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National Rifle Association

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Organization information
FormationNovember 17, 1871
HeadquartersFairfax, Virginia
MembershipNearly 4 million
PresidentDavid Keene
Executive Vice PresidentWayne LaPierre

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The National Rifle Association of America, or NRA, is an American non-profit (501(c)(4)) organization which advocates for the protection of the Second Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights and the promotion of firearm ownership rights as well as marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and self-defense in the United States.

The NRA sponsors firearm safety training courses, as well as marksmanship events featuring shooting skill and sports. According to a 1999 Fortune survey, lawmakers and congressional staffers considered NRA the most influential lobbying group. Its political activity is based on the principle that gun ownership is a civil liberty protected by the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights, and it is the oldest continuously operating civil rights organization in the United States. According to its website, the NRA has nearly four million members.

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My hero, Mr. Charlton Heston. "From my cold dead hands" THE SECOND AMENDMENT VINDICATED! The Court said; "'The people' . . . unambiguously refers to all members of the political community" and "The very text of the Second Amendment implicitly recognizes the pre-existence of the right and declares only that it 'shall not be infringed.'" -United States Supreme Court Obama gun facts; Charlton Heston's closing remarks at the 2000 NRA annual meeting in Charlotte North Carolina. He was a very fine American. Those five words; From MY Cold Dead Hands. This man was a true Patriot. Freedom of the individual. Governments derive their just power from the governed (the people). People should not fear their government, their government should fear the people. He believed in personal freedom so much that he gave the last good years of his life to freedoms cause. He was basically spat on by the not so far left, and ridiculed by the left. He definitely served his country well. Back during this speech the NRA was having internal conflicts about how to fight those who would take our liberties away. Some were of the notion that we had to be bold and radical in defending our rights no matter who we offended, while others wanted a more balanced approach that didn't alienate the average gun owner. Mr Heston gave to us the last good years of his life bringing the NRA back together and making it the force for freedom that it is today, and I thank him for that <b>...</b>
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For too long, pigeon shooters have enjoyed their killing contests in relative obscurity. Supported by the National Rife Association and the Ku Klux Klan, pigeon shooters are among the lowest form of human.
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From the Glenn Beck Program on FoxNews March 18, 2009. Wayne LaPierre, CEO National Rifle Association, interviewed on his thoughts about the Mexican Drug Cartel issue and how American guns are apparently the cause of the upswing in violence across the border *rolls eyes*. The libs are now trying to use this as a new angle for the continued erosion of our 2nd amendment rights. Also, talk of legislation to pass strict laws regulating the sale of ammunition, a new AWB, etc. etc. People, this Socialist administration won't stop until our right to keep and bear is stripped completely away. Think it can't happen here? Ask the millions of law abiding gun owners in the UK, Canada, and Australia who were stripped of their right to own handguns for self defense. Restrictions placed on them now make it nearly impossible to own a modern semi-auto handgun unless you're a member of the military, police or a government official. Hitler and Stalin would be proud. Those that are permitted to own antique revolvers or single shot shotguns, must have them under lock and key and broken down at all times unless using them for sporting purposes, making them useless when a criminal kicks in your back door at 2am. Anyone who shoots a home intruder in self defense in these Socialist run countries faces imprisonment.... note the case of Tony Martin: We are not immune to these draconian measures living in the USA either... take the caase of Hale DeMar in Chicago: <b>...</b>
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This is another in a series of SHARK videos exposing Pennsylvania's live bird shoots, all of which are supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA). Is this hunting? Do hunters support this? If not, why do they allow the NRA to lump them in with these slob thrill killers? For more information, please go to
5.27 min. | 2.74 user rating The long popularity of its repeating rifle line gave the Winchester Repeating Arms Company good reason to manufacture another of John M. Brownings designsâa repeating shotgun that offered a six-shot capacity. Winchesters Model 1887 was offered in both 10- and 12-gauge chamberings, and its broad receiver side proudly bore a WRA Co. monogram. This strong rolling block design, operated by the traditional Winchester lever action, was favored by express companies and law enforcement. The size and strength of its latest lever action provided Winchester with a unique experimental platform. A limited number of Model 1887s were built with rifling near the muzzle and were chambered for the massive .70-150 cartridge. Firing a 700- to 900-grain projectile, this repeater used a necked-down metallic shotshell. http
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The FN Five-sevenâtrademarked as the "Five-seveN" âis a semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by FN Herstal in Belgium. The weapon's name refers to its 5.7 mm (.224 in) bullet diameter, and the name's unusual capitalization style is intended to spell out the manufacturer's initials, 'FN'. As a companion pistol to the FN P90 personal defense weapon, the Five-seven shares many of the same characteristics. The FN P90's 5.7x28mm cartridge type was originally created by FN in the early 1990s, and the Five-seven was introduced in 1998 as a pistol using the same cartridge. The pistol was originally restricted by FN to military and law enforcement customers, but since 2004 it has also been offered to civilian shooters in various models, most recently as the Five-seven USG. The Five-seven is currently in use with a large number of police and counter-terrorist groups, including numerous police departments and SWAT teams in the United States. In 2009, the National Rifle Association added the Five-seven to the NRA Tactical Police Competition standards. Since the pistol's introduction to the civilian market in the United States in 2004, it has also become increasingly popular with civilian shooters.
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The recent spate of shootings in the United States inspired a discussion of gun control and gun rights on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, with the most perceptive comment coming from the great stand up comedian and former writer for "The Simpson's," Dana Gould, raising issues about the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the right to keep and bear arms that I address in this video. Although the April 24, 2009, episode of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" from which I took two short clips for my video is not available on the HBO website, you can find out more about that program at You can find the old, archived argument about gun rights on the defunct ACLU message boards to which I refer in this video at You can find the fakesagan video titled "latest drama and my first kalashnikov" from which I briefly used an image in this video at And, finally, you can find a lot more information about the federal attack on the Branch Davidian complex at Waco along with the photo of it that I briefly used in this video on the PBS website at
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Rudy Giuliani gives his opinion of the National Rifle Association, Charlie Rose interview May 31, 1995
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2008 presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani (R) spoke at National Rifle Association conference.
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Ali G 'discusses' some of the gun laws and issues with a range of different people in the USA.
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UT students urge dismissal of NRA lawsuit - KETK Tweet this news
KETK--The lawsuit has been filed by the -National Rifle Association-. Currently, the Gun Control Act of 1968 bans sales of guns to teens due to risks of gang ... - Date : Tue, 28 Dec 2010 09:32:51 GMT+00:00
Raninder Singh appointed NRAI president - Tweet this news, Updated: December 29, 2010 16:10 IST Raninder Singh was elected president of the -National Rifle Association- of India after the trap shooter's landslide ... - Date : Wed, 29 Dec 2010 10:44:51 GMT+00:00
Editorial: A sensible move draws NRA fire - The Trentonian Tweet this news
The Trentonian--But “reasonable” is not a word organizations like the -National Rifle Association- and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents gun dealers ... - Date : Sun, 26 Dec 2010 03:38:02 GMT+00:00
LEONHIRTH: Haslam administration to face pressing challenges - The Daily News Journal Tweet this news
The Daily News Journal--The -National Rifle Association- apparently has rewarded the Legislature for its recent efforts to put guns everywhere by announcing that the 2015 -NRA- ... - Date : Wed, 29 Dec 2010 09:04:58 GMT+00:00
Meet the NRA's Poster Boy for Teens Packing Heat - Huffington Post (blog) Tweet this news
Huffington Post (blog)--In my last blog, I discussed the -National Rifle Association's- latest "courtroom craziness" in which the gun lobby has filed two lawsuits in Texas asserting ... - Date : Tue, 07 Dec 2010 21:35:15 GMT+00:00
GUN LAWS: The NRA opposes weapons free zones around Iowa - WHO-TV Tweet this news
WHO-TV--The -National Rifle Association- is trying to block Iowa cities and counties from establishing "weapons free zones" in parks, city halls, courthouses and ... - Date : Sun, 12 Dec 2010 21:50:29 GMT+00:00
police shoot for military-style weapons - Orlando Sentinel Tweet this news
Orlando Sentinel--On Monday, the City Council approved without discussion a police request to apply for a $26500 grant from the -National Rifle Association- Foundation to pay ... - Date : Tue, 14 Dec 2010 08:31:01 GMT+00:00
Detroit Michigan CCW Classes Instructor Makes 7th Appearance on - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--Rick Ector is a -National Rifle Association- credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms ... - Date : Tue, 14 Dec 2010 05:21:11 GMT+00:00
Troy Dobbins selected Student of the Month - Anderson Independent Mail Tweet this news
Anderson Independent Mail--He is also a member of the National Holstein Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the -National Rifle Association-. ... - Date : Mon, 29 Nov 2010 21:43:27 GMT+00:00
Gov. vetoes 'Castle Doctrine,' lawmaker says it'll be back - abc27 Tweet this news
abc27--Next year's legislature is beyond his control, but he took a parting shot at the powerful -National Rifle Association-. "I would urge the legislature to take ... - Date : Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:58:48 GMT+00:00

Gun interest groups in the U.S.

Pro-gun rightsCitizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms * Gun Owners of America * Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership * Law Enforcement Alliance of America * Liberty Belles * National Rifle Association * Pink Pistols * Second Amendment Foundation * Second Amendment Sisters * Students for Concealed Carry on Campus * National Shooting Sports Foundation
Pro-gun controlAmerican Hunters and Shooters Association * Americans for Democratic Action * Americans for Gun Safety Foundation * Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence * Coalition to Stop Gun Violence * Joyce Foundation * League of Women Voters * Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition * Violence Policy Center

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