The National Rifle Association is the oldest firearms safety organization in the world. It was founded in 1871 and certifies thousands of firearms instructors. The NRA also is an advocate for the citizens' right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Government clearly has restricted Americans' rights to not only own and use firearms for a variety of recreational shooting sports and hunting, but also the most basic of all rights, the right to self-defense.
All 50 states now have some form of concealed carry, although it is very difficult to get a CCW permit in some states. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Second Amendment as an individual right, and recently found that "may issue" CCW states like New York were not complying with the Second Amendment's intent. Most states, including Wisconsin, are "shall issue" CCW states, meaning that if there is no legal reason to prohibit a citizen from getting a permit, that permit must be issued without providing a reason why that citizen "needs" a permit.
We recommend that anyone who owns a gun or just believes in the right to own a gun for self-protection or any other reason to join the NRA! You will receive your choice of four monthly magazines, plus many other benefits and discounts.
The Eddie Eagle program, created and managed by the NRA, helps keep younger children safe from firearms mishaps by encouraging them to do this when they see a firearm: STOP! Don't Touch! Run Away! Tell a grownup.
The Eddie Eagle program has won many awards and issues activity books for 1st through 4th graders to reinforce this message. Anyone who attends one of our classes can obtain copies of these booklets while supplies last.
Please go to this website to see more about Eddie Eagle.
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Eddie Eagle, the mascot for the NRA children's firearm safety program.