Cam Edwards


  • originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • bought his first firearm in his mid-20s
  • host of the “Cam & Company” radio show
  • NRA News Radio Host
  • author of “Heavy Lifting: Grow Up, Get a Job, Start a Family, and Other Manly Advice”


Gun Owners of America GOA


Hubert Leon “Bill” Richardson

1975 founded The Gun Owners of America (GOA)

Larry Pratt

– 1976 – 2018 executive director Gun Owners of America

Erich Pratt

 2018 – Executive Director for Gun Owners of America


Rachel Malone

  • 2018 – Texas Director for Gun Owners of America

John Crump

  • 2018 – VA State Director For GOA 





The Daily Bullet – Rachel Malone – GOA Texas
Dec 2, 2020

John Lott

(May 8, 1958)
– Ph.D. in economics from UCLA
– Economist, political commentator, and gun rights advocate
– 1997 study analyzed crime rates in 3,000 U.S. counties following passage of concealed carry laws during the past two decades
– 1998 – More Guns, Less Crime
– Concealed carry laws had resulted in significant crime reductions
– 2003 The Bias Against Guns
– 2013 founded the Crime Prevention Research Center
– 2016 – The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies

– Freedomnomics

From the Gun Rights Policy Conference 2019

Philip Van Cleave


  • 1971 – 1973 volunteer firefighter in Bexar County, TX
  • 1973 – 1980 reserve deputy sheriff in San Antonio
  • 1975 Masters degree Computer Science
  • 1978 Bachelors degree
  • 1980 move to Virginia
  • president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL)
  • June 2004, he received the Gun Rights Defender of the Month Award from the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
  • 2018 – was fooled publicly by Who Is America? is an American political satire television series

Joyce Lee Malcolm

(October 17, 1941)
– 1994 author  To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right



Virginia Shooting Sports Association

  • 1938 – originally founded as the Virginia State Rifle and Revolver Association
  • is Virginia’s oldest gun rights organization
  • official state association of the National Rifle Association
  • closely affiliated with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and the Virginia Gun Collectors Association

Our mission is to provide shooting opportunities for, and to protect the Second Amendment rights of, all law abiding Virginians.

VSSA Office
PO Box 1258
Orange, VA 22960
(540) 672-5848


PALMA Team Match Competition

  • fullbore rifle discipline
  • shot with iron sighted rifles
  • Shot prone
  • supported with a sling (no bipods or rests are permitted)
  • at ranges from 300 to 1000 yards
  • International competitions
  • only two permitted calibers  .223 Remington or .308 Winchester

International PALMA Trophy team shooting is dedicated, “to sustain in its finest tradition the superb competition in long range rifle marksmanship, which since 1876 has engendered mutual understanding and friendship, warm goodwill, and above all good sportsmanship among marksmen.”

  • September 13-14, 1876 – first PALMA Trophy Match held at Creedmoor Range, Long Island, New York
  • contested of teams from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Scotland and Ireland
  • muzzleloading rifles
  • 27 official competitions have been held
  • 3 unofficial competitions
  • United States has won 13 of the 27 competitions
  • The matches continued to the late 1920s
  • The trophy was eventually lost in Washington DC around the outbreak of WW2
  • 1966 – match was revived in the modern era in Canada

  • 1999 – Now known as International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations

Ranges that the matches have been conducted at :

  • Anzac (Australia)
  • Bisley Camp (England)
  • Bloemfontein (South Africa)
  • Camp Perry (USA)
  • Connaught (Canada)
  • Rockcliffe (Canada )
  • Sea Girt (USA)
  • Seddon Range
  • (New Zealand)
  • Whittington Center (USA)

PALMA Trophy Match Team is shot in three stages of slow fire in the prone position. The first stage is two sighting shots and 15 shots for record per shooter at 800 yards. The second stage is two sighters and 15 shots for record at 900 yards per shooter. The third stage is two sighters and 15 shots for record at 1000 yards per shooter. Each national team consists of 16 shooters who form ranks and shoot on four targets at each stage.

The PALMA bolt action rifles are 7.62mm NATO caliber (Winchester .308) and fire Match Grade ammunition using a 155 grain bullet.

Micrometer aperature (iron) sights are used for sighting.

The target is six feet square and has a 20 inch bullseye (10 ring). An aiming black circle of 44 inches includes a 9 and 8 ring. A possible score of 150 points can be achieved by each team member in each stage of fire. This adds up to 7,200 possible points for each national team per day of competition.

USA PALMA Rifle Team 
P.O. Box 441
Mineral, VA 23117

865 229-2561

Palma USA