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"Gunner's Guru" Supports "Ashcroft Petition"

"Gunner's Guru" Supports "Ashcroft Petition"

November 14, 2001 -- Legendary firearms author and teacher Colonel Jeff Cooper has endorsed the Petition for Enforcement of the Second Amendment, and has taken the further step of personally asking for signatures.

"We admire your proposed stroke for liberty," Col. Cooper told Petition Coordinator David Codrea in his response to a request for support. The actual letter is reproduced here with Col. Cooper's permission. His biographical notes appear below.

"To have a man of Jeff Cooper's stature approve of our effort is both humbling and validating," Mr. Codrea stated. "We're gratified that he sees the merits of this project, and are committed to maintaining his confidence. We also hope that others will realize that, when they join us, they'll be in good company."

The Petition for Enforcement of the Second Amendment (also known as the "Ashcroft Petition") is a joint project of Citizens Of America ( and Read about it, and view the actual petition, here:

Jeff Cooper -- Biographical Notes

Guns & Ammo magazine columnist and editor-at-large, Jeff Cooper is known as an author, lecturer, teacher, consultant in small arms, philosopher and adventurer. Founder and director of the American Pistol Institute and President of Gunsite Raven Corporation (1975-1992) he also is the founding president and honorary life chairman of the International Practical Shooting Confederation. A Lieutenant Colonel in the Marines (retired), Cooper was commissioned three months before Pearl Harbor, serving through WWII and in the Korean War. Cooper has authored numerous books and magazine articles. Cooper is credited as designing the Bren Ten pistol and "Baby" -- the Steyr Scout rifle. Co-founder and developer of the modern technique of the pistol, Cooper is also a patron member of the National Rifle Association and has been a member of the board of directors since 1978. Recipient of the American Handgunner of the Year award (1995) and the Shootist of the Century award (2000). [From]

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Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. James Madison, The Federalist Papers, No. 46

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