This feature appears in the October ‘16 issue of NRA America’s 1st Freedom, one of the official journals of the National Rifle Association.
It’s easy to say that you support the Second Amendment during a critical presidential election year. It’s another thing, though, to put your money where your mouth is—and many outstanding companies within the firearm industry have done just that.
One such company is making it easy for America’s 1st Freedom readers and other lovers of liberty to contribute to freedom and double their contribution at the same time.Companies like RIA that provide such generous support can make or break election-year success.
Rock Island Auction Co. (RIA), an Illinois firearm auction house, has launched the “Rock Island Auction Freedom Challenge,” an online fundraising campaign aimed at raising money to support the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action’s efforts to preserve Second Amendment-protected rights. RIA has pledged to match up to $1 million in donations raised through the online video campaign.
“If you have a gun, and you want to continue to own it legally, then this challenge is for you,” said RIA Chief Executive Officer Patrick Hogan. “It doesn’t matter if you go hunting, target shoot, want to protect yourself or your family, are a member of an at-risk group, are a sport shooter or are a collector. We want your donation, and we will match it. If every person who owned a gun donated just one dollar, the impact would be enormous.”
At press time for this issue, the challenge had already raised nearly $67,000.RIA is the world’s number-one auction company for firearms, bladed weapons and militaria. Founded by Hogan in 1993, RIA continues to set records for sales and to lead the industry with its extensive marketing efforts.
Companies like RIA that provide such generous support can make or break election-year success. The firm’s dedication to the Second Amendment—and to the NRA—should be appreciated and admired by all who cherish our American freedom.
Second Amendment supporters who accept the RIA Freedom Challenge will record a video of themselves stating why they are participating and challenging their friends and family to do so as well—and then post the video to their own social media pages. Donations can be made at RIAfreedomchallenge.com.
It is not necessary to receive a challenge to participate. At press time for this issue, the challenge had already raised nearly $67,000.
A generous response by America’s 1st Freedom readers could easily double, triple or even quadruple that amount in just a short time. Let’s all do our part in standing up for freedom and giving generously to NRA-ILA at this critical point in history.