The "Gun Guy" Presidents
"Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks." -- Thomas Jefferson
February is the time of year Americans celebrate and honor our presidents. In particular, it seems, we give special attention to two of the greatest presidents of all time. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. It is true that the holiday began as a celebration of George Washington's birthday, but the idea has expanded over time. There is a lot to like about many past presidents of the United States. As hunters, shooters and those who live the outdoor lifestyle this is particularly true.
As we celebrate Presidents' Day let’s look back on the chief executives of our nation and discover which among them were avid hunters and shooters.
George Washington — First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.
Theodore Roosevelt — The Conservation President.
John F. Kennedy
George W. Bush
Every effort has been made to verify the copyright status of the photos in the article, and these all appear to be in the public domain. The video is a link to a YouTube channel not associated with Browning. If you’d like to see more photos of our presidents in the outdoors, in the game field and on the range, read the story Commander-In-Arms published in Time Magazine several years ago. Some of them may surprise you. Their degree of enthusiasm for guns and the outdoor lifestyle seems to vary just a bit.