“The Right of the People to Bear Arms … Shall Not Be Infringed”
Not long after the United States Constitution was ratified, our Founding Fathers drafted the first ten amendments to the Constitution as a defense against tyranny and oppression. Each amendment established clear limitations on government power and made specific guarantees of personal freedoms and rights for all citizens.
High at the top of that list was the Second Amendment, which plainly stated that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” After years of fighting for independence, America’s new leaders wanted to make sure that power remained in the hands of the people. They believed that armed citizens were our nation’s best defense against enemies both inside and out.
For almost 150 years, The National Rifle Association has served as America’s first line of defense in preserving the heritage our Founding Fathers left us. America Remembers is proud to honor the NRA’s tireless and patriotic commitment to protect our rights as outlined by our Founding Fathers with the NRA Right to Bear Arms Tribute Pistol. The Tribute is issued on a handsomely decorated Colt Government Model .45 – a classic and storied American sidearm.
On both sides of the pistol, you’ll find elegant 24-karat gold decorated artwork and banners, including NRA set against a backdrop of stars and stripes with “to keep and bear Arms” in elegant script on the left and “that every man be Armed” on the right. Also proudly displayed at the breech of the slide is the familiar American bald eagle with its wings and talons extended atop a pair of crossed rifles and a shield adorned with the stars and stripes from the seal of the NRA.
The National Rifle Association was established by Civil War veterans. Today’s NRA is comprised of nearly five million avid members who share a common bond – an appreciation of firearms, a commitment to safety and responsibility, and a belief in our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. While it has been, since its inception, the premier firearms education organization in the world, in recent years the NRA has become a potent political force, ever vigilant in the preservation of “America’s First Freedom”, which is under constant attack.
Like the NRA, the classic Colt® Government Model® .45 has a long history of defending America’s freedom. Designed by legendary gunmaker John Moses Browning, the Colt .45 was the official sidearm of American military officers for over three-quarters of a century, and the pistol saw action in the major military campaigns from World War I through the Vietnam War, and continues in use today in the military. Born for a combat role, the Colt .45 was utterly reliable, virtually indestructible and awesome in its stopping power. Today, more than a century after its introduction, the Colt .45 remains a favorite among firearm and military enthusiasts and collectors the world over.
The NRA Right to Bear Arms Tribute Pistol is issued exclusively by America Remembers and authorized by the National Rifle Association in an exclusive edition of only 500 Tribute pistols. For the Tribute we selected a working Colt® Government Model® pistol and each Tribute is decorated with patriotic artwork and banners saluting the NRA and their commitment to defending the Second Amendment. Craftsmen commissioned specifically by America Remembers decorate each Tribute in stunning 24-karat gold with artwork honoring over 225 years of “the right to bear arms.”
The Tribute features spectacular custom grips of stippled walnut, with the NRA boldly featured. As a final touch of elegance, the grip screws, slide stop, hammer, safety lock and magazine catch are polished and decorated in 24-karat gold.
Only 500 of the NRA Right to Bear Arms Tributes will ever be produced. To be assured of acquiring the Tribute before the edition of 500 is fully subscribed, please order now. You can mail your order, or to prioritize your order and confirm availability, call us toll-free at 1-800-682-2291. We will arrange delivery of your working Tribute through a licensed firearm dealer of your choice. If for any reason you are less than fully satisfied with your Tribute, you may return it in original unfired condition within 30 days for a full and courteous refund. (Not available in CA or MA)
An optional custom-built, wooden display case is available for purchase.
No NRA member dues or contributions are used for this promotion, program or any related expenses.
Since the “The NRA Right to Bear Arms Tribute Pistol ” is a working Colt® .45 pistol, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. (Not available in California, Maryland or Massachusetts)
I wish to reserve the”The NRA Right to Bear Arms Tribute Pistol ” , a working Colt .45 pistol, at the current issue price of $1,995.* Each Tribute is numbered within the edition limit of 500, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty-day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per pistol. I will pay the balance at the rate of $100 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
* All orders are subject to acceptance and credit verification prior to shipment. Sales tax is required in certain states and will be added. Shipping and handling will be added to each order. Virginia residents please add sales tax.