Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

  • Fairfax, VA
  • www.NRA.org

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.

Main Programs

  1. Educational, competitive, community service, and training programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

U.S.

ruling year

1944

CEO and Executive Vice President

Self-reported

CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne R. LaPierre

Keywords

Self-reported

Gun safety, firearms safety, firearms education, firearms training, nature conservation, nature preservation, law enforcement

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Also Known As

NRA

EIN

53-0116130

 Number

3150222613

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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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.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Educational, competitive, community service, and training programs

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Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

U.S.

Social Media

Blog

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Financials

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NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

Leadership

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CEO and Executive Vice President

CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne R. LaPierre

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Allan D. Cors

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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