Banquet comes with auctions, drawings and games to raise money for Virginia's shooting sports
Fairfax, Virginia - Promises of food, fun and firearms were enough to bring roughly 150 Second Amendment supporters in from the cold for last weekend's Friends of NRA banquet. While the food was a nice bonus for the evening, it was the firearms and fun that really brought them in. Particularly when it came to the games.
"The Wall of Guns has been phenomenal," said NRA Eastern Virginia Field Rep. David Wells. "It has great odds, a great selection and you can take it anywhere."
With only 150 tickets sold, the winner was allowed to choose one of the twenty-nine rifles, pistols and shotguns up on the big board. Options included a Henry Golden Boy rifle, a Stoeger Longfowler 12 gauge and a .45 caliber Colt Defender.
Not a bad way to kick off the night, aye?
"The grid board isn't doing too bad either," Wells added.
Set up like your standard office football pool, the Grid Board is a 12x12 grid of blank squares. For $20 ($50 for three) you can place your name in the square of your choosing. Should your name be called, well, then you have another choice.
"We've got a Benelli Ultra Light 12 gauge, a Springfield M1A, a Colt Hbar Elite and a few others that you can take home," Wells pointed out. "It's just a smorgasbord of great guns."
I don't know about you, but when I'm hungry for anything (event another firearm), a smorgasbord sounds pretty darn good.