BELLEVUE, WA – With guns and the Second Amendment in the political crosshairs this year, and promising to be a major issue in the 2020 national and state elections, the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms have seen huge interest in this year’s 34th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference the weekend of Sept. 20-22 in Phoenix, Ariz.
The conference will be held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 W Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021. It is co-sponsored by SAF and CCRKBA with support from key industry partners and organizations. Pre-registration for the event has topped 1,100 and attendance will set a new record. Second Amendment activists and experts from across the country are expected and about 90 speakers are on the agenda, which may be viewed here. The viewing audience is sure to be larger than last year’s 100,000-plus as the event is live-streamed on the Second Amendment Foundation’s Facebook page.
There will be remarks by SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, nationally-syndicated radio hosts Tom Gresham (Gun Talk) and Mark Walters (Armed America Radio), AWR Hawkins with Breitbart News, Stephen Gutowski with the Washington Free Beacon, author and researcher John Lott, major league pitcher Curt Schilling, and Mark Brasseaux, director of Targeted Engagement for the Trump Victory Campaign. SAF and CCRKBA leaders will be joined by representatives from Gun Owners of America, the National Rifle Association, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.
“With the current controversies swirling around gun control and turmoil in the firearms community, and a crucial national election only 14 months away, it’s understandable why there is so much interest in this year’s conference,” Gottlieb observed. “We’re bringing together the ‘Who’s Who’ of gun rights activism and expertise for an informative, energizing and entertaining conference.”
The conference will feature panel discussions on state and national political issues including the 2020 elections outlook, legal battles and legislation, suicide prevention, the culture war against gun owners, and lots more. Gottlieb acknowledged that interest is being fueled by calls from Democratic presidential candidates for mandatory surrender of semi-automatic firearms, expanded background checks and so-called “red flag laws.”
“We look forward to seeing everyone in Phoenix,” Gottlieb said.
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.