By Lars Dalseide | February 13 2014 10:46

NRA Headquarters Range, Cafe and National Firearms Museum closed due to snow

Snowfall in Northern Virginia on Thursday

Fairfax, Virginia - As February's version of Snowmageddon pummels the eastern seaboard, residents from Atlanta to Albany are hunkered down for yet another long winter's night. In their future are hours of shoveling snow, digging out cars and praying that the electricity keeps humming along. One thing they don't have to worry about is going into work.

State of Emergencies have been declared in Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, and a handful of other states.

The federal government is closed, businesses are closed, local area schools are closed, and the National Rifle Association's headquarters is closed as well.

As the headquarters goes, so goes the National Firearms Museum.

"We'd like to work out a way to keep the museum open, but it's just not practical in these conditions," said NRA Museums Director Jim Supica. "If you really want to see the guns then visit the website. That's far more practical than braving the sleet and snow."

Also closed due to snow is the NRA Headquarters Range.

A hockey helmet buried in Wednesday night's snow Usually open from 5:00pm to 10:00pm on Thursdays, the headquarters range and their fifteen lanes of 50 yard fun — as well as today's Utah Conceal Carry class and the Competition Pistol Clinic — will go quiet for the day.

So break out the shovel and make for the driveway. Throw out a little salt, scoop a little sand, and get ready for tonight's offering.

Until then, cuddle up round the fire and stay inside. The snowplows should be arriving soon enough.

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