Robert “Bob” J. Wos grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, reading publications about hunting and the shooting sports—anything related to firearms was of interest. His intensifying passion for firearms grew just as rapidly as his collection, which included a wide variety of Smith & Wesson revolvers and has expanded to military firearms from World War II through the Cold War. Bob donated one of his favorite firearms to the NRA National Firearms Museum where it is on display today. Bob said, “I’ve always had an interest in the NRA, especially the National Firearms Museum.”
Bob has been married to his wife, Georgia, for 42 years and has since become a resident of Sarasota, Fla., where he continues his efforts to elect pro-gun candidates throughout the U.S. and protect our Second Amendment rights.
Over the years, Bob spent time at Camp Perry where he developed his shooting skills. He qualified with the M1 Garand, as well as the M-14 and M-16 rifles. He also has experience shooting trap and skeet. Bob has instilled that same love of the shooting sports in his son, Mike. Bob said, “He is a shooter and a collector, too. He’s been around firearms his entire life.”
His son is now an adult, but Bob continues to contribute to the firearm education of our youth. He has worked with the NRA and the Ohio Gun Collectors Association (OGCA) to actively encourage and support youth shooting teams and collector clubs.
Not only is Bob a life member and past president of OGCA, he is also a member of the Smith & Wesson, M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, Browning, Missouri Valley, Stark County, Maumee Valley, Texas, Dallas and Pennsylvania Collectors Associations, as well as the Ohio Rifle & Pistol Association. After 30 years of NRA membership, he serves as a member of the NRA Gun Collectors Committee and is co-chair of the NRA Committee on Elections.
Bob said, “I believe in the NRA as the forerunner of all the organizations that protect our Second Amendment rights. We need the NRA now more than ever before. Everyone who believes in the U.S. Constitution, the preservation of the Second Amendment and enjoys hunting, shooting or collecting, has a duty to be a member and supporter of the NRA.”
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