Buckeye Firearms' Jim Irvine Receives NRA's “Jay M. Littlefield Volunteer of the Year Award”

Buckeye Firearms Association leadership team and supporters would like to congratulate our Chairman, Jim Irvine, on being chosen as the recipient of the very prestigous NRA-ILA's 2011 "Jay M. Littlefield Volunteer of the Year Award." This is the highest award given by NRA-ILA to individuals who have dedicated themselves to the preservation of the Second Amendment, for advocacy and volunteerism.

Jim Irvine also serves as president of the Buckeye Firearms Foundation, is the NRA-ILA EVC (election volunteer coordinator) for Ohio's 9th Congressional District, has worked on several campaigns over the course of many years, and is a tireless defender of our Second Amendment rights.

Irvine was presented the "Jay M. Littlefield" award on Saturday, September 15 at the National Rifle Association's Board of Directors meeting, held in Arlington, VA. NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox and NRA President David Keene presented Jim with his award before the Board of Directors, members, guests and NRA staff. The award recipients were also honored on Friday night at the NRA President's reception.

Please join the Buckeye Firearms Association leadership team in our congratulations and best wishes to Jim Irvine for a job well done!

UPDATE: The NRA-ILA press release marking this award follows:

Fairfax, Va. – Jim Irvine of Strongsville, Ohio, is a recipient of the 2011 Jay M. Littlefield Memorial NRA-ILA Volunteer of the Year Award. This award recognizes an individual NRA member for his or her meritorious defense of the Second Amendment.

“Jim Irvine has worked tirelessly to help preserve the Second Amendment by helping elect pro-freedom candidates in Ohio,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director for NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “He has answered freedom’s call every time he was needed and diligently assisted our efforts in Ohio. Jim’s outstanding efforts are an inspiration to NRA members all over this country who share our common goal of electing pro-gun candidates.”

As the current chairman of the Buckeye Firearms Coalition and NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinator (EVC) for Ohio’s 16th Congressional District, Jim Irvine was instrumental in guiding the passage of restaurant carry and restoration of rights legislation in Ohio in 2011. As a dedicated citizen and EVC, Mr. Irvine has been instrumental in turning out volunteers for numerous campaigns to ensure that pro-gun candidates are elected. The passion and drive that Mr. Irvine has shown over the years to advance gun rights and his desire to defend, preserve, and restore the Second Amendment are second to none.

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