College Republicans host “NRA University”

College Republicans host “NRA University”

Gun Rights

The College Republicans hosted representatives of the NRA to present “NRA University.” Jess Jenkins /THE REVIEW On March 27, the College Republicans hosted representatives of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to present “NRA University,” an educational program about the history of their organization and the Second Amendment. “The Second Amendment is a big political issue these days so we wanted to have one side of the spectrum come in and give a presentation on what the NRA is all about, given that they are such a huge figure in the gun control debate,” Elijah Pardo, president of the College Republicans, said. “They also reached out to us because they do outreach on college campuses.” The presentation began with a history of the Second Amendment in America, including the historical context in which it was created, different interpretations of the wording and previous gun-control legislation. The presentation then went into an explanation of the history of the NRA, which was established in 1871 and claims to be the longest standing civil rights organization in the country. Officially, its three goals are firearm education, safety and training. The Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), the NRA’s primary lobbying firm, was established in 1975. It operates as a grassroots fundraiser and a lobbying agency at the federal, state and local levels of government. Representatives from the NRA repeatedly stressed the organization’s commitment to safety, touting programs such as Eddie Eagle , a program that teaches children what to do when they encounter a […]

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