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NRA's National School Shield Emergency Response Program

Wayne LaPierre announces the NRA's National School Shield Emergency Response Program The National Rifle Association's 4 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters join the nation in horror, outrage, grief and earnest prayer for the families of Newtown, Connecticut … who suffered such incomprehensible loss as a result of this unspeakable crime. Out of respect for those grieving families, and until the facts are known, the NRA has refrained from comment. While some have tried to exploit tragedy for political gain, we have remained respectfully silent.

Now, we must speak … for the safety of our nation's children. Because for all the noise and anger directed at us over the past week, no one — nobody — has addressed the most important, pressing and immediate question we face: How do we protect our children right now, starting today, in a way that we know works?

The only way to answer that question is to face up to the truth. Politicians pass laws for Gun-Free School Zones. They issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them. And in so doing, they tell every insane killer in America that schools are their safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. How have our nation's priorities gotten so far out of order? Think about it. We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants, courthouses — even sports stadiums — are all protected by armed security.

We care about the President, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents. Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by armed Capitol Police officers.

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The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters – and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown.

Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting.

The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.

The NRA is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area on Friday, December 21.

Details will be released to the media at the appropriate time.

National Rifle Association donates toys and games to Toys for Tots

From right to left, Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, NRA Secretary Major Jim Land (USMC Retired), NRA President David Keene and NRA 2nd Vice President Allan Cors

Fairfax, Virginia - It was a special afternoon here at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax. On top of our yearly awards ceremony, we had a visit from representatives of the United States Marine Corps. They were here for the toys.

Toys for Tots to be specific.

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Looking for something to do over Labor Day weekend? How about heading to Atlanta for the the NRA American Warrior 300? Right there at the at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, NRA has partnered with Speedway Motorsports, Inc. to help celebrate and honor America’s bravest and most respected fighting men and women. How are they doing that? By giving away 25,000 tickets to the Nationwide Series race.

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33rd Edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values
The 2012 Blue Book of Gun Values at the NRA Convention in St. Louis

For this week's Membership Monday, we're going with the NRAstore™'s special on the 33rd Edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values. On the cover, for the last time, is NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.

We say for the last time because rumor has it that this is the last time the Blue Book of Gun Values will feature an individual on the cover. Quite the final choice, aye?

For those of you who don't know, the Blue Book of Gun Values is the most up to date database of antique and modern firearms in the world. Also inside is an exclusive interview with Wayne LaPierre, an "80-page color Photo Percentage Grading System and serialization and proofmark sections to help in identifying firearms."

To get a copy of the 33rd Edition featuring Wayne LaPierre, head on over to the NRAStore, add the book to your cart and soon enough the latest in firearms information will arrive on your doorstep.

Wayne LaPierre at 2012 NRA Meeting of Members
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre at the 2012 Meeting of Members in St. Louis.

St. Louis, Missouri - When Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre took the stage for the Meeting of Members during NRA's 141st Annual Meetings and Exhibits, the crowd had a difficult time keeping their seats. First during staff introductions and then for his Members Address, the exhilaration rocketed around the same dome when NFL greats Marshall Faulk and Kurt Warner introduced America to the Greatest Show on Turf.


Kayne Robinson, Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, President David Keene, GLOCK Vice President Gary Fletcher, NRA 1st Vice President James Porter, Gunny R. Lee Ermey and NRA 2nd Vice President Allan Cors accept a check from Glock

St. Louis, Missouri - Following yesterday's ribbon cutting ceremony to open the NRA Convention, we headed over the GLOCK booth for a special event of our own. Extending a helping hand, GLOCK generously donated more than $100,000 to the National Rifle Association.

“There are millions of NRA members and thousands of certified NRA firearms instructors who continue to protect our Second Amendment rights and help to promote firearms safety,” said GLOCK Vice President, Gary Fletcher. “It’s important for us at GLOCK, Inc. to recognize that commitment by supporting the NRA and its affiliate organizations.”


The NRA's Celebration of American Values Freedom Experience opened with the help of the award-winning Randolph Macon Junior Airforce Band and Chorus. Taking to the stage to thunderous applause, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre welcomed the crowd, thanked the band (and the University), and introduced the officers of the NRA. From left to right, It's Mr. & Mrs. Wayne LaPierre, Mr. & Mrs. Ron Schmeits, Mr. & Mrs David Keene, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Porter, Mr. & Mrs. Chris Cox, Mr. Woody Phillips, Mr. & Mrs. Kayne Robinson, and Major Jim Land.

After introductions, the officers left, Mr. LaPierre called for the flags, the color guard proceeded to the base of the stage and the crowd stood to attention. With that, the Freedom Experience began.

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