NRA Celebrates Its Anniversary

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On tonight's History Files, Cam Edwards says that today is the anniversary of the founding of the National Rifle Association in 1871. Started by two Union veterans of the Civil War, the NRA was intended to promote good marksmanship among members of the American public. Its first shooting range was on Long Island but soon moved to Sea Girt, New Jersey. The original legislative wing of the NRA was founded in 1904.