Richard Feldman Biography

Richard dedicated the past twenty five years to protecting the rights of firearms owners, marksmanship organizations, gun retailers, and firearms makers here in America and internationally.

His access and advice to the highest government officials - from Presidents Reagan, to Clinton, to Obama - attests to his core conviction that Second Amendment Rights & Responsibilities benefit all society regardless of ideological beliefs.

Ricochet - confessions of a Gun Lobby. tHe is an attorney; a former police officer, a Reagan White House appointee; a one-time regional political director for the National Rifle Association (NRA); CEO & chief lobbyist for the Firearm Industry's national trade association; a political consultant, lecturer and author of the controversial and acclaimed book "RICOCHET: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist," published by John Wiley & Sons in 2008.

He's sought out by the media for his comments on firearms policy in print, on radio and television with appearances on Good Morning America, the Today Show, NPR, C-Span, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, CNN, Fox News, and Peter Jennings' special, "The Gun Wars."

Through IFoA, Feldman continues to work toward the day when Second Amendment civil liberties for all law-abiding Americans are as unquestioned as the rights guaranteed by the rest of the Constitution. The firearm issue is just part of our criminal justice dilemma. We need to revisit our legal system and our statutory enactments updating and evaluating them in the light of the twenty-first century. Only a well organized organization can compel our reactive officials to move policy in the direction we the people desire them to go.