology and a Master’s degree in English Literature. He currently resides with his family outside of Philadelphia.
He recognizes the horrors that weapons bring upon society, but as a historian realizes the importance of maintaining a positive perspective when it comes to weaponry. He is a great supporter of groups whose mission it is to foster peace, such as Amnesty International, UNICEF and Doctors without Borders.
Part of his goal is to educate people and help them understand such weapons when used in an adverse manner will cause negative results, but they can be collected and studied and owners will find the beauty in such weapons from the way they are manufactured to the detail that reveals the great history behind them.
Besides being a gun collector, Michael Zomber wears several other hats and one of those hats is story teller. He loves to share his knowledge of guns and has appeared on the History Channel series Tales of the Gun. Mr. Zomber is also a recognized International authority on Japanese samurai swords. Another of Mr. Zomber’s hats is writer and has a dozen screen plays and a number of historical novels to his credit. He has penned a non-fiction work, as well. All his writings are in print.
Zomber and his wife, Andrea, established a production company named Renascent Films, LLC, and produced a documentary entitled “Soul of the Samurai.” The documentary was well received and acquired much critical acclaim as an authoritative feature bringing much knowledge and history to the forefront.
He speaks before different groups bringing his message about guns to the public. He firmly believes education about guns is just as important as owning a gun.