2011 Gun Rights Policy Conference

Pre-registration for the 2011 Gun Rights Policy Conference put on by the Second Amendment Foundation is now open. The conference will be held September 23-25 in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency Airport hotel. You can go here to pre-register.

The Second Amendment Foundation puts on this conference annually and it is free. Let me repeat that – the cost to attend is free – and you come home with literally a pile of Second Amendment books, journals, and other resources.

Past GRPCs have outlined victory plans and made public the latest firearms trends. They allow you a first-hand chance to hear movement leaders–and make your voice heard.

This year we’ll take a look at critical issues such as: city gun bans, youth violence, “smart” guns, concealed carry, federal legislation, legal actions, gun show regulation, state and local activity. We’ll also preview the upcoming court cases and revisit the U.S. Supreme Court Heller Decision.

The full roster of GRPC 2011 speakers has not yet been set. Past speakers include: Alan M. Gottlieb, Joseph P. Tartaro, U.S. Representatives Ron Paul, Chris Cannon, Bob Barr & Jean Schmidt, Robert Levy, Esq. & Alan Gura, Esq., counsel for the Heller case, Wayne LaPierre, John Lott, G. Gordon Liddy, Michael Reagan, Larry Elder, Ken Hamblin, and many others.

Alan Gottlieb enjoys bringing the conference to the belly of the beast so to speak. Last year’s conference was in San Francisco which I had the pleasure to attend. You can see my reports on it here, here, and here.

In San Francisco, the local MTA had a policy prohibiting the showing of firearms in ads on their buses and bus stop enclosures. The SAF took this as a challenge and put up posters announcing the conference which featured an Oleg Volk photo with a woman and a shotgun. Frankly, I can’t wait to see what they do this year!

So if you live in the region or if you can get a plane ticket for a reasonable price, I’d certainly encourage you to attend. I met a lot of great people at the 2010 GRPC and I really hope to get back to the one in Chicago. I understand that a whole contingent will be coming from the Gun Rights Radio Network and that the plaintiffs in McDonald v. Chicago will be honored at this event.


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