FAIRFAX, VA — The National Rifle Association (NRA) announced today that Smith & Wesson is the presenting sponsor of the NRA Women’s Network.
“It’s no secret that women are now engaging in hunting and the shooting sports in record numbers. My wife Susan and I are especially excited about the immediate success of the NRA Women’s Network,” commented NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. “With Smith & Wesson’s sponsorship and continued involvement, we will continue to grow this community and provide this valuable resource to women across the country.”
The NRA Women’s Network is a growing resource for female gun enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. The network features individual channels devoted to hunting, shooting, education, profiles and resources — each offers a unique experience and provides information on events, programs, competitions, clinics and ranges. In addition, there are more than 60 member profiles, plus spotlight videos, photo galleries and links to shopping, blogs, clubs, news and more.
“Smith & Wesson is proud to be partnered with the NRA Women’s Network. We believe that women who have been shooting their whole lives and women who are new to firearms will want to get involved with this community. What a great opportunity to learn more about the shooting sports and meet likeminded women,” remarked Smith & Wesson CEO James Debney.
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. For more information, visit NRA.org.
About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company’s brands include Smith & Wesson, M&P and Thompson/Center Arms. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. Visit the company website at Smith-Wesson.com.