Refusing Secret Service protection, which First Lady chose to carry her own gun instead?
-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Answer: Eleanor Roosevelt owned a handgun, which she often carried while she was First Lady of the United States. She refused Secret Service protection, insisting that she be able to travel as freely as possible. It was Eleanor’s determination to drive her own car that led to her pistol ownership. The Secret Service begged her to take an agent, or a police escort; she refused. The agents complied with her wishes only after they discovered she knew how to shoot, and convinced her to carry a pistol when she drove alone. She owned a prized .22 Smith & Wesson Outdoorsman revolver.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, having held the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her …
Born: 11 October 1884, New York City, New York, United States
Died: 7 November 1962, 74th Street, New York City, New York, United States
Children: Elliott Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr., MORE
Movies: The Eleanor Roosevelt Story, Women in Defense, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, Warm Springs
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