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Matthew H. Bower

Matthew H. BowerMr. Bower is an Assistant General Counsel for the National Rifle Association of America. He represents and advises the NRA on a wide variety of legal matters including contracts and commercial leases, and campaign finance and lobbying law matters at both the state and federal levels. He has represented the NRA as an amicus curiae in state and federal trial and appellate courts, in cases involving the Second Amendment and state analogs, the right of self-defense, and challenges to state statutes protecting the right of employees to safely and peaceably store firearms in their private vehicles. Mr. Bower received his Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law in 2004, and was Managing Editor of the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal.  He received his Bachelor of Science, with merit, from the United States Naval Academy in 1993. Mr. Bower served as an artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1993 to 2000, first with Third Battalion, Tenth Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and then with Marine Corps Security Force Company, Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Georgia, attaining the rank of captain while on active duty. From 2001 to 2004, he worked full-time as a paralegal in the NRA Office of the General Counsel while attending law school. He is a member of the Virginia Bar.