National Rifle Association’s Place in History

Official Communication by Marion P. Hammer
Unified Sportsmen of Florida Executive Director
NRA Past President

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Florida – -( The NRA is our nation’s leader in teaching firearms safety to children and firearms education and training to adult gun owners. We have a proud history of protecting the Second Amendment for freedom-loving, law-abiding Americans. Our heritage is one of protecting constitutional rights and Freedom.

The National Rifle Association was founded in 1871. NRA is 149 years old.

NRA was already 6 years old when the telephone patent was granted to Alexander Graham Bell.

NRA is 8 years older than the electric light.

We are 14 years older than the Washington Monument.

By the time the Statue of Liberty was unveiled in New York Harbor, the NRA was already 15 years old.

When the Wright brothers made their historic flight at Kitty Hawk, the NRA was 32 years old.

The NRA is 51 years older than the LINCOLN MEMORIAL and 72 years older than the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL.


NRA is also older than the WASHINGTON POST, the LOS ANGELES TIMES, the MIAMI HERALD, the SEATTLE TIMES, BOSTON GLOBE, DALLAS TIMES, the ATLANTA JOURNAL and practically every newspaper in this country.

NRA is older than NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and every radio and television station in existence.

There were only 37 states in the Union when the NRA was founded. Let me say that another way: 13 states were admitted to the Union AFTER the NRA was founded – among those are Colorado, Washington, Oklahoma, and Arizona.

20% of the United States Presidents have been NRA members including Ulysses S. Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy (a Democrat) Ronald Reagan and our current President, Donald Trump.

Further, 6 years after first being President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, went on to become President of the NRA!

Since we were founded, NRA has always been first in line to defend our Constitution, our Liberty, our Freedom, and the Second Amendment.

Our opponents can trash us and bash us, ridicule and lie about us but that won’t change commitment or our dedication.

The NRA is a part of America’s heritage, our story is woven into the fiber and fabric of our nation’s history and will always be a vital part of our nation’s future.

NRA has earned its PLACE IN HISTORY. And our children and our grandchildren are depending on NRA to save our Constitution, Freedom, Liberty, and the Second Amendment for them and for future generations.

Unified Sportsmen of FloridaAbout Unified Sportsmen of Florida;

Unified Sportsmen of Florida was organized in 1976 for the purpose of protecting the firearms rights of all law-abiding firearms owners in Florida.


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This article is pure propaganda – a promo piece for Wayne LaPierre. I’m a Patron member of the NRA and I’ve informed them to suspend any and all communications w/ me while WLP is at the helm. He’s their Hoover – did some good things to build the organization but, like Hoover, Wayne fell prey to his own ambition and corruption with his $1 million salary (plus lavish questionable expenses). Ollie North tried to clean house at NRA but had to withdraw under fierce opposition of WLP total control. LaPierre is a disease that is now a rot at a… Read more »


Since Wayne LaPierre is smart enough not to write something like this as his hypocrisy is already maxed out, he gets his #1 butt-boy (girl) Marion, to do his “dirty work”. The current staff and board and management of the NRA are nothing but toadies and sycophants to Wayne or they wouldn’t be in their positions at all, they would have left long ago.

Green Mtn. Boy

Why even bother posting this tripe,the users of the Ammoland forum aren’t buying Negotiating Rights Away’s Bravo Sierra.


I wish that were true. Unfortunately, there are several comments here suggesting otherwise.

Green Mtn. Boy

Seems as it the truth of Negotiating Rights Away hurts or perhaps this also will be deleted

Mike Hinds

I’m a Life member of the NRA. My dad was a Benefactor. They have a rich history and have done our country a world of good.

They get no more of my money until Wayne is gone.

Charlie Foxtrot

Yep, the NRA is history! It has become the Wayne LaPierre & Co legal defense fund. Let’s see how long certain companies in the firearms industry keep footing those legal bills.

Heed the Call-up

“NRA has earned its PLACE IN HISTORY.” And it will be only history if it does not fix the problems. They still do some good things, but the bad is beginning to look like metastatic cancer. I am a life member and will not give them anymore money until Wayne, and most of the board, including Marion, are gone, and its issues are fixed.


It should go down in history as the largest, most successful gun control organization in history. They’ve advocated, and in some cases helped write, every federal arms law on the books and most state laws. They advocated for the NFA, GCA, Mulford Act, Hughes Amendment, import bans, NICS, red flag laws, FixNICS, and accessory bans. They’ve also refused to support constitutional carry in several states such as Texas. They even bragged about their support of infringement in American Rifleman magazine. They’ve become experts in selling fear to their supporters to keep the money coming in while they work to make… Read more »


The NRA lost our trust when they refused to change their power-hungry, money-hungry ways after repeated calls by its members to do so. This is after decades of treating constitutional rights like bargaining chips.

The message was unspoken but clear:

At The NRA, we choose money and power and will lie, obfuscate, censor, and compromise with anti-gun interests to achieve our goals.


You know what…I’m sick of all you NRA hating posters on this site. I’m done! The NRA is the biggest & the baddest of all our pro-gun groups! They are involved somehow in every aspect of the firearm world. Just because they don’t do everything you whiners support, doesn’t mean you have to bash them constantly in front of our enemies to see! Bunch of far-right wackos on this site! GOOD RIDDANCE!!!

Charlie Foxtrot

You are completely ill-informed, which is exactly what the NRA leadership wants you to be. Just keep paying those dues and add more donations on top of that. Wayne LaPierre needs that money to stay out of jail.

PS: The NRA has successfully prevented the passage of a constitutional carry bill in Tennessee for the past two years we had a Republican supermajority. Yes, the NRA is big and bad, just not pro 2A. The NRA is mostly pro money!


Marion Hammer has been quite successful in keeping the gun grabbers from winning here in Florida. I do not consider her a scumbag, Lapierre well yea, but you are right she’s right in there with Wayne.
GOA gets my money too.

One of the requirements to join out gun club was NRA membership. They changed the by-laws to be any recognized pro-gun org.


The NRA may not not be perfect, or be what critics want it to be. It clearly has internal problems that it would rather be kept within the organization. It has spent a ton of money on things most of us find objectionable. How many folks want their dirty laundry spread to the world ? No one does. And the enemies of the 2nd Amendment are the enemies of the NRA. These enemies are heavily funded, and are comprised of public and private entities. If they are successful they will bankrupt the NRA in legal defense fees, Or impose public… Read more »


Get off your knees dude. What’s wrong at NRA is a hell of a lot more serious than airing dirty laundry. LaPierre is holding the organization hostage to maintain his position and lavish lifestyle ($1M salary + questionable lavish expenses) all while members pay the bill. I’m a life member who joined GOA to find a gun rights group with the right priorities to make a good fight to protect 2ndA. If enough members walked away from NRA in protest you might fix it but I believe Wayne would rather see it all fall down before leaving. He’s an evil… Read more »