By Charles L. Cotton, NRA Board of Directors
Bill Allen is Chief Inspector of the Shelby County Sheriff's Dept., the largest sheriff's department in Tennessee. He is an NRA Benefactor member, Life Member of the Texas State Rifle Association, SASS member and National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association member.
As a current NRA Board Member, Bill serves in several capacities including Chairman of the NRA Law Enforcement Committee, Chairman of the Pistol Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Education & Training Committee. He is also a member of the Competition Rules & Programs Committee, Action Shooting Committee and the Sport Shooting Committee. Bill also served on the NRA President's Task Force on the National Police Championships and Multi-Gun Competitions.
Bill's experience in hunting and competitive shooting is not limited to serving on governing committees. He is also an ardent shooter. His skill at arms has earned him recognition as a recipient of the Distinguished Police Revolver award, three-time Tennessee State PPC Champion and Member of the prestigious 1480 and 1490 Clubs. Bill also competes in Small Bore, High Power Rifle, Cowboy Action, IDPA, IPSC/USPSA and 3-Gun matches. Oh yes, Bill also loves to hunt pretty much anything one can hunt. To say that competitive shooting and hunting are in his blood would be a gross understatement!
While shooting is a passion for Bill, he also has a serious side, a very serious side. He has served the citizens of Shelby County, Tennessee as a member of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Dept. for 41 years and counting. Starting as a deputy assigned to the jail, Bill advanced through the ranks serving in different divisions. He served in the Bomb Squad and in SWAT both as a team member, then as team leader. While in SWAT, Bill was first promoted to Sergeant, then to Lieutenant. He was then moved to the Patrol Division as Shift Commander. From there he took command of the Firearms Training Unit with the rank of Captain. Bill then moved back to the Patrol Division where he was again promoted to Inspector of the Division. From there, he was transferred to the Detective Division as Bureau Commander, then to Special Operations as commander. He transferred back to the Patrol Division as Division Commander. Bill’s latest move and promotion was to the Fugitive Division as Chief Inspector. Bill has served in virtually every capacity in the Shelby County Sheriff’s Dept. and his broad experience over four decades has put him in a unique position to promote the Second Amendment.
This experience in the real world has given Bill credibility when speaking to individuals and audiences on the importance of firearms for self-defense and defense of loved ones. For decades, he has seen the personal and family devastation inflicted on innocent victims by violent criminals. When Bill speaks of the critical need for self-defense firearms, he does so as a man who has “seen the elephant.”
Gun owners need men like Bill Allen on the NRA Board of Directors. I request that you vote for Bill and recommend your friends and family members do the same.
Charles L. Cotton
NRA Board of Directors
Hello, my name is Graham Hill. I’m a life-long gun owner running for re-election to the NRA board of directors and I need your support.
I’ve served two terms on the NRA board and am the current Chairman of both the Legislative Policy and Federal Affairs Committees – which oversee all of NRA’s lobbying, political and legal activities at the federal, state and local levels.
I’ve work closely and directly with NRA’s chief lobbyist and government affairs leader Chris Cox for many years on protecting the Second Amendment at the federal and state level. Our work in 2016 to elect Donald Trump ensures a pro-Second Amendment Supreme Court nominee will replace Justice Scalia – this is the most important issue for the future of our rights.
Much work remains, including passing a national concealed carry reciprocity bill, passing the hearing protection act to deregulate suppressors, and rolling back onerous rules and regulations imposed on us over past decades. And that’s just for starters.
I was born and raised in south Texas, on the border. My parents took me hunting when I was literally a baby, and taught me to shoot guns beginning when I was 5 years old, just as their parents taught them, and just as my wife and I are raising our three boys.
I’m blessed to be able to competitively shoot 3-gun matches – even from my wheelchair – and to get to enjoy hunting in Texas with my AR, to get to shoot ARs and pistols competitively, to take youngsters on their first hunts on our deer lease twice a year and consistently have them successfully take game with suppressed AR15s.
This is my DNA, it’s who I am. I devote my time and labor to the NRA because without the NRA many of these activities could become illegal one day and deny my children, and their children the rights that you and I work hard today to protect.
As an attorney, as a father of three boys, and as an outdoorsman, I take protecting these rights seriously. I am blessed to have the expertise of 25-plus years work experience with federal legislation and regulations, and I put that knowledge to work with other NRA leaders to protect our Second Amendment.
As an attorney, I also serve on the Legal Affairs committee at NRA, where the vital coordination of legal and legislative efforts takes place. I am honored to work with the chairman of the Legal Affairs committee and others to advance precedent setting legal cases to protect our Second Amendment rights.
I serve our cause also on the American Suppressor Association board of directors, and as President and CEO of the Fifty Caliber Institute. I am also a past president and current board member of Washington Safari Club.
I believe we each have two sacred things to give in our lifetimes – our labor and our love. I’ve devoted my love to my family and friends, and I’ve devoted my labor to protecting our way of life - our core family traditions which in my case are embodied in the second amendment.
As we turn the page of history to a new chapter of progress in protecting and advancing our rights, I’m asking you to vote for my re-election to the NRA board. My promise is that if elected, I will continue to serve you, the members of the NRA, and our nation, in protecting and advancing the Second Amendment.
Thank you for taking the time read my message. If you found it compelling, please like and share it with your family, friends and fellow gun owners right now!
You can visit my facebook page at www.GrahamHillforNRABoard.com
Other Activities: Board of Directors of American Suppressor Association,
President Fifty Caliber Institute,
Co-founder, past President and BOD Washington Safari Club.
NRA’s Hunter Leadership Forum Blue Ribbon Committee to protect Hunting
Life Member NYSRPA, TSRA, SCI, FCSA, DSSA Honorary Life Member.
Curtis Jenkins is a current second term NRA Board member, serving on the Legislative Policy, Legal Affairs (Vice Chairman), and Finance Committees. He has been nominated by the NRA Nominating Committee for reelection.
Curtis is a relentless defender of the Second Amendment and a strict constitutionalist. He authored the nation’s first law prohibiting frivolous lawsuits against firearm manufacturers, versions of which were afterwards adopted by 33 states and Congress, with the federal version of the law being signed by President Bush in 2005. A member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1989-2005 (100% NRA A+ rating), he served as Chairman of the House’s Special Judiciary Committee. He is a NRA legislative leadership award recipient.
Curtis is a NRA Benefactor member and has been a member since he was 13 years old. He is a hunter, shooter, and collector. As a former Boy Scout leader, he helped facilitate shooter training and led a Whittington Center trip for Scouts. Curtis is a NRA Certified Instructor – Rifle/Shotgun. He previously served as a member of the BOD – Georgia Wildlife Federation, member – Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus, President – Monroe County Sportsman’s Federation (organized competitive shooting, NSSF “Hunting & Fishing Day” events), and Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff. He is an honorary Life Member of the Georgia Sheriffs Association and is a member of GSSA, TSRA, CRPA, NYRPA, FCSA, DU, NWTF, and GWF. A referral attorney for both the NRA and the Police Benevolent Association, he is a member of the Individual Rights Section, the Legislative Advisory Committee, and the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia.