Handgun Club of America
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Founded in 2005, the Handgun Club of America believes to fill the gap between large nationwide gun organizations (that tend to be politically oriented) and the interests of small local gun clubs (that often meet only once a month).
Membership consists of law-abiding individuals nationwide across the United States, with an interest in the Second Amendment and for the skillful and safe use of handguns.
Unlike other pro-firearm organizations, HCA does not endorse any candidate or political party, nor does it allege to solicit members for donations. As a strong supporter of the Second Amendment provisions in the Bill of Rights, HCA strives to keep its membership aware of threats to Second Amendment freedoms around the country.
Membership represents many different political parties and independent voters.
Currently, HCA publishes two periodicals, a bi-weekly e-newsletter called eTips and TipOffs, and a bi-monthly members-only newsletter called Pistols & Revolvers. Members submit questions to the club's firearms experts and receive authoritative answers on a wide range of subjects ranging from safety to gun values to equipment.
The Handgun Club of America's main goal is to provide members with a place to develop both the self-defense and hobbyist aspects of the shooting sports, and to defend the Second Amendment.
In an effort to make gun safety information firmly stick in the minds of readers, HCA began an initiative in 2009 to present safety information in a different format. Among the methods used were videos showing specific handgun mishaps.
As another part of the initiative, HCA partnered with safe manufacturers to put biometric safes in houses where handguns are present. These safes deny access to unauthorized people (including children), but let the owner quickly access his or her handgun in case of a home invasion.
- "DEA Agent Shoots Self In Foot". Retrieved 2009-12-14.