Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Alaska, Maine, Nebraska and more

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - Courtesy of NRA's Event Marketing and Communications Manager Nicole McMahon, here are the Friends of NRA events for the next week.

At Friends of NRA dinners you're surrounded by friendly, generous people who gather out of their appreciation for the Second Amendment and desire to help our country's shooting sports heritage. Banquets feature games, raffles, auctions and more all to raise money for shooting sports programs at the national, state and local levels.

Wondering what types of exclusive NRA gear you'll find at Friends of NRA banquets? Check out the 2014 merchandise package.

Find the nearest banquets to you on the Friends of NRA website to help plan which banquet, or banquets, you will attend this year.

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Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in New Mexico, Tennessee, Wyoming and more

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - Wednesday brings us another update on the Friends of NRA banquets scheduled around the country this next week.

There are about 1,000 Friends of NRA dinners held every year and they're all driven, and put on, by our dedicated volunteers. All money raised at banquets goes right back into supporting the shooting sports - half into national programs and half into local and state programs where the banquet was held. If you haven't made it to one of our tables, don't fear. The season is just hitting its stride and there are plenty of events left.

To attend an event in your neighborhood, check the Friends of NRA website for a list of upcoming events in your state. Bookmark that page while you're at it because they are adding events all the time.

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Support the NRA at dinners in Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico and more

Friends of NRA

Farfax, Virignia - Courtesy of Event Marketing and Communication Manager Nicole McMahon, here are the Friends of NRA banquets for this next week.

At Friends of NRA events, you can find friendly, generous people who gather out of their love of the Second Amendment to raise money for the shooting sports. Here, you'll find unique, collectible NRA gear that attendees can win in raffles and games, or bid for in auctions.

Don't see a banquet near you on the list below? Don't worry, there's sure to be one nearby that's coming up soon. Check the Friends of NRA website for the full list of this year's dinners to help you plan.

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Special SR1911, the one millionth Ruger produced in 2012, being auctioned for The NRA Foundation

Ruger Donates Unique One Millionth Gun of 2012 to The NRA Foundation

Indianapolis, Indiana - A one of a kind 1911, the one millionth gun produced by Sturm, Ruger & Company Inc. in 2012, will be on display at the National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction on Thursday, April 24 in Indianapolis. Proceeds from the event, which kicks off the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, will go to ensuring the future of America’s shooting sports traditions.

After becoming the first commercial manufacturer to ship one million firearms over a twelve month period in 2011, there were doubts that Ruger could reach the milestone a second time. But the one millionth gun of 2012, a SR1911, came off the assembly line on August 15, and Ruger CEO and President Mike Fifer had special plans for the occasion. The pistol was handed to Baron Engraving to give this collector’s item a truly unique design.

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Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Colorado, Florida, Wyoming and more

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - Straight from the NRA's Event Marketing and Communications Manager, Nicole McMahon, here's a big update of Friends of NRA banquets coming up this next week.

Friends of NRA banquets are full of great people who support the Second Amendment and want to raise money for local, state and national shooting sports programs. Each event is run by our absolutely dedicated volunteers. Without their help, Friends of NRA would not be able to have such reach across the country or make as much of an impact on the future of our shooting sports heritage as we do today.

If you haven't made it to one of our tables yet, fear not.

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First Henry rifle made in 150 years and original Henry rifle to be auctioned at NRA Annual Meetings

Henry Repeating Arms Donates Model 1860 Henry and First Original Henry Rifle to The NRA Foundation

Indianapolis, Indiana – A legendary Henry lever-action rifle and serial number one of the new Original Henry rifle line will be auctioned together for the National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction on Thursday, April 24 in Indianapolis thanks to a donation by Henry Repeating Arms. The pair joins an incredible fundraising event which will raise money for the future of America’s shooting traditions and kick off the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

"Henry’s generous support over the last two decades has been vital to The NRA Foundation's success at its national events,” said John DaSilva, NRA’s Director of Industry Partnerships. “We are honored to have the opportunity to auction these historically rich Henry rifles at this year’s NRA Foundation Banquet and raise money for the next generation of shooting sports enthusiasts."

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Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Alaska, Illinois, Kansas and more

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - Itching to break your severe case of cabin fever this winter? How about warming up with fellow Second Amendment defenders to raise money for the future of our shooting sports heritage?

For more than 20 years now, Friends of NRA banquets have brought together nearly three million supporters of our country's firearms traditions for one goal - ensuring the future of America's shooting sports. With more than 1,000 banquets being held annually by dedicated volunteers like you, the funds raised at Friends of NRA banquets make a real difference. Half of all money raised at a banquet goes right back into grants for local shooting sports programs and the other half supports programs with a national scope. Besides all the good they do, they're a whole lot of fun.

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Support the NRA and the shooting sports at Friends of NRA dinners in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and more

Friends of NRA

Fairfax, Virginia - Courtesy of NRA's Event Marketing and Communications Manager Nicole McMahon, here are the Friends of NRA events for the next week.

At Friends of NRA dinners you're surrounded by friendly, generous people who gather out of their appreciation for the Second Amendment and desire to help our country's shooting sports heritage. Banquets feature games, raffles, auctions and more all to raise money for shooting sports programs at the national, state and local levels.

Wondering what types of exclusive NRA gear you'll find at Friends of NRA banquets? Check out the 2014 merchandise package.

Find the nearest banquets to you on the Friends of NRA website to help plan which banquet, or banquets, you will attend this year.

Find out where Friends of NRA dinners are happening this next week ...

Live auction showcase item at NRA Foundation Banquet kicks off 2014 NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis

2014 National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction in Indianapolis Diamondback boat

Indianapolis, Indiana - Fish, hunt or joyride in style with a one-of-a-kind NRA-themed center console boat by Diamondback, the live auction showcase item of the National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction on April 24, 2014, in Indianapolis.

The entirely custom 22’ x 9’ center console boat is powered by a Suzuki 4 stroke 150 HP engine and 3-blade stainless steel propeller, offering superior handling and performance. Its NRA-themed wrap around the frame adds unique character while showing off your support of safe and competent gun ownership. Additional features for this unique center drive boat include custom Diamondback T-top with 4 rod holders, Sony CD Player and 4 Wet Sound Speakers, Yeti cooler, anti-foiling bottom, boarding ladder, lockable storage, Rhino Lined Nonslip deck and more. Finally, the boat is paired with a Ram-Lin tandem torsion axle aluminum trailer to ease with transportation.

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