Can't make it to Dallas? Gun Rights Policy Conference will stream online.

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The Second Amendment Foundation’s annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) is scheduled for October 1st and 2nd in Dallas. This year’s conference is the 37th of its kind and after a 2 year hiatus of having been strictly virtual, patriots are gathering in person. Not able to make it to Dallas for the conference? No problem. This year’s event, much like many in the past, is going to be streamed live for those that can’t attend in person to watch from the comfort of their own homes. Not only will the many insightful speakers be heard live, they can also be re-watched afterwards. Streaming and video archives will be on the Second Amendment Foundation’s respective YouTube and Facebook pages.


As previously reported, the Second Amendment Foundation does some important work in the gun rights arena. The SAF does a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to launching litigation and fighting for our rights. The GRPC is not only a way for patriots to gather together, but to also learn about what’s happening all over the country concerning the Second Amendment and gun related issues.

From the agenda, some of what to expect the first day:

8:00 AM Call to Order:

Julianne Versnel, moderator, DOO, SAF & CCRKBA

Carl Soto

Welcome by Alan Gottlieb, Chairman, Citizens Committee
for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and

Massad Ayoob, President of Second Amendment Foundation

8:15 AM The Path to Bruen and the Road after Bruen
Mark Smith

8:45 AM The Wisdom of Massad Ayoob:
Short Answers to anti-gun claims
Massad Ayoob, President of Second Amendment Foundation

9:00 AM America’s Rifle: The Case for the AR-15
Steve Halbrook,

9:15 AM Q & A with Steve Halbrook

9:30 AM Firearms: Their Forgotten Role in Society and Culture
Ashley Hlebinsky, President, The Gun Code, LLC
Joseph Greenlee, Esq., Director of Research at the Firearms Policy Coalition

10:00 AM BREAK

10:15 AM Government Bureaucrats:
The NEW ATF and Rule Making
Mark Barnes, principal of Mark Barnes & Associates,
a national and international firearms firm

10:30 AM 2022 Elections: Target Victory
John Fund,

11:00 AM Corpus Linguistics: 2A Friend or Foe
John Ohlendorf, Partner at the D.C. litigation boutique Cooper & Kirk

11:15 AM What Does Winning Look Like
Dan Wos, Author of Good Gun Bad Guy and Good Gun Bad Guy
Dan Zimmerman

11:30 AM BREAK

11:45 AM Awards Lunch with remarks by Stephen Gutowski


1:30 PM The Results of Biden, Harris, Schumer, and Pelosi’s Reign
Erich Pratt,

1:45 PM Heller, McDonald, and now Bruen:
Seismic Shifts and New Challenges
David Jensen, Esq., a trial and appellate attorney with focus on constitutional law
Don Kilmer, Esq., attorney for Second Amendment Foundation
Dan Schmutter, attorney for Second Amendment Foundation

2:30 PM First and Second Amendment Intersections
Chad Flores, appellate specialist, and partner at Beck Redden LLP
Cody Wilson, director of Defense Distributed, DEFCAD and Ghost Guns


3:15 PM FASTER: Practical Violence Response Training
Jim Irvine, President of Buckeye Firearms Association Foundation,
and director with FASTER Saves Lives

3:45 PM The No Man’s Land Between 18-20
Adam Kraut

4:00 PM TBD

4:15 PM 2A Airwaves, Digital News, and Reporting
AWR Hawkins, Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News
Mark Walters, host nationally syndicated, Armed American Radio,
CCRKBA director
Dan Zimmerman
Dean Weingarten

4:45 PM Chilling 2A Litigation: Fee Shifting
John Dillon, attorney for Second Amendment Foundation in several California court cases

5:00 PM The Scholars who Preserved the Second Amendment
David Kopel
Bob Cottrol

5:30 PM What Statistics Don’t Tell You
John Lott, Author and researcher, President Crime Prevention Research Center


That’s just a taste of what’s to come with this year’s event. Given the eclectic group of speakers from all different areas of the country, there’s something in this conference for everyone. So, set your timer for 8am CST Saturday, October 1st and tune in to take in some great Second Amendment related content and learn though updates on the happenings all over the States. To view the event live, head on over to the SAF’s YouTube or Facebook pages, where the content will also be available on the rewind.

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