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    23rd Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference
    September 26-28, 2008
    Sheraton Crescent — Phoenix, Arizona

    FRIDAY, September 26, 2008—Phoenix Ballroom

    7:00 p.m. Registration Table Opens
    7:00–10:00 p.m. Buffet Reception with Cash Bar

    Co-hosted by National Rifle Association and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    Landis Aden, president, Arizona State Rifle Association

    Arizona State Representative John Kavanaugh (R-Scottsdale)

    Sydney Hay (R) - State Mining Association Executive Director, candidate for First Congressional District

    SATURDAY, September 27, 2008—Crescent Ballroom

    7:30 a.m. Registration Table Opens
    Continental Breakfast hosted by Women & Guns Magazine

    8:15 a.m. CALL TO ORDER

    Moderator—Julianne Versnel Gottlieb, publisher of Women & Guns and Journal on Firearms and Public Policy

    Trooping the Colors by Buckeye Union High School Air Force JROTC

    Pledge of Allegiance by Landis Aden, president, Arizona State Rifle Association

    Invocation—Reverand Gregory Curtis, Largo Christian Center

    8:30 a.m. State of the Gun Rights Battle

    Welcoming Remarks

    The Road Traveled—Joseph P. Tartaro, editor of Gun Week, president,
    Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)

    The Road Ahead—Alan M. Gottlieb, chairman, Citizens Committee for the Rightto Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) and founder, SAF

    9:00 a.m. Federal Affairs Briefing

    Charles H. Cunningham, director, federal affairs, NRA Institute for Legislative Action

    John Velleco, legislative director, Gun Owners of America

    Joe Waldron, special projects director, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    Ralph Walker, treasurer, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association

    9:45 a.m. State Legislative Affairs Briefing

    Landis Aden, president, Arizona State Rifle Association

    Scott Bach, NRA director, president, Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs

    Ken Hanson, Esq., legislative director, Buckeye Firearms Association

    Chuck Michel, Esq., legislative chairman, California Rifle & Pistol Association

    Richard Pearson, executive director, Illinois State Rifle Association

    Jim Wallace, executive director, Gun Owners Action League (GOAL) Massachusetts

    10:15 a.m. Break and Refreshments hosted by[/b]

    10:30 a.m. United Nations and International Affairs Briefing

    Mark Barnes, Esq., counsel to Firearms Importers Roundtable (FAIR)

    Tony Bernardo, executive director, Canadian Institute for Legislative Action (CILA)

    David Kopel, Esq., author and research director, The Independence Institute

    Howard Nemerov, author and blogger

    11:15 a.m. Questions and Answers on Federal, State and International Lawmaking[/b]

    [/b]11:30 a.m. Special Address[/b]

    Arizona State Senate President Timothy S. Bee, candidate for Congress in the Eighth Congressional District

    [/b]11:45 a.m. Recess and break to prepare for box luncheon[/b]

    Noon Awards Lunch

    Hosted by Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Second Amendment Foundation

    Alan Gura, Esq., counsel of record, D.C. v. Heller[/i] and attorney for plaintiffs in McDonald et al., v. City of Chicago[/i]

    Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), surrogate for Presidential Candidate John McCain

    David Schweikert (R), Maricopa County Treasurer, candidate for Fifth Congressional District

    1:30 p.m. Recess

    1:45 p.m. Intellectual Ammunition

    John R. Lott, Jr., PhD, author of More Guns, Less Crime[/i], The Bias Against Guns[/i] and Straight Shooting[/i][/b]

    2:00 p.m. Firearms Civil Rights Court Strategies

    David T. Hardy, Esq., author, constitutional scholar and video producer

    David Kopel, Esq., author and research director, The Independence Institute

    John Monroe, Esq., vice president,

    2:30 p.m. Litigating Gun Cases after the Heller Decision

    Donald Kilmer, Esq., constitutional issues litigator

    Virgil McVicker, CPA, president, Madison Society Foundation

    Chuck Michel, Esq., counsel to CRPA, NRA, CCRKBA and SAF

    3:15 p.m. Break and refreshments hosted by[/b]

    3:30p.m. Concealed Carry on Campus: The New Battleground[/b]

    Michael Fancher Arizona State University leader, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

    Michael Guzman, Texas State University, president, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

    Katie Kasprzak, public relations director, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

    4:00 p.m. Know Your Enemies and Their Targets

    Manny Fernandez, Esq., board member National Rifle Association

    Joseph P. Tartaro, editor of Gun Week, president, SAF

    Timothy Wheeler, MD, pres., Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, a project of the Claremont Institute

    4:30 p.m. Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrines[/b]

    Robert Corbin, Esq., past-president NRA, former Arizona Attorney General

    Dave Workman, senior editor, The New Gun Week[/i]

    David Young, historian and author of The Founding Fathers View of the Second Amendment[/i]

    5:00 p.m. Presidential and Congressional Elections 2008

    Charles Cunningham, director, NRA Political Victory Fund

    Alan M. Gottlieb, chairman, American Political Action Committee

    State Sen. Sam Slom (R-HI), board of trustees, Second Amendment Foundation

    5:30 p.m. Questions & Answers on Saturday afternoon sessions[/b]

    6:00 p.m. Announcements and Adjournment

    6:30-9:30 p.m. Reception with Cash Bar—Phoenix Ballroom

    Hosted by National Shooting Sports Foundation and Second Amendment Foundation

    Entertainment by the Cartridge Family band

    Speaker: Bob Barr, Libertarian candidate for President

    SUNDAY, September 28, 2008—Crescent Ballroom

    8:00 a.m. Registration Table Opens

    Continental Breakfast hosted by The New Gun Week

    8:50 a.m. CALL TO ORDER

    Moderator, Peggy Tartaro, editor, Women & Guns, board member, CCRKBA

    9:00 a.m. ATF: Thinking Forfeiture and Fabrication

    David T. Hardy, Esq., author, constitutional scholar and video producer

    Jeff Knox, operations manager, Firearms Coalition

    John Velleco, federal affairs director, Gun Owners of America

    9:30 a.m. Countering the Media Bias against Guns

    Tim Graham, Media Research Center

    Tom Gresham, host of Gun Talk[/i] radio show, board member, CCRKBA[/i]

    Kirby Wilbur, KVI talk show host and trustee of SAF

    Malia Zimmerman, editor, Hawaii Reporter[/i]

    10:15 a.m. Gunowners at Risk on Ranges, Hunting Grounds, Parks

    Dennis Fusaro, executive member, Virginia Civil Defense League

    Don Turner, project manager, Clark County Shooting Park, former mgr. Ben Avery

    Dave Workman, senior editor, The New Gun Week

    10:45 a.m. Marketing the Second Amendment to the Public

    Alan Korwin, author of Gun [/i]Laws of America, [/i]and The Heller Case: Gun Rights Affirmed[/i][/i]

    Guy Smith, author and marketing & media consultant

    Nikki Stallard, representing Pink Pistols

    11:15 a.m. Freedom of Choice: Concealed and/or Open Carry[/b]

    Scott Hattrup, Esq., board member, National Association of Arms Shows

    Joe Waldron, board member and special projects director for CCRKBA

    11:30 a.m. Questions & Answers

    Noon Report of the Resolutions Committee

    Ken Hanson, Esq., Buckeye Firearms Association

    Genie Jennings, Women &Guns[/i] columnist

    Jay Knox, The Firearms Coalition

    Richard Pearson, president, Illinois State Rifle Association

    Herb Stupp, board member, CCRKBA

    Timothy Wheeler, MD, director, Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership

    Robert Wiest, Second Amendment Foundation board of trustees, Tennessee activist

    1:00 p.m. Closing remarks and adjournment

    Alan M. Gottlieb and Joseph P. Tartaro

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    Any AZ OCDO folks at this conference? Look for me, please. ... Long brown hair, dressed in black, with a VCDL shirt.
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