Charles L. Cotton

President’s Column | Ukraine’s Example

For anyone who ever needed proof of how crucial gun rights are to our survival and our safety, I have just two words of advice: Remember Ukraine!

A Telling Difference in Self-Defense Outcomes

A recent armed home-defense episode in France points out a drastic difference in the way that country looks at the topic of self-defense in the home compared to here in the United States.

The NRA Has Long Been The Real Gun-Safety Organization

In 1986, only Vermont allowed concealed carry without a permit. A few other states issued permits fairly, but most other states refused to issue permits or only issued them arbitrarily to people the permitting authority decided had an unusual “need” to carry. But, by 2021, thanks in large part to four decades of tireless work by the NRA and members of this association, the situation has completely reversed.

The NRA was There

As part of the historical pendulum that swings between freedom and slavery, the right to bear arms is always under attack by elites seeking absolute power.

Freedom is in this Metal

“Wow, if that gun could only talk, I wonder what stories it would tell.”

The Long March to Restore the Second Amendment in New York

“I grew up at a time when people were not afraid of people with firearms. I used to travel on the subway from Queens to Manhattan with a rifle. Could you imagine doing that today in New York City?” So recalled U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia about his days as a schoolboy on a rifle team.

The Truth About NICS

When Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe went to buy a shotgun last August 6, an FBI background check barred him from completing the purchase.

Freedom is Best Learned Young

A Guide to Becoming an Active Advocate for the Second Amendment

Ballot Initiatives: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

The season has passed for gathering signatures for voter initiatives in the 24 states that allow them, so firearm-prohibition outfits with fuzzy names are finished trying to get gun bans—things that couldn’t make it through the state legislatures—on state ballots this November.

Trump Administration Fixes Policy Concerning Suppressors

Last month, the Trump Administration fixed a U.S. Department of State policy on suppressors that had kept American suppressor makers out of the international market for these hearing-safety devices.

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