May 24 : 2012
FAIRFAX, VA. The National Rifle Association (NRA) today announced that it has received a gift to its Voice of Freedom program from Smith & Wesson, a leader in firearm design and manufacturing and an iconic American company. The NRA will honor Smith & Wesson, represented by President and CEO, James Debney, as the newest member of the NRA’s Golden Ring of Freedom. Membership in the NRA Golden Ring of Freedom is reserved for those who have given gifts of cash or assets to the NRA totaling one million dollars or more.
In addition to its Voice of Freedom contribution, Smith & Wesson has also made a four-year commitment to sponsor the NRA Life of Duty online network’s Patriot Profiles. Patriot Profiles is a documentary series dedicated to telling stories of the heroism, courage and honor displayed by the brave men and women who defend our American freedoms at home and abroad.
Smith & Wesson President and CEO, James Debney, said, “On behalf of all of us at Smith & Wesson, we are proud to support the NRA, an organization dedicated to ensuring our right to keep and bear arms. Through the many programs that we sponsor and that the NRA produces, we are honored to play a role in supporting our country, the rights of our citizenry, and our heroes. As we approach Memorial Day, we are particularly proud to announce our sponsorship of the Life of Duty programs that exist to pay tribute to the brave men and women in our law enforcement and the military.”
As a member of the NRA Corporate Partners Program, Smith & Wesson has worked closely with the NRA over the years and currently supports a number of Association programs including the NRA Voice of Freedom, the NRA Life of Duty program, NRA Law Enforcement, and The NRA Foundation. Smith & Wesson’s support far exceeds one million dollars in cash.
Thanking Smith and Wesson for their gift, NRA CEO and Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre noted, “Smith & Wesson’s and James Debney’s exceptional and exemplary support and leadership in advancing these vital NRA programs will have a significant impact for generations. Smith & Wesson is a valued corporate partner in NRA’s fight to preserve the Second Amendment and we are grateful for their dedication to our shared American values.” Continue reading “Smith and Wesson to be Inducted into the NRA Golden Ring of Freedom 5-27-2012″