The University of Wyoming College of Law houses the newly-established Firearms Research Center (FRC), established in 2023 to bring “more voices in the firearms discussion, educate students on firearms law and act as a reliable, nonpartisan resource for firearms-related information,” according to their recent press release.

The FRC received a $50,000 gift from Hornady Manufacturing, an ammunition producer in Grand Island, Neb. Hornady produces a range of ammunition for hunting, government contracts, and reloading equipment. 

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“Hornady is proud to support the Firearms Research Center as it seeks to educate on the history of firearms and elevate the discussion on gun rights in America. With fact-driven scholarship, the center is serving as a valuable resource and bringing civility to the firearms discussion at a time when it’s needed most.”

The donation will help the mission of expanding voices in the firearms discussion by contributing to groundbreaking research and original scholarship on firearms history and the Second Amendment, said Ashley Hlebinsky, Senior Fellow at the center. 

The FRC adds its “aim is to foster a broad discourse and produce meaningful change in how firearms are discussed and understood.”

Jason Hornady, Vice President at Hornady Manufacturing, is a 1993 graduate of UW. “For over 75 years, our company has manufactured reliable, American-made ammunition for the commercial sporting market. We value the Second Amendment and the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of this great nation,” he said. 
For more information on the Firearms Research Center, visit their website at For information on Hornady Manufacturing visit their website here.

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