Ruger SR 556 leaves New York for a new home at NRA headquarters in Virginia

Ruger SR 556 AR-15 rifle donated to the NRA by New York resident Fairfax, Virginia - New York's infamous "SAFE Act" (the Safe Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) went into effect earlier this week. A largely cosmetic legislative offering, as are most gun control laws enacted over recent years, it instantly turned hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers into potential felons. Among other things, the act bans magazines holding more than 10 rounds, calls for the registration of so called "assault weapons", and outlaws commonplace features such as muzzle breaks and telescoping stocks.

The reaction by New York-based NRA members has been mixed. The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, our official state affiliate, filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the SAFE Act on constitutional grounds. Some sold their guns to friends and family living out-of-state. And one, a Mr. Steven Albright, donated his rifle to the National Firearms Museum.

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Museum piece with NRA Test stamp part of NRA Publications collection

A double-barreled Savage Fox Model B NRA Test Shotgun

Fairfax, Virginia - There's a story behind every gun at the National Firearms Museum. Who owned it, where it was manufactured, where it was used, etc ... Unfortunately, not every story is compelling as the next. But for some, it's the story behind the story that makes them fascinating.

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Exclusive Annual Meeting goodies available only in Indianapolis

NRA Store holds special sales at Annual Meeting in Indianapolis
Joe Garnreiter, Merchandise Buyer for the NRA Store, has an Annual Meeting special for those making the trip next week to Indianapolis ...

Fairfax, Virginia - Next week, the National Rifle Association will make a pit stop in the great city of Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. Crowds of over 80,000 NRA members are expected to filter through the Indianapolis Convention Center over the course of 3 days, in what promises to be the most exciting annual meeting yet!

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NRA News breaks into the NRA Museum vault for another glimpse at World War II revolver

The Colt Commando Revolver circa WWII

Fairfax, Virginia - You know it's going to be a good day on Curator's Corner when you hear Philip Schreier say that this is one of his favorite guns. Being that Phil is the Senior Curator for NRA Museums, a favorite gun of Phil's has to be something special. This one is.

Fresh from the friendly confines of the NRA Museum vault, Phil brings out the quasi-rare Colt Commando Revolver. A World War II era four-inch six-shooter that brings a bit of economic efficiency encased in the design.

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Hazard Markers Concealment Pouch looks just like roadway sign

NRA Store's Roadway Hazard Markers Concealment Pouch

NRA Store Merchandise Buyer Joe Garnreiter beat the traffic and arrives a day early with a little roadside assistance for the frequent traveler ...

Fairfax, Virginia - As the time-honored tradition of Easter Sunday quickly approaches, Americans across the country are preparing for the festivities. While some lucky folks will be enjoying Easter eggs, glazed ham and family time in the comfort of their own homes, Easter makes traveling a necessity for others.

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Top firearm experts from the National Firearms Museum bring wit and wisdom to outdoor haven

NRA Museums Senior Curator Philip Schreier and Director Jim Supica get ready for Gun Gurus episodes

Fairfax, Virginia - If you own a gun, no matter how many or few, then I hope you caught the premier of NRA's Gun Gurus on the Outdoor Channel. That means you you hunters, competitive shooters, collectors, plinkers, and anyone else with any interest at all in the firearm community.

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Springfield Armory rifle presented to the National Rifle Association by Army Chief of Staff

Close up on General Lyman L. Lemnitzer's M14 rifle

Fairfax, Virginia - Curator's Corner is a weekly look into the vast collection of the National Firearms Museum. And when we're lucky it's more than what's on display at the museum; it's what's in the vault.

Secured in the basement of NRA Headquarters, the vault holds almost as many guns as those that are on display. Ancient matchlocks, preserved pistols and sacred shotguns line the walls in this "denizens of a dungeon" just waiting for a chance to bask in the glorious sunlight above. For this week's segment, Senior Curator Philip Schreier decided to go with a presentation rifle — Lemnitzer's M14.

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Classic bi-fold wallet keeps your credit card and ID safe

NRA's RFID Blocking CCW Permit Wallet
NRAstore Merchandise Buyer Joe Garnreiter points out that you need more than respoinsible firearms training to stay safe in today's technological world ...

Fairfax, Virginia - Every year in the United States, 11.5 million Americans are victims of Identity Theft (U.S. Dept. of Justice, 2013). Before you know it, a thief can steal all of your personal and financial data via the RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification) chips imbedded within your credit cards, passports and some driver’s licenses.

But fear not, the NRAstore has just what you need to protect yourself from this very real 21st century threat!

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Rare Civil War sidearm shows all the signs of forgery, debuts on Sportsman Channel

Find a fake Spiller & Burr revolver at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - Gun collecting can be an expensive business. Even more so if you happen to come across one the nefarious ne'er do wells who prey upon the collecting community. Good news is that there’s an easy way to avoid those dastardly cheats.

If you’re a Confederate gun fan, for example, there’s a simple first step that every buddy collector should take.

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