Points of Impact: August 14, 2021

ICYMI: Open Carrying; Silent Auction Items; Left-Handed Guns and more ...

by posted on August 14, 2021
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We are less than three weeks out from one of the most anticipated and popular events of the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits—the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon & Auction—and the Online Silent Auction is now live. There are guns, jewelry, home goods, gear, concealed carry purses and even some ammo ready for the taking. Check out all the items here, then let the bidding begin!

If you are unable to make it to Houston over Labor Day to celebrate the NRA’s 150th anniversary at the Annual Meetings, we hope you are planning a final outdoor adventure to conclude summer. And if that adventure involves visiting one of the federal parks, national forests, federal wildlife refuges, you should know in advance what your constitutional rights are when it comes to carrying firearms. For the details, read Open Carrying in Open Country by contributor Heidi Lyn Rao.

Speaking of outdoor adventures, NRA Women Assistant Editor Ashley Thess writes about her weeklong visit to NRA’s Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico, where she enjoyed the camaraderie and inclusiveness while learning new skills at the Women’s Wilderness Escape. Begin by reading Sally Shoots Shotguns, which kicked off her week.

Are you one of the 15 percent of Americans who often feel “left” out by the lack of products that can accommodate your daily activities—like shooting? The firearm industry has felt your pain, and has responded in kind. In recognition of Left Handers Day on August 13, we bring you You Said Left-Handed Guns, Right?

Opening Day of dove season in September is one of the most highly anticipated days of the year for bird hunters. Some simply show up and start banging away. But with a little prep, your next expense will be some bacon to wrap your doves and put on the grill the next day! Read How to Prepare for Dove Season from our friends at NRA Family.

Despite the current ammunition shortage, competitive shooting still sees significant participation. If you are among those who are preparing for your first match, learn these four key things our friends at NRA Shooting Sports USA say a new shooter should do to ensure their first match experience is a positive one.

Lightweight rifles are increasing in popularity as women make educated choices about their self-defense firearms. This often leads men to realize that less bulk in a carbine is a desirable trait for their guns, too. From our friends at Shooting Illustrated, learn about the benefits of a lightweight rifle.

 

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