Texas County Declares March ‘First Shots Month’

Texas County Declares March ‘First Shots Month’


NEWTOWN, Conn. TX – -(AmmoLand.com)- Officials in Colorado County, Texas, have officially declared March “First Shots Month.”

A proclamation was made by the Commissioners Court of Colorado County to recognize the efforts of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Austin Young Republicans and the Texas Historical Shootist Society.

The three groups are teaming up to host a First Shots® seminar March 7 in Columbus, Texas. The free seminar will provide first-time shooters with an introduction to firearm safety and the shooting sports. Anyone interested in attending can register at www.austinyr.com.

The proclamation reads:

. . . Recognizing the spirit and guidelines of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s ‘First Shots Program’; and

WHEREAS, this Court recognizes the Texas Historical Shootist Society, the Yaupon Creek Black Powder Cartridge Silhouette Association, and the Austin Young Republicans for their endless efforts to introduce gun safety, handling, and proficiency to people interested in learning about firearms; and

WHEREAS, this Court also recognizes that the aforementioned groups are instrumental in generating commerce within the community through shooting sports; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Commissioners Court of Colorado County, Texas, does hereby declare the month of MARCH 2009 as “First Shots Month”; in Colorado County, Texas.

First Shots is an introductory program that provides the public with opportunities to give shooting a try. Developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and hosted by independent shooting facilities, First Shots provides participants with a comprehensive introduction to shooting by qualified range operators and instructors that includes firearm safety, local ownership requirements, shooting fundamentals, hands-on instruction and how and where to continue.

First Shots is one of many NSSF programs working to increase awareness of and participation in the shooting sports. For more information on First Shots, visit www.firstshots.org.

NSSF, founded in 1961, is the trade association for the firearms and recreational shooting sports industry and promotes the safe ownership and responsible use of products its members make and sell. For more information, visit www.nssf.org.