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Fourth of July Celebrates America's Firearm Heritage

Independence Day perspective from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Fourth of July Celebrates America's Firearm Heritage

Continental soldiers firing rifles during American Revolutionary War re-enactment in New York. (Shutterstock image)

Want to celebrate America’s independence like a Founding Father? Consider getting to a range. It's what they would have wanted. The celebration of America's independence, self-determination and revolutionary spirit is rooted in a heritage of responsible firearm ownership.

John Adams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and later the second President of the United States wrote to his wife Abigail that July 2 would be a day generations of Americans would celebrate with "Pomp and Parade…Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other."...

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