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'Gun Talk's' Gresham Signs Up
16,630 NRA Life Members

Often nra members suggest that if every one of us signed up just
one new member, we could double the size of our Association
overnight. How about signing up more than 16,000? And not
just Annual members but Life members? In just seven weeks,
from early February to the end of March, outdoor personality
and nationally syndicated radio show
host Tom Gresham signed up 16,630
nra Life members.
Gresham has long encouraged his
"Gun Talk" listeners to join the nra.
"The point is when Chris Cox goes
into a congressman's office, they ask,
"How's membership?'" he said. "That's
the yardstick."
At the time, nra was running a special promotion on new Life memberships
if sponsored by a Life member. "I wondered if I could give my Life membership
number," said Gresham. And so he sent it
as a tweet and gave it out on air. "People really started responding,"
he said, and then it went viral on forums and chat rooms.
But his listeners encountered trouble getting through the nra

switchboard to sign up. Waits were at all-time highs. Gresham's
listeners appealed to the host and he sought help from nra staff,
eventually working with Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.
"nra set up a separate phone number for just 'Gun Talk,'" Gresham
said." If people called that number, they knew it was from 'Gun
Talk.'" Once everything was in place, the
radio host went on air and the response
was overwhelming.
"After three weeks, we had 6,000. I
pumped it like crazy on the radio. America's gun owners obviously want to be
part of the fight to not only protect, but
to regain gun rights, and they are saying
so with their hard-earned dollars," said
Gresham. "At a time when money is short
and people are concerned about the
economy, this massive response shows
just how important Second Amendment
rights are to the public."
Tom Gresham's "Gun Talk Radio" airs Sundays from 2 to 5
p.m. eSt in 138 markets and on Xm satellite radio; learn more
about the show at guntalk.com.

Will Gun Laws Lead to Boycott?

Potterfields
Donate Millions

The MidwayUSA Foundation Inc., an
organization focused on raising funds
for high school and collegiate shooting programs, just received a $3 million donation from Larry and Brenda
Potterfield. The money will be used to
support hundreds of new and existing
shooting teams and several 4-H programs throughout the country.

Sportsmen are once again banding together
to take a stand, and Colorado's hunting
industry may take the hit due to new antigun proposals signed into law by Gov. John
Hickenlooper. The new laws-among them
a ban on magazines holding more than 15
rounds, "universal" background checks and
new limits on the loaning of firearms-
have concerned gun-rights advocates and
outdoor industry professionals, some of
whom are calling for an economic boycott
of the state.
Already, Outdoor Channel freelance
producer Michael Bane has announced that
he will no longer film any of his four current
shows, including the top rated "Gun Stories,"
in Colorado. It's a move Bane says will cost
the state upwards of $1 million in potential
revenue. Magpul Industries, manufacturer
of the popular "P-mag" polymer magazines for ar-15 rifles based in Colorado,
announced in March that it will begin an
immediate relocation in the wake of the
new laws. "Within the next 30 days we will
manufacture our first magazine outside the
state of Colorado," said Doug Smith, Magpul
chief operating officer. Magpul currently
employs about 200 workers.
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While these actions are alarming
enough, there are also scores of hunting forums and websites full of hunters
voicing their plans to boycott the state.
Chris Jurney, vice president of the Colorado Outfitters Association, has already
witnessed the first wave of cancellations
and expects more nonresident hunters
will cancel trips in the near future. "That
kind of unity among sportsmen is going
to be big and unfortunately, for those of
us who live here, we're going to suffer the
consequences of this misguided legislation," said Jurney.
That kind of unity should worry Colorado legislators. After all, it was due to
the collective power of sportsmen and the
hunting/shooting industry that the Eastern Sports and Outdoor show in Pennsylvania was shut down after hundreds
of vendors pulled out due to anti-gun
prohibitions put in place by out-of-touch
management. That move cost the state
of Pennsylvania millions in potential
revenue. Nonresident hunters accounted
for 15 percent of hunting license sales in
Colorado last year, and 60 percent of the
state's total hunting revenue.

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