The NRA Foundation has pledged $1 million to the George Mason University School of Law to establish and endow the Patrick Henry Professorship of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment.
"We are proud to launch this pioneering effort as part of NRA's long-standing commitment to educating the public about the Second Amendment," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, who is also a foundation trustee. "We believe that academic study at a top-tier law school will both enhance scholarly research conducted to date on this topic and increase the public's understanding of the history of this key civil rights issue."
"This professorship will be dedicated to exploring the ideas and impact of the Second Amendment," said George Mason president Alan G. Merten. "The ability to think critically is the traditional goal of a college education and has never been more crucial. Private support has made a critical difference in helping to fund faculty chairs and professorships throughout the university, enabling us to attract the best and brightest minds. The appointment of an eminent scholar to this professorship will stimulate timely debate on important Constitutional issues."