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TABLE OF CONTENTS JULY 2011

Volume 159, No. 7, 125th Year of Publication

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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 firearms, and that every reputable gun
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The Culture War And The Second Amendment .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 16
Chris Cox

There is a culture war being fought against the Second Amendment. The
anti-gun movement has sought to make gun ownership socially unacceptable with the goal of reducing the number of people who are willing to
protect the fundamental Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Self-Defense Pistol 101 . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 34

Painting by Don Troiani

Richard Mann

Using a handgun to defend your life requires more than just familiarity
with the firearm-it demands a concerted effort to practice the skills
necessary to use it and its accessories under stress.

The Shame Of Project Gunrunner .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 38
James O.E. Norell As the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives continues to
resist congressional demands that it examine its reckless operations on
the Southwest border, Mexican citizens, and even U.S. federal agents, are
paying the price-with their very lives.

Opening Shots: The Guns Of Manassas, 1861 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 42
Joseph G. Bilby

When the Union and Confederate armies faced each other for the first
time near Bull Run Creek, they were armed primarily with a hodgepodge
of obsolescent smoothbores.

"Sons Of Guns": Red Jacket's Reality. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 46
Photo by Ben O'Brien

Ben O'Brien

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Photo by Bryce M. Towsley

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In its first season, the Discovery Channel's hit show "Sons of Guns" took
cable television by storm with big personalities and even bigger guns.
But few know the real story behind Will Hayden's Red Jacket Firearms.

Lefaucheux Pinfire Revolvers In The War Between The States. .. .. .. .. .. 50
Dennis Adler

Behind the Colts, Remingtons and Starrs, the Lefaucheux pinfires were
the most commonly used revolvers during the American Civil War, and
these early cartridge revolvers were bought and used by both sides.

They Led The Way: The .250-3000 & .300 Savage Cartridges. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 54
Bryce M. Towsley Long before high-velocity was all the rage, riflemaker Savage Arms led
the way with its proprietary .250-3000, later known as the .250 Savage,
and .300 Savage cartridges. Now, the retro pair has returned in the
company's current line of bolt-action rifles.

THE COVER: "Company K, 69th New York State Militia," by renowned military

artist (and NRA Life member) Don Troiani depicts men of Capt.
Thomas Meagher's Irish Zouaves in combat on July 21, 1861,
using U.S. Model 1816 .69-cal. muskets converted to the percussion Maynard tape priming system. For more on the arms used at
First Manassas, turn to Joseph G. Bilby's story beginning on p. 42.
Painting courtesy of Historical Art Prints, (Dept. AR), P.O. Box 660,
Southbury, CT 06488; (203) 262-6680; www.historcartprints.com.
Design by David J. Labrozzi.

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