National Rifle Association
|National Rifle Association|
|President:||James W. Porter, II|
The NRA was formed by Union veterans Gen. George Wingate and Col. William C. Church in 1871. Their primary goal was to "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis." The first president of the NRA was Gen. Ambrose Burnside.
The NRA is governed by a board of directors. The board selects a president and other leading members of the organization. The current president of the NRA is James W. Porter, II. He succeeded David Keene on May 6, 2013.
As of December 2013, the NRA had spent $214,890 in the 2014 election cycle: $210,390 went to Republicans and $4,500 to Democrats.
The NRA spent $1,599,951 in campaign contributions in 2012: $1,023,237 to candidates, $411,509 to 527 committees, $104,505 to parties and $61,700 to leadership PACs.
The NRA contributed $1,023,237 to candidates in the 2012 election cycle: $884,687 to Republican candidates and $126,650 to Democrats.
|Top 10 largest NRA candidate expenditures in 2012|
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- 'Top Shot' Champ Chris Cheng Comes Out as Gay - TheWrap
- The NRA has our children's blood on their hands - Salon
- NRA All Access to Premiere Sunday, January 5 2014 on Outdoor Channel - AmmoLand.com (press release)
- NRA Sues Sunnyvale Over Large Capacity Magazine Restrictions - NBC Bay Area
- Inside the Power of the NRA - New York Times
- One year since Sandy Hook, has the NRA made any progress on its plans to ... - Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group (blog)
- Jewish groups, Jersey City Mayor Fulop slam NRA for Holocaust comments - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
- Friends of the National Rifle Association holds raffle at event - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
- NRA shoots from the lip on Bloomberg, Mayors Against Guns organization - New York Daily News
- Bill Moyers: The NRA's conscience is as cold and dead as Charleton Heston's ... - Raw Story
- National Rifle Association,"About Us," accessed December 3, 2013
- NRA, "History," accessed December 3, 2013
- The Washington Times, "MILLER: Meet new NRA president Jim Porter," May 1, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "National Rifle Assn: Totals," accessed December 3, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "National Rifle Assn," accessed December 3, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "National Rifle Assn:Recipients," accessed December 3, 2013