A Pistol For Polar Bear

by
posted on March 14, 2017
031417_polarbearpistol.jpg
Photo By Michael Ives

The man who owned the handgun shown here was described as a brilliant businessman. He got his start early, dropping out of high school at the age of 15 to begin working at various odd jobs. 

Following a stint in the Army Air Forces, where he served in World War II, he returned to California and his job at MGM. He was laid off from that job, but soon after formed his own company, Hollywood Publicity Associates. While promoting one of the firm’s upcoming events, he saw an opportunity to launch a magazine—and in January 1948, his true career began. 

After several decades of success in publishing, he was declared one of America’s wealthiest men in 1994 by Forbes magazine. But he had many outside interests as well—namely, hunting and the outdoors. He frequently went on safari in Africa and India, and often hunted with his wife. The gun shown here helped him obtain the hunting trophy that he proudly displayed in his Los Angeles office.

Click here to learn more about this gun and its famous owner. It’s just one of the many fascinating treasures on display at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.

Latest

Joe Biden
Joe Biden

It’s All On The Line For Gun Owners In The 2024 Election

The bottom line is that gun owners cannot afford another four years of Joe Biden in the White House.

Concealed Carry in a Bad Zip Code

The media will tell you otherwise, but the data shows that crime does not go up when more law-abiding citizens own firearms and carry concealed.

Many Israelis Realize They Need More Armed Citizens

Following the horrific events of the October 7 attack on the Israeli people, many more citizens in Israel have obtained guns for self-defense.

The NRA Goes to the Highest Court in the Land to Protect Our Right to Speak

The U.S. Supreme Court heard NRA v. Vullo in March. Here is what was said in the Court in this critical First Amendment case.

What’s With All the Clamor About So-Called “Glock Switches”

There is a proposed bill that would effectively ban the sale of Glock pistols in New York.

Biden Thinks Your Freedom Is A Red Flag

Biden’s DOJ is creating a National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center to push due-process-infringing “red-flag” laws nationwide.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.