Airgun Sporting Association

Airgun Sporting Association – Mission Statement

The Airgun Sporting Association has been formed as a non-profit business league as described in section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, to promote the common business interests of its members.  

The mission of the Airgun Sporting Association is to market, promote and serve individuals, companies and corporations involved in the manufacture, importation, wholesale and retail sales and distribution of airguns and related hunting and airgun sport shooting equipment, products, goods and services.

A primary focus of the Association will be the strengthening of relationships between the state wildlife agencies and representatives of the airgun industry.  The Association’s work with the state wildlife agencies will target the development of regulations legalizing the use of big bore airguns for big game hunting.  Also, the Association will work with state wildlife agencies to help clarify existing airgun regulations for small game hunting.

Airgun Sporting Association – Membership Categories

The Bylaws of the Airgun Sporting Association establish the following three membership categories:

  • Manufacturing / Importer Members
  1. Regular Manufacturer / Importer – Regular Manufacturer / Importer Members are corporations, partnerships or other entities whose primary business is the manufacturing and importation of Products. Regular Manufacturer / Importer Members have the right to vote, as set forth in these Bylaws, on, among other matters, the election of Directors, the disposition of all or substantially all of the Corporation’s assets, any merger and its principal terms and any amendment of those terms, any election to dissolve the Corporation, and amendment of the Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation. Regular Manufacturer / Importer Members will pay dues as established by the Board of Directors, and representatives affiliated with them are eligible for election to the Board of Directors as Regular Member Directors and may serve on any of the Corporation’s Board or Working Committees (except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws).
  2. Basic Manufacturer / Importer – Basic Manufacturer / Importer Members are corporations, partnerships and other entities who are new to the manufacturing and/or importation of Products and who have not applied for or not been approved as Regular Manufacturer / Importer Member. Basic Manufacturer / Importer Membership status is a classification that can be renewed each year for up to 3 years upon application, approval and payment of dues as established by the Corporation’s Board of Directors. Basic Manufacturer / Importer Members will pay dues as established by the Corporation’s Board of Directors.  Basic Manufacturer / Importer Members will be granted without the right to vote or to serve on the Board of Directors or the Corporation’s Working Committees or Retail Council.
  • Retailer Members

Airgun Retailer – Airgun Retailer Members are corporations, partnerships or other entities whose primary business is to sell, service and/or promote Products directly to consumers. Airgun Retailer Members will pay dues as established by the Corporation’s Board of Directors. Each physical location must pay membership dues to receive membership benefits. Airgun Retailer Membership will be granted without the right to vote as members or to serve on the Board of Directors or the Corporation’s Board Committees.

  • Distributor Members

Distributor Members are corporations, partnerships or other entities whose primary business is the distribution and/or sale of Products. Distributor Members will pay dues as established by the Corporation’s Board of Directors.  Distributor Membership will be granted without the right to vote as members or to serve on the Board of Directors or the Corporation’s Board Committees.

Airgun Sporting Association – Current Membership

Manufacturer / Importer Members:

Retailer Members:

In Process

Distributor Members:

In Process

Airgun Sporting Association – Board of Directors

The Airgun Sporting Association Bylaws stipulate that election to the Association is restricted to Regular Manufacturer / Importer Members.  Those bylaws also restrict the Board of Director numbers to no more than ten. At this time, the Association’s Board of Directors include:

Airgun Sporting Association – Executive Committee

The Airgun Sporting Association Bylaws establish an Executive Committee that will exercise the full authority of the Board of Directors in the management and affairs of the Association between meetings of the full Board.  Those bylaws stipulate that the Executive Committee be elected from the members of the Board of Directors and include a Chair and two Vice-Chairs. The bylaws further state that the President/CEO of the Association will serve as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.  The current membership of the Association’s Executive Committee include:

Executive Committee Chair

Richard Turner – Umarex USA

Vice-Chair

Jennifer Lambert – Crosman Corporation

Val Gamerman – Air Venturi

Ex-Officio

J. Mitch King Airgun Sporting Association President/CEO