GRPC 2012

The Gun Rights Policy Conference is set for September 28-30 in Orlando, Florida. Alan Gottlieb and the good folks at the Second Amendment Foundation have a knack for picking the right place at the right time. Of course, when the location of this year’s conference was announced at the end of the 2011 conference in Chicago, no one other than family knew George Zimmerman from Trayvon Martin.

I’ve attended two of the Gun Rights Policy Conferences – San Francisco in 2010 and Chicago in 2011 – and both have been great events. I got to hear great speakers but more importantly I got to meet very interesting people such as Alan Gura, David Sigale, Dave Kopel, and Tom Gresham.

I’ve already booked both the plane tickets and room for the Complementary Spouse and myself. The conference location, the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport, is rated as one of the ten best airport hotels in the world by Peter Greenberg of the Today Show. And at the conference rate of $99 a night, it is about the same cost as the Holiday Inn Express for a lot nicer room.

In addition, the conference is free to attend and you come home with a stack – and I mean stack – of books on shooting and the Second Amendment.

From SAF on the GRPC:

Come meet national gun rights leaders and your fellow grassroots activists at the 27th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC 2012) in Orlando, FL at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport hotel on September 28, 29, & 30, 2012. This is your once-a-year chance to network, get an insider’s look and plan pro-gun rights strategies for the coming year.

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, “smart” guns, concealed carry, federal legislation, BATFE policies, legal actions, gun show regulation, state and local activity. We’ll also review the 2010 elections, discuss the 2012 Presidential race and analyze Right to Keep and Bear Arms court cases.

Pre-registration is now open and SAF has a variety of methods to register. They really need you to pre-register so they can get an accurate count on the numbers of attendees.

An online registration form is available here.

Books, monographs and other materials—enough to start a Second Amendment library—are free, as are Saturday luncheon, Friday and Saturday evening receptions and morning and afternoon beverage breaks. Other meals, travel and lodging are to be paid by attendee.

Alternate Registration
Phone registration is available by calling 425-454-7012.

You may also register for the 2012 GRPC by printing, completing, and returning to us the pdf flyer & registration form. This file requires the no-cost Adobe Acrobat Reader™ or other pdf software. This pdf file is suitable for printing flyers and distributing to your friends, family, coworkers, and associates.
2012 GRPC Flyer

If you can get away for a long weekend or you live in Florida, you owe it to yourself to attend. I understand that Joe Huffman of the View from North Central Idaho and Robb Allen of Sharp as a Marble will both be attending. I hope to see other bloggers there as well.

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