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CONTENTS
Volumn 20, No. 11
Volume 22, No. 8
Departments
6 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
By Frank Miniter, Editor in Chief
Can the Second Amendment have a real pop-culture
hero today?
7 MAIL CALL
From America's 1st
Freedom readers.
8 STANDING GUARD
By Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President
Today's anti-gun political class is perpetrating one of the
worst deceptions in our history as they try to kill the Second
Amendment.
10 PRESIDENT'S COLUMN
By Carolyn D. Meadows, NRA President
Can gun owners really stop the attack on our freedom?
Yes, if we come together.
12 POLITICAL REPORT
By Jason Ouimet, NRA-ILA Executive Director
Thanks to the efforts of anti-gun Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D),
law-abiding firearm businesses will be forced to defend
themselves from frivolous lawsuits.
OPENING SALVO
16 THINGS THE MEDIA WON'T TELL YOU ABOUT GUNS
By Frank Miniter, Editor in Chief
Judge Roger Benitez, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of California, put the mainstream media in a bind with
his recent ruling in Miller v. Bonta. Though his decision was
quickly stayed, it is worth reading.
20 NRA 150: NRA-ILA WAS FOUNDED FOR YOU
By David Kopel
The NRA's Institute for Legislative Action was formed in 1975. In
the 46 years since, NRA-ILA has had unprecedented successes.
24 THE ARMED CITIZEN
True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.
46 SHOOTING STRAIGHT WITH KEVIN SORBO
By Frank Miniter, Editor in Chief
You might know the actor Kevin Sorbo for his role as Hercules.
He is also an outspoken proponent for our freedom. Yes, his
pro-Second Amendment position has hampered his Hollywood
career, but he isn't stopping.
50 EXERCISE YOUR FREEDOM: FN 509
By Patrick Sweeney
In this increasingly uncertain world, it is a good thing to have
a solid pistol from a known and respected company.
52 GUN SKILLS: SIMPLE HOME-DEFENSE SOLUTIONS
By Ed Head
From dogs to doors and lights to complete safe rooms, there
are many changes you can make to slow down or prevent
intruders from entering your home.
53 FIRST GEAR
Must-haves for gun owners.
58 H.Q. BULLETIN
ILA Report, Regional Report, Member Info & Benefits,
Programs & Services
64 PARTING SHOT
By Charles C.W. Cooke
The gun-control movement is adept at the art of semantics.
This little history of how they change terms to deceive
the public is telling.
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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