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.
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.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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- Total Spent:
- Cash on Hand:
Independent Expendituresmoney spent supporting or opposing a candidate
Candidate Support/Oppose Total Spent Barack ObamaOppose $9,008,082 Mitt RomneySupport $2,735,331 Sherrod BrownOppose $891,577 Bill NelsonOppose $626,128 Tim KaineOppose $350,039 Richard E. MourdockSupport $346,783 Claire McCaskillOppose $341,952 Tammy BaldwinOppose $326,228 Jeff FlakeSupport $321,713 Tim KaineOppose $262,410
Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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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.
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,
- 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
RegulationsMentioned in 15 dockets; Submitted to 3 dockets
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.
The tables show occurrences of "National Rifle Assn" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 5 FWS Removal of gray wolf in Wyoming from the list of Endangered and Threatened Species 2011
- Toggle 4 FWS Revise the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife for the Gray Wolf ( Canis lupus ) in the Eastern United States 2011
- Toggle 2 FWS 2011-2012 Refuge-Specific Hunting & Sport Fishing Regulations 2011
- Toggle 1 FAA In the Matter of Joseph Moesser 2011
- Toggle 1 APHIS Horse Protection Act; Petition for Amendments to Regulations 2011
- Toggle 1 FWS Lethal Take of Wolves in the West Fork Elk Management Unit of Montana 2011
- Toggle 1 APHIS Information Sharing with Agency Stakeholders; Public Meeting 2012
- Toggle 1 FWS Petition to List the African Lion (Panthera leo leo) As Endangered 2012
- Toggle 1 ATF Residency Requirements for Aliens Acquiring Firearms 2012
- Toggle 1 FWS Policy on Interpretation of the Phrase "Significant Portion of Its Range" 2011