GOALS Comes To Knoxville In August

Gun Owners of America will be holding their first annual GOALS event in Knoxville, TN on August 17th and 18th. GOALS stands for Gun Owners Advocacy and Leadership Summit. This two-day weekend event will feature speeches from leaders in the gun rights movement, educational panels, meet and greet sessions, and musical performances from major artists. There will be special breakout sessions specifically for women and students.

The event will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center in downtown Knoxville. The Convention Center is located on the site of the 1982 Worlds Fair. It will be free to GOA members. You can obtain tickets by going here.

Unlike many other 2A events, GOALS will be emphasizing the role of 2A advocates in the media and content creators. I see many folks that I have known for years participating including Chris Dover, Jared Yaris, IraqVeteran8888, and MrGunsandgear.

You can hear more about it in this YouTube short.

I love the fact that this event is being held just over the mountains from me. Both the Complementary Spouse and I have registered for this event. If you plan to go to Dollywood, Gatlinburg, or Piegon Forge in August, why not include this in your plans as well.

Henry Repeating Arms Steps Up

Henry Repeating Arms, makers of some of the nicest lever action carbines, rifles, and shotguns on the market today, has stepped up its support for Second Amendment groups. As part of their “Guns for Great Causes” charitable campaign they presented checks totaling $75,000 to the Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, and Gun Owners of America at the recent SHOT Show.

Henry VP Dan Clayton-Luce presents check to SAF
Henry VP Dan Clayton-Luce presents check to GOA
Henry VP Dan Clayton-Luce presents check to FPC

The founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms had this to say regarding the donations:

“Henry Repeating Arms will never back down when it comes to supporting the individuals and organizations that work tirelessly to fight back against the political degradation of law-abiding Americans’ right to keep and bear arms,” said¬†Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. “Just like our Constitution, these organizations belong to and for the people. They have our backs, and we will always have theirs.”

I never had shot a Henry before Range Day. I got to shoot one of their side-gate loading lever actions in .360 Buckhammer. I was impressed with how smooth it was to throw the lever-action on that carbine. It was like cutting through butter. It was much smoother than a Rossi I shot later that morning.

I think it is instructive where Henry Repeating Arms put their money in the fight for the Second Amendment. While all three are national groups, they aren’t that other national group. I think the industry as a whole is wising up and putting their contributions where it will do the most good for gun rights.