Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Take Action

Inaugural Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference Highlights NRA’s Future Freedom Fighters

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Inaugural Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference Highlights NRA’s Future Freedom Fighters

On April 10, in conjunction with NRA’s Annual Meetings in Nashville, NRA-ILA hosted the first ever Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference.  A departure from previous Workshops, this year’s event was targeted specifically at college students, who comprised an overwhelming majority of those in attendance.

ILA Grassroots Director, Glen Caroline noted, “Our organization needs to replenish its volunteer ranks by identifying and training college students to participate in our Grassroots programs and be freedom’s foot soldiers in our campaign to protect, preserve and promote the Second Amendment.”

The Youth Leadership Conference represented NRA’s commitment to freedom’s future, highlighting NRA’s commitment to ensure its grassroots strength by mobilizing a new generation of leaders.  The importance of fuller engagement among college students was echoed in remarks by a number of guest speakers, including U.S. Representatives Marsha Blackburn and Diane Black of Tennessee, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (S.C.), and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, all of whom gave impassioned speeches about the importance of student activism in defense of the Second Amendment.

Attendees learned about the history of the NRA and the gun control debate, as well as received updates on pending federal and state legislation affecting our gun rights.  Staff discussed the various Grassroots programs in which students could participate to enhance their activism, with special emphasis on NRA University, which is tailored to their age demographic.

Youth Leadership Conference attendees received:  complimentary, one-year NRA membership, a commemorative t-shirt, and free admission to the NRA Annual Meeting and special events, including the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum that featured a number of potential 2016 presidential candidates. 

Caroline concluded, “This year’s inaugural Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference was truly encouraging. It was fantastic to meet so many students who share NRA’s commitment to the Second Amendment.  I am already looking forward to next year’s event!” 

For more information on NRA's Annual Meetings & Exhibits and this weekend's events, please be sure to visit www.NRAAM.org.

TRENDING NOW
Anti-gun Propaganda Infiltrates History Channel’s Navy SEAL Drama “Six”

News  

Friday, July 20, 2018

Anti-gun Propaganda Infiltrates History Channel’s Navy SEAL Drama “Six”

With shows like “Tales of the Gun” and “Mail Call” with R. Lee Ermey, the History Channel has often served as a place where gun owners can enjoy entertainment free from the anti-gun political messaging ...

News  

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s decision to suspend enforcement of California’s restriction on the possession of magazines ...

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Surrender Requirement

News  

Friday, July 20, 2018

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Surrender Requirement

Last summer, we reported on the welcome news that a federal court had blocked California’s plan to require owners of “large capacity” magazines to surrender or otherwise rid themselves of their formerly-lawful property. As the judge in ...

Gallup: Gun Control Not High on List of Problems

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, July 20, 2018

Gallup: Gun Control Not High on List of Problems

Gallup’s July survey found that the number of Americans who cited guns or gun control as the most important problem facing America had returned to levels similar to before the shooting in Parkland, Fla. This month, ...

Moms Demand Action Reportedly Told Candidate Not to Talk about Support for Gun Ban

News  

Friday, July 20, 2018

Moms Demand Action Reportedly Told Candidate Not to Talk about Support for Gun Ban

Another chapter in the lengthy tale of gun control duplicity was written last week. On July 10, The Washington Free Beacon published a report of a video of Democratic nominee for New York’s rural upstate 21st congressional district Tedra ...

Washington: Seattle City Council Passes Ordinance Making Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

Monday, July 16, 2018

Washington: Seattle City Council Passes Ordinance Making Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

On July 9th, the Seattle City Council passed a mandatory firearm storage ordinance to restrict the self-defense rights of Seattle residents.  The ordinance, if signed by Mayor Jenny Durkan, will impose a one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms as ...

Israel Set to Further Embrace Armed Citizenry to Promote Public Safety

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, July 20, 2018

Israel Set to Further Embrace Armed Citizenry to Promote Public Safety

After a spate of terror attacks in 2015, Israel opted to loosen its firearms restrictions so that more citizens could help to defend themselves and their communities. According to a recent report from Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the Ministry ...

Anti-gun Efforts to Expand U.N. Regulations to Ammunition Continue

News  

Friday, July 6, 2018

Anti-gun Efforts to Expand U.N. Regulations to Ammunition Continue

Shortly before 4:00am last Saturday morning, the two week long Third Review Conference (RevCon3) on the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All ...

Washington: NRA and SAF File Lawsuit Against City of Seattle

Friday, July 20, 2018

Washington: NRA and SAF File Lawsuit Against City of Seattle

On Friday, July 20th, the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan, and others, to invalidate the mandatory firearm storage ordinance that was recently passed by ...

Illinois: Governor Signs Two Gun Control Bills

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Illinois: Governor Signs Two Gun Control Bills

On July 17th, Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 2354 and Senate Bill 3256 into law.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.