By Lars Dalseide | January 24 2012 18:18

The National Rifle Association welcomes wounded warrior group

Project Enduring Pride member shows off his target at the NRA Headquarters Range Fairfax, Virginia - Project Enduring Pride creates recreational and educational opportunities to wounded service members. Founded at the Walter Reed Army Hospital back in 2006, Enduring Pride helps bridge the return of our wounded service men and women to the civilian world. One of those event took place today at the National Rifle Association.

With a group numbering around forty, including volunteers and family members, Enduring Pride arrived with plans to experience what some of us here at NRA Headquarters see every day. Among the stops were the NRA Cafe, the Headquarters Range and the National Firearms Museum.

After lunch, they split into parties of two; one headed for the museum and the other for the range. Senior Curator Doug Wicklund provided the museum crowd with a personalized behind the scenes look at the museum's collection while Debra Crews oversaw the pseudo matches on the range. The results were nothing less than positive.

"This is the first time we've had a shooting event," said Pride Director Ken Strafer. "The NRA has truly gone out of their way. I didn't expect this today."

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