We hesitated to include this but, on reflection, realized that it’s something worth sharing. This organization was founded by three men whose introduction to the world of politics and gun rights was doing the impossible in 2013 – launching Colorado’s first successful recall movement, which brought about the removal of two sitting state senators and the resignation of a third. We did it because it was right and because it was our rights. We didn’t do it for accolades or political gain or profit and so we avoided the limelight and eschewed crowing for credit. Humility was our trademark, not hubris.
However, despite our avoidance of center stage, we acknowledge that we did something unique, remarkable and worthwhile. The NRA-ILA agrees and has bestowed their prestigious “Jay M. Littlefield NRA-ILA Volunteer Organization of the Year Award” to our former organization, the Basic Freedom Defense Fund. We are honored by the recognition and will be flying out to NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA to accept in person. And, because we’re who we are, our trip is being privately funded – we are using neither our, nor the NRA’s membership dues to pay for our travels. That money is better used in fighting for our rights.