As president of the NRA and a long-time member of its Board of Directors, I’ve seen firsthand why NRA has been so successful in achieving the remarkable track record that honest, hard-working Americans rely on and that our political enemies fear.
President’s Column | Gun Owners Involved In Politics Can Help Decide Elections, Protect Second Amendment
The next two years may very well decide the future of the Second Amendment in America. Elections will be taking place in a handful of states this fall, and the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and the presidency will be up for grabs in 2020.
Law-abiding American gun owners are presently facing the most vicious and broad-based attacks this nation has ever seen on our cherished right to keep and bear arms.
It’s no secret that more and more women are using firearms to protect themselves, hunt and participate in shooting sports thanks to our Second Amendment freedoms.
NRA members, we are at a crossroads in this country. Either we will prevail in elections this year—saving our nation and preserving our way of life, or if the anti-gun crowd triumphs, America as we have known it will vanish.
In February, Americans celebrate Presidents Day to pay tribute to the leaders of our great nation—their lives and achievements.
I have had the distinct honor to serve as your president during the past year. It is a responsibility that I don’t take lightly—leading the millions of men and women of the oldest civil rights organization in America.
The right to protect myself and my family, and the hunting and outdoors traditions we all enjoy in America, have shaped my life since my childhood and through today.
Sadly, so much has happened in our world since my last column to you.