By John Harris [Tennessee Firearms Association] and Jason Vaughn [The Tennessee Conservative] –
The Tennessee Firearms Association Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction, scheduled for September 4, 2021 has already received notable support from several elected officials in Tennessee as sponsors of the event.
Tennessee GOP members who have pledged their support as of August 25th include:
• Congressman Mark Green
• Congressman John Rose
• Senator Mark Pody
• Representative Clay Doggett
• Representative Rusty Grills
• Representative Jay Reedy
• Representative Chris Todd
• Representative Terri Lynn Weaver
TFA is asking members to call and encourage any elected Congressional or State Legislative member they may know who is not on the list to at least be a sponsor.
“If they resist, ask them why!”, John Harris, TFA Executive Director & TFALAC Treasurer, states.
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TFALAC’s Annual Event is set for Saturday, September 4th, 2021 and is being planned as a midday event.
Tennessee Firearms Association Legislative Action Committee 2021 Annual Event
Date: September 4, 2021
Time: Doors Open at 10AM – Lunch Around Noon – Auction To Follow
Farm Bureau Expo Center at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center
Wilson County Fairgrounds
945 East Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37087
TFALAC states that the event is a casual affair so, “feel free to wear your jeans and boots or whatever is your preferred ‘causal day’ but presentable attire.”
Tickets are $60 per person. Groups of 8 are $450 per group.
Interested individuals can purchase tickets HERE.
TFALAC welcomes donations of auction items. TFALAC has a history of having a fine collection of firearms and other items as part of its auction package.
If you or your business are interested in making a donation or providing auction items in exchange for promotional advertising, get in touch with email@example.com soon.
About the Event’s Speaker:
Douglas Englen retired in 2020 from his position as Chief Warrant Officer Five where he was the senior Warrant Officer Advisor to the Secretary of the Army in Washington DC. His military career started in 1986 and during the course of his service he retired as the most senior and decorated aviator in the US Army. He was in Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm, Provide Comfort, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and multiple classified locations throughout the world. He was selected for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, KY in 1998 fulfilling the Chief pilot position for many years. He has logged over 7000 hours of Fixed and Rotary Wing flight time with 34 combat tours and over 2500 missions in support of the global war on terrorism. His awards include: 2 Silver Star Medals, Legion of Merit, 3 Distinguished Flying Cross Medals, 2 Bronze Star Medals 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 4 Army Achievement Medals , Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Humanitarian Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, NATO medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Aviator Badge, Air Assault Badge and Parachutist Badge. In civilian life, Doug Englen is the representative for Bell Helicopter with Fort Campbell. He ran for the State Senate in 2020 and presently chairs TFA’s Clarksville region chapter.
Lee Beaman has been a strong and regular supporters of the constitution and your rights as citizens. We welcome Lee Beaman as one of our prime sponsor for this year’s event.
James Peach and United States Pearl are again on of the top sponsors of the TFALAC event and have donated several strands of fresh water pearl necklaces and earrings for the event.
Cyndi and Tracy Miller – Mr. and Mrs. Miller have been consistently strong supporters of TFALAC and we welcome their continued support as well as the donation of a stay at their Florida vacation home as an auction item.
Mark Green for Congress joins TFALAC this year as an event sponsor.
Rep. Rusty Grills who represents Dyer, Lake and part of Obion Counties in Tennessee has joined as an event sponsor.
Jonathan Low – is a recurring sponsor of auction items at the TFALAC events. Donated items will be available at auction and include a multi-day intensive firearms training course valued at $2000.
Stewart, Benton and Henry County Chapters – Donation of a CMP Garand as an auction item by Dave Vance for the honor of the Stewart and Henry county TFA chapters
Goldie Cross is a repeat sponsor in 2021 and has donated a “4 Day Handgun/Rifle/Shotgun class at Front Sight in Pahrump, NV valued at $2,000 which will be another great auction item.
US Concealed Carry Association (www.usconcealedcarry.com) is a sponsor for TFALAC in 2019, 2020 and 2021. It offers legal defense and educational training for gun owners. Also, TFA members can get a discount on its coverage package!
Hickok45 (www.youtube.com/user/hickok45) has again joined TFALAC as a sponsor in 2021. He is donating a Ruger Security Six that he has highlighted in a recent video and actually mentions in the video that this gun is going to be given to TFA!
Dr. Steven Hernandez and Lifetime Dentistry (www.lifetimedentistry.biz) is a Nashville area dentist who is also a veteran who served 4 years in the US Army with the 82nd Airborne Division. Dr. Hernandez has been a sponsor of TFALAC for several years and we greatly appreciate his continued support!
Turklay Law Office, PLLC – Law firm of trial attorney Daniel Turklay and Cody R. Johnson. The firm specializes in criminal defense and civil litigation including personal injury, family law, and other civil disputes in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri. Daniel is a Lifetime Member of TFA and a repeat sponsor. Call/text him for legal representation at 615-838-5903 or e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org
USLawShield. USLawShield is a returning sponsor for TFALAC. USLawShield offers legal protection and educational training for gun owners. Also, TFA members can get a discount on its coverage package!
CCWSafe has become a sponsor this year and also is offering a discount for TFA members who are interested in its gun owner protection plans. Go to the TFA member page (link provided) or use the checkout code TFA10.
D.T. McCall and Sons is a returning sponsor for 2021and the owners have a long history of supporting the 2nd Amendment, conservatives and the Republican party candidates.
Royal Range USA is a returning supporter for 2021 and has donated two annual premium range passes for the auction.
Beretta USA is returning again in 2021 as an auction item sponsor and supplying an A300 shotgun.
Donelson Wrecker Service, a long time sponsor and also hosting as their guest Code-of-Vets
Rusty Oak Armory has joined as a sponsor and donor for the event!
USLawShield. USLawShield is a returning sponsor and vendor that offers legal protection and educational training for gun owners. Also, TFA members can get a discount on its coverage package!
US Concealed Carry Association (www.usconcealedcarry.com) is a vendor for TFALAC in 2019, 2020 and 2021. It offers legal defense and educational training for gun owners. Also, TFA members can get a discount on its coverage package!
Tennessee Department of Safety
Donelson Wrecker Service
TFA will have a vendor table for memberships, shirts and hats at the event.
This is an evolving list but we are expecting:
M1 Garand CMP kit based on Springfield receiver and parts
Knight Mountaineer .45cal in line muzzleloader with Vortex Viper scope
Rusty Oak Armory custom AR15
Ruger Security Six in .357 magnum – feature gun in Hickok45 video
Beretta A300 semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun donated by Beretta
Sig 9mm 365XL, Manual Safety Xray night sights, 2 12rd magazines
Sig M400 TREAD 5.56 16″ Barrel, 30rd MagPul configuration
Henry .22lr “Classic” lever action rifle
Savage XP Axis 7mm.08 Package with 3-9×40 scope
Springfield Armory XD . 45 cal pistol 2 12 rd mags and holster rig
Taurus Model 605 .357 Magnum 2″ barrel, 5 round stainless
Ruger Wrangler 22LR silver with black handle
Stevens Model 320 12 Gauge Security Pump 18.5 in barrell, 5+1 rounds
Harrington & Richardson Pardner 12 ga pump shotgun 18.5 barrell black synthetic
Ruger American .45 cal pistol 2 mags and holster rig
Heritage Classic .22lr revolver
.54 caliber “Hawkins” style black powder rifle with wood stock
.45 caliber “in line” style black powder rifle
Remington Tactical 12 gauge pump shorty firearm
Mossberg Youth 20 gauge, adjustable stock
Smith and Wesson 642 Airweight .38 caliber 5 shot revolver
Ruger 9mm subcompact semiautomatic 7 round capacity
Mossberg Blaze .22lr semiautomatic modeled after AK47
Anderson AM15 Optics Ready Non RF85 223 Rem,5.56 NATO 16″ 30+1
EVENT AUCTION DONORS & ITEMS:
United States Pearl Co – Approximately $7000 of fresh water pearl necklaces and earrings
Cyndi and Tracy Miller – 4 day / 3 night Florida vacation home stay
Stewart, Benton and Henry Co TFA Chapters – DCM M1 Garand listed above
Rep. Jay Reedy – donated the Knight Mountaineer .45cal in line muzzleloader with Vortex Viper scope
Beretta USA – a Beretta A300 shotgun
Hickok45 – Ruger Security Six from one of his videos
Mae and Jerry Beavers – H&R shotgun
Royal Range – two (2) annual range passes
Magill’s Glockstore is a new auction item sponsor this year and has provided five (5) certificates for one hour of private instruction.
Defensive Pistolcraft has donated a Ruger semi-automatic handgun which will include a matching belt and holster rig from Craft Holsters
Repackbox LLC – is a manufacturer of custom ammo repacking box for reloaders. It is sponsoring auction items consisting of repacking boxes in several configurations and calibers.
Nashville Safe House – personal firearms safe
Robertson Trading Post – Marine Corp commemorative swords and knives
Tricia Anderson – silver jewelry
Sponsorships and Vendor Packages
If you are interested in sponsorships, there are several tiers of sponsorship. All sponsors will receive promotional material inclusion and recognition on event advertising and during the event.
Tier 1 Sponsor
$15,000 would include extra large printed banner to be positioned with the TFA logo behind the speaker podium. Would also have a display table if desired and a complimentary 10 tickets to the event.
Tier 2 Sponsor
$7,500 would include large printed banner to be positioned on the stage. Would also have a display table if desired and a complimentary 8 tickets to the event.
Tier 3 Sponsor
$5,000 would include printed banner to be positioned near the stage. Would also have a display table if desired and a complimentary 6 tickets to the event.
Tier 4 Sponsor
$2,500 would include inclusion on a printed banner at the event. Would also have a display table if desired and a complimentary 4 tickets to the event.
Tier 5 Sponsor
$1,000 would include inclusion on a printed banner at the event and a complimentary 2 tickets to the event.
$350 allows the vendor to set up a single table and promote / sell their merchandise. Will include 2 admission tickets to the event. Those desiring to participate as a gun show participant would require this level of participation as a minimum.
About the Authors:
Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Directory for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com