When you share too much your privacy and personal information is no longer your own

Fairfax, Virginia - By now we’re all familiar with the infamous Nigerian Email scam; an unjustly deposed prince or official is in fear for their life and fleeing for the U.S. with $20,000,000 in tow. If you can front the prince (or official) a few thousand dollars then we’ll be be happy to send 10% of the treasure your way.

All such communications should be chalked up to the “if it sounds too good to be true it probably isn’t” category.

But the cyber cons don’t stop there. In the days where social media has all but takes over our monitors, it’s become all to clear that sharing every little aspect of your life comes with potential consequences. Enter NRA’s Refuse to be a Victim program.

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NRA Store's Second Edition of The Law of Self Defense.
As your little ones prepare to head back to school, NRA Store's Brian Evans breaks out the books for your NRA Library ...

Fairfax, Virginia - You never know what tomorrow will bring…that’s why the NRAstore wants our members to be prepared for the worst. But state and federal firearm and self-defense laws can be convoluted and confusing. This makes it difficult for you to know and understand what your rights are – and more importantly, what they are not.

Knowing your rights is a big step toward effectively protecting yourself and your family in a law-abiding manner. That’s why the NRAstore has a number of guides to ensure that you’re a responsible citizen and firearm owner.

Our newest addition to the NRA Library, is the Second Edition of The Law of Self Defense. This handy guidebook corrects the myths about self defense laws that can get you into trouble... discover the other essentials for your NRA Library ...

NRA Foundation supports grant funding to state or local law enforcement agencies, accredited schools and qualified, nonprofit organizations

Arnold Jr. Shooters, is from Arnold Junior Shooters, Inc., Kirkwood, Missouri.
Arnold Jr. Shooters from Kirkwood, Missouri, recently received a grant from the NRA Foundation.

Fairfax, Virginia - The NRA Foundation is the country's foremost charitable organization serving the shooting sports and safeguarding the exercise of our Second Amendment rights. Since its inception in 1990 The Foundation has awarded over 32,000 grants totaling more than $230 million. Grants benefit programs such as youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education, historical firearms, conservation, firearms and marksmanship training and safety, and much more.

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Don't get looking for a quick buck when the con artists call

NRA's Refuse to be a Victim program Fairfax, Virginia - During the first 6 months of 2014, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 12,000 complaints about scams involving people impersonating IRS agents. That's 36 times more complaints than the same period in 2013 received! Be very wary of the following scams:

  • Someone calls or emails saying they're from the IRS and you owe money. They say if you don't pay immediately, a warrant could be issued for your arrest.
  • Sometimes they recite personal information such as the last 4 digits of your Social Security number to sound credible. The number on the caller ID might even look legitimate or imitate the IRS toll-free number or the email address might be similar to actual IRS email addresses
  • Someone promises you a big refund if you let them prepare your taxes. People generally prey on people who do not have a filing requirement, such as low-income individuals or the elderly. They also target non-English speaking individuals. They charge big money for bad advice or worse yet, file the return and have the refund deposited into their account.
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On the forefront of firearms training

National Training Manager John Howard speaks at the NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis Fairfax, Virginia - Since 1871, the National Rifle Association has been the premier provider of basic firearms training. For over 141 years, NRA’s training has continued to grow and improve in order to provide our students with the most informative and professional training experience possible. Our training fosters knowledgeable and safe students. It works – firearm accidents are at an all-time low.

Along the way, we have gone through many improvements that started with the development of handbooks for students. Those handbooks contained hand-drawn images that evolved into black and white photographs to more recent times, high definition color photos. In 2013, some 380,000 student copies of NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting Handbook were sold.

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Over 60 hot items including SEAL knife, Universal holsters, and flashlights

Big big big NRA Store Sale! Get your life membership now!
We like to think that every Membership Monday is special, but the one brought to us by Merchandise Buyer Joe Garnreiter promises to be a real crowd pleaser ...

Fairfax, Virginia - “Biggest” and “best” are two words that aptly describe the NRA and its members. And that’s why you’ll be thrilled with this news: the NRAstore is having its BIGGEST sale ever, while offering its BEST offer for NRA Life Memberships!

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Summer time usually means fun and sun but unfortunate it also bring out scammers and con artists. Look out for these common summer scams!

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NRA's National Community Outreach Manager Eric Lipp is back with a collection summer scams to keep an eye out for ...

Home improvement scams are common because summer is often a time for repairs and upgrades, and homeowners are often vulnerable to people offering home repairs. Some ploys include repairmen that do only superficial repairs to make something look nicer, or start a job and then add extra costs that are necessary in order to complete the job. Others may simply take your deposit money and then disappear into thin air.

To avoid this, make sure you check references and be leery of anyone appearing out of the blue offering home improvement services or those who are not insured... Read the rest of Refuse to a Victim's summer scammer tips ...

Presidential firearms catch spotlight with actor Joe Mantegna

A full look at Theodore Roosevelt's 1894 Winchester lever action riflePresident Theodore Roosevelt's suppressed 1894 Winchester lever action rifle

Fairfax, Virginia - The crew from Outdoor Channel's Gun Stories spends about a week at the National Rifle Association every spring. With host and A-list actor Joe Mantegna at the ready, each episode concentrates on one specific gun. Here's a description from their website:

Gun Stories takes viewers through a firearm’s history, from the heart of the design through its use on the range... Find out more about Roosevelt's Rifles on Gun Stories ...

Versatile, high strength cord offers options for the outdoor experience

NRA Store's Tactical Survival Sling
NRAstore™ Senior Merchandise Buyer Brian Evans swings in with a paracord option or two ...

Fairfax, Virginia - Parachute cord (also called paracord or 550 cord) is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope originally used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II, due to its 550 lb. minimum breaking strength.  Once in the field, paratroopers found this cord useful for a host of other tasks. Today, it’s widely used as a general purpose and emergency utility cord by both military personnel and civilians.

The yarns of the core (commonly referred to as "the guts") can be removed when finer string is needed, for instance as sewing thread to repair gear, or to be used as fishing line in a survival situation.

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