Topic: Gun Control
Guest Speaker: Asa Hutchinson
- Saturday, Feb 16th, 1 pm – 3 pm
- Center for Non-Profits at St. Mary’s, 1200 W. Walnut St., Rogers, AR 72756, Meeting Room – McAuley Hall
Conservative Arkansas is pleased to invite you to our February meeting. Our guest speaker this month will be former U.S. Representative and NRA consultant Asa Hutchinson to discuss the NRA’s recommendation for armed officers in our nation’s schools. The NRA enlisted Hutchinson in December to lead the development of the National School Shield program – a model security plan for schools that relies on armed volunteers. The effort is part of the NRA’s response to the shooting rampage at the Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead. Following Mr. Hutchinson’s address, we will have several Arkansas legislators present to discuss gun-related bills that are working their way through the Arkansas Legislature.
The meeting will be held at the Center for NonProfits at St. Mary’s in Rogers (the old St. Mary’s hospital at the intersection of Walnut and 13th St). When you arrive, please park in Parking Lot 2 and proceed into the nearest entrance (not the main entrance). We will have balloons on the door to help you find your way.
Directions to Center for NonProfits at St. Marys:
From I540, take exit 85 for US 71 B
Head east on 71B (toward downtown Rogers) about 3 miles
Center for Non Profits will be on your right at the intersection of 71B and 13th Street.
Drive just past the building to get to the parking lot entrance and proceed to Parking Lot#2.
Where to Park: The entrance to our room is behind the small building that sits in Parking Lot #2 (see picture).
If Parking Lot#2 is full, feel free to use any of the other parking lots on the property.
Important Note: Google Maps does not correctly show the address of this building on its maps. It shows the address as a couple of blocks farther east down 71B. Please be aware of this error if you plan to use Google Maps to direct you to the building. The building is at the intersection of 71B (Walnut) and 13th Street.
SPEAKER BIO: ASA HUTCHINSON
In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Asa as the youngest United States Attorney in the nation. Prior to his election to Congress in 1996, Asa practiced law for 21 years, successfully defending clients in major white collar crime cases, while maintaining a vigorous civil litigation practice. As a Member of Congress from the 3rd District of Arkansas, Asa served on the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, among others.
After being elected to his third term in Congress, Asa was appointed by President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2001, where he combined tough law enforcement initiatives with advocating increased investment in treatment and education programs.
In January 2003, Asa was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the first Under Secretary of the newly created Department of Homeland Security. As one of the nation’s top-ranking homeland security officials, Asa was responsible for more than 110,000 federal employees housed in such agencies as the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Asa resigned in 2005 and subsequently joined the Venable LLP law firm in Washington, DC as a Senior Trial Counsel and a partner within Venable’s Litigation Division.
Since the forming of The Asa Hutchinson Law Group, PLC, Asa has been successful in white collar criminal cases ranging from foreign government bribery charges (FCPA) in Washington DC to forced labor charges in federal court in Dallas, Texas. Asa has also represented the Arkansas Secretary of State in voting rights litigation resulting from the State’s legislative redistricting.