Campus Only Senior Thesis
© 2014 Catherine L. Young
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has dominated the debate over gun rights since the late 1960s. In many ways, its political power is unassailable. However, a historical analysis of the NRA's deeply rooted connection to the operations of the American government proves this has not always been so. This thesis is an examination of the mission and actions of the NRA through the lens of the government's expansion of power during and beyond the Cold War.
Young, Catherine L., "The National Rifle Association In Context: Gun Rights in Relation to the National Security State" (2014). Scripps Senior Theses. 362.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.