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The Guns of the Homefront

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The full national mobilization of World War II brought the realities of the conflict to all 48 states, and it brought armed men in uniform to train stations, beaches, and city streets. Service members were called on to stand guard at defense plants and military installations, as well as the coasts of the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico. They encountered saboteurs and submarines, strikes and riots—even UFOs. From Long Island to Los Angeles—from Key West to Whidbey Island, dramatic events unfolded on the U.S. homefront and America’s greatest guns were central to the story. This topic is brought to life during an American Rifleman Special Presentation, “The Guns of the Homefront, delivered by noted historian and American Rifleman contributing writer Martin K.A. Morgan at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta, Friday, April 28, 2017 (2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Georgia World Congress Center, Room B406b-B407). Regular session attendees know the seats fill up fast, often rendering the event Standing Room Only. In other words, get there early!

Martin K.A. Morgan is an author/historian who studies the American experience in World War II. He holds a BA in history from the University of Alabama (1991), an MA in history from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1996), and is currently a history doctoral student at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. Additionally, he is the author of two books and a contributing writer to American Rifleman as well as World War II Quarterly. With a background as a park ranger and a museum professional he has been leading battlefield tours around the world and has appeared regularly on television programs relating to historical subjects.

Article first appeared at American Rifleman.

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