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.

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