Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Hammer to Speak Saturday at NRA Dinner

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Hammer to Speak Saturday at NRA Dinner

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********** CORRECTION August 15, 2000

The First Coast Friends of the National Rifle Association dinner and auction at the Morrocco Shrine Auditorium will be held Friday beginning at 6 p.m. Because of an editor's error, a headline listed the wrong day on Page C-9 Sunday.

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The National Rifle Association, its membership buoyed by Executive Director Wayne LaPierre's recent public chastisement of President Clinton on the issue of gun control, brings its fund-raising show to Jacksonville this week.

The eighth annual First Coast Friends of the NRA Dinner and Auction will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road. Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for those 17 and under.

The guest speaker will be Marion Hammer, former president of the NRA and president of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida. A full house is expected.

"We'll have at least 800 people there -- they're coming out of the woodwork," said Tom Ascher, one of the banquet organizers. …

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