Olin Winchester Hosts Members Of Congress In Washington DC
EAST ALTON, IL (April 5, 2022) — Last week, Olin Winchester hosted legislators and outdoor industry representatives at a special event in Washington, D.C., to discuss the positive impact of the shooting sports and hunting and responsible firearm ownership.
This one-of-a-kind event also featured an introduction to Shoot United™, an initiative designed to engage individuals and families in shooting sports activities.
“This was an important event for Members of Congress to learn more about the current 60 million-plus target shooters in the U.S. and our initiative that will drive additional participation in all aspects of shooting sports,” said Scott Sutton, chairman, president and CEO of Olin Corporation. “The shooting sports offer so many benefits. It is time spent with family and friends in a safe and welcoming environment where all participants are equals on the range – and no one sits the bench."
Keynote messages at the event included the positive impact of safe and responsible firearm ownership in the U.S.
“Over the past decade, we have seen more people than ever before turn to outdoor recreation, especially the shooting sports,” said Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester. “At the high school level, it's one of the fastest-growing sports across the country. We see it firsthand. It’s safe. It’s fun. And it continues to grow. While millions of Americans already enjoy these activities, many more have an interest in getting started. They just need help understanding where to begin. Our mission with Shoot United is simple: educate and invite those who are not familiar with firearm ownership and activities to participate, so they can enjoy the sport.”
Members of the shooting sports community, including educators and sports professionals, also attended the event and shared the impact the shooting sports have had on their lives.
“There are countless individuals who have made the shooting sports a part of their lives, from Olympians and competitive sport shooters to high school athletes and coaches and families,” said Flaugher. “We were very proud to host them at the event to share their stories with this important audience. This is reality. These individuals are proof that the shooting sports, hunting and responsible firearm ownership contribute to our communities in many positive ways.”
About Shoot United
Shoot United™ is a dynamic initiative designed to promote all that’s wholesome and healthful about the shooting sports and responsible firearm ownership. It’s time spent outdoors with family and friends. It’s competition. It’s one of the most fun and safe recreational activities in the country. The mission is to drive awareness and activate new participants to the sport by sharing engaging and educational content as well as providing resources where people can learn how to participate in the shooting sports and hunting activities. Learn more at ShootUnited.com and stay engaged on the Shoot United social channels. Make the shooting sports and responsible firearm ownership a part of your life.
About Winchester Ammunition
Winchester is the largest small caliber ammunition enterprise in the world and the leader in delivering innovative ammunition products to hunters, sport shooters, law enforcement, and the U.S. Warfighter. The 157-year-old Winchester brand is built on integrity, hard work, and a deep focus on its loyal customers. Learn more about Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or connecting with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.
Winchester: Committed to Safe, Legal and Responsible Firearm Use
As a global leader in the shooting sports and hunting industry, and a brand of 157 years, Winchester is committed to safe, legal and responsible firearm use. Winchester works with key groups like the National Shooting Sports Foundation on a variety of topics important to our industry, including training and education, and on specific programs such as Gun Owners Care and Project ChildSafe. Winchester will continue to support programs, organizations and individuals who promote hunting and shooting sports activities in a positive and responsible environment. Any use of firearms by youth participants should be done under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or other responsible adult.
Gun Owners Care®
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