A quarterly publication, NRA Club Connections shares the stories of our people, our programs, and our grassroots network of affiliate organizations that allows NRA to stay on the cutting edge when it comes to providing Second Amendment services to the nation. This new 40-page production includes a note from NRA President Carolyn Meadows, an update from NRA's Adaptive Shooting Programs, how to use NRA's free online Hunter Education course, and the tale of an NRA Women On Target event in Idaho.
"There are so many stories the public never hears about the people and programs of NRA," said NRA National Clubs & Associations Manager Son Nguyen. "Club Connections is just an avenue to brings some of the stories to light."
This quarter’s story on Adaptive Shooting, for example, explains how range owners can make their lines of fire more accessible with the addition of a simple mat. It might not sound like much but for those in need of assistance it could mean the difference between participating in a sport you love or never finding a place to fire again.
The Hunter Education article describes how state wildlife agencies that use NRA’s online Hunter Education course can qualify for matching Pittman-Robertson funds – funds they so desperately need to keep their facilities in top working order. But the Women On Target story is sure to be a favorite.
Tucked away in Sandpoint, ID, this “little gun club with a big heart” pulls out all the stops – including candy dishes and a catered lunch – to provide the most welcoming shooting class possible.
“We must be doing something right because the demand for this clinic is growing,” said one instructor.
And creating demand is what it’s all about.
“Women are the fastest growing demographic in all of shooting sports,” explained Nguyen. “With the help of clubs like the Bonner County Sportsmen’s Association we’ll see even more Women On Target events bring even more women out to enjoy a safe, responsible day at the range.”