Early Monday morning I received a call from NRA Secretary Edward J. “Jim” Land, Jr., USMC (Ret.). Jim has the difficult, and at times enviable, job of running the corporation part of the Association, including the NRA Annual Meetings and the NRA Board Meetings. A shooter’s shooter, Jim is double distinguished, was a Marine officer in Vietnam and is one of the fathers of the modern Marine Corps sniping program.
On March 17, the USMC Scout Sniper Association will hold its 13th annual raffle, with the prize being a clone of the Vietnam-era Winchester Model 70 sniper rifle.
Friends of NRA is commemorating the long service and lasting legacy of Major Edward James Land, Jr.—to both his nation and the National Rifle Association—with a run of 50 limited-edition tactical rifles built by Virginia-based Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO).