Generous grants from local Friends of NRA events make all the difference for junior rifle shooters

Four Years Fly By, by Peter Lawless - NRA Foundation grants

Four Years Fly By, by Peter Lawless, NRA Event Support Coordinator, reprinted from Traditions Quarter 2: 2014

Deep in the mountains of southwest Virginia, Franklin County High School is home to one of the most highly awarded Air Force JROTC marksmanship programs in the country.

In 2010 the unit started its first Sporter Air Rifle team with six positions, which practiced by shooting single pump air rifles at pellet traps set on top of milk crates. Four short years later, the team boasts national records and championship titles, and it has grown to 24 positions in three Sporter teams and a newly formed Precision team.

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NRA Foundation supports grant funding to state or local law enforcement agencies, accredited schools and qualified, nonprofit organizations

Arnold Jr. Shooters, is from Arnold Junior Shooters, Inc., Kirkwood, Missouri.
Arnold Jr. Shooters from Kirkwood, Missouri, recently received a grant from the NRA Foundation.

Fairfax, Virginia - The NRA Foundation is the country's foremost charitable organization serving the shooting sports and safeguarding the exercise of our Second Amendment rights. Since its inception in 1990 The Foundation has awarded over 32,000 grants totaling more than $230 million. Grants benefit programs such as youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education, historical firearms, conservation, firearms and marksmanship training and safety, and much more.

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Funds to pay for rifles, arrows, targets and more for Texas youth group

Baylor County 4-H coach holds a check from the NRA Foundation Fairfax, Virginia - You hardly ever hear about positive stories and the NRA. The ones where the National Rifle Association awards scholarships, recognizes a deserving individual or assists a local youth group. Which is exactly why we're tell you the story of Baylor County's 4-H program.

A hardworking local outfit that runs summer camps, teaches leadership, brings their brightest to events like the Star of Texas and Rodeo Houston Stock Shows. Last year they applied for a number of NRA Foundation Grants ... they received two.

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$1,000 scholarships distributed to students for outstanding academics and participation in shooting sports

A 2013 NRA Youth Education Summit participant receives a $1,000 college scholarship

The NRA Foundation is the country's leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. Since its formation in 1990, The NRA Foundation has awarded thousands of grants in support of educational programs thanks to the hundreds of millions of dollars raised through the Friends of NRA grassroots fundraising program. Katie Jones of the Douglas County Friends of NRA committee in Oregon recently shared a great story with us about one such grant.

Roseburg, Oregon - May 1, 2014 - The Oregon Friends of NRA is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 scholarship competition. Each of the students have earned a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward college or technical school expenses.

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Educating our future generations on our rights to bear arms

NRA Foundation-funded junior rifle team at the NRA National Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio

Fairfax, Virginia - The NRA Institute for Legislative Action isn't the only part of our large organization that protects America's shooting traditions. In this piece by NRA Event Support Coordinator Peter Lawess, we learn how a different section of the NRA does its part for our freedoms.

Defending Freedom through Education: How NRA's non-political branch protects the Second Amendment

In recent years, droves of NRA members and supporters across the country have joined in an effort to halt the legislative attacks on our Second Amendment rights. Many have voiced their opinions, solicited signatures for petitions, advocated for political candidates, and shared news and information. Seeing as the NRA is the country’s oldest civil rights organization and known for its acceptance of political discourse, many are unaware or confused that there is a strictly non-political branch of the National Rifle Association: The NRA Foundation and its fundraising arm, Friends of NRA. Knowing the difference between the activities of the National Rifle Association and The NRA Foundation is necessary to fully understand the organization of the NRA and its mission to protect the right to keep and bear arms.

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NRA supporters raise money for future of America's shooting sports in Indianapolis

2014 National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana - A few thousand NRA members gathered in Indianapolis' massive Lucas Oil Stadium last night to raise money for the future of America's shooting sports traditions. They were there for the National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction, the unofficial kickoff event of the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

Guests are treated to a night of food, fun, and fundraising knowing that 100% of the money raised will go towards local, state, and national shooting sports interest. From clubs that need equipment, to constructing new shooting ranges, to funding programs like Eddie Eagle GunSafe that keep our children safer, The NRA Foundation is the leading charitable organization in support of America's shooting heritage.

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NRA Foundation's Wall of Guns stuffed with rifles, shotguns and pistols

NRA's Wall of Guns comes to Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana - You're going to see a lot at the NRA Convention in Indianapolis. A lot of people, at lot of events, and a lot of guns. Though displays brought in by Smith & Wesson, Benelli, Sig Sauer and Remington are just for looking, there are a few firearms that are for more. A whole wall of them.

Brought to you by the NRA Foundation, the Wall of Guns is a custom built case filled to the brim with nearly 80 guns looking for a new home.

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Win a shotgun at the 17th Annual Firearms Law Seminar on Friday at NRA Annual Meeting

The NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana - It has been called the gold standard of firearms law classes. And if you're going to the Annual Meeting in Indy, then it's a day you don't want to miss.

Join pioneering thought leaders such as Stephen Holbrook, David Kopel and Andrew F. Branca for a full day seminar covering the latest in firearm legalese. A day that earns attorneys in attendance with Continuing Legal Education credit. Better yet, you don't even have to be a lawyer to attend the 17th Annual Firearms Law Seminar.

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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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