Washington Times Editor to sign books at the NRA Range from 12:00 - 3:00 on December 21
Fairfax, Virginia - In 2011, Emily Miller started work on a new column for "The Washington Times. Titled Emily Gets Her Gun, the series chronicled her mind-numbingly arduous journey to the land of legal gun ownership in Washington, DC. Through all the forms, the tests, the purchase and procedures involved when a simple, every-day, law-abiding citizen decides that they need a little protection in the home. And yes ... it did ruffle a few feathers.
Fast forward a couple of years and all of a sudden Emily turns those columns (along with a choice selection of previously undisclosed tales and interviews) into a book. Here's a bit of how her publisher, Regnery Press, describes the tale:
Emily Miller tells her personal story of how being a single, female victim of a home invasion drove her to try to obtain a legally registered gun in Washington, D.C. The narrative—sometimes shocking, other times hilarious in its absurdity—gives the reader a real life understanding of how gun-control laws only make it more difficult for honest, law-abiding people to get guns, while violent crime continues to rise.
Using facts and newly uncovered research, Miller exposes the schemes politicians on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and around the country are using to deny people their Second Amendment rights. She exposes the myths that gun grabbers and liberal media use to get new laws passed that infringe on our right to keep and bear arms.
For those in the know, you'll recognize the background of her book cover. Yes, indeed, it was shot right here on the NRA Headquarters Range. And now she's coming back to say thanks.
"We were more than happy to accommodate Emily and her publishers when it came to using the range for her cover shoot," said NRA Range Manager Michael Johns. "Having her come back for a book signing, well, let's just say we have a lot of excited people around here."
Starting at noon and running through 3:00pm on Saturday, December 21, Miller will be on site to sign a few books, talk to a few fans and fire off a few rounds. If you already have a book, bring it! If not, there will plenty on hand to purchase at the range.
"She sounded awful excited at the idea and I'm glad we were able to make this happen," said Johns.
Located at 11250 Waples Mill Road in Fairfax, Virginia, the NRA Headquarters Range is located at the bottom of the parking garage on the left. Open on Saturday from 8:30am to 11:00pm, the lanes are open to members and non-members alike on a first come first serve basis.
"We'll probably find an opening for Emily when she's done with the book signing," Johns said with a laugh. "She never actually got to shoot when she was here for the book cover so we're looking to complete that circle on Saturday.
"I can't wait to see her send a few down range."