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BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation invites run rights activists across the country to participate in the 36th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, which, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, will once again be a virtual event held online Sept. 25 and 26, hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Saving Freedom!” The event will appear on multiple platforms, including YouTube and Facebook.

Last year’s virtual conference had more than 6,500 pre-registered “attendees,” and SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb anticipates equally big participation. This year’s presentations will include a discussion about how COVID impacted Second Amendment supporters, plus a look at the situation in Illinois with FOID licenses. And, of course, there will an in-depth discussion of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association case that will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in November.

This year’s speakers include:

  • Over a dozen attorneys who have filed some of the most important Second Amendment cases in the past year, across the country.
  • John Lott, economist, author and researcher
  • Cam Edwards, host of Cam & Company and BearingArms.com
  • Stephen Gutowski, staff writer for The Reload
  • AWR Hawkins, author and contributor at Breitbart News
  • Mark Walters, host of Armed American Radio
  • Alan Gottlieb, Founder Second Amendment Foundation
  • Massad Ayoob, renowned trainer and author
  • Dave Kopel, Second Amendment author and scholar
  • David T. Hardy, Esq., litigator, video producer, historian

To register for this year’s conference, go to www.saf.org/grpc/. You will receive information to join the event, which will be presented on the various platforms.

The conference agenda includes panel discussions covering such subjects as federal and state legislative affairs, grassroots activism, legal actions in defense of the Second Amendment, media and corporate attacks on the right to keep and bear arms, women’s issues, advancing the gun rights message, and much more.

“Despite the continuing attacks on the Second Amendment by the Biden administration,” Gottlieb observed, “the gun rights movement has seen many successful advancements of gun rights this year. We now have a record number of Second Amendment Sanctuary cities and counties pushing back on federal gun control mandates as well as a record number of constitutional carry states where you no longer need a permit to exercise your constitutional rights for personal protection and self-defense.”

“Since the first GRPC was held in Seattle in 1986,” Gottlieb noted, “the event has evolved from 20 speakers and 70 attendees more than 100 speakers several thousand people pre-registered for last year’s virtual event. The GRPC has become a ‘must attend’ event for gun rights advocates and grassroots activists across the country, and more importantly so with Joe Biden in the White House.”

And because the event is entirely online, gun rights activists can attend from the comfort of their own home.

“This will be an awesome event,” Gottlieb predicted, “and gun owners from coast to coast can virtually attend.”

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 700,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.