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Friday, January 13, 2017

The NRA Bids Farewell to Roy Innis, Civil Rights Champion: June 6, 1934 – Jan. 8, 2017

America lost a civil rights icon and a true free thinker with the death of Roy Innis on ...

News

Friday, July 1, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Gun Control a “Civil Rights Issue”

Inspired by the staged “sit-in” for gun control conducted by Democrats in the House of Representatives the week ...

Reason  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Reminder: Guns Helped Secure the Freedom and Civil Rights of Black Americans

"I'm alive today because of the Second Amendment and the natural right to keep and bear arms." So ...

WDN  

Monday, January 18, 2016

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Most know about Martin Luther King Jr. and his nonviolent civil protests. What most don’t know was that ...

News

Friday, February 6, 2015

Mementos Reveal Civil Rights Icon's Exposure to Armed Self-Defense

On Wednesday, the Library of Congress made the Rosa Parks Collection available to researchers. The compilation includes 2,500 photos and ...

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Monday, February 3, 2014

"Negroes and the Gun": Non-violent Winchesters and the fine art of concealed carry in the modern civil rights movement

The longest chapter in the book Negroes and the Gun is devoted to the modern civil rights movement. ...

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Friday, January 31, 2014

"Negroes and the Gun": The early NAACP championed armed self-defense

When W.E.B. Dubois patrolled his home with a shotgun after the 1906 Atlanta race riot, he was an ...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

"Negroes and the Gun": A Winchester “in every Black home”

Surveying the landscape in the summer of 1892, Ida B. Wells advised, that “the Winchester rifle deserved a ...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"Negroes and the Gun": Slaves, fugitives, freemen, and citizens

Speaking to both fugitives and freemen in 1854, Frederick Douglass advocated, “A good revolver, a steady hand and ...

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Monday, January 27, 2014

The what and why of "Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms"

The book chronicles a tradition of church folk, merchants, and strivers, the very best people in the community, ...

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.