Fairfax mom plays hosts to 100+ shooters at NRA Women on Target event

Pam Meara, right, poses with a fellow staffer at NRA's Fairfax Women on Target event
Pam Meara, right, poses with a fellow staffer at NRA's Fairfax Women on Target event
Fairfax, Virginia - Events like NRA’s Women on Target clinic don’t just happen. Rigorous attention to detail and top notch organizational skills are essential for anyone looking to take on the challenge. In the case of the Fairfax Women on Target event, held a mere few weeks ago, we happen to have a grizzled veteran. None other than one Pam Meara.

“Really, I wouldn’t really say I’m a veteran,” said 3-time Fairfax organizer Meara. “I couldn’t pull any of it off without all of our wonderful volunteers.”

Channelling the skills of a Field Marshal and a Orchestra Conductor, Meara has found a way to bring together an odd collection of souls to teach the basics of firearm safety and operation to first-timer shooters. Hardly an easy task.

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Tactical Police Competition in Virginia brings out the best in shotgun skills

Competitors smoking shotgun at NRA's Tactical Police Competition in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Everyday, the men and women across America patrol the streets looking for the bad guy. Striving with every step to protect to public from the dangers which lurks around every corner. While undertaking such a monumental task, these men and women head onto the streets with a few basic tools — a pistol, a shotgun, a rifle and their wit.

Realist realize that they can't spend every day on patrol. And when they aren't on the streets, odds are they are training. Something as simple as drawing their firearm, dry firing, or practicing the latest takedown techniques. Or, as was the case last weekend here in Fairfax, taking part in an NRA Tactical Police Competition.

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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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159 year-old shotgun displayed at Tulsa Gun Show goes for more than $250,000

Le Page Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun action from Rock Island Auction Company

Tulsa, Oklahoma - One thing you can count on when walking into the Wanemacher’s Tulsa Gun Show is that you never know what you’re going to find. A shotgun that’s been through the wringer, a President’s pistol, or perhaps a priceless heirloom that’s been hiding out in Grandpa’s closet for the better part of a century. But if you make you’re way to the Rock Island Auction Company's booth, just like NRA Museums Director Jim Supica did earlier last month, one thing you know you’re going to find value.

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Use up to 15 separate fingerprints to open NRA Store's Biometric safe

The NRA Inprint™ Biometric Security Safe

NRAstore™ Senior Merchandise Buyer Brian Evans is back with a little security for your home or office gun storing needs ...
As a responsible gun owner, your safety plan should include keeping your gun secure until you’re ready to use it. But security can often mean compromising quick and easy access to your self-defense firearm. When danger looms, fumbling with keys or combinations, could cause a delay – and disaster. Fortunately, the NRAstore’s latest handgun safe provides the best of both worlds.

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American Rifles tells you why these hunting rifles are a steal

Affordable hunting rifle suggestions from NRA's American Rifleman magazine Never thought you could get your hands on a hunting rifle for a reasonable price? Well John Barsness is here to tell you why you're wrong ...

BARGAIN HUNTING RIFLES
You can pick up a hunting rifle from four of the biggest names in riflemaking for around $300. Sure, that’s a great price, but is it really a bargain? You might be surprised.

Saying American riflemen tend to be conservative is like saying trees tend to grow wood. That’s why new trends in hunting rifles often encounter resistance. One supposedly new way of marketing such guns is by referring to them as “affordable” or “value-priced,” but most Americans simply think of them as “cheap.” That has caused a good deal of grumbling, especially on the Internet, yet another new trend. Since few gun stores feature wood stoves these days, the formerly traditional venue for rifle discussions, shooters whine where we can. Some things never change.

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Exact replicas of America's most important founding documents

The Second Amendment in parchment from the NRA Store
NRA Store Merchandise Buyer Joe Garnreiter comes to us this Monday with a Memorial Day special ...

Fairfax, Virginia - Across the country, millions of Americans will come together with familiar faces to honor, and remember, those who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedoms. But on this Memorial Day, we strive to remember where those freedoms were actually forged.

The NRAstore wanted to find a way to commemorate our heritage not just one day a year, but every day. And what better way to celebrate our history than with the very blueprints that designed this great nation?

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Know what to pack, how to pack and what to leave behind on the road and in the air

The Road Safely Traveled on Memorial day from NRA Family Insights Jeff Johnston is intimately familiar with the potential pitfalls lying in wait when traveling with firearms. Here are a few of his tips before you hit the open road ...

The Road Safely Traveled
Planning on heading out this Memorial Day weekend? Here's what you need to know if you plan to bring a gun.

While on the road it’s your right to protect yourself and your family, but America’s patchwork of self-defense laws—and the road itself—isn’t often inviting. Here’s a primer on how you can travel as safely as possible.

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Forty-five high school students selected for once-in-a-lifetime trip to nation's capital

Who will experience the 2014 NRA Youth Education Summit?

Fairfax, Virginia - The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the students selected to attend its 2014 Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.), a seven-day, expense-paid educational experience in Washington, DC, held June 23-29.

Y.E.S. takes students to tour memorials and monuments surrounding the nation’s capital as they learn the significance of the American Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the importance of being an active citizen. Scheduled stops include the Capitol Building, Manassas National Battlefield Park, the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, the National Archives, the Newseum, and a safe introduction to the shooting sports at NRA Headquarters.

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