Originally posted on July 28, 2015.
“We’re bringing back the One Million Gun Challenge with a twist,” says Ruger CEO Mike Fifer. Between the 2015 and 2016 NRA Annual Meeting, Ruger’s goal is to sell 2 million firearms. As part of the challenge, Ruger will donate $2 to the NRA for every new firearm sold during the time.
Ruger and the NRA are looking ahead to the 2016 elections with the goal of electing a president and congress that support and respect our rights to firearms.
Did you know that in 1861 the seven original confederate states ratified the Constitution of the Confederate States of America? And it had much of the look of today’s U.S. Constitution, including a Bill of Rights. No. Thirteen in the Bill of Rights reads: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
The original seven Confederate states were South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
In the 11/04/201 issue of Michigan Open Carry Newsletter, editor Dan Griffin told readers, “There were over 47 million guns imported, manufactured, and sold between 2008 and 2012. Add another 15 million in 2013—conservative guess based on what we know—and we’re well over 60 million new guns in the hands of gun owners since 2008. That means we have averaged over ten million new guns sold per year for the last six years alone. Fully one-third of new guns in recent years have been imported into the United States from other countries.”
Dan continues, “Republicans own guns more than two-to-one over Democrats. 36% of men own guns. … Conservatively, we probably have well over 350 million guns in this country right now (2014).”
Every member of our extended family has either a Henry Survival AR-7 .22 rifle or a Lever Action .22 Youth Rifle. CCI Long Rifle Stinger ammunition is our ammunition of choice.
My strongest advice regarding firearms is to take the NRA’s excellent handgun safety course and, of course, to become a Second Amendment supporter by joining the NRA.
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