38th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference
Sept. 22-24 2023
by Alan Gottlieb
15 Aug 23
The 38th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, co-hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, will be held Sept. 22-24, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.
The theme of this year’s event, which will be held at the Marriott Phoenix Airport Hotel, is “Road to Liberty!” Registration is available online at the SAF website.
You can book your hotel room with our exclusive low group-rate by following this link.
For those unable to attend, the conference will be available on multiple virtual platforms, including YouTube and Facebook.
This year’s conference will be attended by more than 600 gun rights advocates and activists and will feature a veritable “Who’s Who” of leaders in the Second Amendment movement. More than 80 speakers will offer presentations on a variety of subjects, including legislation, the upcoming campaigns for the 2024 elections, firearms litigation, and more.
Already scheduled are such notables as Alan Gottlieb, Adam Kraut, Massad Ayoob, Mark Smith, AWR Hawkins, John Fund, Tom Gresham, Mark Walters, Steven Gutowski, and representatives and staff from SAF, CCRKBA, FPC, NRA, and GOA as well as leaders of state organizations. A list of the notable list speakers' bios is here. A complete list of speakers will be added at a later date.
As in the past, this year’s conference and all materials are free!
- Friday, Sept. 22: The conference begins with registration and an evening reception, 7-9 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 23: The conference gets fully underway with panel discussions, individual presentations, and the annual awards luncheon. It’s an all-day event running from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 24: The conference wraps up with more panel discussions and reports from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb said this year’s event occurs at a critical time for the Second Amendment movement.
“Our rights have been under continuing and unrelenting attacks from the Biden administration,” Gottlieb said, “while we have seen several Second Amendment victories in the courts and the various state legislatures. We are witnessing continued growth in the number of legally-armed citizens, with more than half of the states now enjoying Constitutional/permitless carry.
“We’ve come a long way since the first GRPC was held in Seattle in 1986,” he added. “We will be delighted to see old friends and make new ones, and we expect this year’s conference to be an awesome event for everyone.”
The Second Amendment Victory in NYSRPA v. Bruen at SCOTUS opened new ground for RKBA litigation and at the same time has inspired state legislatures to launch full scale attacks. And Joe Biden has proposed confiscation and created dozens of executive orders that include increased ATF audits, suggested arming IRS agents, and anything else the anti-gun crowd can even think about implementing. With the 2024 elections in less than one year, we all need to plan our Road to Liberty.
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing, and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 700,000 members and supporters and conducts programs designed to inform the public about the consequences of gun control.