Potterfields Donate $100K to NRA After M855/SS109 Decision, Issue 223 Challenge

Potterfields Donate $100K to NRA After M855/SS109 Decision, Issue 223 Challenge
Potterfields Donate $100K to NRA After M855/SS109 Decision, Issue 223 Challenge
Midway USA
Midway USA

Columbia, MO –-(Ammoland.com)- Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, will make a $100,000 donation to the NRA/ILA National Endowment for the Protection of the Second Amendment.

The donation is being made in honor of NRA/ILA’s hard work in rallying NRA members and Congress to combat the ATF’s proposed changes to the M855/SS109 ammo exemption framework. The donation also celebrates ATF’s recent decision to refrain from seeking to issue a final framework at this time.

The Potterfields have also announced the Two Twenty Three Challenge. Issued specifically to organizations in the Outdoor and Shooting Sports Industry, the challenge is for each organization to have their own celebration and to make a contribution to NRA/ILA National Endowment for the Protection of the Second Amendment, at whatever financial level is appropriate.

“We’re calling on all of the leaders in our industry to accept this challenge,” said Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA.

“Manufacturers, distributors, dealers, gun clubs and Key Conservation Groups all have an opportunity to celebrate and contribute to what the NRA/ILA and NRA members have helped make happen. Make a donation, write a Facebook post, issue a press release and get the word out that we sincerely support and appreciate the work the NRA/ILA and its members are doing to protect the Second Amendment.”

About the National Rifle Association

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. To make a donation online visit http://nra.org; donations made by check should be made to NRA/ILA National Endowment for the Protection of the Second Amendment and mailed to NRA/ILA, 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA  22030. For specific state by state disclosures, please click here (http://www.nra.org/NRA-UniformDisclosureStatement.pdf).

About MidwayUSA

Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA (www.midwayusa.com). They instilled family values like honesty, integrity and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For over 37 years, MidwayUSA has offered JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting with an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction.

For more information on MidwayUSA, visit their website (www.midwayusa.com), find them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/OfficialMidwayUSA), or follow them on Twitter (http://twitter.com/midwayusa).

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Ted Snow

Amen brother!


This is not meant to take away from either Org..but how many members does the 2nd Amendment Foundation have? Both do good work and at 5 million strong I believe we know why the NRA carries the weight that it does. I am a endowment member of the NRA and a member of the RMGO’s. All of these Org’s work hard to protect our rights. No need to argue between us. United we stand divided we fall.


MidUSA is a sales outlet worthy of doing business with. It will take not only solid individuals of principled conservatism, but the deep pockets of related industry supporting the NRA and other groups, to keep our freedom alive as the country sinks into a moral abyss.


In my opinion, the NRA is an over rated,two faced bunch of RINOS, when the sold out the veterans and agreed to have weapons taken from vets that merely went to a mental health appointment….I dropped the scum like a hot potato, I joined Gun Owners of America and they are doing a hell of a lot more for our 2nd amend rights than the NRA….support the GOA!!!


Why don’t the Potterfields also support the Second Amendment Foundation.

They’re the ones that have done the most effective work in the Courts.

I don’t mind them supporting the NRA but the SAF has done more to restore our rights.


Congress would have been in the dark about ATF’s shameless power grab if not for the NRA lobbying efforts. It takes a heluva lot of work to get 290 members of Congress (majorities in both houses) to sign a letter. Yes, there are other gun rights groups that were involved and no one should try to take all the credit. But it’s obvious that the NRA is the organization that makes legislators sit up and pay attention.


I dont really know what the NRA had to do with this. The 2A Foundantion has also taken full credit for the ATF M855 ammo ban reversale desicion. Its Pottersfields money and the NRA has to keep those much well deserved,fat salaries coming in.

hog hunter

Potterfield is just giving your money to NRA because he jacked up the price of 556 $100.00 after the word got out about the ban. That is not how to support your customers. Stuff your pockets and then make a poltry donation the NRA to make yourself look like a good guy. SHAME ON POTTERFIELD!!!

Rob Larson

Did you know that Larry and Brenda give 1/2 of of their income back to the shooting sports.
Did you know that Larry and Brenda pay all the fees associated with the Midway Scholastic Shooting Trust .
The Potterfields have donated well over a 1 million dollars to the youth shooting clubs in Arizona.
You can say what you like but Larry and Brenda have my respect.


When you put your money where your mouth is and cough up a 100K let us know.


Yeah sorry to break it to you but the 2nd amendment Foundation has about 5% the total impact the NRA does on Capitol Hill and that’s being fairly generous.