General Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Controversial Incident Marks One-Day NRA Board Meeting

Friday, May 1st, 1998

by Glen I. Voorhees Jr. Western Field Editor Marion Hammer’s presidency had many “firsts” which will go down in the history of the NRA. The most obvious, of course, is the fact she was the first woman to head the 2.8-million membership organization and was thus able to generate a great deal of good publicity […]

The U.S. Constitution and 44 States have Constitutional provisions enumerating the Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Thursday, January 1st, 1998

U.S. Constitution, Amendment II (also known as the Second Amendment) A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. One Comma or Three? The Final (ratified) version had only one comma according to the Library of Congress and […]

ABC News Perspective: Assault Weapons

Saturday, June 1st, 1996

by Hugh Downs Years ago, presidential candidate John F. Kennedy distinguished himself from his opponent Richard M. Nixon by saying that he, Kennedy, knew who he was and that Nixon did not know who he was. Knowing who you are suggests maturity and a sense of self hood. Nations, just like individuals, also have identities […]

A Message to All Gun Owners from the Prime Minister of Australia

Wednesday, May 1st, 1996

To help make Australia safer you need to know how gun control will affect you. Recent horrific events have caused all Australians to consider what sort of firearms are acceptable in our community. You will have seen a lot of information recently about gun control and not all of it has been accurate. The following […]

Self-Defense Is Not Just a Right, But a Grave Duty

Saturday, March 25th, 1995

His Holiness Pope John Paul II Evangelium Vitae Encyclical Letter on the Value and Inviolability of Human Life March 25, 1995 Self-Defense Is Not Just a Right, But a Grave Duty To the Bishops, Priests and Deacons, Men and Women Religious, Lay Faithful, and All People of Good Will 55. This should not cause surprise: […]