The National Rifle Association is America’s longest-standing civil rights organization,
founded in 1871. Together with its more than five million members, they’re proud
defenders of history’s patriots and diligent protectors of the Second Amendment.
The NRA is commitment to training, education and marksmanship.

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While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the NRA has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. But its successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service its nearly five million members have given to champion Second Amendment rights and support NRA programs.