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Causes: Children & Youth, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Education, Philanthropy

Mission: The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearms and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context. Funds granted by The NRA Foundation benefit a variety of constituencies throughout the United States including children, youth, women, individuals with physical disabilities, gun collectors, law enforcement officers, hunters and competitive shooters.

Programs: The nra foundation financially supports programs that provide direct community support, including eddie eagle gunsafe program for children partners in shooting, working with individuals with physical disablilities in the shooting sports refuse to be a victim program training women on how to avoid being the victim of crime wildlife and natural resource conservation goals, such as hunters for the hungry environment conservation and hunting outreach echo youth hunter education challenge yhec basic firearms training and safety courses marksmanship qualification programs instructor and range safety officer certifications and law enforcement training. Boy scouts and 4-h groups are among the most frequent recipients of funding - for merit badge, hunter education and safety training. Numerous programs benefit men, women and youth across the country.

the nra foundations national firearms law seminar is conducted annually and is an opportunity for attorneys who represent firearms owners and firearms-related businesses to meet and discuss legal issues and theories relevant to this expanding area of the law. A nationally-renowned faculty is always on hand to address a broad range of firearms-related issues.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The National Rifle Association supports organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, and 4-H. NRA relations with these groups include monetary donations, equipment donations...instructors to assist in their programs. The NRA is and should reamain a 501 (c)(3) and 501 (c)(4) organization.

I believe we all have a right to express our opinions as long as it is truthful and accurate. A comment I read stated - the NRA should lose their Non-profit status because they bring guns to the citizens and the guns kill people . Really? Does the NRA bring the guns and do the guns actually kill people? Or do people who unlawfully use guns kill people? I guess we should outlaw automobiles and sue the auto indusrty because automobiles injur people or maybe it is people who drive cars recklessly injur people? Next, we will have to ban baseball. It's the baseball bat that injurs people and not people swinging the bat right? My role: professional with expertise in this field - 26 yrs military with extensive gun handling and safety training.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When it comes to an organization that has it's priorities you would be hard pressed to fine a better one then the NRA Foundation. The monies that are spent and raised each year to promote and support the shooting sports and firearm safety are second to none. As the Chairman of the largest NRA Foundation banquet in NJ , three years in a row I have seen how the efforts of the Foundation can change peoples lives. From raising the funds to send an athlete to the National's to purchasing safety gear for a ladies outreach event, the Foundation is there.

2 Beatrice S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

The IRS should revoke the 501 (3) (c) status of this organization. American tax dollars should not support any organization related to the NRA. The NRA brings to the civilian market guns that kill many innocent Americans each year.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They are a large charitable grantmaker to 4-H, JROTC, Future Farmers, and many other youth-focused groups to promote lifelong safety in hunting and shooting sports.