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Princeton's WordNet

  1. National Rifle Association, NRAnoun

    a powerful lobby that advocates the right to own and bear arms and rejects any gun regulation by the government


  1. NRA

    The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is a gun rights advocacy group based in the United States. Founded in 1871 to advance rifle marksmanship, the modern NRA has become a prominent gun rights lobbying organization while continuing to teach firearm safety and competency. The organization also publishes several magazines and sponsors competitive marksmanship events. According to the NRA, it had nearly 5 million members as of December 2018, though that figure has not been independently confirmed.The NRA is among the most influential advocacy groups in U.S. politics. The NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is its lobbying division, which manages its political action committee (PAC), the Political Victory Fund (PVF). Over its history, the organization has influenced legislation, participated in or initiated lawsuits, and endorsed or opposed various candidates at local, state, and federal levels. Some notable lobbying efforts by the NRA-ILA are the Firearm Owners Protection Act, which lessened restrictions of the Gun Control Act of 1968, and the Dickey Amendment, which blocks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from using federal funds to advocate for gun control. Starting in the mid-to-late 1970s, the NRA has been increasingly criticized by gun control and gun rights advocacy groups, political commentators, and politicians. This criticism began following changes in the NRA's organizational policies, following what is now referred to as the Revolt at Cincinnati at the 1977 NRA annual convention. The changes, which deposed former NRA executive vice president Maxwell Rich and included new organizational bylaws, have been described as moving the organization away from its previous focusses of "hunting, conservation, and marksmanship" and toward a focus on the defense of the right to bear arms. The organization has been the focus of intense criticism in the aftermath of high-profile shootings, such as the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, after which they suggested adding armed security guards to schools.


  1. nra

    The NRA, or National Rifle Association, is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun rights. Founded in 1871, the group informs its members about firearm-related proposed legislation, promotes firearm safety training, marksman courses for civilians, and law enforcement, as well as supports gun ownership rights.

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  1. NRA

    National RimJob Association

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

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  1. ran

  2. Ran

  3. RAN

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nra in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. John Kerry:

    I would rather be the candidate of the NAACP than the NRA.

  2. Letitia James:

    The NRA dropping New York AG lawsuit countersuit today in federal court is The NRA that their strategy would never prevail, the truth is that( NRA head) Wayne LaPierre and Wayne LaPierre lieutenants used The NRA as a breeding ground for personal gain and a lavish lifestyle. We were victorious against the organization's attempt to declare bankruptcy, and our fight for transparency and accountability will continue because no one is above the law.

  3. Larry Noble:

    In his comments, Rosendale references a conversation he had with Chris Cox in which he was told that The NRA would be involved in his race, if the The NRA and Rosendale's campaign discussed the content, issues or strategy involving the ads, or if Cox approved of the NRA's ad campaign, the money spent by the NRA-ILA in coordination with Rosendale could constitute an illegal contribution to Both Rosendale campaign.

  4. Tim Miller:

    Heston had previously said he supported Jeb's reelection at a 2002 campaign event. Jeb was lauded by the NRA on multiple occasions for his second amendment record, including signing legislation that the NRA dubbed the 'Six Pack Of Freedom.' Jeb has a lifetime A+ rating from the NRA.

  5. Amy Jeffs:

    The NRA's not about taking somebody's rights away, the NRA is not about inventorying anyone's firearms. The NRA is about preventative measures to help end gun violence.

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