By Lars Dalseide | July 19 2012 08:19

Emily Miller
Emily Miller of the Washington Times with her Sig in Washington, D.C. - photo courtesy of Emily Miller/Washington Times
Earlier this month, NRA President David Keene received a letter from the Washington Times. No, they weren't asking for an interview or to update his subscription ... they wrote the share the latest news regarding the Emily Gets Her Gun series.

For those of you who haven't read the collection, it's the ongoing tale of the twist and turns one encounters when trying to purchase a handgun in our nation's capital. Here, in part, is the letter:


Dear David, I am writing to bring you up to date on the latest news surrounding Emily Miller's award-winning Washington Times series, "Emily Gets Her Gun."

In addition to the Harlan B. Carter-George S. Knight Freedom Award from the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund, Washington Times Senior Editor for Opinion Emily Miller was recently awarded the Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting from the Institute on Political Journalism.

The Mollenhoff award was given to Ms. Miller for her "Emily Gets Her Gun" series, which ultimately resulted in review of onerous gun regulations by Washington, D.C., officials.

Each Year the Mollenhoff award is given to a story that contains all the elements of investigative reporting, as well as the initiative shown by Clark Mollenhoff himself. Mollenhoff, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, was a pioneer in investigative journalism. His work let to the successful intervention of authorities in a case of corruption and fraud in the Teamsters Union.

The Washington Times investigative series beat out competition from The Wall Street Journal and the Seattle Times—both previous winners of this prestigious award ...

Best Regards,

Thomas J. Culligan
Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer

Thanks for the update Mr. Culligan. And even more thanks to Emily Miller for her continued insight on the obstacles a D.C. resident encounters when legally purchasing a firearm.

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