Saturday September 26, 2014, at the Second Amendment Foundation Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago, IL, GeorgiaCarry.Org was honored with the Outstanding Grassroots Organization Award. This award is awarded each year to the organization that is felt to have accomplished the most towards restoring Second Amendment rights as well as the organization that had the most national impact.
Unfortunately, due to the arson in the Aurora, IL control tower that shut down Chicago’s airports, no one from GCO was available to accept the award. GCO Vice President John Monroe, GCO Executive Director, Jerry Henry and long time GCO Member and host of Armed American Radio, Mark Walters were registered to attend the conference but were unable to get out of Atlanta until the conference was over.
This is a wonderful way to begin to wind up 2014, an unbelievable year for GCO. As you know we have received a tremendous amount of national and international news media and now we have an award from a National Gun Rights Group, the Second Amendment Foundation.
Some of the organizations we were judged against – Virginia Citizens Defense League, Oregon Firearms Federation, New Jersey Second Amendment society, Buckeye Firearms Association, Florida Carry, Gun Owners of Utah, Montana Shooting Sports Association, and Wisconsin Carry to name just a few are very strong and well established and winning an award of this nature took a tremendous effort.
This is all a reflection of the dedication of you, our members in making this all possible. Without you, the members who make your influence known at the General Assembly, none of this would have happened. The Board of Directors, the Officers of GCO and your Executive Director extend our thanks to you for making our jobs easier and very rewarding. It is truly a pleasure to serve the members of this great organization.