Throughout the National Rifle Association's nearly 150 years, there have been many extraordinary leaders, impassioned speeches and memorable moments. This section celebrates those people and events — and of course the magnificent firearms — that helped shaped the future of our nation.
April 22nd, 2010Thompson Submachine Gun
This particular Colt Model 1921 was donated by George Whitehead, a 25-year law enforcement veteran.
Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the NRA in 1871.
Fifty years of freedom's most remarkable leaders.
Spotlighting guns from the NRA National Firearms Museum.