First day of Smallbore Rifle in Indiana begins with Metric 3-Position

Competitor waits for the wind at NRA's Smallbore Rifle Metric Championships in Bristol

Bristol, Indiana - Today marks the opening of Day Two at NRA's 2014 National Smallbore Rifle Metric Championships. The final day of the Metric Championships. The one filled with promise.

Promise for those who find themselves somewhere near the top of the leaderboard. Day One's events, Standing, Kneeling, and Prone, all shot with Metallic Sights, left some in better shape than others.

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Officials hope to get final shooting relays in before dark, avoid protests

Competitors run from the rain at NRA Smallbore Championships

Bristol, Indiana - After a morning that offered nothing but sunny skies and a cool summer breeze, the heavens above the Wa Ke De' Rifle Range opened with a thunderous roar. Rain falling like splashing hammers from the sky, officials quickly called an end to the second Metric relay after two of the six scheduled rounds.

"An order to evacuate the range was given after the first lightning strike," explained Match Director Howard Moody. "The first and foremost concern of our championship is the safety of our shooters. We will continue if and when conditions improve."

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Smallbore Rifle Championship shifts all matches from Bristol to Perry

Competitors picking up their registration packs at NRA's Metric Nationals

NRA Board Member Walt Walters was on site for the beginning of NRA's Smallbore Rifle Championships at the Wa Ke De' Rifle Range in Bristol. Here's his intro for the start of the Metric phase.

Bristol, Indiana - Competitors began arriving about 8:00a.m. this morning to complete their in-processing for the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Metric 3-position championship. Sunday, July 13th was a practice day for these riflemen and women. An opportunity to hone their skills and sight-in their rifles for the competition which started today, Monday the 14th.

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2014 National Matches kick off on Ohio's Lake Erie shore

Shooters lined up for the 2013 NRA Long Range High Power Rifle Championships in Port Clinton, Ohio

Fairfax, Virginia – With the first shot ceremony behind us, the 2014 NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships are officially underway. Considered the top shooting sports event in the country, this year’s matches are expected to bring another summer of top level competition all with the help of title sponsor Remington. The matches, held July 7 through August 10 will be split between the legendary Camp Perry, Ohio, and Bristol, Indiana.

“Remington is one of the most trusted names in the shooting industry and has been involved with the National Rifle & Pistol Championships for a very long time. They are an excellent sponsor for our National Matches,” said Director of NRA Competitive Shooting Dennis Willing. “Their title sponsorship, which began last year, shows their commitment to the shooting sports and will allow us to help the matches become more popular than ever before.”

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Register online for the 2014 Remington and NRA National Rifle and Pistol Championships in northwest Ohio

NRA High Power Rifle shooter at Camp Perry, Ohio

Fairfax, Virginia - The 2014 Remington and NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships are just a couple weeks away. Join another great summer of shooting sports at Camp Perry, Ohio and register for one or more of the matches online - right here.

The finest civilian and military marksmen in the United States, and the world, will square off for weeks of rifle and handgun competition while vying for the NRA's historic and prestigious trophies. From pistol, to smallbore rifle, high power rifle, and long range high power rifle, the national matches have something for just about everybody.

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NRA National Training Manager John Howard at the NRA Annual MeetingNRA National Training Manager takes the stage at the Annual Meeting in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana - There were a few thousand things going on all at once at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting this year in Indianapolis. People lined up far and wide to hear Wayne LaPierre talk about the 2014 congressional elections, Alabama perform at Saturday night's Stand and Fight Rally, and watch NRA Board Member Ted Nugent be Ted.

For all the Certified NRA Instructors in town, however, there was no hotter ticket than the NRA Certified Instructor Update.

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The man behind McDonald v. Chicago confirmed that 2nd Amendment rights apply to every state in the union

NRA President Jim Porter addresses the 2014 Annual Meeting of Members in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana - A number of issues and legislative battles were discussed at this year's Annual Meeting of Members in Indianapolis. Michael Bloomberg, Eric Holder, the 2014 elections and more. But one presentation truly touched thousands in the Sagamore Ballroom that day — NRA President Jim Porter's reflection of Otis McDonald.

McDonald is the McDonald behind the Supreme Court Case McDonald v. Chicago. It was his belief that he had the right to defend his home and family with a firearm. Here's a quick recap from Wikipedia:

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Guns and gear from the NRA's nine-acre expo floor in Indianapolis

Gold Thompson Submachine Gun on display at the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana - Tens of thousands of Second Amendment enthusiasts flocked to Indianapolis this past weekend for the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits.

If you weren't able to make it, you're probably curious to see the cool gear that was on display by this year's exhibitors. And as many Annual Meeting veterans can attest, even if you were there this weekend there's probably stuff you still missed.

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New video campaign debuts at NRA Convention in Indianapolis

Wayne LaPierre speaks at NRA's Annual Meeting of Members in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana - NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre was greeted with a standing ovation in the Indiana Convention Center as he rose to speak at Saturday's Annual Meeting of Members. It was the moment most made the trip to Indianapolis for — to hear from the man himself. Where is the NRA headed? What are plans for the off-year election? How will we continue to grow as an organization?

Standing at the podium, LaPierre first thanked the members for their continued commitment and support.

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