A dinner with fellow firearms enthusiasts at the world's largest sports and outdoor show

2015 NRA Foundation Banquet at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - More than 300 sportsmen and sportswomen came out to Thursday night's Second Annual NRA Foundation Banquet at the Great American Outdoor Show to raise money for shooting sports programs in the greater Harrisburg area, the entire state of Pennsylvania, and on the national level.

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Have fun supporting the shooting sports at the Great American Outdoor Show's NRA Foundation Banquet and Wall of Guns thanks to Henry Repeating Arms

NRA Foundation's Wall of Guns at the Great American Outdoor Show

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania– If you're headed to this year's Feb. 7-15 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA, two great ways to have some fun are at the NRA Foundation's Wall of Guns raffle running each day of the show and the NRA Foundation Banquet on Feb. 12. Both of these exciting events are sponsored by Henry Repeating Arms, longtime friend of the NRA.

“We are proud to announce Henry Repeating Arms as our National NRA Foundation banquet sponsor,” said Director of Volunteer Fundraising Sarah Engeset. “We truly appreciate the continued generosity Henry Repeating Arms has shown to The NRA Foundation through national donations and sponsorships. This year’s event sponsorship is another example of their dedication to supporting shooting sports traditions in America.”

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Century Arms donates custom chopper to the NRA Foundation

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NRA-themed Orange County Chopper at the 2015 SHOT Show in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - One thing you you’re sure to find at every SHOT Show is something new. A new trigger, new barrel, or new gun to set the shooting world on fire. Or, in the case of the National Rifle Association, a new bike.

Designed by the world class production crew over at Orange County Choppers, the NRA debuted an OCC-styled Pro Street bike with bullet-like appearance adorned in a matte gunmetal and black paint job on SHOT Show 2015’s opening day... find out more about Orange County Chopper's NRA-themed custom bike at SHOT Show ...

Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children gets boost from NRA

Trooper Island Camp Kentucky State Police

Fairfax, Virginia – A NRA Foundation grant has allowed Trooper Island Camp, a summer camp developed by the Kentucky State Police for underprivileged children, to purchase $2,700 worth of equipment for their shooting sports program.

“I can’t say enough about what this camp offers at-risk and disadvantaged kids across the state,” said John Larowe, Kentucky NRA Field Representative. “Many of the kids at Trooper Island have never had the opportunity to catch a fish or fire a gun before, and the camp provides a safe, fun and inspiring introduction to activities like these.”

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Can Friends of NRA raise $25,000 on Giving Tuesday? Not without you!

Friends of NRA Giving Tuesday 2014

Fairfax, Virginia - This Tuesday, December 2 is #GivingTuesday, the global fundraising day dedicated to generosity and giving back during the holiday season.

After Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and before the rest of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday is the opportunity to give back and help out. Friends of NRA and its volunteers work hard year-round to raise funds for the shooting sports and this Giving Tuesday they're challenging you to help in a BIG way. The goal? Raise $25,000 for the shooting sports in one day.

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Louisiana State University students help handicapped hunters get back in the field with The NRA Foundation

NRA Foundation Funds Louisiana State University Mobile Marksman Project

Fairfax, Virginia – The NRA Foundation is proud to support Louisiana State University’s Mobile Marksman Project, a system developed by the LSU Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Program to help high level quadriplegics to participate in the shooting sports. The nearly $2,200 grant funded the 2014 system, the team’s final design iteration.

Created in 2009, the Mobile Marksman Project is a manually-controlled shooting platform that allows handicapped hunters to aim and fire a mounted firearm with head-tracking software and a small tube that is activated with a puff of air. Capstone Design Instructor Capt. Dave Giurintano and the Mobile Marksman team worked with high-level quadriplegics to address system requirements and create a lightweight, portable system that is simple to use and enjoy. Recent additions include recoil-absorbing legs and a rail-mounted camera that displays the crosshairs and target on a high-resolution digital screen.

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Northern California Boy Scouts receive shotgun merit badge equipment from NRA Foundation grant

Boy Scout Troop 1855 in Folsom, California, with their NRA Foundation grant

Fairfax, Virginia - Boy Scout Troop 1855 of Folsom, California, now has equipment for its shotgun merit badge program thanks to a NRA Foundation grant.

The troop, which formed in the 1990s through a group of parent volunteers, applied for the $8,500 grant to purchase shotguns, ammunition, clay targets, an electric thrower, and all the necessary safety equipment like eye and ear protection - in other words everything you need for some shotgun sports fun. Money for the grant was raised by members of the community at local Friends of NRA banquets, grassroots events for the shooting sports that bring firearms enthusiasts together for a night of fun, food, and fundraising.

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High school seniors receive financial aid for higher education thanks to The NRA Foundation

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia – The NRA Foundation is proud to announce the 15 beneficiaries of the Oregon Friends of NRA 2014 Youth Scholarship Program. Each high-achieving high school senior will receive a $1,000 scholarship to pursue higher education.

“It is an honor to see these youth learn about our Second Amendment through this program and to see them develop an appreciation for the freedoms it allows,” Katie Jones, chair of Douglas County Friends of NRA, said about the recently awarded scholarships. “I honestly believe educating youth today is the best way to protect these rights for future generations of Americans to enjoy.”

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Safe, smart firearm storage to benefit shooting sports programs around the US

SecureIt Tactical donates 300 Falcon Fast Box gun safes to NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - SecureIt Tactical, manufacturers of modular, component-based firearms storage solutions, has donated 300 Falcon Fast Box gun safes, valued at $100,000, to NRA’s Law Enforcement Division and The NRA Foundation, America’s leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports.

“We are very excited to work with the NRA to promote our shared goals of safety, security and personal freedom,” said SecureIt Tactical President Tom Kubiniec. “While the Fast Box is quickly being adopted by firearms enthusiasts and law enforcement, everyday citizens concerned about personal safety and security benefit the most from our efficient and practical solution to firearm storage.”

Donated Falcon Fast Boxes will be made available at select Friends of NRA banquets this fall and funds raised are expected to exceed the donated value. Proceeds will be distributed to local, state, and national shooting sports programs through NRA Foundation grants. Additionally, Falcon Fast Boxes will be awarded as prizes for Law Enforcement competitions throughout the year.

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