BREAKING NEWS--ARLINGTON, VA: Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee will be appearing as an honored guest at the National Capital Friends of NRA banquet on Thursday, May 18 in Arlington, VA at the Sheraton Pentagon City. Advanced purchase of tickets is required.
Sheriff Clarke has been a strong national champion of the Second Amendment and of the law enforcement community. He currently serves as a member of the National Rifle Association's (NRA) board of directors.
In February of this year, Sheriff Clarke published the book, "Cop Under Fire: Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime Politics for a Better America."
"Sheriff Clarke has become a hero
to Americans for his service, leadership, and
tenacious defense of the US Constitution."
-- Matthew Bergstrom, Arsenal Attorneys
The National Capital Friends of NRA is a community of Second Amendment supporters in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Their primary purpose is fundraising for public interest grants under the auspices of the NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. This year the Friends of NRA program celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Over those years, more than 20,000 Friends of NRA events nationwide have raised nearly $800 million to be used for public interest grants.
Recipients of NRA Foundation grants include youth shooting programs, law enforcement, conservation groups, hunter safety activities, the National Firearms Museum, and numerous other educational programs. Much of the money raised at Friends of NRA events is allocated to grants within the the local committee's state.
Matthew Bergstrom, Managing Attorney of Arsenal Attorneys, a national firearms law practice, serves as the Chairman of the National Capital Friends of NRA. He said, "Sheriff Clarke has become a hero to Americans for his service, leadership, and tenacious defense of the US Constitution. We're thrilled to hear his message for uniting all Americans in defense of our civil liberties, particularly the Second Amendment."
The National Capital Friends of NRA banquet will feature a VIP reception, dinner, and auction. Other honored guests expected to attend are Congressman Dave Brat, Virginia Delegate Dave LaRock, National Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Jonathan Thompson, Arsenal Inc. CEO Vartan Barsoumian, GEMTECH CEO Ron Martinez, Silencer Shop CEO Dave Matheny, Research Director of the Independence Institute Dave Kopel, and activist Martha Boneta.
Congressman Brat will receive an award for his leadership as a founding member of the Second Amendment Caucus in the US House of Representatives.
Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.friendsofnra.org/eventtickets/Events/Details/48?eventId=54219
For press and other inquiries, call 703-291-3312.