Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
NRA's Membership and Revenue Plunge Amid Legal Troubles
News
By News
Published 5 months ago on
November 16, 2023

Share

The National Rifle Association, once a dominant force in American politics, is witnessing a significant decline in membership and revenue, according to recent reports. The organization, which has been a staunch advocate for Second Amendment rights since 1871, has seen its membership drop to less than half of the 10 million members it projected in 2013. The NRA’s revenue has also taken a hit, with a 52% drop in overall revenue and a nearly 59% drop in membership dues since 2016.

Legal Troubles

The NRA’s waning influence is not just due to dwindling membership and funds. The organization has been embroiled in legal troubles since 2020, with a lawsuit from New York Attorney General Letitia James alleging misuse of donations by top officials for personal gain. The NRA’s attempts to dismiss the lawsuit have been rejected three times, and its bankruptcy filing was deemed not in good faith by a Texas court.

Gun Control Groups Celebrate

Gun control advocates are hailing the NRA’s decline as a victory. Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, and Kris Brown, president of Brady, both expressed their belief that the NRA’s financial and moral bankruptcy is a positive development for gun safety in America. Recent polls show that a majority of Americans favor stricter gun control laws and believe it is too easy to legally obtain a gun.

Other Organizations Rise Up

Despite the NRA’s struggles, other gun rights groups are stepping up to fill the void. The National Association for Gun Rights and The Second Amendment Foundation are among those gaining traction. Meanwhile, gun ownership in the U.S. remains high, with 45% of households owning at least one firearm in 2022.

Read more at Newsweek.

RELATED TOPICS:

DON'T MISS

Surprising Ways and Places You Can Use SNAP EBT Food Benefits

DON'T MISS

Californians Worry About Crime, Setting up a Ballot Measure Showdown

DON'T MISS

The Pickle Flavor Frenzy and Its Rise in Food Trends

DON'T MISS

Kate Hudson Had a Lifetime to Make a Record. The Result is ‘Glorious,’ Out in May

DON'T MISS

Long-Lost First Model of USS Enterprise from ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Goes Home

DON'T MISS

California Leaders Take Sides in Monumental Supreme Court Case on Homelessness

DON'T MISS

Man Sets Himself on Fire Outside Trump Hush Money Trial Court

DON'T MISS

McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines Are So Unreliable They’re a Meme. They Might Also Be a Climate Solution.

DON'T MISS

Real Estate Experts Talk Fresno’s Economic Future. Are Tough Times Ahead?

DON'T MISS

Unlocking the Secrets to Fresno State’s Superb Baseball Season

UP NEXT

Ship That Caused Bridge Collapse Had Apparent Electrical Issues While Still Docked, Source Says

UP NEXT

US Shoots Down Iran-Launched Attack Drones as Biden Team Pledges ‘Support’ for Israel

UP NEXT

US Intelligence Finding Shows China Surging Equipment Sales to Russia to Help War Effort in Ukraine

UP NEXT

The Biden Administration’s New Rule on Gun Control

UP NEXT

Austin Tells Congress Israel Is Taking Steps to Boost Aid to Gaza as Lawmakers Question US Support

UP NEXT

4.8 Magnitude NYC Earthquake Unnerves the Northeast

UP NEXT

State Department Under Fire for Downplaying Attack on Humanitarian Workers in Gaza

UP NEXT

Person Catches Bird Flu After Being in Contact With Texas Cows

UP NEXT

Alternate Channel Opened for Vessels Clearing Wreckage at Baltimore Bridge Collapse Site

UP NEXT

Federal EV Charging Stations Are Key to Biden’s Climate Agenda, Yet Only 4 States Have Them

Kate Hudson Had a Lifetime to Make a Record. The Result is ‘Glorious,’ Out in May

2 days ago

Long-Lost First Model of USS Enterprise from ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Goes Home

2 days ago

California Leaders Take Sides in Monumental Supreme Court Case on Homelessness

2 days ago

Man Sets Himself on Fire Outside Trump Hush Money Trial Court

2 days ago

McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines Are So Unreliable They’re a Meme. They Might Also Be a Climate Solution.

2 days ago

Real Estate Experts Talk Fresno’s Economic Future. Are Tough Times Ahead?

2 days ago

Unlocking the Secrets to Fresno State’s Superb Baseball Season

3 days ago

‘This Is How to Improve Reading Proficiency. We Just Have To Execute It’: FUSD Board President

3 days ago

Does Dyer Support (or Endorse) Bredefeld for Supervisor?

3 days ago

Get a 3D First Look at Merced’s High-Speed Rail Station Design

3 days ago

Surprising Ways and Places You Can Use SNAP EBT Food Benefits

Did you know that SNAP EBT benefits used to be called food stamps and that recipients can use those benefits to get healthy food in places o...

22 hours ago

22 hours ago

Surprising Ways and Places You Can Use SNAP EBT Food Benefits

22 hours ago

Californians Worry About Crime, Setting up a Ballot Measure Showdown

2 days ago

The Pickle Flavor Frenzy and Its Rise in Food Trends

2 days ago

Kate Hudson Had a Lifetime to Make a Record. The Result is ‘Glorious,’ Out in May

2 days ago

Long-Lost First Model of USS Enterprise from ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Goes Home

2 days ago

California Leaders Take Sides in Monumental Supreme Court Case on Homelessness

2 days ago

Man Sets Himself on Fire Outside Trump Hush Money Trial Court

2 days ago

McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines Are So Unreliable They’re a Meme. They Might Also Be a Climate Solution.

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend