The Second Amendment Foundation has been hosting the annual Gun Right Policy Conference for the last 37 years, and the 38th is rapidly approaching. If you’re a member of the Second Amendment Foundation (if you’re not you can still join), this event is open to you free of charge. All you need to do is register in advance and pay for travel and lodging. GRPC is a conference like none other, and worthwhile to go to – see for yourself.
This year’s conference has over 70 speakers on the schedule and is being held at the Marriott Phoenix Airport, 1101 North 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008. The SAF has arranged for participants to be able to take advantage of discounted rates on lodging, and those reservations can be made HERE.
On their homepage for the GRPC, the SAF states:
Come meet national gun rights leaders and your fellow grassroots activists at the 38th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC 2023) in Phoenix, Arizona. This is your once a-year chance to network and get an insider look and plan pro-gun rights strategies for the coming year.
The Second Amendment Victory in NYSRPA v. Bruen at SCOTUS opened new ground for RKBA litigation and at the same time has inspired state legislatures to launch full scale attacks. And Joe Biden has proposed confiscation and created dozens of executive orders that include increased ATF audits, suggested arming IRS agents, and anything else the anti-gun crowd can even think about implementing. With the 2024 elections in less than one year, we all need to plan our Road to Liberty.
This year GRPC will be action packed. With over 70 speakers hand-picked from the leadership of the Gun Rights Movement, the topics to be presented promise to have an impact that will help direct the path of our cause for years to come. Scheduled speakers this year include Stephen Hallbrook, John Lott, Massad Ayoob, Mark Smith, AWR Hawkins, John Correia, Ryan and Tom Gresham, Mark Walters, Stephen Gutowski and representatives and staff from SAF, CCRKBA, FPC and GOA as well as leaders of state organizations.
CONFERENCE and ALL MATERIALS ARE FREE!
The Friday evening reception as well as the Saturday luncheon, and Saturday evening receptions and morning and afternoon breaks are free. Other meals, travel and lodging are to be paid by attendee.
A more complete list of speakers can be viewed over at the speakers page HERE.
The conference spans a full weekend, with events starting on Friday evening with a reception consisting of hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The reception is a nice evening that’ll let people mix and mingle. For many, it’s a big family reunion, but also an opportunity to rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the Second Amendment universe.
A rundown of the weekend’s schedule:
- Friday, September 22nd 7pm- 9pm – registration and reception with light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
- Saturday, September 23rd – 8am – 6pm – registration and full day conference.
We will provide a complimentary light boxed lunch at noon as we enjoy our yearly luncheon awards ceremony.
- Saturday, September 23rd, 6 pm – 8 pm reception with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar
- Sunday, September 24th 9am – 1pm – registration and ½ day conference.
What’s GRPC not about? My colleague Lee Williams said in a recent piece, “There aren’t acres of booths or tables covered with guns and gear. The conference was not designed for manufacturers or distributors, although they’re certainly welcome.” Williams asserted, “GRPC was designed for us,” and spoke closer to what GRPC is really about:
“What you will get is a master’s class in grassroots activism, delivered from the best people the gun world has to offer. More than 70 speakers have been chosen from the leadership of the gun-rights movement. Together, their presentations will help chart our course for years to come.” – Lee Williams on GRPC
If you can fit it into your schedule, I can’t implore you enough to sign up for this event. When my schedule allows, hands down I’ll be going to the annual GRPCs. Not only are they informative, with great work getting done, they’re also fun. Some of the highest quality personalities, advocates, activists, attorneys, intellectuals, scholars, and journalists of the Second Amendment sphere and liberty arena will be present. For more details, check out the information page for the Gun Rights Policy Conference HERE.