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CN Advisory: High Concern

National Rifle Association of America

11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030
tel: (800) 672-3888
EIN: 53-0116130

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On January 15, 2021, Reuters reported on the bankruptcy of National Rifle Association of America in an article titled, "National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy, seeking to escape New York lawsuit." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory on National Rifle Association of America. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the Reuters article.

  • On April 17, 2019, The New Yorker published an article titled, "Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the N.R.A." For more information, please see The New Yorker article.

  • On April 27, 2019, The New York Times published an article titled, "N.R.A. President to Step Down as New York Attorney General Investigates." For more information, please see The New York Times article.

  • On May 2, 2019, The Washington Post published an article titled, "Senate Democrats ask NRA execs, PR firm for documents related to alleged self-dealing." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On May 13, 2019, ABC News published an article titled, "NRA infighting spills into public view with anonymous leak of documents." For more information, please see the ABC News article.

  • On May 14, 2019, The New York Times published an article titled, "At the N.R.A., a Cash Machine Sputtering." For more information, please see The New York Times article.

  • On June 20, 2019, The New York Times published an article titled, "N.R.A. Suspends Second-in-Command, Implicating Him in Coup Attempt." For more information, please see The New York Times article.

  • On July 12, 2019, The Hill published an article titled, "DC attorney general subpoenas NRA financial records in nonprofit investigation." For more information, please see The Hill article.

  • On August 1, 2019, The Washington Post published an article titled, "Three NRA board members resign in latest sign of upheaval at gun rights group." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On August 7, 2019, The Washington Post published an article titled, "NRA chief sought purchase of $6 million mansion in wake of Parkland shooting." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On August 7, 2019, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled, "NRA Donor Files Suit Over CEO’s Expenses." For more information, please see The Wall Street Journal article.

  • On August 9, 2019, The New York Post published an article titled, "NY regulators probing NRA for illegal gun insurance kickbacks." For more information, please see The New York Post article.

  • On August 12, 2019, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled, "Check for Dallas Mansion Raises New Questions About NRA Plans." For more information, please see The Wall Street Journal article.

  • On August 26, 2019, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled, "Private Jets Ferried Relatives of NRA Chief Executive." For more information, please see The Wall Street Journal article.

  • On September 6, 2019, The Washington Post published an article titled, "NRA board member and former president Marion Hammer obtained low-interest loan from affiliate she leads." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On September 23, 2019, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled, "NRA Board Retroactively Approved Transactions Benefiting Insiders." For more information, please see The Wall Street Journal article.

  • On December 9, 2019, The New York Times published an article titled, "New York Deepens Its Investigation Into the N.R.A." For more information, please see The New York Times article.

  • On August 6, 2020, The Washington Post published an article titled, "New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA in suit accusing gun rights group of wide-ranging fraud and self-dealing." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On November 25, 2020, The Washington Post published an article titled, "NRA reports alleged misspending by current and former executives to IRS." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On December 22, 2020, The Washington Post published an article titled, "Republican attorneys general back NRA in fight against New York effort to dissolve gun rights group." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On January 21, 2021, NPR published an article titled, "Judge Rejects NRA's Bid To Throw Out Or Transfer Lawsuit That Could Shut It Down." For more information, please see the NPR article.

  • On February 24, 2021, Reuters published an article titled, "NRA sues NY attorney general, says she wants to destroy her 'political enemy'." For more information, please see the Reuters article.

  • On March 26, 2021, The Washington Post published an article titled, "NRA faces internal woes as it girds for new gun control fight." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On March 31, 2021, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled, "New York Attorney General Says NRA Boss Kept Board in Dark on Planned Bankruptcy." For more information, please see The Wall Street Journal article.

  • On April 5, 2021, Bloomberg published an article titled, "NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Accused of Using Bankruptcy to Duck Finance Probe." For more information, please see the Bloomberg article.


The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 53-0116130
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
NTEE Code R60
NTEE Classification Civil Liberties Advocacy
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Social Welfare Organization
Subsection 501(c)(4)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(905) Testing products for public safety
(349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status All organizations except 501(c)(3)
Deductibility Contributions are not deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1944
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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National Rifle Association of America
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
tel: (800) 672-3888
EIN: 53-0116130


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