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'Give Me A Gunny': Marine Gunnery Sergeants in the Firearm Industry

Marine Gunnery Sergeants are not only invaluable for their service in uniform, they also play an important role in the firearms industry with their expertise.

R. Lee Ermey, “The Gunny,” Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

The interment ceremony for R. Lee Ermey—Marine, prolific star of film and television, and NRA Director for six years—was held Jan. 18, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery’s recently opened Section 82

R. Lee Ermey Passes Away at 74

The NRA Board of Directors lost one of its beloved members on Sunday, April 15, 2018 when R. Lee Ermey of Palmdale, Calif., passed away from complications of pneumonia at the age of 74.

"The Gunny" Speaks: Saving Private K9

American Rifleman gets some face time with The Gunny.

Hanging Out With Gunny

SHOT Show is a rare event, indeed—it's not often that you'll see all of the industry's biggest names together in one place. From well-respected writers to renowned celebrities, the world's biggest firearms enthusiasts all flock to Las Vegas, Nev. each January.

Smile When You Buy That Glock, Maggot

Celebrity endorsements are commonly used to sell everything from wristwatches to coffee pots, but for a variety of reasons (which I’ll discuss in a moment) famous faces rarely appear in promotional roles in the gun industry. A notable exception is R. Lee Ermey, the hard-bitten drill instructor from Full Metal Jacket better known to all of us as "The Gunny."

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