Definition of National Rifle Association in English:

National Rifle Association

Syllabification: Na·tio·nal Ri·fle As·so·ci·a·tion
(abbreviation NRA)


  • A national organization founded in 1871 that promotes the legal use of guns and gun safety in the US and defends a US citizen’s constitutional right to own and bear arms.
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    • He is a strict, near-religious vegan, whose goal is to create ‘a National Rifle Association of the animal rights movement.'‘
    • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business, the National Rifle Association and National Right to Life also helped.
    • He was president of the National Rifle Association of America, 1883-1884.

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