When Harold Volkmer, the longtime congressman from Hannibal, died in April, one of the most oft-mentioned parts of his legacy was his advocacy for gun rights. The Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986, which effected a wide range of reforms to gun rights, is also known as the Volkmer/McClure Act; he called it “the second most important step in the history of American gun owners,” second only to the Second Amendment itself. Volkmer also sat on the National Rifle Association’s board of directors for 22 years.
Klaus Stendebach of Hannibal alerted me earlier this month that the July 2011 issue of American Hunter magazine, an NRA publication for sportsmen, includes an appreciation for Volkmer on its Inside NRA page. He has graciously passed along a scan of that magazine page, which is included below.