"I am proud to present this award to NRA Life Member Gary Davis. As a solid defender of the Second Amendment, he has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of the law-abiding," said Baker.
Gary Davis, the first African American to receive the Littlefield award, is outspoken about his freedoms. "Many people aren`t aware that gun control was one of the first segregation laws that took effect in our country. Blacks couldn`t own firearms, vote, or own property. As an NRA member I am proud that they have been fighting for civil rights since 1871," said Davis.
A Metro Kansas City bus driver, and longtime civil rights activist, Davis is an instrumental voice for fair and nondiscriminatory firearm laws. As the NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinator (EVC) for Missouri`s fifth congressional district, Davis is responsible for organizing grassroots volunteer support for area pro-Second Amendment candidates at all levels of government. In addition to lobbying the Missouri State Legislature to protect the rights of the law-abiding, Davis is also the longest serving President in the history of The Western Missouri Shooters Alliance (WMSA).