Last updated on: 7/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

National Rifle Association (NRA) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Mar. 22, 2007

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Description:

“Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops, Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to ‘promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis,’ according to a magazine editorial written by Church.”

“A Brief History of the NRA,” www.nra.org (accessed Nov. 12, 2007)

Mission:

“While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the NRA has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. But our successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service our nearly three million members have given to champion Second Amendment rights and support NRA programs. As former Clinton spokesman George Stephanopoulos said, ‘Let me make one small vote for the NRA. They’re good citizens. They call their Congressmen. They write. They vote. They contribute. And they get what they want over time.'”

“A Brief History of the NRA,” www.nra.org (accessed Nov. 12, 2007)

Other:
Corporation
Quoted in:
  1. Is Gun Ownership an Individual Right Guaranteed by the Second Amendment?