We are members of and support the following organizations. We feel they are worthy organizations that help protect and promote a sporting way of life. We encourage you to check them out and support them as well.
While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been the premier firearms education organization in the world. I am active member of the NRA Foundation through Friends of NRA serving as Vice Chairman of the Seacost Friends of NRA in New Hampshire. Go to www.nra.org to check out the programs and services offered by the NRA. Join today!
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its stated mission is "to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports." Formed in 1961, the NSSF has a membership of more than 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportmen's organizations and publishers. Go to www.nssf.org to read more.
The Sportsman's Alliance of Maine states "it is Maine's largest sportsman's organization with 10,000 members and it is headquartered in Augusta, ME. SAM is considered the leader of Maine's 300,000 sportsmen. SAM's staff works at the legislature, state agencies and other forums on critical issues. SAM was organized in 1975 and is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit membership organization to promote conservation of Maine's wildlife resources and to be an advocate for hunters, anglers, trappers and gun owners throughout the state. SAM's members have a real voice and impact on outdoor issues." For more information or to join, go to www.sportsmansallianceofmaine.org.
Pro-Gun New Hampshire is a statewide membership organization that protects Second Amendment rights within the State of New Hampshire. With a mature leadership of current and former state senators and representatives, police chiefs, and others respected by the legislature, they influence state legislation through the personal efforts and honorable conduct of its leadership and members. Pro-Gun New Hampshire states, "We are your voice in the legislature on gun laws." Check them out at www.pgnh.org.
Fort Constitution Arms Collectors, Inc. bills themselves as "the largest gun and knife collector group in New England." Their purpose is stated "to establish a permanent organization for the advancement, mutual benefit and friendship of those persons who are interested in the history, preservation, promotion, advancement, use and appreciation of firearms, edged weapons, accoutrements, military artifacts, accessories, and other miscellaneous arms. To maintain a vigilance in regards to legislation that affects the above persons in pursuit of lawful collecting, possessing, purchashing, preserving, transporting, and using firearms, edged weapons, accoutrments, military artifacts, accessories and other miscellaneous arms." To see what they are all about or to join go to www.armscollectors.org.
The American Legion is a service organization. The American Legion is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families and helping to ensure that the VA’s medical system can properly care for veterans.
The Disabled American Veterans, or DAV, is an organization chartered by the United States Congress for disabled military Veterans of the United States Armed Forces that helps them and their families through various means. It currently has over 1.2 million members. Charity Navigator does not rate the DAV as it is a 501c organization. It does rate the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. is a national non-profit corporation founded in 1978 in the United States that is committed to serving the needs of all veterans. It is funded without any contribution from any branch of government. VVA is the only such organization chartered by the United States Congress and dedicated to Vietnam veterans and their families. The group holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code. In accordance with its founding principle, “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another,” VVA will be here for as long as it takes to make sure that those who serve our country receive the care and respect they have earned.
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