Eleanor Roosevelt’s Licence to Carry

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Currently on display at the FDR Library in New York are the contents of Eleanor Roosevelt wallet. One item of interest is Eleanor’s 1957 ‘Licence to Carry a Pistol.’

The First Lady, who was known to be fiercely independent, struck a deal with the Secret Service that she would agree to carry a firearm if they would agree to let her travel unaccompanied by car.

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[The Gun WireSlate]