Third Annual Second Amendment Weekend At Cabela’s
FAIRFAX, Va. –-(Ammoland.com)- Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, recently played host as the foremost meeting place for Second Amendment activists, as it hosted NRA-ILA for its third annual “Second Amendment Weekend at Cabela’s” in Dundee, Michigan.
NRA-ILA staff conducted two workshops on Saturday, February 5th: An NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop in the morning, followed by an NRA University presentation later that afternoon.
The weekend also featured NRA recruiters and multiple informational tables for pro-gun and sportsmen’s-related groups, as well as special discounts throughout the Cabela’s store for card-carrying NRA members.
The heavy snow and single digit temperatures certainly didn’t stop over 175 Michiganders (and a few Buckeyes that crossed the border) from attending both events. The morning Grassroots Workshop kicked off with NRA-ILA’s state liaison for Michigan, Darin Goens, discussing NRA- ILA’s recent success in the state, along with ILA’s priorities for the current legislative session.
Once focused on our pro-gun priorities, NRA-ILA Grassroots Staff presented the most effective methods for grassroots activism and promoted some of our successful volunteer programs. A very special thanks to our NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinator, Wayne Blank (MI-15), for helping set up the successful event, as well as to our other EVCs in attendance, Don McGaffey (MI-11) and Jonathan Adamson (MI-09).
Following the Grassroots Workshop, additional speakers addressed the crowd, including Michigan State Representative Dale Zorn (R-56), Professor Brian Patrick of the University of Toledo, and Reid Smith, the Midwest Regional Chair for Students for Concealed Carry.
The afternoon session was dedicated to NRA, Darin University and included both students and non-students interested in learning more about NRA, the Second Amendment, and the facts & myths of the gun control debate. Students from various area universities attended, including Hillsdale College, University of Toledo, Albion College, and Wayne State University. Attendees received free one-year memberships to NRA along with NRA University hats and t-shirts.
The weekend was a great success for NRA and the pro-gun community, and provided the perfect opportunity for NRA members and supporters to meet, strengthen their pro-gun networks, and learn more about what it takes to protect and promote the Second Amendment, locally and nationwide.
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit: www.nra.org