National Rifle Assn

The National Rifle Association of America, or NRA, is an American non-partisan, non-profit (501(c)(4)) organization which lists as its goals the protection of the Second Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights and the promotion of firearm ownership rights as well as marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and self-defense in the United States. It was established in 1871 in New York by William Conant Church and George Wood Wingate as the National Rifle Association; its first President was former Senator and famous Civil War Union Army General Ambrose Burnside. President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant served as the NRA's eighth President and General Philip H. Sheridan as its ninth.

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Campaign Finance

Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $14,406,045
    Total Spent:
    $24,776,514
    Cash on Hand:
    $1,369,578
    Debts:
    $0
  • Independent Expenditures

    money spent supporting or opposing a candidate
    Candidate Support/Oppose Total Spent
    Barack Obama
    Oppose
    $9,008,082
    Mitt Romney
    Support
    $2,735,331
    Sherrod Brown
    Oppose
    $891,577
    Bill Nelson
    Oppose
    $626,128
    Tim Kaine
    Oppose
    $350,039
    Richard E. Mourdock
    Support
    $346,783
    Claire McCaskill
    Oppose
    $341,952
    Tammy Baldwin
    Oppose
    $326,228
    Jeff Flake
    Support
    $321,713
    Tim Kaine
    Oppose
    $262,410

Standardized Donation Information

covers roughly through Q4 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for National Rifle Assn Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$5,885,000 Spent
Information

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of National Rifle Assn

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    National Rifle Assn $4,975,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Firearms, Guns & Ammunition,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties,
    • Law Enforcement & Crime,
    • Natural Resources,
    • Taxes,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Government Issues,
    • Homeland Security
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.615 Collectible Firearms Protection Act
    H.R.58 Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act
    H.R.420 Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2011
    S.570 A bill to prohibit the Department of Justice from tracking and cataloguing the purchases of multiple rifles and shotguns.
    H.R.822 National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011
    H.R.645 Second Amendment Enforcement Act
    H.R.1558 To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to clarify the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency with respect to certain sporting good articles, and to exempt those articles from a definition under that Act.
    S.381 Collectible Firearms Protection Act
    H.R.308 Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act
    S.32 Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act
View all lobbying data for National Rifle Assn Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 15 dockets; Submitted to 3 dockets
Information

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "National Rifle Assn" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.