NRA Youth Education Summit application deadline drawing close

NRA Youth Education Summit application deadline drawing close

Apply for the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C., courtesy of the NRA

Top Shot Season 4 champion Chris Cheng with the NRA Youth Education Summit's top shooters

Fairfax, Virginia – The February 1, 2014, deadline to apply for this year’s National Youth Education Summit is almost here. If you’re a junior or sophomore in high school, this is your chance to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C.

The all expenses paid trip takes place June 23 – 29 and offers multiple scholarship opportunities. Throughout the week, students will learn about the American government through visits to NRA headquarters and a dozen other sights around our nation’s capital. Students will also have the chance to develop their leadership skills, public speaking, and debating skills through fun activities. Most importantly, they’ll get a safe introduction to the shooting sports at the NRA Headquarters Range! There’s never a dull moment during the week-long trip.

Start your Y.E.S. application today right here. Print it out, fill it out, and mail it out to NRA headquarters:

    Event Services Coordinator
    11250 Waples Mill Rd
    Fairfax, VA 22030

The application process is highly competitive and consists of a Second Amendment essay, personal statement, high school transcript and three recommendations.

If you’re from Alaska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, or Virginia, there’s a state Y.E.S. program you need to go through first. Learn about them here.

Although a lot of Y.E.S. applicants have prior experience with the shooting sports, it’s not required to be accepted. Your application is judged solely on GPA, well-roundedness of activities, your Second Amendment essay, Personal Statement and recommendations.

Learn all about the exciting events and scholarship opportunities the Youth Education Summit has to offer on its website: http://www.friendsofnra.org/yes.

A Day 3 look at the floor of 2014′s SHOT Show in Las Vegas

One last walkthrough of SHOT Show's exhibit hall before heading into the final stretch

Machetes on display at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada – Today is the final day of SHOT Show, the annual shooting sports industry trade show in Las Vegas. While Lars runs through the Sands Expo and Convention Center one last time to catch the latest and greatest gadgets coming to a gun store near you, he's uploaded this slideshow of some SHOT … shots.

If, like the rest of us not lucky enough to attend, you haven't had your fill of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, and optics, here's a little more.