NRA HISTORY: DEFENDING FREEDOM AT HOME AND ABROAD

Prior to WWII, the British government imposed invasive gun-control measures that left its people without the firearms they needed to defend themselves against a potential Nazi invasion.



Believing that freedom has no borders, a group of Americans established the “American Committee for Defense of British Homes” to help rearm the British people during WWII and ran the ad to the right in the November 1940 issue of American Rifleman. Before the end of the war the NRA’s members sent more than 7,000 of their firearms to England, and the American people sent many more. In Their Finest Hour, Winston Churchill wrote of his appreciation for England’s ally in freedom: 

“When the ships from America approached our shores with their priceless arms, special trains were waiting in all ports to receive their cargoes. The Home Guard in every county, in every village, sat up through the night to receive them.”

You Can Help Protect Freedom Today

In the same spirit of NRA members who helped our British allies during WWII, you can help protect freedom today by donating your old cars, tractors, boats, motorcycles and other unneeded vehicles to NRA Cars for Freedom. We’ll pick’em up, for free, in nearly any condition. Donations are tax-deductible and will be used by The NRA Foundation to educate our country and protect your freedoms.

 

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