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National Rifle Association: American nonprofit organization
The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is a gun rights advocacy group based in the United States. Founded to advance rifle marksmanship, the modern NRA continues to teach firearm safety and competency. The organization also publishes several magazines, and sponsors competitive marksmanship events. According to the NRA, it had nearly 5 million members as of December 2018, though that figure has not been independently confirmed.


Pandemic Triggers Uptick In Hunting Permit Applications [Video]

Pandemic Triggers Uptick In Hunting Permit Applications

Faced with growing meat shortages thanks to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are turning to Mother Nature for food. The National Rifle Association has lobbied state governors to keep..

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U.S. Supreme Court sidesteps major gun rights ruling [Video]

U.S. Supreme Court sidesteps major gun rights ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a challenge to New York City restrictions on handgun owners transporting their firearms outside the home, avoiding the battle over the scope of the right to..

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NRA Fumes, Sues New York For Not Letting Gun Stores Stay Open During Pandemic [Video]

NRA Fumes, Sues New York For Not Letting Gun Stores Stay Open During Pandemic

The National Rifle Association is suing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Business Insider reports the suit is over Cuomo's closure of gun stores in the state as part of his "PAUSE" order. The order, in..

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Charles Schwab charitable fund halts donations to NRA

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