NRA President calls members and employees the heart and soul of the organization

Clocks, plaques and mementos handed out during NRA's 2013 Service Award Ceremony

Fairfax, Virginia - The National Rifle Association's Annual Service Award Ceremony was held yesterday afternoon at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. Hosted by Human Resources Director Linda Crouch, the Service Award Ceremony recognizes the tenure and achievements of those who work for America's largest civil rights organization.

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Club Awards winners invited to NRA's Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Northern Virginia

NRA Club Awards

Fairfax, Virginia - As the year rolls down to an unavoidable end, there are still a number of housekeeping duties for NRA Program Managers to handle. Scores from the year's final matches to be calculated, certification for our most recent instructors to be (for lack of a better word) certified, and prizes for the top clubs of the year to distributed.

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Gunny travels to New Mexico to "hang out with my friends" in law enforcement

Gunny R. Lee Ermey speaks to the crowd at NRA's National Police Shooting Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico - It took little time for Gunny R. Lee Ermey to become a fan favorite at NRA's National Police Shooting Championships in Albuquerque. Not because of his Hollywood celebrity status or his years of service in the United States Marine Corps, but because of the way he identifies with the competitors.

"Every year before this event takes place I start getting real antsy, wanting to come down and see my buddies," Ermey told the Awards Ceremony crowd. "It's a pleasure to come on down here, just hang out with you guys."

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Colonel North takes a break from Fox to share Memorial Day stories with NRANews

Colonel Oliver North and Cam Edwards at NRA Headquarters for a Memorial Day Special on NRANews
Colonel Oliver North sits down with NRANews host Cam Edwards inside the National Firearms Museum.

Fairfax, Virginia - Today you're celebrating Memorial Day with family and friends. Maybe there's a cookout, a parade or a visit to a museum on the agenda. Just make sure to get back to you tv set by 5:00pm this afternoon for a special edition of NRANews on Sportsman Channel.

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Wagan from Texas is youngest, Arkansas' Burd repeats as oldest champ

Elaih Wagan, NRA's youngest life member at the Annual Meeting in Houston, carried by her father Taylor Houston, Texas - "This morning, we will continue the long standing tradition of recognizing the youngest and the oldest life members in attendance at the NRA Annual Meeting of Members."

Those were the words of NRA President David Keene. In the opening minutes of Saturday's Annual Meeting of Members, the search for the cornerstones of NRA's Life Membership began. Wrangled by Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's littlest members were asked to stand with their parents as LaPierre counted down the years. If we call out the year you were born, please sit down. One by one the numbers dwindled. When he reached 2009, only one pair was still standing.

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Rocker Ted Nugent works with wounded veterans, shares story at NRA Convention in Houston

Ted Nugent laughs at a joke during the NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas Nobody gets the crowds rocking harder than the Motor City Madman, and his appearance at the NRA Convention on Sunday was no exception. This experience, however, ended a little different than the others. Sure there was talk of guns and politics and the spirit of the hunt, but that soon gave way to a more somber moment. The moment when the Nuge revealed one of his darkest secrets.

"I've got to admit something right here. I feel guilty. You know it's hard to find ammo. I'm sorry … I've got it all.

"I'm really sorry about that. I've got this hobby."

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Nugent uses celebrity to call for support of America's Wounded Warriors

Ted Nugent smiles to the crowd at the NRA Annual Meeting in Houston

Houston, Texas - If ever there was a man who knew how to close a show, it would be a man who decades worth of high energy, spine tingling, Motor City Madness under his belt. Luckily enough … we had one of those.

In a session titled Freedom is not Free - Replaying our debt to Heroes, Ted Nugent took to the stage. In the blink of an eye, fans rose from their chairs and pounded their hands in a welcoming gesture of praise and thanks to the Whackmaster … he did not disappoint.

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Jim Porter to take NRA reigns as David Keene's two-year term comes to close Monday

New NRA President Jim Porter at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston

Houston, Texas - The 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings & Exhibits President David Keene's last as his two-year term expires at the end of the weekend. The 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings & Exhibits will be the last for President David Keene. Not the last he shall attend, but his last as President. Keene's two-year term will expire at the NRA Board of Director's Meeting on Monday.

Taking over for Keene will be current NRA's First Vice President, Birmingham, Alabama attorney James W. Porter II. A longtime NRA Board member and Second Amendment activist, Porter has accomplished immeasurable good for the Second Amendment and the NRA. He also has a bit of a competitive shooting background.

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Colonel North meets with fans during a Book Signing in Houston, Texas

Lt. Colonel Oliver North during a book signing at the NRA Convention

Houston, Texas - The floor of the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston is all a buzz. NRA members make their way from one exhibit space to the next in search of a better rifle, a better tree stand or a better bullet. But for those who ventured up on to the second floor were treated to a special event ... the chance to go face to face with Lt. Colonel Oliver North.

Offering autographs for his latest book, Heroes Proved, North stood at attention while hundreds of fans lined the second floor corridors. As they zigzagged their way through the ropes, it took on the scope of a mission for some.

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