NRA HQ day

Earlier this week, spent the day at NRA HQ in Fairfax VA.  Overview from the department and division chiefs.  Building is full of folks working 24/7/365 for my rights.  NRA is massive.  Many see and hear of the ILA side – Institute for Legislative Action – and miss that GO – General Operations – oversees 180 programs. Then, there’s the Foundation, Legal actions, Advancement, and more. Next day, shot some video and photos in the NRA National Firearms Museum for a future project.  Had an hour on the NRA range, this day was .45 and .380 work.  Headed out of town before the ridiculously hot day for Moms Demand women’s march. covers Hawaii range weekend

Reaching out to the aloha state, There’s more a few entries prior to this and at

From the article “Saved for last is this comment on the weather : spectacular. You can enjoy the trade winds and shooting again next year on Father’s Day weekend. For those with shooting in all fifty states on your bucket list, visiting Hawaii in June and shooting as much as you want helps to make a great trip. The HRA super volunteers clean the firearms Sunday night while you’re back to sunning and sightseeing. More and”

Push For Reciprocity

Reciprocity video

Too many people killed & threatened. Call your Congressman TODAY at 202-224-3121. Demand ACTION on National Right to Carry Reciprocity. Waited too long for our civil rights. #reciprocity #Icarrymysafeplace #2A #CCW #M2AGA #MAGA #NRA #NRABoard  NRA Institute for Legislative Action Willes Lee NRA Board of Directors

DC Project

SHOUT OUT. Last weekend, our friends finished a week in DC to help protect my civil rights. The DC Project founded by Dianna Muller and supported by A Girl and A Gun Women’s Shooting League met to carry our message to legislators. “The DC Project is a nonpartisan initiative bringing 50 women, one from each state, to Washington DC to meet legislators & to reveal the faces and stories of 2A supporters.” (there’s more when you check their website and FB page)  It is volunteer work taking time from their business, school, family and life to educate gun folks and antigun weenies on Capitol Hill. Not just any women, these are talented carriers of our 2A and American values, representing every facet of our Second Amendment community. From their reports, they also had a great time with many DC area historic & contemporary activities. Thank you, ladies (and the men and families who support you). Borrowed their photo, their rally video is on their page. [I missed bc of a shoot in Hawaii (only a little faux pain).] #2A #gogirl #M2AGA @WillesLee

DC Project ladies. Bringing “we the people” to Capitol Hill

NRA Committees for 2017-2018

This month, we received our NRA committee assignments. In addition to Board of Directors duties, Board members and others* are invited to serve on NRA committees with a specific focus. There are 36 NRA committees, three special committees, and several finance committees. They range (no pun) from Competition Rules and Programs, to Gun Collectors, to Hunting and Wildlife Conservation, to Civil Rights Defense Fund.  For ’17-’18, my focus is on five.  I am privileged to continue work on the NRA Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee chaired by LtCol Ollie North, and our NRA Outreach Committee with Sheriff David Clarke and LTC Allen West.  I am excited to join our NRA Grassroots Development and NRA Legislative Policy committees and NRA Federal Affairs Subcommittee.  Each Board and non-Board committee member assists as possible with Special Contribution Fund, Civil Rights Defense Fund, and NRA Foundation.  A Defender of Freedom for 26 years in the military, I am honored to continue to defend freedom at NRA. @WillesLee

*Individuals from across the nation are invited to serve on committees in their field of expertise.  As non-Board committee members, we have full voice and vote in committee.

Hawaii Shooting Sports Fair

In Hawaii for the Hawaii Rifle Association two-day SSF at Koko Head Crater range over Father’s Day weekend. HRA provides the firearms and ammo. Guests pass a safety brief, then purchase script, like at a carnival, and move station to station to fire guns.  Over 2,ooo attend this community event; entire families and LEO and military. Some come to shoot “cool” guns, some test fire before going to the store to purchase. As “NRA Director” guy, it helps to boost interest and attendance. Spoke to many, several first-time shooters received an NRA travel mug or hat.  Couple of state legislators with their families participated – in Hawaii, HRA must rely on pro-2A Democrats to help protect our civil rights. Last year, a 1900’s Enfield got my attention. This year, fired shotgun, AR 10 & FN FAL in .308, .38 Special S&W Model 66, Krinkov 7.62×39 and took a turn with the M2HB (movie version, lots of noise and no rounds downrange).  Over 150 different firearms. 300 volunteers conduct the event; every RSO and line officer is NRA certified. Great fun, most inexpensive activity on the island. Plan to attend next year for the beautiful weather while you shoot. #2A #M2AGA #NRA #HRA @WillesLee  More story and photos at FB WillesLeeNRA Will add link to published story when it happens. Here is entry

Local radio hit on 98.5 “come, shoot”.

Armor officer of past, usually fired mounted M2. Still best MG, ever.
HRA President Harvey Gerwig, a rare break from the firing line