College Republicans at SRU offer Feb. 4 ‘NRA U’ seminar


The Bill of Rights, American flag and pistol

Jan. 28, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Lexy Higgins, National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action grass roots assistant manager, will present a seminar on the NRA, the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment and the gun debate at 7 p.m., Feb. 4, in the Slippery Rock University Smith Student Center Theater.

The College Republicans club at Slippery Rock University is sponsoring the event.

The seminar, "NRA University," provides education to college students from the gun-rights advocate perspective.

The NRA launched "NRA University" in 2007 because it believed not enough college students were educated about the NRA and American firearm laws. The seminar has been presented more than 120 times in 16 states and covers gun rights, gun safety, legislative threats to gun rights and the latest information on the gun-control debate.

Higgins, based in Manassas, Virginia, is a former assistant to former Virginia State Sen. Steve Martin, who served from 1994-2016. She is a former committee member for the Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee, the governing body of the Republican Party of Virginia.

Higgins has been active with Bearing Drift, a conservative website for Virginia. In 2012, she worked for the George Allen campaign for governor. Allen, a Republican, served as governor in 1994-1994 but was defeated in 2012.

Higgins graduated with a degree in political science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she was a member of the College Republicans.

The Institute for Legislative Action, established in 1975, is the lobbying arm of the NRA. Its mission is preserving the rights for all law-abiding individuals to purchase, posses and use firearms for purposes set forth in the Second Amendment.

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