$1,000 scholarships distributed to students for outstanding academics and participation in shooting sports

A 2013 NRA Youth Education Summit participant receives a $1,000 college scholarship

The NRA Foundation is the country's leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. Since its formation in 1990, The NRA Foundation has awarded thousands of grants in support of educational programs thanks to the hundreds of millions of dollars raised through the Friends of NRA grassroots fundraising program. Katie Jones of the Douglas County Friends of NRA committee in Oregon recently shared a great story with us about one such grant.

Roseburg, Oregon - May 1, 2014 - The Oregon Friends of NRA is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 scholarship competition. Each of the students have earned a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward college or technical school expenses.

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Educating our future generations on our rights to bear arms

NRA Foundation-funded junior rifle team at the NRA National Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio

Fairfax, Virginia - The NRA Institute for Legislative Action isn't the only part of our large organization that protects America's shooting traditions. In this piece by NRA Event Support Coordinator Peter Lawess, we learn how a different section of the NRA does its part for our freedoms.

Defending Freedom through Education: How NRA's non-political branch protects the Second Amendment

In recent years, droves of NRA members and supporters across the country have joined in an effort to halt the legislative attacks on our Second Amendment rights. Many have voiced their opinions, solicited signatures for petitions, advocated for political candidates, and shared news and information. Seeing as the NRA is the country’s oldest civil rights organization and known for its acceptance of political discourse, many are unaware or confused that there is a strictly non-political branch of the National Rifle Association: The NRA Foundation and its fundraising arm, Friends of NRA. Knowing the difference between the activities of the National Rifle Association and The NRA Foundation is necessary to fully understand the organization of the NRA and its mission to protect the right to keep and bear arms.

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NRA supporters raise money for future of America's shooting sports in Indianapolis

2014 National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana - A few thousand NRA members gathered in Indianapolis' massive Lucas Oil Stadium last night to raise money for the future of America's shooting sports traditions. They were there for the National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction, the unofficial kickoff event of the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

Guests are treated to a night of food, fun, and fundraising knowing that 100% of the money raised will go towards local, state, and national shooting sports interest. From clubs that need equipment, to constructing new shooting ranges, to funding programs like Eddie Eagle GunSafe that keep our children safer, The NRA Foundation is the leading charitable organization in support of America's shooting heritage.

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NRA Foundation's Wall of Guns stuffed with rifles, shotguns and pistols

NRA's Wall of Guns comes to Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana - You're going to see a lot at the NRA Convention in Indianapolis. A lot of people, at lot of events, and a lot of guns. Though displays brought in by Smith & Wesson, Benelli, Sig Sauer and Remington are just for looking, there are a few firearms that are for more. A whole wall of them.

Brought to you by the NRA Foundation, the Wall of Guns is a custom built case filled to the brim with nearly 80 guns looking for a new home.

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Win a shotgun at the 17th Annual Firearms Law Seminar on Friday at NRA Annual Meeting

The NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana - It has been called the gold standard of firearms law classes. And if you're going to the Annual Meeting in Indy, then it's a day you don't want to miss.

Join pioneering thought leaders such as Stephen Holbrook, David Kopel and Andrew F. Branca for a full day seminar covering the latest in firearm legalese. A day that earns attorneys in attendance with Continuing Legal Education credit. Better yet, you don't even have to be a lawyer to attend the 17th Annual Firearms Law Seminar.

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Special SR1911, the one millionth Ruger produced in 2012, being auctioned for The NRA Foundation

Ruger Donates Unique One Millionth Gun of 2012 to The NRA Foundation

Indianapolis, Indiana - A one of a kind 1911, the one millionth gun produced by Sturm, Ruger & Company Inc. in 2012, will be on display at the National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction on Thursday, April 24 in Indianapolis. Proceeds from the event, which kicks off the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, will go to ensuring the future of America’s shooting sports traditions.

After becoming the first commercial manufacturer to ship one million firearms over a twelve month period in 2011, there were doubts that Ruger could reach the milestone a second time. But the one millionth gun of 2012, a SR1911, came off the assembly line on August 15, and Ruger CEO and President Mike Fifer had special plans for the occasion. The pistol was handed to Baron Engraving to give this collector’s item a truly unique design.

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First Henry rifle made in 150 years and original Henry rifle to be auctioned at NRA Annual Meetings

Henry Repeating Arms Donates Model 1860 Henry and First Original Henry Rifle to The NRA Foundation

Indianapolis, Indiana – A legendary Henry lever-action rifle and serial number one of the new Original Henry rifle line will be auctioned together for the National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction on Thursday, April 24 in Indianapolis thanks to a donation by Henry Repeating Arms. The pair joins an incredible fundraising event which will raise money for the future of America’s shooting traditions and kick off the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

"Henry’s generous support over the last two decades has been vital to The NRA Foundation's success at its national events,” said John DaSilva, NRA’s Director of Industry Partnerships. “We are honored to have the opportunity to auction these historically rich Henry rifles at this year’s NRA Foundation Banquet and raise money for the next generation of shooting sports enthusiasts."

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Live auction showcase item at NRA Foundation Banquet kicks off 2014 NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis

2014 National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction in Indianapolis Diamondback boat

Indianapolis, Indiana - Fish, hunt or joyride in style with a one-of-a-kind NRA-themed center console boat by Diamondback, the live auction showcase item of the National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction on April 24, 2014, in Indianapolis.

The entirely custom 22’ x 9’ center console boat is powered by a Suzuki 4 stroke 150 HP engine and 3-blade stainless steel propeller, offering superior handling and performance. Its NRA-themed wrap around the frame adds unique character while showing off your support of safe and competent gun ownership. Additional features for this unique center drive boat include custom Diamondback T-top with 4 rod holders, Sony CD Player and 4 Wet Sound Speakers, Yeti cooler, anti-foiling bottom, boarding ladder, lockable storage, Rhino Lined Nonslip deck and more. Finally, the boat is paired with a Ram-Lin tandem torsion axle aluminum trailer to ease with transportation.

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Pennsylvania's capital comes out strong to raise money for the future of the shooting sports

NRA Foundation banquet at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Food, fun, and fundraising. That's what the NRA Foundation advertises for its more than 1,000 Friends of NRA banquets held throughout the United States each year. And that was exactly what guests got at last night's inaugural NRA Foundation Banquet at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

A precursor of what to expect at the National NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction at this year's NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis, last night's banquet featured the all new 2014 Friends of NRA merchandise package along with a few extra special items you wouldn't find anywhere else.

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