November 14, 2001
KeepAndBearArms.com -- 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
"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 (CitizensOfAmerica.org)
and KeepAndBearArms.com. Read about
it, and view the actual petition, here: http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com/Petition/.
Jeff Cooper -- Biographical Notes
& 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 http://www.gunsandammomag.com/dynamic.asp?intSectionID=219]