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Industry news HAVA Hosts Disabled Vet, Family Hunt onored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) recently hosted retired Army Corporal Nick Orchowski, his wife and their two children on a five-day Barbary sheep hunt on the Felix Canyon Ranch in Flying H, N.M. Orchowski is a severely disabled Iraq war veteran who has recovered partial use of his legs and left arm after an explosion near Baghdad in 2004. Now ambulatory, he was able to stalk sheep over miles of shale and cactus-covered mountains at 5,500 feet in below-freezing temperatures. “It was truly inspirational to walk beside this American hero and his family for five days of hunting, and watch his joy at returning to the outdoor life he loved before his deployment,” said Heath Gunns, HAVA outreach manager. “This was the first hunting vacation we have had as a family since Nick got hurt,” said Orchowski’s wife, Jamie. “What a blast to see him relish the challenge. You could see the joy all over his face. HAVA has done for Nick what all of the doctors could never do for him — give him back his confidence.” For more information, visit www.honoredveterans.org. H Retired Army Corporal Nick Orchowski and his wife, Jamie, enjoy a HAVA-sponsored hunt. 5.11 Tactical Supports FDNY n January, 5.11 Tactical presented a donation of $63,732 to the FDNY Foundation, in remembrance of firefighters’ sacrifices on 9/11. The money was raised through sales of a special line of tactical clothing bearing a logo that features the World Trade Center twin towers, the Pentagon and the number 93 (representing United Flight 93), along with the words, “Never Forget.” “We are so grateful for the men and women who put their lives on the line for us on 9/11 and every day,” said 5.11 Founder Dan Costa, in presenting the check to foundation representatives. “This is one way for us to show public safety officers across the country that we will not forget their sacrifices.” In addition to supporting the FDNY Foundation, profits from sales of the commemorative clothing items support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. For more information, visit www.511tactical.com. I NSSF Launches Voter Education Campaign SSF has launched GunVote, a voter education website to assist eligible voters with registering, and with evaluating candidates’ positions on Second Amendment issues. NSSF also is encouraging Twitter users to tag their electionrelated tweets with “#gunvote,” and to track related issues on NSSF’s Facebook page. The GunVote website provides links to voter registration information for every state, a guide to political races in voter districts, the latest polls and a selection of related news articles. With the growing number of first-time gun owners, NSSF says voter education efforts are particularly important in 2012. “Votes on legislation and appointments to the courts have profound effects on our firearms freedoms,” said Steve Sanetti, NSSF president and CEO. While gun owners tend to be more active at the polls than the average citizen, there is a lot of room for improvement, according to NSSF. “More gun owners need to vote. It’s critical that they do, and that they consider closely what candidates are saying — or not saying — about our firearms freedoms,” Sanetti said. To learn more, and to download an image of the “#GUNVOTE” button, visit nssf.org/gunvote. Also, visit www.facebook. com/NSSFcomm. N C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Dan Costa (center), founder of 5.11 Tactical, presents a check to the FDNY Foundation. Cabela’s Raises $11,000 For USA Shooting abela’s and its customers teamed up recently to raise nearly $11,000 for the USA Shooting Team. During its spring Great Outdoor Days promotion, Cabela’s pledged a $2 donation to the team for each case of Winchester Super Target shotshell ammunition sold. Cabela’s customers purchased more than 5,000 cases of the ammunition. “Winchester Ammunition is the official shotshell ammunition 10 MAY 2012 C supplier to Team USA, and is a great partner of Cabela’s, so this promotion was a natural fit,” said Randy Moeller, Cabela’s merchandise marketing manager. For more information, visit www.cabelas.com, www.winchester.com and www.usashooting.org. Subscribe to SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com