Abstract

The NRA today is an immensely powerful lobbying group. Yet its origins lie in a marksmanship organization with no political tendencies or aspirations. The question of how and why the NRA transitioned from such a s politically indifferent hobby club to the most influential and powerful lobbying group in the U.S. is one that lends great insight into the social turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the unavoidable politically charged atmosphere of the United States. The NRA transitioned into a politically active group as a means of survival, backlashing against legislative and social changes.

Advisor

Edgington, Ryan

Department

History

Publication Date

2011

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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