TPUSA and NRA partner to discuss gun rights

TPUSA and NRA partner to discuss gun rights

Gun Rights

Travis Couture-Lovelady, a state director for the NRA, speaks to students at the TPUSA and NRA event inside the Nebraska Union on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Students who attended Turning Point USA’s event on April 2 found country music, pizza and the paperwork for a free year-long membership with the National Rifle Association waiting for them. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s TPUSA chapter hosted Sarah Hitchcock — the NRA’s grassroots coordinator for Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas — for an educational presentation on the Second Amendment’s history and current NRA efforts to secure gun rights. Kiara Kearney, the chapter’s president and a sophomore international business and advertising and public relations double major, said NRA University reached out to Malia Shirley, TPUSA’s field representative for the Nebraska-Kansas region, for the chance to speak at UNL. “One of the biggest pieces of my job is collegiate presentations,” Hitchcock said. “We come, we bring food and we talk about guns.” Her presentation began with the history of the NRA, which she said was founded in 1871 to educate people and give training on guns. Then, in 1975, the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action was founded with a single issue in mind: gun rights. “It’s easy to classify us as the lobbying piece, but you can’t forget what the NRA as a whole does 99% of the time, which is training and education,” Hitchcock said. “We are the standard for firearm training and education.” According to its website, the NRA’s political […]

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