Written by Sierra Ballistic Technician Philip Mahin
Greetings! To everyone that attended the NRA convention in Houston, Texas. Thank you for your support in a great organization. There were 86,000 plus participants in a three day period and I think we talked to most of them at the Sierra booth. There has been a change of the guard, for those who didn’t know. The former President David Keene has been replaced with James ‘Jim’ Porter, a former Alabama lawyer. From what I’ve read of him, he has a lot of spunk, so if there is ever a time for us to have that type of personality as a president, it is now. These are turbulent times we live in, and if you haven’t renewed your membership or upgraded your current, now is the time to do it. You can get news and legislation information from www.nraila.org or www.nra.org and www.nranews.com also.
Although components and ammunition are in short supply right now, it is always a good time to introduce youngsters and non-shooters alike to the shooting sport. The more informed people are, the better off we’ll be in the long run. Enjoy your shooting and be safe and courteous doing it. Remember, you may be the only thing that stands between a future voter turning left and a lifelong enjoyment in a great sport, so make your first impression a good one.