WHAT IS THE NRA?

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Founded in 1871, the Na­tional Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion (NRA) claims to have 5 mil­lion mem­bers. These gun rights ad­vo­cates form a very pow­er­ful po­lit­i­cal force, which lob­bies against gun con­trol and ar­gues that more guns make the coun­try safer. It strongly sup­ports leg­is­la­tion ex­pand­ing gun rights such as "open-carry" laws, which al­low gun own­ers to carry their weapons, un­con­cealed, in most public places. Af­ter the Sandy Hook school shoot­ing in 2012, the NRA’s vice pres­i­dent Wayne LaPierre fa­mously de­clared that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” In the af­ter­math of the Las Vegas mas­sacre, Congress in­tro­duced bills to pro­hibit bump stocks de­vices but the NRA said it wouldn’t sup­port an out­right ban.

ad­vo­cate sup­porter, de­fender / to lobby to put pres­sure on and in­flu­ence leg­is­la­tors / to ar­gue to claim, to af­firm, to say / open-carry act of vis­i­bly car­ry­ing a firearm in public / un­con­cealed vis­i­ble, not hid­den / in the af­ter­math of in the pe­riod of time af­ter / bill pro­posed new law / out­right to­tal, com­plete / ban pro­hi­bi­tion.

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