GCO Announces 4th Annual Convention – August 10 & 11

What: GeorgiaCarry.Org 4th Annual Convention
When: Friday and Saturday August 10 – 11, 2012
Where: Renaissance Waverly Hotel Atlanta  – Hotel Rooms are available at a special discount rate through Wednesday July 11, 2012 and are limited in supply. Room reservations can be made HERE.
This year’s convention will be the celebration of GCO’s 5th Anniversary with much to celebrate and enjoy at this convention.

Our Guest Speaker will be David Codrea, long-time gun rights activist and grassroots leader.  David Codrea has been writing professionally on the subject of the right to keep and bear arms since 1999, initially for GUNS & AMMO magazine, then moving on to HANDGUNS, and for the last 6+ years at GUNS, where he is a field editor producing the monthly “Rights Watch” column. 

He was part of a team that established the pioneering gun rights website, GUNTRUTHS.com in the mid-nineties, and went on to form the Citizens of America advertising campaign, producing pro-gun radio commercials that played on stations throughout the country. 
A panelist selected by The New York Times blog to discuss the Virginia Tech shootings, he has been written about in various news reports, including by The New York Times, the Associated Press, The Arizona Republic, WorldNetDaily and the Romanian newspaper, Adevărul. 
Blogging at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (waronguns.blogspot.com) and Gun Rights Examiner (davidcodrea.com),  Codrea has also been a frequent (and frequently invited back) guest on national and major market radio programs including Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk and Armed American Radio with GCO Member Mark Walters, and on American Trigger Sports Network’s “Trigger Sports LIVE!” program with James Towle. He was also a featured speaker at the Second Amendment March in Washington D.C. in 2010. 
Codrea was named Gun Rights Defender of the Month in April, 2007 by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms for persuading the Bush administration to strike “collective rights” language from the Federal Register in an FAA ruling. In 2011,  he was named “Journalist of the Year” by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work exposing the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, and was a co-recipient of Soldier of Fortune Magazine’s “2nd Amendment Freedom Fighter Award,” and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership’s “David and Goliath Award” for his work on that story.
David is also involved in a new project to help produce a documentary on the ATF’s failed “Fast and Furious” scandal called “Blood on Their Hands.  His article can be found here with details of the project linked in the article.
David will be on hand for both days and will be looking forward to meeting and talking with each of you about our efforts to restore our rights to bear arms.

Have you purchased your tickets for the 4th Annual GeorgiaCarry.Org Convention yet?

Tickets are on sale now through July 31 – but don’t wait too long to purchase your tickets.  We are once again offering a $25 dollar discount on all-inclusive Friday/Saturday tickets through June 30!  Plus, if you register and purchase your tickets (All-inclusive or Saturday only) by June 30, you will be automatically entered in a drawing to win the hottest handgun on the market today – Smith and Wesson’s brand new Shield 9mm donated by Autrey’s Armory in Fayetteville, GA!

Winner must be present at time of drawing Saturday night.  Anyone attending the convention that purchased their ticket early will be eligible to win this pistol, excluding GCO Board Members, Officers, and the Executive Director. 
Tickets for this handgun can only be obtained by purchasing your all-inclusive ticket on or before June 30, 2012.  No other tickets will be offered for sale at anytime to win this handgun.

Once again, along with the all-inclusive Friday/Saturday tickets, we are offering the option of purchasing Friday evening only tickets as well as Saturday only tickets. Also available is the option of making 5 equal payments if you are purchasing all-inclusive Friday/Saturday tickets.

If you have never attended the GeorgiaCarry Convention, you’ve missed out on a terrific weekend packed full of fun activities, informative, educational and enlightening seminars, great food and drinks, games, auctions, exciting speakers, and camaraderie with the people directly responsible for sweeping changes in Georgia’s gun laws – YOUR FELLOW GEORGIACARRY MEMBERS!

Friday evening’s festivities will include dinner (included with your ticket), raffle games like “Kill the Zombies” with airsoft guns and our exciting poker tournament. Not to mention the opportunity to see old friends and make new ones!

Saturday will be crammed full of activities from breakfast (included with your ticket) until the end of our big Gala Dinner (included with your ticket). {You are on your own for Saturday Lunch!}  We’ll have more seminars this year than ever before, including one for those interested in preparing for unexpected disasters. There will be self defense instructors and legal advisers speaking and answering questions. There will also be a “Meet the Board” session where members can come and ask questions of all GeorgiaCarry board members and Executive Director. But most importantly, we’re going to focus our attention on lobbying efforts – not only on GeorgiaCarry’s efforts, but what individual members can do to help accomplish our goals.

A larger Vendor Show (open free to the public! – see below) will be held all day Saturday with more options and vendors than ever before. Before dinner we will have a nice cocktail hour and silent auction in one of the ballrooms. Finally, our exciting Gala Dinner with guest speaker David Codrea, master of ceremonies Moby, awards and live auction conducted by Jeremy Doan of  Doan and Associates Auction Company (GAL 3594).

New for the Convention this year is the ability for members and non-members alike to attend the Vendor Show absolutely free of charge. This will allow members of GeorgiaCarry.Org and even the general public to get a taste of our convention without spending a dime. Members will also be able to attend the “Meet the Board” session without purchasing a ticket, however, non-members will not be allowed in this session.

Please come out and enjoy Georgia’s flagship Second Amendment event! 

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