Friday, September 28, 2012

WOW! The GRPC is a real Who's Who of this civil rights movement!

(Dollars to donuts they find my chubby butt hiding in the back and kick me out.....)

27th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference

September 28-30, 2012

Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida, Airport

FRIDAY, September 28, 2012—Regency Ballroom

7:00 p.m. Registration Table Opens

7:00–9:00 p.m. Reception with Cash Bar

Co-hosted by Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) and Second Amendment
Foundation (SAF)

Music by the patriot rock band Madison Rising

SATURDAY, September 29, 2012—Intercontinental Ballroom

7:30 a.m. Registration Table Opens

 Beverages hosted by Women & Guns Magazine

8:00 a.m. CALL TO ORDER

 Moderator—Julianne Versnel, publisher, Journal on Firearms & Public Policy, director of operations, SAF

 Color Guard—University of Central Florida, Air Force ROTC

 National Anthem performed by Madison Rising

 Invocation—Rev. Anthony Winfield, chaplain, Elmhurst Hospital Center, New York City

8:10 a.m. State of the Gun Rights Battle

 Welcoming Remarks

The Road Traveled—Joseph P. Tartaro, executive editor,, president, SAF

The Road Ahead—Alan M. Gottlieb, chairman, CCRKBA and founder, SAF

8:30 a.m. The Most Dangerous Election of Our Lifetime

 Maria Heil, board member and spokesperson, National Rifle Association

8:45 a.m. Federal Affairs Briefing

Mark Barnes, president, Mark Barnes and Associates

Jeff Knox, managing director, Firearms Coalition, gun issues columnist

Larry Pratt, executive director, Gun Owners of America

Joe Waldron, legislative director, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

9:15 a.m. State Legislative Affairs Briefing I

 Hon. Sam Slom, Minority Leader Hawaii Senate, trustee of the Second Amendment Foundation

Sandra Barreras, Puerto Rico, Damas de la Segunda Enmienda

Jim Irvine, president, Buckeye Firearms Association

Richard Nascak, co-executive director, Florida

Patrick Shomo, president, Maryland Shall Issue Inc.

9:45 a.m. Beverage break hosted IAPCAR

10:00 a.m. State Legislative Affairs Briefing II

 Stephen Aldstadt, president, Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE, Inc.) NY

Thomas Bolioli, secretary, Commonwealth Second Amendment, Inc.

Don Moran, president, Illinois State Rifle Association

Tony Montanarella, president, California Rifle & Pistol Association

Philip Van Cleave, president, Virginia Citizens Defense League

10:30 a.m. Global Gun Control: Down but Not Out

Gary Burris, founder, Lone Star Shooting Association

Sheldon Clare, president, National Firearms Association of Canada

Julianne Versnel, publisher, Women & Guns, director of operations, Second Amendment Foundation

Maj. Gen. Allen Youngman, USA (ret.), executive director, Defense Small Arms Advisory Council

11:00 a.m. “Stand Your Ground” Laws under Fire

 Eric Friday, Esq., counsel for Florida Carry

Jon Gutmacher, Esq., firearms instructor, attorney and author of Florida Firearms -- Law, Use & Ownership

11:20 a.m. Protecting the Right to Protect

Mark O’Mara, Esq., defense attorney for George Zimmerman

11:45 a.m. Q & A on Morning Panels

12:00 Noon Recess and break to prepare for box luncheon

12:15 p.m. Awards Luncheon Hosted by CCRKBA and SAF


U.S. Representative. Joe Barton (R-Texas 6th Dist.)

Ambassador Donald A. Mahley

Otis McDonald, lead plaintiff, McDonald v. City of Chicago

Awards presentations

1:30 p.m. Recess Break

1:45 p.m. Fine-Tuning Arms Rights in the Courts

 David Jensen, Esq., SAF counsel in Kwong vs. Bloomberg, Moore v. Madigan and Piszczatoski v. Maenza

 Donald Kilmer, Esq., counsel to CalGuns Foundation and SAF

David Kopel, Esq., research director, Independence Institute, co-author, Firearms Law & the Second Amendment

Dan Schmutter, Esq., legal counsel, Association of NJ Rifle & Pistol Clubs

2:15 p.m. The Second Amendment and the Legal Community

Bobbie K. Ross, Esq., Chair, Second Amendment Civil Rights Litigation Subcommittee, American Bar Association

2:30 p.m. The Realities of Self-Defense in Washington, DC

 Emily Miller, senior editorial page editor, The Washington Times and author of Emily Gets a Gun

2:45 p.m. The “Fast and Furious” Fiasco

 David Workman, senior editor,, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner

3:00 p.m. Beverage service hosted by

3:15 p.m. Those Dangerous Gun-Free Zones

 John Lott, PhD, commentator for and Wall Street Journal

3:30 p.m. Breaking the Establishment Media’s Stranglehold

 Robert Farago, publisher,

Bob Harvey, host, Bullseye Radio Talk Show

 Fredy Riehl, editor and press coordinator,

 Mark Vanderberg, Gun Rights Radio Network

4:00 p.m. How Gun Rights Are Really at Risk if They Steal the Election First

John Fund, senior editor The American Spectator and columnist for National Review Online

4:15 p.m. The 2012 Elections: A Nation at the Crossroads

 Alan Gottlieb, chairman, AmeriPAC, chairman, CCRKBA

 Stephani Scruggs, president, Unite in Action and national chair, The 912 Project

Kirby Wilbur, chairman, Republican Party of Washington, SAF trustee

4:45 p.m. Growing State Gun Rights Networks

Gene Hoffman, chairman, CalGuns Foundation

Brent Carlton, president, Commonwealth Second Amendment Inc.

Sean Caranna, co-executive director, Florida

5:15 p.m. Which Case Will Be the Next RKBA Case to Go to SCOTUS?

 Alan Gura, SAF chief counsel and lead attorney, D.C. v. Heller, McDonald v. Chicago and Ezell v. Chicago

5:30 p.m. Q & A on afternoon panels

6:00 p.m. Announcements and Adjournment

6:30-9:30 p.m. Reception with Cash Bar—Regency Ballroom

Hosted by Second Amendment Foundation and National Shooting Sports Foundation

Entertainment by patriotic rock band Madison Rising

SUNDAY, September 30, 2012—Intercontinental Ballroom

8:30 a.m. Registration Table Opens

Beverage service hosted by

8:50 a.m. CALL TO ORDER

 Moderator: Peggy Tartaro, editor of Women & Guns, board member CCRKBA

9:00 a.m. Growing the Gunowner Base in the Popular Culture War

Alan Korwin, author, After You Shoot, Bloomfield Press
Richard Mgrdechian, president, Madison Rising

 Neil Schulman, screenwriter, journalist, filmmaker

 Peggy Tartaro, editor, Women & Guns magazine, board member, CCRKBA

9:35 a.m. The Supreme Court: A Majority of One

 David Kopel, Esq., adjunct professor of Advanced Constitutional Law, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver

Joseph P. Tartaro, executive editor,, president, SAF

10:00 a.m. The Many Faces of the Second Amendment

 Rev. Kenneth V. Blanchard, pastor, firearms instructor, blogger

Doug Ritter, founder and chairman,

Erik Royce, founder, TruckerGuns Foundation

Linda Walker, board member, National Rifle Association

10:30 a.m. Is Patient Privacy Dead after Florida Court Ruling?

 Timothy Wheeler, MD, director, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, a project of the SAF

10:45 a.m. The Academic Front in the Gun Rights Battle

David Burnett, Students for Concealed Carry

Brian Patrick, associate professor of communications, University of Toledo

11:05 a.m. The Anti-Gunners’ Homeland Security Gambit

 Charles Heller, executive director, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

Benjamin Smith, director of Strategic Affairs, Unite in Action, and contributor to Breitbart and Fox News

11:25 a.m. Countering Media Bias

 Don Irvine, president, Accuracy in Media

Malia Zimmerman, editor, Hawaii Reporter, director, Hawaii Rifle Association

11:45 a.m. Q & A on Morning Session

12:00 Noon Report of the Resolutions Committee

Genie Jennings, W&G columnist

Stephen Aldstadt, president, SCOPE, Inc.

Linda Farmer, Georgia gun rights activist

Jeff Knox, managing director, Firearms Coalition, gun issue columnist

Don Moran, president, Illinois State Rifle Association

Herb Stupp, Vice Chairman CCRKBA

 Miko Tempski, director, CCRKBA

Linda Walker, board member, National Rifle Association

 Robert Wiest, SAF board of trustees, Tennessee activist

1:00 p.m. Closing remarks and adjournment

 Alan M. Gottlieb and Joseph P. Tartaro

1 comment:

Long Island Mike said...

Sorry to hear just now that Otis McDonald has suffered a terrible head injury and is in ICU. Pray for this patriot.