NRA Snubbed By Guinness World Records Over Its Thousand Shooter Event

nra-shooter-eventeditedIn celebration of Donald Trump’s presidential victory and to support Second Amendment rights, the National Rifle Association held an event in Arizona in which one thousand gun enthusiasts would set a world record by standing side-by-side and shooting their guns simultaneously.

Only one problem…Guinness World Records told the NRA that they had no category for the record and wouldn’t validate it.

Via USA Today:

Brown said Guinness World Records told him by email that it had no such record and would create no such category. Shrugging it off, Brown said the NRA, not the Guinness World Records, is the authority when it comes to firearms, shooting competitions and related records.

The NRA hoped its history-making event would aid that cause — protecting Second Amendment rights — although the history part could not be confirmed. The Guinness World Records would not validate the world-record claim, according NRA spokesman Jason Brown.

While the NRA used the event to celebrate Trump’s win, it appears the event was in the making well before the election. It was apparently the brainchild of the president of Henry Repeating Arms, Anthony Imperato, who supplied the firearms for the event.

The thousand shooters who took part came from 16 different states and the event raised roughly $1 million for the NRA.

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