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NRA Business Alliance Members Benefit From Munitions Law Group Legal Publications

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. – Members of the NRA Business Alliance will now be provided additional legal benefits through

Munitions Law Group (MLG), Cheshire DeBrosse, P.C., a leading firearm industry full-service law firm, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Columbus, Ohio, will provide members with a 30-minute attorney consultation, and a library of legal-oriented communications designed to help firearm business entities manage their business and reduce risk. Such communications will include:

Entity Formation and Governance
ATF Licensing
Ongoing Compliance Obligations
Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (“FAET”) and Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) audits
Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales
NRA Business Alliance Members can join at a discounted rate with their membership identification number.

“The addition of these regular publications to adds a layer of significant value to those seeking an FFL or managing the growth of an existing business,” says Alexis Tunell, Executive Director of “As a former participant in the Orchid/NSSF Firearms Industry Compliance Conference, we’ve held Clay Cheshire, co-founder of Munitions Law Group, in very high regard. We anticipate that these publications will be valuable to our members.”

The NRA Business Alliance was established in 1992 to provide NRA Member Businesses with a marketplace to sell goods and services to fellow NRA Members. The NRA’s Business Alliance website, service directory, Member magazines and promotions, and NRA Member Businesses reach nearly four million NRA Members. NRA Business Alliance members also enjoy many benefits including NRA member magazines, NRA Endorsed Insurance and discounts on a wide range of business services. For more information about the NRA Business Alliance, visit

About The Munitions Law Group, Cheshire DeBrosse, P.C.
Munitions Law Group (“MLG”) is a hybrid boutique/full-service law firm that handles – exclusively – firearms, explosives, and other defense articles and sporting goods issues for companies and individuals in the United States and internationally. MLG serves as premier outside legal point of contact for members of the Firearms Industry. MLG’s mission is to provide top-notch, but cost-effective, legal services to its clients. The firm has attorneys in multiple states, with its primary offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Columbus, Ohio. MLG attorneys have represented clients in 38 states and 14 foreign countries.

About is a trusted platform that facilitates entry, licensing and growth in the firearms industry. Its members gain access to low cost, high value tools for running their business operations while navigating Federal ATF and State firearms compliance. was developed in conjunction with the four leading industry associations and participating software and service providers. For more information visit

LaserMax Products Announces Supporting Sponsorship Of NRATV’s NOIR

Friday, September 15th, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. – LaserMax Products and NRATV announced today the laser system producer’s supporting sponsorship of NOIR. Now in its sixth season, the NOIR series features popular personality Colion Noir. The enigmatic Internet sensation is also a practicing attorney and he’s one of the most recognizable faces of modern-day gun culture.

On NOIR, Colion’s mission is to spread the facts about guns and encourage new thinking. Toward that end, he challenges both pro-gun and anti-gun supporters alike to talk about freedom in real terms. Never one to hold back or stay between the narrow lines of political correctness, Colion is a master at breaking down issues and putting them into easily understandable terms.

NRATV is excited to partner with LaserMax Products, and you can look forward to future episodes of NOIR featuring Colion using their laser sights. “I have a great deal of respect for the LaserMax Products brand,” says Colion, “and I’m very grateful for their support of the show.”

NOIR, sponsored by Mossberg and supported by Federal Premium and Ravin Crossbows, is part of the NRA News lineup of shows, presented by Ruger, which includes Cam & Co., Commentators sponsored by Kimber, Defending Our America, The DL, Frontlines, Ginny Simone Reporting, I Am Forever sponsored by Sig Sauer, and Patriot Profiles sponsored by Smith & Wesson. All shows on the NRA News channel, including NOIR, can be seen on NRATV.

NRATV can be viewed online at It is also available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and the NRATV YouTube channel.

About LaserMax Products
LaserMax Products is a global leader in hardened and miniaturized laser systems, offering a comprehensive line of premium laser sights for home defense, personal protection and training use. Engineered, designed, and assembled in the USA, the LaserMax portfolio of products draws from proprietary, patented technologies to deliver cutting-edge laser sighting and tactical light solutions for firearms owners. LaserMax Products is part of Crosman Corporation, which is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CODI). For more information, visit LaserMax online at

About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit

Register for the 2017 NRA World Shooting Championship Presented by Kimber

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. – The 2017 NRA World Shooting Championship Presented by Kimber is scheduled for Sept. 14-16 at Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia. The competition gathers the world’s top professional and amateur shooters to compete in a comprehensive contest of competitive shooting sports, with 12 stages in pistol, rifle, shotgun, and combined firearms disciplines.

This is the fourth consecutive year the championship has been held at PNTC. Last year’s winner Doug Koenig won $25,000 after being crowned the 2016 Undisputed World Shooting Champion. Previous winners include notable action and 3-Gun shooters Bruce Piatt and Daniel Horner.

For 2017, shooters will be split into two groups: a Professional Division for sponsored shooters, and an Amateur Division for those who are not sponsored. Competitors in both divisions will compete with all firearms, optics and ammunition provided to them for each stage by match sponsors.

The NRA World Shooting Championship Presented by Kimber will offer $250,000 in cash and prizes. Each competitor has the opportunity to be become the 2017 World Shooting Champion and win the top cash prize of $25,000. There will also be cash prizes for second and third place overall, High Lady and High Amateur Junior. Additionally, competitors that don’t win a cash prize will be eligible to select awards from the best prize tables available in all of competitive shooting—including one specially designated amateur prize table expected to exceed $100,000.

“Peacemaker National Training Center will once again host the greatest shooters in the world for the ultimate challenge in the shooting sports,” said Cole McCulloch, director of NRA Competitive Shooting and founder of the championship. “This year the NRA is going back to basics and returning the match to the original format of two divisions for professionals and amateurs, putting everyone on an even playing field.”

Match entry fees are $395 for Professional Division and $325 for Amateur Division. Both registrations include use of firearms, ammunition and one awards banquet ticket.

The NRA thanks Kimber for their support as Presenting Sponsor of this year’s NRA World Shooting Championship. The NRA also thanks Gold Sponsor Nightforce, Silver Sponsors JP Enterprises, Armalite, Surgeon Rifles, Strategic Armory Corps, Daniel Defense, OTIS, Smith & Wesson, Walther, Leupold, Timney Triggers USA, Bushnell, Weaver, Mossberg, Rio, Ruger, Aguila Ammunition and SIG Sauer, Bronze Sponsors Kahr, Nexus Ammunition, Magnum Research, Eley, Lapua, VihtaVuori, SK, Berger Bullets, LensPen, Wyndham, Axil, Vortex Optics and SilencerCo, Vendor Sponsors Big Shots, Howard Leight by Honeywell, Henry Repeating Arms, Canik and YETI, and Prize Table Sponsors Benelli USA, Grizzly Coolers and Vudoo Gun Works for their support of this year’s event.

For more information or to register, visit

Attend the Concealed Carry Fashion Show at the Inaugural NRA Carry Guard Expo

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. – The 2017 NRA Carry Guard Expo Concealed Carry Fashion Show is scheduled for Friday, August 25, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Fashion Show will showcase the Expo’s top concealed carry products and demonstrate the features and benefits to an audience of firearm enthusiasts and industry media. The audience will vote for their top three favorite concealed carry products at the event’s conclusion.

This unique event at the NRA Carry Guard Expo is sponsored by 5.11 Tactical and CrossBreed Holsters and will feature more than 50 products from 20 manufacturers. Both male and female models will walk the runway, showcasing products ranging from conventional pistol holsters and accessories to concealed carry purses, bags, and much more.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the NRA Carry Guard Expo Concealed Carry Fashion Show are $10, and can be purchased online here.

The fashion show is part of the inaugural NRA Carry Guard Expo, scheduled for Aug. 25-27 at the Wisconsin Center. The NRA Carry Guard Expo is an educational and interactive experience dedicated to individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills of personal protection, concealed carry and home defense tactics. This event will equip novices and experts alike with the products, skills, knowledge and mindset necessary to be prepared and respond when a threat arises.

US Army Soldiers Take Top Honors At 2017 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association continued the proud tradition of the NRA National Matches, hosting the 2017 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships in March at the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club in Phoenix, Arizona, and in July at Chief Wa-Ke’-De Rifle Range in Bristol, Indiana.

For more than 100 years, the NRA National Matches have represented the pinnacle of competitive shooting, drawing the best military and civilian marksmen, professionals and amateurs alike, from across the globe to showcase their shooting skills and earn their place in history. The NRA congratulates the following individuals for their championship performances in our premier smallbore shooting competition:

2017 NRA National Conventional Prone Champion
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Hank Gray

2017 NRA National Metric Prone Champion
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptagrafft

2017 NRA National Conventional 3-Position Champion
U.S. Army Spc. Patrick Sunderman

2017 NRA National Metric 3-Position Champion
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mike McPhail

Additionally, the NRA congratulates the recipients of the 2017 Iron Man awards. The Iron Man awards are presented to the highest scorers of the combined conventional prone, conventional position, and metric position championships.

The 2017 Iron Man award recipients are:

1st Place: U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mike McPhail

2nd Place: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. George Norton

3rd Place: U.S. Army Spc. Patrick Sunderman

The NRA thanks the following sponsors for their partnership in supporting this year’s championship: Berger Bullets, Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), ELEY Ammunition, Krieger Barrels, Lapua, LensPen, OTIS, SIG SAUER, SK, and Vihtavuori. In addition, the NRA thanks the St. Joseph Valley Gun Club in Bristol and the Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club in Phoenix for their support in hosting the 2017 NRA Smallbore Rifle Championships.

For more information about the NRA Smallbore Rifle Championships, NRA National Matches, and other NRA Competitive Shooting programs and events, visit

The NRA Foundation Awards $22,500 in College Scholarships

Friday, August 4th, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. – The NRA Foundation awarded a total of $22,500 in college scholarships to attendees of the 2017 NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.), a seven-day educational experience in Washington, D.C., for rising high school juniors and seniors, held this year from July 24-30.

The Youth Education Summit encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable U.S. citizens by learning about the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the federal government. Since the program’s inception in 1996, more than $540,000 in scholarships has been awarded to participants. The following students received scholarships based on their display of leadership qualities and performance in debates and speeches conducted over the course of the week.

2017 Y.E.S. End-of-Week Scholarships:
$3,500: Rylie Pennell, Warrenton, Virginia

$3,500: Simon Sefzik, Ferndale, Washington

$2,500: Denise Shaffer, Houston, Texas
$2,500: Peter Leonard, Tallahassee, Florida

$2,500: Allen Slaughter, Frankfort, Kentucky

$2,000: Kaitlyn Callaway, Tuscola, Texas

$2,000: Gage Paris, Black Forest, Colorado

$1,000: Sophia Puliafico, Juneau, Alaska

$1,000: Amby Tierney, Cohasset, Massachusetts

$1,000: Krzysztof Gajda, Rockford, Illinois

$1,000: Cristina Lee, Gilbert, Arizona

Funding for Y.E.S. week and Y.E.S. scholarships is provided by The NRA Foundation through funds raised at Friends of NRA events. Visit for more information.

Milwaukee To Host Inaugural NRA Carry Guard Expo Aug 25-27

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association is proud to announce the inaugural NRA Carry Guard Expo, scheduled for Aug. 25-27 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The NRA Carry Guard Expo is an educational and interactive experience dedicated to individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills of personal protection, concealed carry and home defense tactics. This event will equip novices and experts alike with the products, skills, knowledge and mindset necessary to be prepared and respond when a threat arises.

Visitors can attend over 125 seminars and workshops featuring the best personal protection and concealed carry practices taught and demonstrated by leading experts and instructors from across the country, including NRA Carry Guard, the nation’s most complete self-defense insurance program and training for those who carry a gun.

The NRA Carry Guard Expo will include an exhibit hall that features leading firearm and accessory companies showcasing their most advanced guns and gear designed for self-defense and concealed carry. The Expo will also feature an interactive area with virtual reality and video based training designed to mimic real-world defensive scenarios, as well as an indoor shooting range utilizing non-lethal training ammunition designed to provide the most realistic shooting experience outside of live fire. In addition, a live concealed carry fashion show will be conducted Friday evening in which concealment clothing and gear designed for men and women will be modeled.

NRA Bianchi Cup Scheduled For May 24-27 In Hallsville, Missouri

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

HALLSVILLE, Mo. – The National Rifle Association is proud to announce its 39th National Action Pistol Championship. Better known as the NRA Bianchi Cup for its world famous silver trophy, this major action pistol match will be held May 24-27, 2017 in Hallsville, Missouri, at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club.

Founded in 1979 by former police officer and holster maker John Bianchi, the 192-shot NRA Bianchi Cup attracts the world’s best pistol shooters. This year’s competition features a change in format, as the multi-gun aggregate has been reinstated and will be fired on Tuesday, May 23.
Additionally, the top 40 competitors from the first 1920, Match X, will advance to the Colt Championship Final, where they will fire an additional 1920 through the same four NRA Bianchi Cup events. The top 40 will be comprised of the top 16 Open, 4 Metallic Class, 4 Production Class, 4 Ladies, 4 Juniors, 4 Seniors, and 4 Grand Seniors. The winner of the Colt Championship Final Round will be named the 2017 NRA Bianchi Cup Champion. A separate trophy cup will be given to the champions of all other classes and categories. Individual event winners and results of team competitions will be determined from Match X.