Port Clinton, Ohio - Today it begins. Today marks the beginning of the 2012 NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships at Camp Perry. Not that we'll actually see any shooting this morning, no, it's not that kind of beginning. Instead we'll be here for the long anticipated First Shot Ceremony.
Joined by representatives from the Civilian Marksmanship Unit and the Ohio National Guard, the event begins are 10 and should conclude about a half hour later.
If time (and technology) permits, we'll have a recap for you before the day comes to a close. Then, for the next six weeks, you're going to get photos and stories and updates on the pistol, smallbore and high power championships.
Things are about to heat up.