Smyrna, GA - GLOCK, Inc. will donate a total of $115,000 to four separate organizations within the National Rifle Association (NRA) during the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits held in St. Louis, MO, Apr. 12 - 15. GLOCK, Inc. Vice Presidents Gary Fletcher, Chad Mathis and Josh Dorsey, alongside spokesman R. Lee Ermey, will make presentations to each group inside the GLOCK, Inc. exhibition booth (#2031) on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 10:00AM.
"There are millions of NRA members and thousands of certified NRA firearms instructors who continue to protect our Second Amendment rights and help to promote firearms safety," said GLOCK Vice President, Gary Fletcher. "It's important for us at GLOCK, Inc. to recognize that commitment by supporting the NRA and its affiliate organizations."
The four organizations that will be receiving donations at NRA include:
National Rifle Association - This is the third consecutive year that GLOCK will make a $50,000 donation to the NRA. The NRA is America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights. The organization advocates for the promotion of firearm ownership, as well as marksmanship, firearm safety and the protection of hunting and self-defense in the United States. Ron Schmeits, President of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the NRA, and Kayne Robinson, Executive Director of Operations and past President of the NRA have been invited to accept the donation.
NRA Whittington Center - A $50,000 donation will mark the fourth consecutive year that GLOCK has donated to the NRA Whittington Center. The Center is the most comprehensive shooting facility in America today, complete with 15 shooting ranges, classrooms and a dining facility. It hosts recreational shooting and guided hunts as well as camping, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding activities. Wayne Armacost, Executive Director at NRA Whittington Center has been invited to accept the donation along with Schmeits, LaPierre and Robinson.
NRA Whittington Center's Adventure Camp - GLOCK will make a $15,000 donation to this group. This marks the tenth consecutive year that GLOCK has donated to the NRA Whittington Center Adventure Camp. The Camp is a unique place where young men and women have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting in a positive environment. Invited to accept the donation on behalf of the NRA Whittington Center's Adventure Camp will be Armacost, Schmeits, LaPierre and Robinson.
NRA Law Enforcement Division (LED) - GLOCK will donate 30 pistols to the LED. This marks the fifth consecutive year that GLOCK has donated to the LED. This event held in Albuquerque, NM, is the NRA's premiere annual shooting competition where Law Enforcement officers from around the globe compete to test their shooting skills. Invited to accept the donation on behalf of the LED/NPSC will be Glen Hoyer (Director-Law Enforcement Activities Division at the NRA), as well as Schmeits, LaPierre and Robinson.
About GLOCK, Inc.
GLOCK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with 65% of agencies nationwide choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visi www.teamglock.com.