Pre-registration is now open for the 38th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, which will be held Sept. 22-24 in Phoenix, Arizona.
According to SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, the theme of this year’s event, which will be held at the Marriott Phoenix Airport Hotel is “Road to Liberty!” Registration is available online at the SAF website. For those unable to attend, the conference will be available on multiple virtual platforms including YouTube and Facebook.
This year’s conference will be attended by more than 600 gun rights advocates and activists, and will feature panel discussions and individual reports from many of the top names in the gun rights movement. There will be reports on state and federal affairs, upcoming legislation and on-going litigation, a look at the 2024 elections and more. More than 80 speakers will offer presentations on a variety of subjects over the course of the two-day conference.
Already scheduled to appear are such notables as Gottlieb, SAF Executive Director Adam Kraut, SAF President Massad Ayoob, Mark Smith, AWR Hawkins, John Fund, radio personalities Tom Gresham and Mark Walters, journalist Steven Gutowski and representatives and staff from SAF, CCRKBA, FPC, NRA and GOA as well as leaders of state organizations.
As in the past, this year’s conference and all materials are free, according to a SAF announcement. This year’s schedule follows the same structure as previous events:
Friday, Sept. 22: The conference begins with registration and an evening reception, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 23: The conference gets fully underway with panel discussions, individual presentations and the annual awards luncheon. It’s an all-day event running 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 24: The conference wraps up with more panel discussions and reports, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gottlieb, who also chairs the Citizens Committee, said this year’s event occurs at a critical time for the Second Amendment movement.
“Our rights have been under continuing and unrelenting attacks from the Biden administration,” he observed, “while we have seen several Second Amendment victories in the courts and the various state legislatures. We are witnessing continued growth in the number of legally-armed citizens, with more than half of the states now enjoying Constitutional/permitless carry.
“We’ve come a long way since the first GRPC was held in Seattle in 1986,” he added. “We will be delighted to see old friends and make new ones, and we expect this year’s conference to be an awesome event for everyone.”