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NRA Store Sales Manager Dirk Grove decided to make everything special for this Father's Day weekend ...

Fairfax, Virginia - He taught you how to shoot, how to ride a bike, how to enjoy the outdoors and the value of hard work. This Father’s Day, the NRAstore wants to help you give back to the dads who’ve taught you so much.

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Fairfax mom plays hosts to 100+ shooters at NRA Women on Target event

Pam Meara, right, poses with a fellow staffer at NRA's Fairfax Women on Target event
Pam Meara, right, poses with a fellow staffer at NRA's Fairfax Women on Target event
Fairfax, Virginia - Events like NRA’s Women on Target clinic don’t just happen. Rigorous attention to detail and top notch organizational skills are essential for anyone looking to take on the challenge. In the case of the Fairfax Women on Target event, held a mere few weeks ago, we happen to have a grizzled veteran. None other than one Pam Meara.

“Really, I wouldn’t really say I’m a veteran,” said 3-time Fairfax organizer Meara. “I couldn’t pull any of it off without all of our wonderful volunteers.”

Channelling the skills of a Field Marshal and a Orchestra Conductor, Meara has found a way to bring together an odd collection of souls to teach the basics of firearm safety and operation to first-timer shooters. Hardly an easy task.

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Use up to 15 separate fingerprints to open NRA Store's Biometric safe

The NRA Inprint™ Biometric Security Safe

NRAstore™ Senior Merchandise Buyer Brian Evans is back with a little security for your home or office gun storing needs ...
As a responsible gun owner, your safety plan should include keeping your gun secure until you’re ready to use it. But security can often mean compromising quick and easy access to your self-defense firearm. When danger looms, fumbling with keys or combinations, could cause a delay – and disaster. Fortunately, the NRAstore’s latest handgun safe provides the best of both worlds.

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Managing Editor retires after 25 years with the National Rifle Association

NRA Secretary Jim Land presents Editor Gina Schmidt with plaque celebrating her career at the NRAFairfax, Virginia - After gracing the halls of the National Rifle Association for 25 years, America’s First Freedom Editor Gina Schmidt has decided to call it quits. With plans to retire to the soothing confines of South Carolina, Schmidt made one last appearance as a few hundred employees gathered to bid her farewell. Doug Hamlin, executive director of NRA Publications, reflected on the state of affairs when Gina first joined the NRA.

“Tom Selleck was in the 8th year as the star of Magnum, pi … our president was George Herbert Walker Bush, and 25 minutes before game 3 of the 1998 World Series we had a 7.1 earthquake up in San Francisco. The Dow Jones closed at 2700 and a gallon of gasoline was 97 cents.”

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Law Enforcement from around the nation's capital come together in a test of skills

Shotgun shooter finds his mark at NRA Tactical Police Competition

Fairfax, Virginia - Under the dark and dingy drizzle-threating skies of Fairfax County arrived a select group of individuals. Men and women who wake every morning with you in mind. Men and women who strap on a gun, pin on a badge, and head out to protect and serve. Today they exercise that duty through another form; competition.

Here for the NRA’s 2014 Fairfax Tactical Police Competition are deputies, sheriffs, constables and agents from around the national's capital. All putting their skills to the test in a race against time and accuracy.

“It might sound like fun, but it’s a lot of work,” explained Law Enforcement Competition Manager Marc Lipp. “Some people will not go home happy.”

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American Rifles tells you why these hunting rifles are a steal

Affordable hunting rifle suggestions from NRA's American Rifleman magazine Never thought you could get your hands on a hunting rifle for a reasonable price? Well John Barsness is here to tell you why you're wrong ...

BARGAIN HUNTING RIFLES
You can pick up a hunting rifle from four of the biggest names in riflemaking for around $300. Sure, that’s a great price, but is it really a bargain? You might be surprised.

Saying American riflemen tend to be conservative is like saying trees tend to grow wood. That’s why new trends in hunting rifles often encounter resistance. One supposedly new way of marketing such guns is by referring to them as “affordable” or “value-priced,” but most Americans simply think of them as “cheap.” That has caused a good deal of grumbling, especially on the Internet, yet another new trend. Since few gun stores feature wood stoves these days, the formerly traditional venue for rifle discussions, shooters whine where we can. Some things never change.

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Exact replicas of America's most important founding documents

The Second Amendment in parchment from the NRA Store
NRA Store Merchandise Buyer Joe Garnreiter comes to us this Monday with a Memorial Day special ...

Fairfax, Virginia - Across the country, millions of Americans will come together with familiar faces to honor, and remember, those who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedoms. But on this Memorial Day, we strive to remember where those freedoms were actually forged.

The NRAstore wanted to find a way to commemorate our heritage not just one day a year, but every day. And what better way to celebrate our history than with the very blueprints that designed this great nation?

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Know what to pack, how to pack and what to leave behind on the road and in the air

The Road Safely Traveled on Memorial day from NRA Family Insights Jeff Johnston is intimately familiar with the potential pitfalls lying in wait when traveling with firearms. Here are a few of his tips before you hit the open road ...

The Road Safely Traveled
Planning on heading out this Memorial Day weekend? Here's what you need to know if you plan to bring a gun.

While on the road it’s your right to protect yourself and your family, but America’s patchwork of self-defense laws—and the road itself—isn’t often inviting. Here’s a primer on how you can travel as safely as possible.

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Forty-five high school students selected for once-in-a-lifetime trip to nation's capital

Who will experience the 2014 NRA Youth Education Summit?

Fairfax, Virginia - The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the students selected to attend its 2014 Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.), a seven-day, expense-paid educational experience in Washington, DC, held June 23-29.

Y.E.S. takes students to tour memorials and monuments surrounding the nation’s capital as they learn the significance of the American Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the importance of being an active citizen. Scheduled stops include the Capitol Building, Manassas National Battlefield Park, the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, the National Archives, the Newseum, and a safe introduction to the shooting sports at NRA Headquarters.

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