State Associations And NRA Clubs

posted on January 4, 2024
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There are more than 10,000 NRA-affiliated State Associations and clubs located throughout the United States, and they need your help.

To kick off the new year, I am encouraging every NRA member to join your State Association, each one of which is an independent organization affiliated and recognized by the National Rifle Association of America. State Associations serve as a valuable resource of information regarding NRA activities carried on at the state level. Additionally, the NRA and State Associations work together to provide vital services to shooters, hunters, gun owners and Second Amendment activists across all 50 states and Puerto Rico. If you aren’t already a member of your State Association, make it a priority—it’s never too late to join.

As we approach the 2024 elections this November, it’s more important than ever to become involved with your State Association. All State Associations serve a critical role as the state-level delivery system for NRA programs and legislative information. The NRA depends on State Associations to promote firearms and the Second Amendment within their states, as well as to motivate NRA-affiliated clubs and grassroots volunteers to activate their programs in their local communities. By supporting your State Association, you can make a difference in your local community. If you’re already volunteering your time, please consider becoming a State Association officer or committee member and an essential part of the fight to secure our cherished freedoms. To find out more about NRA State Associations, go to

On behalf of the NRA, I also want to thank the leaders of the State Associations who are volunteers and doing the Lord’s work in their states. Their tireless efforts send a strong message to those who threaten our gun rights, along with ensuring that our uniquely American shooting sports traditions live on.

The more than 10,000 NRA-affiliated clubs and associations across the United States form the backbone of our efforts to defend the Second Amendment. Did you know that you can elevate your club’s membership status by becoming a 100% NRA Club? When all your club members are NRA members, your club gains access to special programs, such as NRA Gold Medal awards and NRA-affiliated range grants. One way to achieve this distinction is to have your club pass a bylaw amendment requiring all club members be NRA members, too. In addition, your club can build revenue by becoming an NRA recruiter. By doing so, your club can offer discounted membership rates and earn a commission on every new NRA member brought in. Make sure your club and its members are 100% NRA to make it clear that they support the Second Amendment and the protection of our freedoms. For more information, go to, email [email protected] or call (800) NRA-CLUB.



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