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Volumn 20, No. 11
Volume 22, No. 7
Departments
6 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
By Frank Miniter, Editor in Chief
Since 2010, the Second Amendment has been treated as " a disfavored
right, " as Justice Clarence Thomas lamented. But now
the U.S. Supreme Court could change that.
7 MAIL CALL
From America's 1st
Freedom readers.
8 STANDING GUARD
By Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President
NRA members share a streak of unyielding indepedence and
yearn for American freedom. This is what fuels the fight to
defend our Second Amendment rights.
10 PRESIDENT'S COLUMN
By Carolyn D. Meadows, NRA President
As I look back at 150 years of presidents of this great non-profit
organization, I am filled with pride to be counted in their number.
Those who have preceded me in the post are truly inspiring.
12 POLITICAL REPORT
By Jason Ouimet, NRA-ILA Executive Director
Within Joe Biden and those who seek to disarm ordinary Americans
lies a deeply hypocritical set of views regarding the exercise
of the Second Amendment.
OPENING SALVO
16 PACKING THE COURT
By Glenn Harlan Reynolds
President Joe Biden (D) has assembled a commission to make
recommendations on whether justices should be added to the
U.S. Supreme Court. This is a first move toward court-packing. A
larger Court-filled with nominees from Biden-could do a lot of
things, including gutting the Second Amendment.
18 NRA 150: THE NRA WAS THERE
By Stephen P. Halbrook
Through the 20th century, the NRA was there to fight against
or lobby to rewrite every major gun-control provision. This look
back can help us look forward as we prepare for tomorrow's battles
for our freedom.
22 THE ARMED CITIZEN
True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.
38 EXERCISE YOUR FREEDOM: BOND ARMS BULLPUP 9
By Patrick Sweeney
The Bond Arms Bullpup 9 is an ultra-compact, ultra-flat single-stack
9 mm pistol that has a lot going for it as an everyday-carry
choice.
40 GUN SKILLS: DRAWING FROM CONCEALMENT
By Ed Head
As a lad, I anxiously awaited the weekly episodes of " Gunsmoke, "
strapped on my toy six-shooter, and attempted to
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out-draw the U.S. Marshal of Dodge City, Matt Dillon. I never
won, but it led me to understand that a gunslinger needs a
smooth, fast draw.
41 FIRST GEAR
Must-haves for gun owners.
50 H.Q. BULLETIN
ILA Report, Regional Report, Member Info & Benefits,
Programs & Services
56 PARTING SHOT
By Charles C.W. Cooke
When asked about the rising crime rate, President Joe Biden's
press secretary, Jen Psaki, responded, " I would say certainly
there is a guns problem. " Nonsense.
Offi cial Journal Of The National Rifl e Association Of America
Wayne R. LaPierre, Executive Vice President
The NRA, the foremost guardian of the traditional American right to
" keep and bear arms, " believes every law-abiding citizen is entitled to
the ownership and legal use of fi rearms, and that every reputable gun
owner should be an NRA member.
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