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A generous grant from the National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation provided five new, and desperately needed, shotguns to a central Texas Police Department, on Monday.

The Early Police Department is happy to announce that they will be placing the new shotguns in patrol cars as soon as qualifications have been completed. reports:

The rural department, which is located about 80 miles southeast of Abilene, applied for the $2,623 grant last fall and was informed in spring that they would be awarded the money. The department called the new guns a needed asset, according to reports from local media.

The department said their current shotguns were old and some needed to be decommissioned, although all not completely. Some of the old guns will undergo adjustments to be converted into non-lethal weapons used to shoot bean bags.

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According to the NRA website, they have awarded more than $335 million in grants since 1990. That’s amazing! The left may attempt to demonize the NRA, yet it is the NRA out here working to make our country safer.

The NRA Foundation works to prove financial support to project, programs, and organizations that are eligible though the Grant Program.

Unfortunately, just being an American who wants more guns does not qualify. I already checked. (LOL)

Each year, several volunteer committees work to raise money across the country, which is therefore awarded in the form of a grant to support education and public service programs.

The general focus of Foundation grants are as follows:

  • Promote, advance and encourage firearms, shooting sports and hunting safety
  • Educate individuals with respect to firearms, firearms history, participation in the shooting sports, hunting safety, and marksmanship
  • Conduct research in furtherance of improved firearms safety and marksmanship facilities and techniques

For more information regarding requirements, deadlines, and application procedures for the grants, click here.


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