ST. PAUL, Minn., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Minneapolis-based specialty outdoor retailer Gander Mountain, in partnership with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), announced today its alliance with the NSSF's 2016 #GUNVOTE campaign to support the association's voter education efforts throughout the course of the election year.
"As a company that is committed to providing responsible citizens with legal access to firearms and firearm educational programs that promote proper use, care, safety and security, we are proud to be partnering with the NSSF to support voter education in this critical election year," said Derek Siddons, Gander Mountain's President. "We stand with the NSSF and their mission to promote, protect and preserve hunting and shooting sports and are proud of our partnership to protect our Second Amendment rights."
In partnering with NSSF, Gander Mountain has made a significant contribution to support the #GUNVOTE campaign, which works to educate gun owners nationwide on the importance of registering to vote and making their collective voice heard at the polls on Election Day. Even more, Gander Mountain will be providing #GUNVOTE information to customers in stores this summer and fall.
"Partnering with Gander Mountain, a highly respected brand, which has a solid presence in many key voting states, recognizes the importance of this year's #GUNVOTE campaign, and its entire organization is on board to help spread the word to its customers," said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. "Gander Mountain's commitment will help educate gun owners about the importance of registering to vote, knowing where candidates stand on the issues, and on Election Day, heading to the polls to #GUNVOTE."
Gander Mountain - America's Firearm Supercenter™, has a steadfast record of fostering responsible firearms ownership, training and safety through its Responsibility Pledge (join thousands of citizens who have taken the pledge at ResponsibilityPledge.com or use the hashtag #responsibilitypledge to commit to securing your firearms) and its Gander Mountain Academy training centers which have earned a reputation as one of the nation's top providers of firearms education and safety training. The training centers are designed to provide firearm owners access to highly trained instructors, live-fire ranges, and access to exclusive, state-of-the-art virtual simulation technology in the form of virtual firing ranges that simulate a live-fire range experience, immersive threat scenarios, and skill-building simulations. Gander Mountain Academy offers training and safety courses for everyone from first-time firearms users to advanced law enforcement officers. For more details on the six Gander Mountain Academy locations, visit https://gandermtnacademy.gandermountain.com/
Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, MN, is the nation's largest and fastest-growing retail network of specialty outdoor stores for hunting, fishing, camping, shooting and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, Gander Mountain has offered the best selection of outdoor gear featuring national, regional and specialty brands at competitive prices. Focused on a "We Live Outdoors®" culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. Gander Mountain has launched a national campaign encouraging responsible firearms ownership – take the Responsibility Pledge at ResponsibilityPledge.com and use the hashtag #responsibilitypledge in social media to raise awareness. Gander Mountain has more than 160 conveniently-located stores in 27 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit www.GanderMountain.com Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton's (www.overtons.com), a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.