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fwd: Gun Rights Policy Conference
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:04:24 pm »

fwd: Gun Rights Policy Conference
 From: Gary Marbut-MSSA <mssa@mtssa.org>
 To: mssa@mtssa.org
 
Dear MSSA Friends,

I have just returned from the national, annual, Gun Rights Policy
Conference (GRPC).  This event has been hosted each year for 25 years
by the Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens Committee for the
Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  Each year it is held at a different
location in the U.S., this year at the Hyatt Regency hotel at the San
Francisco (California) airport, on the edge of the Bay, south of and
outside of San Francisco.

This event was packed with informative panels and presentations.  A
copy of the agenda is at:
http://saf.org/2010.GRPC.Agenda.pdf

You will see that the agenda reads like a roster of Who's Who of the
RKBA movement in the U.S. (except for the obvious absence of the
NRA.  The NRA, we are told, is keeping a very low profile because of
serious backlash by NRA members and others over some recent political
compromises made by the NRA leadership.)

I chaired a panel on Saturday on the Montana Firearms Freedom Act,
the FFA movement, and our lawsuit to validate the MFFA, MSSA v.
Holder.  This effort is seen as really big deal in RKBA circles
across the U.S.  I had LOTS of people approach and congratulate me on
MSSA's efforts in re the MFFA.  Joining me on that panel were Michael
Bodin, founder of the Tenth Amendment Center which tracks the state
sovereignty movement, and Nick Drainas, Director of the Center for
Constitutional Government of the Goldwater Institute in Arizona.

Lunchtime on Saturday was the awards banquet.  At that awards
ceremony, MSSA was given the award "Affiliate of the
Year."  Neat!  Attached is a .jpg pic of the award plaque.

I can tell a funny story about that.  Last year at the GRPC, I was
given the award for "Grassroots Activist of the Year."  I had no idea
I would be getting an award.  When the award was announced, I was
outside in the hallway doing an interview with CNN (being a
grassroots activist).  So, upon receiving the award for MSSA this
year, I told the audience of my last year's fiasco, and that this
year I was just glad to be in the room for the award.

Anyway, MSSA is all of us and I wanted you to know about this
significant award.

Best wishes,

Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
http://www.mtssa.org
author, Gun Laws of Montana
http://www.mtpublish.com
CCRKBA 2010 Award (Small).jpg
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