Join the NRA!
One of the best ways you can help preserve your 2nd Amendment rights is to become a member of the National Rifle Association. Founded in 1871 to promote marksmanship training among the increasingly urbanized population, the NRA has evolved over the years into a major force for gun owners’ rights, as well.
Along with its core mission of promoting the shooting sports and teaching firearms safety, today’s NRA is one of the most effective lobbying organizations in the country, both at the national and state levels, through its sister organization, the Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). Another important NRA subsidiary organization is the Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund, which helps advance the cause of gun owners’ rights in court. One of the better-known cases it has been involved with in recent years was DC v. Heller, which not only resulted in the overturning of the decades-long ban on gun ownership in our nation’s capital, but more importantly, got the Supreme Court to finally acknowledge that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right. Another significant win was McDonald v. Chicago, which overturned that city’s long-standing handgun ban.
In this presidential election year, the NRA’s Political Victory Fund will be more active than ever, working to elect pro-gun candidates to office across America, starting with the White House. If there was any question about the Obama administration’s hostility toward gun owners and their rights, the recent fiasco known as Operation Fast and Furious should make things clear. This ill-concieved operation involved deliberately allowing thousands of guns purchased in the US to be smuggled across the border into Mexico, with the intention of blaming “lax” gun laws in the US. This would then give the administration cover for pursuing new restrictions on gun ownership. The scheme blew up in their faces, however, after two federal law enforcement officers were murdered using guns they allowed to cross the border. While the left and the mainstream media continue to ignore this scandal, it continues to be investigated by Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA) and others in the House.
For these and many other reasons, we urge all gun owners, as well as anyone else who believes in the 2nd Amendment, to join the NRA. As official NRA Recruiters, we are proud to be able to offer a discount to anyone who joins through the link above, or during one of our courses. Instead of the usual $35 annual membership fee, we are able to offer memberships for just $25! This discounted price includes all the same benefits, however. New members will still receive their choice of one of three award-winning magazines (American Rifleman, American Hunter, or America’s 1st Freedom) in either print or digital format, a handsome NRA shooting cap, and more. Discounts for renewals and longer-term memberships (including Life Memberships) are also available; ask for details during class.