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23rd Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference – Updated Agenda

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

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 & 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 Right to 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 KeepandBearArms.com

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

11:30 a.m. Special Address
-Arizona State Senate President Timothy S. Bee, candidate for Congress in the Eighth Congressional District

11:45 a.m. Recess and break to prepare for box luncheon

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 and attorney for plaintiffs in McDonald et al., v. City of Chicago
-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, The Bias Against Guns and Straight Shooting

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, GeorgiaCarry.org

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 KeepAndBearArms.com

3:30p.m. Concealed Carry on Campus: The New Battleground
-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
-Robert Corbin, Esq., past-president NRA, former Arizona Attorney General
-Dave Workman, senior editor, The New Gun Week
-David Young, historian and author of The Founding Fathers View of the Second Amendment

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

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 radio show, board member, CCRKBA
-Kirby Wilbur, KVI talk show host and trustee of SAF
-Malia Zimmerman, editor, Hawaii Reporter

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 Laws of America, and The Heller Case: Gun Rights Affirmed
-Guy Smith, author and marketing & media consultant
-Nikki Stallard, representing Pink Pistols

11:15 a.m. Freedom of Choice: Concealed and/or Open Carry
-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 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