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A SECURE FIREARM MEANS A SECURE COMMUNITY
"PROTECT WHAT PROTECTS YOU" CAMPAIGN
Every year in the U.S. 400,000 firearms are stolen from individual gun owners. Firearms theft is a top source of crime guns.
Last year, the National African American Gun Association (NAAGA) and the Bass Reeves Gun Club (BRGC) partnered with the Firearms Security Alliance to host a “Creative Hackathon” event in Atlanta focused on firearms theft prevention. The Firearms Security Alliance is a new, collaborative effort of gun owners, gun groups, military veterans, non-profits, law enforcement and other community leaders to reduce the illegal flow and use of guns. The Firearms Theft Prevention Project is the Alliance’s first outreach campaign.
The Atlanta in-person brainstorming event was highly successful, so other NAAGA chapters were invited to participate in a virtual hackathon for the development of this national firearms theft prevention campaign. The purpose of these events was for the Alliance and their advertising agency to collectively brainstorm ideas with NAAGA focused on giving firearms owners the information and resources they need to protect themselves from firearms theft and the crimes committed with stolen firearms. A top national advertising agency is working with the Alliance to develop the marketing for the campaign. The initial campaign will be focused on preventing firearms theft from cars, a growing problem in cities across the country.
Bass Reeves Gun Club members participated in the filming of Public Service Announcements and other video assets for the Firearms Security Alliance's (FSA) national campaign. The staff of Stoddard’s Range & Guns, Atlanta Georgia also filmed their portions of the PSA to be used by the range to promote this effort! Stoddard's was an awesome partner allowing us to utilize the ranges’ Training Bay exclusively for filming! The filmmaker, Candace Barbot, a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and her film crew member, Isabella, were highly professional and insightful. They were very impressed with NAAGAs’ mission and our dedication to educating on firearms safety and proficiency. They said they haven't seen anything like us!!
The results of the filming will be professionally produced videos, stills and brochures that will be branded for use by our organization. This model will be duplicated with other Chapters nationwide who have also contributed to the development of this campaign. It’s our collective responsibility to educate our communities and to help in keeping our guns out of the hands of criminals!
See the "Protect What Protects You" Campaign launched this year and the Social Media assets available to you to share the information to prevent gun thefts!
Protect What Protects You Partnership
BASS REEVES GUN CLUB, INC. IS NOW AFFILIATED WITH THE CMP
Overview: The Bass Reeves chapter is now affiliated with the CMP. The CMP is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U. S. citizens in responsible uses of firearms through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competitions. The CMP is a federally chartered 501(c)(3) corporation that places its highest priority on serving youth through gun safety and marksmanship activities that encourage personal growth and build life skills. For more information, visit https://thecmp.org/
By affiliating with the CMP, our chapter and its members may benefit in a variety of ways. It’s yet another way for individuals to gain access to training, facilities, equipment and the ultimate goal of taking marksmanship to a higher level. The list below outlines some of the benefits offered.
BENEFITS - Available to Members and/or the Chapter include:
Members - Purchase surplus ammo & firearms at CMP stores & online.
Members - $160,000.00 in annual scholarships for high school juniors & seniors.
Members - Access to U.S. Army Small Arms Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) & other training.
Chapter - CMP “First Shot’ & “On the Mark” newsletters
Chapter - Purchase precision air rifles and 22 caliber rifles for club junior shooting team.
Chapter - “Pay Back” program for 5 or more club members participating in CMP matches.
Chapter - Instructional materials & low-cost ammunition for clubs offering sanctioned marksmanships clinics.
Members & Chapter - Opportunity to conduct & compete in Excellence in Competition (EIC) matches.
Members - Compete in Service Rifle, Pistol, Rimfire and High Power Rifle matches.
Members - Compete in Garand, Springfield & Vintage Military Rifle matches.