National Rifle Association (NRA) Statistics

National Rifle Association (NRA) Statistics
Total number of members of the NRA 4.3 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 fundraising 46 %
Total number of Firearms owned by U.S. civilians (2010) 300 million
Total number of U.S. Firearms owned by civilians that are Handguns 100 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 Firearm 42%
Total Percentage of Individuals owning a Firearm 30%
Total Percentage of Males owning a Firearm 47%
Total Percentage of Females owning a Firearm 13%
Total Percentage of Whites owning a Firearm 33%
Total Percentage of Non-whites 18%
Total Percentage of Republicans owning a Firearm 41%
Total Percentage of Independents owning a Firearm 27%
Total Percentage of Democrats owning a Firearm 23%
In the same poll, gun owners stated they own firearms for the following reasons
Total Percentage who own Firearms for Protection Against Crime 67%
Total Percent who own Firearms for Target Shooting 66%
Total Percent who own Firearms for Hunting 41%
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
Percentage 40-45% 30-34% 17-19%
Number 47-53 million 70-80 million 40-45 million

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Statistic Verification
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.