The Column, No. 113:
NRA Honors Henry at NRA 2017 Annual Meeting
Henry Press Release
ATLANTA, GA - May 1, 2017: At the NRA Board of Directors Meeting at the Omni Hotel, Board President Allan Cors and Vice President Peter Brownell presented Henry Repeating Arms with the President's Special Recognition Award. Anthony Imperato, president of Henry Repeating Arms accepted the plaque which reads:
Presented by the NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA To HENRY REPEATING ARMS In Grateful Appreciation for Distinguished Philanthropic Leadership. NRA Board of Directors Meeting Atlanta, Georgia. May 1st 2017.
Peter Brownell explained the genesis of the award:
"As you know there are many individuals and groups that provide the financial resources to help the NRA advance its mission. Today we recognize a great patriot for his distinguished leadership."
"In the spirits of freedom and solidarity at a historic production Henry Repeating Arms partnered with the NRA to set a world record on November 14th, 2016 with the 1000 Man Shoot. During this unique event, 1000 freedom-loving Americans joined together in Phoenix, Arizona to simultaneously fire 1000 Henry Repeating Arms Golden Boy Silver rifles."
"If that isn't enough Henry Repeating Arms is also a sponsor of the NRA Foundation Wall of Guns, the NRA Foundation banquets, NRA Gun Gurus TV and supporting sponsor of NRA All Access."
"Henry Repeating Arms has proudly supported the NRA for two decades. This combination of cash, gift in kind and sponsorship contributions total over 2.7 million dollars to the NRA."
"Anthony Imperato holds a healthy respect for the Company's rich history, but with an eye for the future. Henry Repeating Arms has the distinction of being one of the top five long gun manufacturers in the United States and he is ensuring that Henry Repeating Arms name continues to stand at the forefront of history. His generosity and desire to preserve our sacred 2nd Amendment is exemplary."
Henry donated the 1000 rifles that were used in the 1000 man shoot and proceeds from the sale of all 1000 rifles were donated to Friends of NRA. Henry Repeating Arms also donated 1150 Henry Frontier Rifles to be used at Friends of NRA fundraising events across the country.
Following a round of applause, Imperato thanked the Board and all members of the NRA. He told the crown, "I accept this in memory of my grandfather, who got started in the gun business in the police equipment business 100 years ago, and in memory of my father, who was a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment and promoter of youth shooting sports. I am thinking of them both this morning. It is an honor on behalf of Henry Repeating Arms. Thank you."
For more information about the company and its products visit www.henryusa.com or call 866-200-2354.
About Henry Repeating Arms
Henry Repeating Arms is one of the country's leading rifle manufacturers. Their company motto is "Made In America Or Not Made At All" and their products come with an unlimited lifetime guarantee. Henry rifles played a significant role in the frontier days of the American West and soon became one of the most legendary, respected and sought after rifles in the history of firearms. The Company's manufacturing facilities are in Bayonne, NJ and Rice Lake, WI.
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