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#GunVote – History of Firearms in America

Mia and Lea share a history lesson in the #GunVote series.

NSSF #GUNVOTE Don't Risk Your Gun Rights!

As we head into summer vacation days and the #GunVote gets closer, we make a stop at the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. We spent our morning with museum curator, Ashley Hlebinsky. She shares the evolution of firearms, as well as a peek into her studies regarding the perception of firearms.



Ashley is a wealth of knowledge, and I HIGHLY recommend that if you are ever afforded the opportunity to visit Cody, Wyoming, to make sure you set out at least a day to visit the Buffalo Bill Center. The firearms museum is nothing short of amazing.

The Center also has Natural History, American Plains Indian, Western Art and Buffalo Bill divisions, which are all incredible displays. You and your family can interact and enjoy learning about American as well as world history.

Disclaimer: Ashley Hlebinsky and or the Cody Firearms Museum are in no way endorsing or condemning the #GunVote campaign by taking part in teaching us the history of firearms in this video.

To find more educational material, regarding the #GunVote, please visit the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s website here – http://www.nssf.org/gunvote/

The following quote is from the NSSF website:

The votes of target shooters, hunters and gun owners are making a difference in our elections. Voting in the 2016 election is a process that begins by making sure to register, then becoming educated about the candidates running for office and discussing choices with family and friends so that they understand the importance of voting to protect America’s firearms freedoms. The final step, of course, is going to the polls and, when necessary, helping others to get to the polls, too.

If you missed any of our #GunVote videos you can find them here.

Do you know your firearms history?

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