America's 1st Freedom

America’s 1st Freedom is dedicated to preserving our fundamental right to self-defense. With news on anti-gun schemes that affect our gun rights, plus the truth about legislative battles on Capitol Hill and the 50 states.

From the Editor | Why I Am Buying A Bigger Flag For Independence Day

On Independence Day, we celebrate our unique and critical freedom. The fireworks, flags and more all bring the Second Amendment to life on the promise of individual liberty.

Standing Guard | The NRA Is Back

The NRA is back. That is the first thing I want to say to you as your association’s new executive vice president and CEO.

President’s Column | The Windshield And The Rearview Mirror

What we have seen in recent years is a coordinated attack on the NRA.

Targeting Firearms Exports

Joe Biden wants your guns. For now, however, a pro-gun House of Representatives stands in the way of the legislation it will take to get them.

From the Editor | This Should Not Have Happened

This story is yet another example of how the actions of criminals are used to justify the disarming of law-abiding citizens.

Air Travel With Firearms

With summer fast approaching, it’s an opportune time to discuss and review various laws and best practices for traveling across the country with your firearms.

Standing Guard | NRA’s Legal Fights

The NRA leads the way in the many fights to defend our constitutional rights. In courtrooms across the country, we repeatedly do battle with those who make no secret of their desires to undo our uniquely American freedoms.

President’s Column | The Ongoing Battles For Freedom

As the nation’s oldest civil-rights organization endures one attack after another from political partisans, we have stood strong against them time after time.

From the Editor | A Time for Celebration

The NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, held in Dallas, Texas, next month, are a time for celebration of freedom.

Standing Guard | NRA Members Put Tough Talk Into Even Tougher Action

NRA members show, year after year, that they will stand and fight for freedom.

President’s Column | Don’t Fall For Oft-Repeated Lies

It is no surprise that the enemies of our freedom have been lying for decades, but today, their lies are more dangerous than ever.

NRA Wins Historic Victory For America’s Veterans

It was a long time coming, but this nation’s veterans, who fought for our rights, can finally seek the help they need while knowing their own rights will also be protected.

From The Editor: Death By Media Narrative

Those who cherish our Second Amendment must reject the false narratives pushed by those who seek to undo this freedom.

President’s Column | Should Politicians Be Allowed To Silence Groups Like The NRA?

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case that could have far-reaching consequences, not just for your Second Amendment rights, but also for all the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

First Amendment Rights Apply To All

In their fervor to destroy the Second Amendment, gun-control advocates seem willing to shred the First Amendment along with it.

Standing Guard | Marching Forward In Our Biggest Election Battle Yet

November’s national election will not just decide the future of our freedom for the next four years, it could very well decide whether our freedoms survive at all.

From The Editor: The Funny Thing About Range Rules

The NRA rules of gun safety begin with three mantras that provide a foundation for all that follows. These very rules also offer a foundation for much more.

Standing Guard | Farewell And Thank You

The NRA isn’t a building in Washington D.C., or anywhere else. It’s an idea, and an ideal, that transcends who we are as individuals. It’s millions of Americans who believe fighting for freedom is the highest calling.

President’s Column | Anti-Gun Politicians Owe Answers

More and more Americans are thankfully embracing their Second Amendment rights. We must embrace them and work together to demand answers of politicians who seek to strip us of this freedom.

Gun Control Targets The Law-Abiding

Gun-control activists often claim that law-abiding gun owners are not the target of their policies, but their rhetoric, actions and more show the contrary.

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