Spent last weekend, with the NRA – National Rifle Association of America Shooting cmtes at NRA HQ in Fairfax VA. During meetings of the full Board, I am conflicted out by my cmte meetings. Just a matter of timing (I’m on on five, mostly legislative: NRA Institute for Legislative Action w Legislative Affairs, Grassroots, Federal Affairs, also Outreach, Military & Veterans Committees). NRA President Pete Brownell focus is “To promote and foster the shooting sports…” To listen & learn, I asked to ‘audit’ these committees including Pistol, High Power Rifle, Action Shooting & such. Good to see friends & understand issues/direction for trigger-pulling side. Superb survey info from National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF, & competition schedule for 2018 is done. This is an exciting, challenging time for shooting sports and competitions with so many legacy activities & many new and popular ways for folks to enjoy our lifestyle. Budget is tougher this year (always after winning an election, thank you Donald Trump). Several committees discussed changes to procedures or rules for competitions. While we conduct local, state and national championships contests, we want more people to enjoy firearms. We’re meeting on weekends such as last weekend so you can be out #hunting, shooting, plinking, competing or whatever you want to do. We want to see more people out pulling triggers. We do this meeting stuff so that you don’t have to worry so much about the bureaucratic stuff. I also got a lot of side work completed out of the meeting rooms. Long as I’m in Virginia, stop to NRA Museums with two new displays & NRA Headquarters Range sneaking an hour of pewpew with my carry guns. Long travel, long weekend of meetings, very well worth it. See more at Twitter and Instagram @WillesLee and Facebook Willes Lee NRA Board of Directors. Got home in time to carve a pumpkin.
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