NRA Members United Against More Gun Control – NOT as Media Claims

91% of NRA Members Support Laws to Stop Mentally Ill from Acquiring Firearms.

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NRA Members United Against More Gun Control – NOT For as Media Claims
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National Rifle Association

FAIRFAX, Va. –-( The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action conducted a national scientific poll of its members and found near unanimity among NRA members on a wide range of issues involving mental health reform and firearm rights.

Gun control advocates including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as various media outlets, have released data claiming to represent the views of NRA members, despite the fact that none of those surveys had access to the NRA’s membership list.

The NRA survey of 1,000 randomly-selected NRA members across the country is the only legitimate survey of NRA members in existence.

The data from this survey indicates that NRA members are united in their desire for Washington to focus on keeping firearms from the mentally ill and to reject unconstitutional gun control measures that infringe on Second Amendment rights.

“Mayor Bloomberg’s claims that gun owners are divided are totally false. It is nothing more than an attempt by anti-gun activists to further their long-standing political agenda,” said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox. “American gun owners and Second Amendment supporters are ready for Washington to put politics aside and come together to fix our broken mental health system.”

Key Findings:

  • 91% of NRA members support laws keeping firearms away from the mentally ill.
  • 92% of NRA members oppose gun confiscation via mandatory buy-back laws.
  • 89% oppose banning semi-automatic firearms, often mistakenly called “assault rifles”.
  • 93% oppose a law requiring gun owners to register with the federal government.
  • 92% oppose a new federal law banning the sale of firearms between private citizens.

Methodology – The national survey was conducted by OnMessage Inc. Telephone interviews were conducted January 13-14, 2013. This survey consists of 1,000 NRA members and was stratified by state to reflect voter distribution in the 2012 presidential election. The margin of error for this survey is +/- 3.09%.

Full results available here.


Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit:

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I have to agree that the mental illness thing is a slippery slope. It can change definitions based on who writes the rules. Remember the "o" administration thinks military veterans and "bitter" clingers, for instance, are terrorists.

George Eagle

Thom Paine – I agree with you. I just don't know how to keep them from defining veterans that way. Any ideas people?

Thom Paine

I take only issue with the simplicity of NRAs term, "the mentally ill" . By this definition with current Psychiatric trends we are all "mentally ill"! What of the retired Cop who has seen children in hell and pain? Do you not see that depression would be a likely result? Or the Combat Veteran such as myself? Yes depression can be an issue. Yet we are not only the least likely for illegal violent conduct, we are in fact the sheepdogs amongst the flock. And by NRAs simplistic definition we too would be disarmed.. Nor Sir I say that the… Read more »


Communists , even those that call themselves Americans , have no honor and will ALWAYS lie and cheat and even worse to reach their agenda , and our arms stand in their way .

Gene Major

I don't care what group you belong to, just because you are a member ( for some self appointing reason to your self ) these MEMBERS are a BLACK EYE to the general members and don't belong to our cause. They would give away there ***** and **** thru there ribs, if it would promote them self"s. I myself stand 100% with the NRA, Const. and Bill for Rights.

Bill Baker

The shocker here to me is that if 89% oppose a ban on MSRs, that means that 11% of the NRA are in favor of it or neutral on it. Idiots who answered that way: your guns will be next.