Asheville Tea Party announces Gun Appreciation Day event January 19

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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From the Asheville Tea Party, a press release about the group will observance of  “First National Gun Appreciation Day,” an event organized, according to, by Political Media, a Republican media consulting firm.

The Brevard event will include a complimentary pizza lunch and details about the group’s upcoming second “Great Gun Give Away,”, this time for a PARA Tactical Target Rifle and a Sig Sauer handgun.

From a press release:

For Immediate Release

Asheville Tea Party (ATP) is joining other freedom loving groups across the United States to celebrate the First National Gun Appreciation Day on Saturday, January 19th. at Bear Arms Shooting Range in Brevard, North Carolina. The First National Gun Appreciation Day is the brainchild of Larry Ward.

Asheville Tea Party is encouraging everyone to patronize their local gun shops, dealers, ranges, and gun shows on Saturday, January 19th. Asheville Tea Party will be celebrating the ‘Day’ at Bear Arms Shooting Range beginning at 11 A.M. Bear Arms has been our gracious and supportive host of our Machine Gun Socials. Stock up. Practice your shooting. Celebrate our Second Amendment. Your receipt, your Constitution, your flag, and your sign: “Hands Off Our Guns!” are your ticket to a free pizza lunch. We will order at high noon so get there before. We will be there from 11 – 6.

Let’s send a message – again- ‘the right to bear arms shall not be infringed.’ We will defend and support our Second Amendment rights.

Gun free zones are killing zones. We have an inalienable right to defend ourselves and no government has the right to take that away. Jane Bilello, Chair of the Asheville Tea Party/PAC asserted, “The record breaking numbers at gun shows across the country attest to the defiance of the American people to the continued dysfunctional stance of the gun control advocates. Statistics bear out that gun free zones have been invitations to killers to make victims of all of us. The recent tragedy in Sandy Hook is another glaring testament to that. The radical left is targeting the instruments of the killers and not the killers. We will not be shamed or cowed into giving up our Second Amendment rights. Participation in the National Gun Appreciation Day is one more way to give voice to our opposition to gun control and gun free killing zones.”

Because the demand has been so great, Asheville Tea PAC will also be kicking off the Great Gun Give Away Part 2 for a Para TTR and a Sig Sauer hand gun. This time, out of state donations can be taken with donors’ compliance with their state gun laws and responsibility of transfer and legal fees. Tickets and flier will be available at Bear Arms and on-line at

Asheville Tea PAC is a political action committee that legally allows support for candidates who support the values of the Asheville Tea Party: individual rights, limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets.

The Readiness Raffle tickets will also available. See for details. A ten dollar donation per ticket allows the donor four chances to win four disaster preparedness supplies from Carolina Readiness Supply in Waynesville. NC.

Back by popular demand, Asheville Tea PAC is planning its third Machine Gun Social with PF Custom Guns and Bear Arms in the near future. Come on down to Bear Arms on Saturday, January 19th and help us plan.

Bear Arms Shooting Range

1653 Rosman Highway

Brevard, NC 28712

Look for the American Flag and the large rifle cartridge!!

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Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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