NRA Board of Directors member Professor David Coy has been running a successful NRA Day program with the Lenawee County Conservation League for the past nine years. Held in Adrian, Michigan, the event has introduced hundreds of people to the shooting sports, providing introductory firearms education. In May 2010, nearly 350 people took part in the event, learning to shoot BB guns, muzzleloaders, pistols, shotguns, and .22 caliber rifles.
"What we have found is that there are clearly multiple benefits to the NRA Day Program. Our goal is always to be very safety oriented and make it comfortable for first time shooters. We strive to provide a first class enjoyable experience and get people to the firing line with one-on-one instruction and to make it fun," Coy said. "If you can make it an enjoyable experience, the local club stands to gain new members, but more importantly it dispels the mythology that guns are bad. People leave with a positive experience involving firearms."
Coy's event is currently the first NRA Day registered for 2011 and your event could be next. Don't wait to send in your application to conduct an NRA Day event. The Youth Programs Department is looking for a record-breaking number of NRA Day events in 2011; encourage your local shooting club or range to host an NRA Day.
Getting started couldn't be easier - learn more about NRA Day or contact our NRA Day Program Coordinator at 703-267-1591 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can even request your planning guide and application online.