Grassroots Activism

Help Spread The Truth and Promote Activism - Identify "Second Amendment Activist Centers"

If you have ever attended an NRA-ILA Grassroots Seminar, you know the Grassroots Division always talks about utilizing the "natural resources" of the pro-gun community (gun shops, shooting ranges, gun & hunting clubs, and gun shows) to spread the word about gun-related issues.

In an effort to formalize this ongoing endeavor, NRA-ILA is seeking your assistance in identifying Second Amendment Activist Centers to assist in distributing legislative- and election-related materials to NRA members and gun owners. Of course, it makes sense to focus on our natural resources, but any business willing to assist in this critical educational campaign is welcome to become an Activist Center. Here’s what we are asking you to do:

·         Find suitable venues to serve as a Center and see if they would be willing to participate. These Centers will provide NRA members and gun owners with NRA buttons, Fact Sheets on legislation and issues, volunteer sign-up forms, voter registration materials, and, in election years, information on grassroots activities and events.

·         Also, if possible NRA encourages Centers to make a computer terminal with Internet access available to their patrons so they may access the NRA-ILA web site and e-mail their lawmakers utilizing the site’s "Write Your Representatives" feature.

Specific dates will be determined where individuals may go to the Centers to pick up their materials for their personal use and to distribute to others, and NRA-ILA and VSSA will alert its members and supporters to these dates and venues. Thus, an additional incentive for a business to become a Second Amendment Activist Center, is that, we will also promote all Second Amendment Activist Centers via e-mail, on our website, in the NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert, the VSSA email alert system, and the NRA-ILA monthly newsletter, "Freedom’s Voice."

As the 2008 Election gets into full swing, this project will pay huge dividends not only for gun owners, but for area retail businesses as well!

Please reach out to area businesses whom you think would be good candidates to serve as Second Amendment Activist Centers, and ask if they will serve in this capacity. If so, either call (800) 392-8683 and ask to speak to your state’s Grassroots Coordinator, or have someone from the potential Activist Center do so him/herself. If you are the owner/manager of an establishment that wants to participate in this program, please call the aforementioned number and ask to speak directly to your state’s Grassroots Coordinator.