The gun industry is filled with good people. One such person is ArmaLite president Tommy Thacker. Tommy is currently raising money for the Leukexmia & Lymphoma Society and we thought we’d help him out by syndicating his letter to friends and family to see if the GunsAmerica readership would also like to get involved with this worthy cause.
So below is Tommy’s letter. To learn more about LLS or to check out Tommy’s page, click here.
Dear Friends & Family,
Thank you for visiting my page! I have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to help the more than one million Americans who are living with blood cancers. Each year The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), National Capital Area Chapter launches its Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign. This year I was asked to join my friend Peter Webb’s campaign team. During this campaign from April 2 to June 13, our team will be fundraising directly to LLS in support of its longstanding mission to find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
With your support of a tax-deductible donation, LLS can continue funding critical research in the fight against blood cancers as well as provide outstanding patient services. All donations are appreciated and must be received by JUNE 12th. Anyone who donates for my campaign will be put in the drawing to win a new Armalite Versatile Sporting Rifle (information below). For donations under $20, you will receive 1 ticket per $5 donated. Donations made for $20 and over will receive 5 tickets per $20 donated.
I want to thank each and every one of you for your generous support of LLS’s mission. LLS is the leading non-profit organization committed to finding a cure for blood cancers. For additional information, please go to www.mwoy.org/nca.
Gas system: Adjustable
Charging handle: “Raptor” Ambidextrous
Model: M-15 Versatile Sporting RifleTM
Caliber: 5.56X45 mm / .223
Barrel: 18″ black cerakoted stainless steel
Rifling Twist: 1:8″ RH
Muzzle Device: 1/2 x 28 with knurled thread protector
Front Sight Base: 2″ MIL-STD 1913 rail section at forward 12 o’clock position of handguard
Upper Receiver: Forged, flat-top with MIL-STD 1913 rail, 7075-T6 aluminum
Lower Receiver: 7075-T6 aluminum (forged)
Trigger: Two-stage precision
Stock: MBA-1 light weight precision, adjustable for length-of-pull and comb height
Overall Length: 36.5″ / 37.5″
Weight: 7.5 lbs.
Finish: Anodized aluminum upper/lower receiver
Included with Rifle: One 20-round Magpul PMAG, limited lifetime warranty