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CN Advisory: Moderate 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 April 27, 2019, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that National Rifle Association of America is the subject of an investigation by The New York State Office of the Attorney General according to an article titled, "N.R.A. President to Step Down as New York Attorney General Investigates." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The New York Times 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 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.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. 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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