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Posted:  8/10/2009 9:36 AM #17772
BikerBen4


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Subject: Open Gun Rights Policy Conference Invitation

Open Gun Rights Policy Conference Invitation

Sunday, August 9th, 2009 at 4:53 pm
 

Attention Fellow Gun Rights Activist..

Second Amendment Foundation

Second Amendment Foundation

St. Louis, Missouri - I would like to personally invite you to our 24th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC), which will be taking place September 25, 26, and 27, 2009 at the Airport Renaissance in St. Louis, Missouri.

With the new battles over individual rights in the age of terrorism, attacks on our gun rights from the UN as well as a number of Second Amendment cases in the courts, the theme of Challenges Ahead is most important as we set the pro-gun rights agenda for the year to come.

This year GRPC will be action-packed. With over 50 speakers hand-picked from the leadership of the Gun Rights Movement, the topics to be presented promise to have an impact that will help direct the path of our cause for years to come. Scheduled speakers this year include: myself, Joe Tartaro, Wayne LaPierre, Alan Gura, John Lott, Massad Ayoob, David Kopel, John Snyder, as well as staff from the Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, KeepAndBearArms.com, and Gun Owners of America. A number of elected political leaders have been invited as well.

As in the past, the Second Amendment Foundation will not only pick up the tab for lunch and snacks, but will also provide more than $125 worth of vital pro-gun rights materials to each attendee.

In addition to the luncheon and free materials, you will have the opportunity to chat with the speakers at the two evening NSSF and NRA planned receptions.

This event is so important to our cause, that the SAF Board of Trustees has elected to help underwrite the entire cost of the event. Your cost to attend this event is absolutely free!

Because of the number of people who travel every year to attend this event, I have negotiated a special discount room rate for GRPC attendees. Reservations for the special discounted room rate of $94 per night can be made by calling 1-800-468-3571, and telling them you are planning on attending the Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation.

If you have any questions, please call the SAF office at (425) 454-7012 to register. You can also register online at our GRPC Registration & Information Page, or send an e-mail to grpc2009@saf.org, or fax us at 425-451-3959.

Sincerely yours,
Alan M. Gottlieb
Founder, Second Amendment Foundation

About:
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nations oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers and an amicus brief and fund for the Emerson case holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.

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Posted:  9/24/2009 10:53 AM #18779
BikerBen4


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Subject: 24th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference Agenda

24th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference Agenda

September 25-27 • St. Louis, Missouri

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) and   


Funding Sources
 
Bank of America
Kel-Tec
BCN Telecom
Marlin Firearms
Benelli
Microsoft© Gun Club
Bushmaster
National Rifle Association
Charter Arms
National Shooting Sports Foundation
DPMS Panther Arms
Remington
GunBookStore.com
Smith & Wesson
Illinois State Rifle Association
Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Kahr Arms
The New Gun Week
KeepAndBearArms.com
Thompson Center Arms

24th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference

September 25-27, 2009

Renaissance St. Louis Airport — St. Louis, Missouri
 

FRIDAY, September 25, 2009—Renaissance Ballroom

7:00 p.m. Registration Table Opens

7–10:00 p.m. Buffet Reception with no-host bar

  • Co-hosted by Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and National Rifle Association (NRA)

SATURDAY, September 26, 2009—Concourse Ballroom

7:30 a.m. Registration Table Opens

  • Continental Breakfast hosted by Women & Guns Magazine

8:15 a.m. Call to Order

  • Moderator—Julianne Versnel Gottlieb, publisher, Women & Guns and Journal on Firearms and Public Policy
  • Pledge of Allegiance—Herbert Stupp, board member, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
  • Invocation—Rev. Anthony Winfield

8:30 a.m. State of the Gun Rights Battle

  • Welcoming Remarks
  • The Road Traveled—Joseph P. Tartaro, editor of Gun Week, president, Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)
  • The Road Ahead—Alan M. Gottlieb, chairman, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and founder, Second Amendment Foundation

8:45 a.m. Federal Affairs Briefing

  • Charles H. Cunningham, director, federal affairs, NRA Institute for Legislative Action
  • Jake McGuigan, director of government affairs, National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • John Snyder, public affairs director and board member CCRKBA, trustee of SAF
  • John Velleco, legislative director, Gun Owners of America
  • Ralph Walker, first vice president & legislative director, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association

9:30 a.m. State Legislative Affairs Briefing

  • State Sen. Doug Jackson (D-Tennessee)
  • State Sen. Phillip Journey (R-Kansas)
  • Chuck Michel, Esq., legislative counsel, California Rifle & Pistol Association
  • Tim Oliver, VP MissouriCarry.com, director, Learn To Carry LLC, and LearnToCarry.com
  • Richard Pearson, executive director, Illinois State Rifle Association

10:15 a.m. Break and refreshments sponsored by KeepAndBearArms.com

10:30 a.m. US Sovereignty, the UN and International Treaties

  • Tony Bernardo, executive director, Canadian Institute for Legislative Action
  • Silvia Gentile, Italian attorney, FISAT (Italian Guns Shooting History Association)
  • David Kopel, author and research director, The Independence Institute
  • Gary Mauser, special envoy, National Firearms Association

11:15 a.m. Questions & Answers on Federal, State and International Briefings

11:30 a.m. Special Address

  • Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president, National Rifle Association

11:50 a.m. Recess and break to prepare for luncheon

12:00 p.m. Awards Luncheon

  • Hosted by CCRKBA and SAF
  • Hon. Bob Barr, former Congressman (R-GA), 2008 Libertarian Presidential Candidate
  • Gary Mauser, professor emeritus, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Awards presentations

1:30 p.m. Recess Break

1:45 p.m. Building upon the Heller decision

  • Alan Gura, Esq., attorney who argued DC v. Heller case, co-counsel in McDonald v. Chicago
  • Gene Hoffman, chairman, CalGuns Foundation
  • Donald Kilmer, Esq., attorney who argued Nordyke v. King case
  • David Young, author, Founding Fathers’ View of the Second Amendment

2:45 p.m. Guns and the Tenth Amendment: Federalism in the 21st Century

  • Gary Marbut, president, Montana Shooting Sports Association
  • Declan McCullagh, Chief Political Correspondent, CBSNews.com
  • Patricia A. Stoneking, president, Kansas State Rifle Association

3:15 p.m. Break and refreshments hosted by KeepAndBearArms.com

3:30 p.m. On Campus Safety: The Battle Continues

  • Olivia Alexander, Kansas coordinator, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
  • Jonathan Ratliff, Missouri State director, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
  • Paul Ready, central region director, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

4:00 p.m. The Supreme Court, the Bill of Rights and Government Czars

  • Alan M. Gottlieb, chairman, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) and founder, SAF
  • Curt Levey, executive director, Committee for Justice

4:30 p.m. Expanding Self Defense and the Right to Carry

  • Jeff Knox, operations manager, The Firearms Coalition
  • State Sen. Phillip Journey (R-KS)
  • Brian Anse Patrick, associate professor, Univ. of Toledo, author, Rise of the Anti-Media: In-Forming
  • the American Concealed Weapon Carry Movement (Lexington Press, November 2009)
  • State Sen. Sam Slom (R-HI), trustee of the Second Amendment Foundation

5:00 p.m. The Widening Attack on Knives and Ammunition

  • Scott Hattrup, Executive Director, National Association of Arms Shows
  • Jake McGuigan, director of government affairs, National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • Doug Ritter, founder, Knife Rights Inc.
  • Ralph Walker, first vice president, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association

5:30 p.m. Question & Answers on Saturday afternoon sessions

6:00 p.m. Announcements and Adjournment

6:30-9:30 p.m. Reception with Cash Bar—Renaissance Ballroom

  • Hosted by National Shooting Sports Foundation and Second Amendment Foundation

SUNDAY, September 27, 2009—Renaissance Ballroom

8:15 a.m. Registration Table Opens

  • Continental Breakfast hosted by The New Gun Week

8:50 a.m. CALL TO ORDER

  • Moderator: Peggy Tartaro, editor of Women & Guns, board member CCRKBA

9:00 a.m. Labor Pains and Gun Rights

  • Jim Church, Michigan activists, former NRA board member, UAW member
  • John Cushman, president SAFE Inc., NRA board member, Teamsters member
  • Joseph P. Tartaro, editor of Gun Week, president of SAF

9:30 a.m. Countering the Media Bias against Guns

  • Charles Heller, Liberty Watch Radio
  • Don Irvine, president, Accuracy in Media
  • Dave Workman, senior editor, The New Gun Week
  • Malia Zimmerman, editor, Hawaii Reporter

10:00 a.m. Will the Second Amendment be a Victim of the Mexican Drug Wars?

  • Chris Knox, communications director, The Firearms Coalition
  • David Kopel, author and senior policy analyst, The Independence Institute
  • Joe Waldron, legislative director and board member, CCRKBA

10:30a.m. Open Carry and Public, High Profile Events

  • Brian Anse Patrick, Assoc. Prof., University of Toledo, author, Rise of the Anti-Media: In-Forming
  • The American Concealed Weapon Carry Movement (Lexington Press, November 2009)
  • Jim Perdiew, president, Handgun Club of America
  • John Pierce, co-founder, OpenCarry.org, writer, Minneapolis Gun Rights Examiner
  • Phil Van Cleave, president, Virginia Citizens Defense League

11:15 a.m. Reciprocity Issues with Gun Free School Zones

  • John Fenter, board member, Virginia Citizens Defense League
  • Phil Van Cleave, president, Virginia Citizens Defense League

11:30 a.m. Keeping Your Family Safe

  • Timothy Wheeler, MD, director, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, co-author of Keeping Your Family Safe
  • Rev. Anthony Winfield, chaplain, Elmhurst Hospital, NY, NY, author of Self-Defense and the Bible
  • John Wipfler MD, co-author of Keeping Your Family Safe

12:00 p.m. Report of the Resolutions Committee

  • Don Gaikins, president, Gateway Civil Liberties Alliance
  • Kevin Jamison, Esq., author of Gun Rights of Missouri
  • Genie Jennings, Women & Guns columnist
  • Richard Pearson, president, Illinois State Rifle Association
  • Harold Schroeder, chairman, SCOPE Inc., and NRA board member
  • Timothy Wheeler, MD, director, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership
  • Robert Wiest, Second Amendment Foundation board of trustees, Tennessee activist

1:00 p.m. Closing remarks and adjournment

  • Alan M. Gottlieb and Joseph P. Tartaro

http://www.saf.org/2009.grpc.agenda.final.pdf

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