President’s Column

Charles L. Cotton

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Charles L. Cotton

President’s Column | A Celebration And A Wake-Up Call

In an era when the government is increasingly being weaponized and some courts are trying to ignore the Bruen ruling, just as they ignored Heller and McDonald, you can be sure the NRA is fighting for your freedom.

President’s Column | The Sport That Makes America Safer

Reverence and respect for freedom shouldn’t be a partisan issue and we must do our part to bring new gun owners into the fold.

President’s Column | The Freedom Lesson Must Be Taught—It Doesn’t Perpetuate By Osmosis!

At the NRA Annual Meetings, a group of kids lined up to ring what I call the ”Freedom Bell“ and thus gave us all good reason to be proud. This event spoke volumes about the critical need for all of us to continue educating our children about freedom.

President’s Column | Help NRA Win The War For Self-Defense

We are on the right side of history and that is why we will continue to fight every day to secure this freedom as a birthright of all free people.

President’s Column | Help NRA Save Firearm Freedom By Saving Freedom Of Speech

If the enemies of our constitutional rights prevail, millions of young Americans will never get to experience the Second Amendment.

President’s Column | Don’t Let Complacency Overturn The Bruen Decision

Bruen was a battle—a major battle, to be sure, but the war is not over. The victory we achieved in Bruen has enraged the enemies of the Second Amendment, so we must stay vigilant.

President’s Column | The Groundwork Is Done — Now It’s Up To Us

Violent crime in the United States is escalating due in large part to left-leaning judges and prosecutors being unwilling to do their jobs.

President’s Column | Your NRA Membership Is All That Defends Our Liberty From Lies

The most-consistent—and likely most-accurate—thing President Joe Biden says about firearms is that he wants to ban them.

President’s Column | Bruen: A Sea-Change Moment

For decades, the NRA has fought to make sure that Americans have the right to self-defense and protection outside their homes.

President’s Column | Americans Are Living Proof: Defensive Gun Use Saves Lives

The anti-gun lobby and their legacy-media propagandist allies would have you believe defensive gun uses are as a rare as hen's teeth. The truth is just the opposite.

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