National Rifle Association (NRA) Statistics
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Source: Just Facts, National Rifle Association
Research Date: October 2nd, 2014

The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is an American nonprofit organization whose primary mission is "to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States...", especially the right to keep and bear arms. Founded in 1871, the group has informed its members about firearm related bills since 1934, and it has directly lobbied for and against legislation since 1975.

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National Rifle Association (NRA) Statistics
Total number of members of the NRA4.3 million
Annual NRA revenue$205 million
Amount spent by the NRA during the 2008 presidential election$10 million
Amount the NRA’s CEO Wayne LaPierre earns annually$895,897
Amount spent on the new NRA headquarters built in 1990$15 million
Amount of annual contributions spent of fundraising46 %
Total number of Firearms owned by U.S. civilians (2010)300 million
Total number of U.S. Firearms owned by civilians that are Handguns100 million
Gun Ownership Demographics 
A 2005 nationwide Gallup poll of 1,012 adults found the following levels of firearm ownership
Total Percentage of Households owning a Firearm42%
Total Percentage of Individuals owning a Firearm30%
Total Percentage of Males owning a Firearm47%
Total Percentage of Females owning a Firearm13%
Total Percentage of Whites owning a Firearm33%
Total Percentage of Non-whites18%
Total Percentage of Republicans owning a Firearm41%
Total Percentage of Independents owning a Firearm27%
Total Percentage of Democrats owning a Firearm23%
In the same poll, gun owners stated they own firearms for the following reasons
Total Percentage who own Firearms for Protection Against Crime67%
Total Percent who own Firearms for Target Shooting66%
Total Percent who own Firearms for Hunting41%
The following are estimates of private firearm ownership in the U.S. as of 2010
 Households With A Gun Adults Owning a Gun Adults Owning a Handgun
Percentage40-45%30-34%17-19%
Number47-53 million70-80 million40-45 million

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