County Commission Proclaims Nov. 17th NRA Day in Polk County
The Board of Polk County Commissioners Recognizes the National Rifle Association for 150 Years of Service
The proclamation recognizes the National Rifle Association for 150 years of protecting Second Amendment freedom, teaching marksmanship and gun safety.
Since its founding on November 17, 1871, by two Union Civil War officers, the National Rifle Association has served firearm owners across the nation through training and other initiatives aimed at promoting firearm safety, the shooting sports and hunter education.
The proclamation was initiated by In-Gauge of Polk County, in Winter Haven, Florida, a non-profit organization chartered by the National Rifle Association. The mission of In-Gauge of Polk County is to preserve and promote the shooting sports through firearms training and safety education.
In-Gauge has been carrying out its mission since 2015 and has been celebrating the NRA's 150th anniversary by conducting free firearm safety training classes, giving away free NRA memberships to class participants.
In 2017, In-Gauge of Polk County became a proud sponsor of the Polk Senior Games when it petitioned Polk Senior Games, Inc. to include a pistol competition as an event. Although the Polk Senior Games conducted rifle, trap and skeet and archery competitions, it did not have a pistol competition. In 2017, for the first time in its 25-year history, the Polk Senior Games conducted a pistol competition sponsored by In-Gauge of Polk County. The pistol competition continues to be a regular event in the Polk Senior Games annual program.
In-Gauge will be conducting other public events commemorating the NRA's 150th anniversary through the month of November.