Fifty Caliber Institute NRA Board of Directors Endorsements

Choctaw, OK –-(Ammoland.com)- The Fifty Caliber Institute (FCI) recommends the following persons for election or re-election to the NRA Board of Directors.

Most supporters of FCI are members of NRA and are eligible to vote in the election of the NRA Board of Directors.

We are asking everyone who is eligible to vote, to please do so.

This election is just the beginning of what will be the most important election in the history of America, and a vote for the people listed here will help to keep America strong.

Please vote.
John Burtt, Chmn

John C. Sigler-Dover, DE

John C. Sigler-Dover, DE
John C. Sigler-Dover, DE

Current Fifty Caliber Institute (FCI) President, Member of FCSA and has served as a sitting member of the BoD of FCSA. Former President of NRA and current Chairman of the Republican Party for the state of Delaware. John has been a strong supporter of the rights of the fifty caliber shooting community since the day he was introduced to shooting the .50 bmg at Reno, NV. in 2001.

While serving as the President of NRA, John took the opportunity to come to Raton, NM and shoot in the FCSA World Championships in 2005.

US Navy veteran (submarines) 1967-1971. Retired Police Captain, Dover, DE and is a practicing Atty. In Delaware & Maryland.

Ronnie Barrett-Murfreesboro, TN

Ronnie Barrett-Murfreesboro, TN
Ronnie Barrett-Murfreesboro, TN

Current NRA Board member and long time member of the Fifty Caliber Shooters Association (FCSA). Ronnie has been one of the best friends of the fifty caliber shooting community since FCSA was formed in 1985. He has led by example as one of the strongest supporters of our 2nd Amendment rights as a manufacturer and a vocal supporter of legislation protecting fifty caliber shooters across America. A consistent donor of firearms to FCI for fundraising purposes since FCI was created and the most successful manufacturer of fifty caliber firearms in the world. Ronnie has never said ‘no’ when called on short notice to appear and testify on behalf of the fifty caliber shooting community.

Joseph P. DeBergalis Jr.-W. Seneca, NY

Joseph P. DeBergalis Jr
Joseph P. DeBergalis Jr

Current Member of the NRA Board of Directors and Fifty Caliber Shooters Association (FCSA). Chairman of NRA’s “Education and Training” Committee, V. Chair of “Action Pistol” and member of Law Enforcement Activity and Sport Shooting Committees. VP-Operations of NYS Rifle and Pistol Association (with direct oversight of all shooting sports) Strong supporter of the fifty caliber community and NY-based .50 Caliber shooting events. Match Chairman of AR15.com/Rockcastle Pro Am Three-Gun Championship, the 3 Gun Nation Championship and Finale. 2005 NRA-ILA “Volunteer of the Year,” and staunch 2AD Advocate. Joe is a Law Enforcement Officer in NY and is currently serving in a sensitive position.

Robert L. Viden-Glassboro, NJ

Robert L. Viden-Glassboro, NJ
Robert L. Viden-Glassboro, NJ

Current NRA Board member and long time member of the Fifty Caliber Shooters Association (FCSA). Bob is an activist who is a no nonsense, no compromise advocate of all 2nd Amendment rights and who has testified along with the Fifty Caliber Institute (FCI) in the state legislature of New Jersey on anti-fifty caliber legislation. Bob currently serves as Chairman of the Range Development Committee at NRA and is the owner of a shooting range in NJ. Bob also sits as a member of the important Legislative Policy Committee at NRA and is very instrumental in the political decision making on that committee.

David G. Coy- Adrian, MI

David G. Coy- Adrian, MI
David G. Coy- Adrian, MI

A four term member of the NRA Board of Directors and a member of the Fifty Caliber Shooters Association (FCSA). A gun rights activist with a strong background in economics and financing who is a tenured Professor at Adrian College in Michigan and endorsed by the Michigan Rifle & Pistol Assoc. David is a dedicated no compromise 2nd Amendment Rights activist who has organized picket line protests against the Brady Campaign and debated prominent anti-gun activists at the University of Michigan.

Steven C. Schreiner-Englewood, CO

Steven C. Schreiner-Englewood, CO
Steven C. Schreiner-Englewood, CO

Former NRA Board member and member of the Fifty Caliber Shooters Association (FCSA). The President and Founder of the Colorado Firearms Coalition (CFC) and virtually a full time gun rights lobbyist in the Colorado Legislature. Steve is a former US Army officer with service as an Airborne-Ranger in Vietnam and the recipient of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star (with V) and the Silver Star during his tours of duty. Steve is a dedicated 2nd Amendment Rights activist who has led the fight on several fronts in the state of Colorado to protect our constitutional rights to own and carry firearms. Steve is also the proud owner of a Barrett M82-A1 semi-auto .50 BMG rifle.

William A. Bachenberg-Bethlehem, PA

William A. Bachenberg-Bethlehem, PA
William A. Bachenberg-Bethlehem, PA

Bill is a current member of the NRA Board of Directors and a member of the Fifty Caliber Shooters Association (FCSA). He is a dedicated supporter of the 2nd Amendment and is co-owner of a sporting clays range in PA where he is renown for his ability to raise funds to support 2nd Amendment related projects. Bill is a dedicated supporter of promoting youth related projects and promoting the shooting sports to handicapped and disabled shooters. Bill currently sits on the Disabled Shooters Committee at NRA and serves as Vice Chairman of the Urban Affairs Committee and The Shotgun Committees.

Please give serious consideration to voting for the above candidates when you are casting your ballot for NRA Board of Directors. All of these candidates are strong supporters of the Fifty Caliber Shooting Sports.

John Burtt-Chmn


About Fifty Caliber Institute:

The Fifty Caliber Institute is an national organization dedicated to the advancement of the .50 caliber shooting sports. FCI has a tradition of proud service to America’s law enforcement and military services, helping to make our streets and nation safer. Drawing on top experts ranging from firearm manufacturers to aerospace engineers, FCI rebuts wild anti-gun claims with clear, documented facts. If you want the honest truth, look to FCI. Visit: www.fiftycal.org

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trish alden
trish alden
8 years ago

Does anyone remember Phil Keller who held a 50 caliber title won in Las Vegas for tightest patern(?) If so I would like the date of that and how long he held the title. He was my uncle and I was there to see the fete. He left us last July. Thank you and Merry Christmas

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