Charles L. Cotton

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.

Right-to-Carry: Three-And-A-Half Decades, and Still Going Strong

It’s sometimes hard for me to believe that it wasn’t until the late 1980s that the right to self-defense for law-abiding Americans truly began to be recognized in the modern era, and lawfully exercised, outside the confines of the home.

Double-Standard: Virginia Eliminates Online Carry Courses While Promoting Distancing for Everything Else

Virginia has provided a stark example of how gun control is aimed at harassing law-abiding gun owners rather than improving public safety.

Lessons In The Value Of Strong State Firearms Preemption Laws

A long with the sweeping success of the Right-to-Carry movement, strong state firearms preemption laws have been among the most important developments over the past half-century in the way average Americans own and use firearms.

Highlights From NRA-ILA’s History of Achievements

1975: The NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) was formed. ILA is the lobbying arm of the NRA. ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

A History of Freedom

Those who insist history turns on a one-way ratchet, and that liberties, once lost, are never recovered, have clearly not been following the work of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its millions upon millions of members.

Politicians are Finding Out Gun Rights are Also Women’s Rights

Dianna Muller lost count of how many times she responded to chillingly desperate calls for help during her 22 years as a police officer in Tulsa, Okla.

Why We Fight To Preserve, Safeguard Our Important Second Amendment

Growing up in New York City during the ‘70s and ‘80s, I saw firsthand the tremendous injustices created by so-called “gun-control” laws.

Standing Guard | The Future Of The NRA

How Freedom Can And Must Triumph Again

Cam’s Corner: Virginia Is On The Line This November

The 2020 elections are looming on the horizon, but where I live we have critically important elections coming up in November.

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