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NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/10/2014: NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

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AKA  NRA
Fairfax, VA
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NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/10/2014: NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

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Also Known As: NRA
Physical Address: Fairfax, VA 22030 
EIN: 53-0116130
Web URL: www.NRA.org 
Blog URL: www.NRAnews.com 
NTEE Category: R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R60 Civil Liberties Advocacy
Year Founded: 1871 
Ruling Year: 1944 


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Mission Statement

NRA Bylaws Article II The purposes and objectives of the National Rifle Association of America are: 1. To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially with reference to the inalienable right of the individual American citizen guaranteed by such Constitution to acquire, possess, collect, exhibit, transport, carry, transfer ownership of, and enjoy the right to use arms, in order that the people may always be in a position to exercise their legitimate individual rights of self-preservation and defense of family, person, and property, as well as to serve effectively in the appropriate militia for the common defense of the Republic and the individual liberty of its citizens; 2. To promote public safety, law and order, and the national defense; 3. To train members of law enforcement agencies, the armed forces, the militia, and people of good repute in marksmanship and in the safe handling and efficient use of small arms; 4. To foster and promote the shooting sports, including the advancement of amateur competitions in marksmanship at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels; 5. To promote hunter safety, and to promote and defend hunting as a shooting sport and as a viable and necessary method of fostering the propagation, growth and conservation, and wise use of our renewable wildlife resources. The Association may take all actions necessary and proper in the furtherance of these purposes and objectives.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $347,968,789
Total Expenses $290,550,357

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CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne R. LaPierre

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

The National Rifle Association of America is America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights and the premier firearms education, safety, and training organization in the world. Top sites include NRA.org, NRAILA.org, NRApublications.org, NRAnews.com, and NRAgive.com. Full transparency of the NRA’s complete corporate structure (“NRA and Affiliates”): The NRA is a 501(c)(4) membership association with four 501(c)(3) charitable subsidiaries and a Section 527 Political Action Committee separate segregated fund. The NRA’s four charities are NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund, NRA Foundation Inc., NRA Special Contribution Fund (dba NRA Whittington Center), and NRA Freedom Action Foundation.
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