Frequently Asked Questions
What is the National Association for Gun Rights?
The National Association for Gun Rights is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens' organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Constitutionally-protected right-to-keep-and-bear-arms through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to anti-gun legislation.
How many members do you have?
In just a few short years, the National Association for Gun Rights has become the fastest-growing gun rights organization in the country. NAGR has over 4.5 million members and supporters. If you would like to become a member of NAGR or sign up for our email alerts, please visit https://www.nationalgunrights.org/join.
Where are you located?
The National Association for Gun Rights is headquartered in Windsor, Colorado. We also maintain a satellite office in Northern Virginia, near Washington, DC.
What is your mailing address?
Our mailing address is:
National Association for Gun Rights
Fredericksburg, VA 22404.
What is your telephone number?
The National Association for Gun Rights can always be contacted toll-free at 1-877-405-4570.
How do I become a member of the National Association for Gun Rights?
The National Association for Gun Rights has a number of ways for you to become a member. Our basic, one-year membership is $35 as well as our $1,000 Lifetime Member level. To join, you can visit our website at www.nationalgunrights.org, or send us your membership enrollment in the mail to:
National Association for Gun Rights
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
What are the benefits of a Lifetime Membership?
All Lifetime members of the National Association for Gun Rights receive an exclusive life member lapel pin as well as a National Association for Gun Rights tactical flashlight and certificate you can frame.
What is Frontline Defenders?
Frontline Defenders, or FLD, is the National Association for Gun Rights’ monthly donor program. For $10, $25, $50 or $100 per month gun rights activists have a safe, easy and convenient way to stay on the frontlines of the battle to protect our gun rights. Each Frontline Defender member will receive a number of exclusive items only available to Frontline Defender members throughout the year. If you would like to become a Frontline Defender, please visit our website www.nationalgunrights.org.
Do you have a newsletter?
Yes, the National Association for Gun Rights mails a quarterly newsletter, The Gun Activist, to all contributing members. When you become a member, you will receive a copy of The Gun Activist at your home every quarter.
How are you different from the NRA?
The National Association for Gun Rights and the NRA are both gun rights organizations, but the similarities end there. Unlike the NRA, NAGR believes in absolutely 100% NO COMPROMISE on gun rights issues. For example…
- The NRA gave left-wing anti-gun Nevada Senator Harry Reid almost $5,000 for his reelection campaign in 2010.
- The NRA also endorsed more than a dozen of Nancy Pelosi’s “most endangered” Democrats in the 2010 elections.
- The NRA also played a major role in the passage of the Brady Instant Gun Owner Registration scheme as well as the Lautenberg Gun Ban.
- In 2011, NAGR passed “Constitutional Carry” in Wyoming. NAGR also passed “Constitutional Carry” through both houses of the legislature in Montana; only to have the bill vetoed by the NRA endorsed Democrat Governor Brian Schweitzer.
- NAGR was also instrumental in preventing massive gun control measures from being passed on the heels of the Sandy Hook tragedy. You can read more about that here: www.usatoday.com
- NAGR promotes Constitutional Carry legislation, which is the simple concept that people shouldn’t be forced to ask permission to exercise their right to bear arms. In contrast, NRA promotes “National Reciprocity” legislation, which will ultimately lead to more government regulation over the right to keep and bear arms. Learn more about the difference between Constitutional Carry and National Reciprocity here. https://youtu.be/_OR7jdtALik
- NRA profits from its many firearms training programs, and protects its monopoly on training and instruction by ensuring gun legislation contains provisions mandating training requirements. This usually means compromising our gun freedoms for their bottom line.
Which candidates do you endorse?
The National Association for Gun Rights is classified as a 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan organization under the federal tax code. For that reason, NAGR does not endorse, support or oppose candidates for political office. We do survey every candidate for political office at the federal and many at the state level. If you are curious about a particular candidate, call our office and ask to speak to one of our political consultants about how that candidate answered or didn’t answer our survey.
Our Political Action Committee, NAGR PAC endorses candidates.
Who runs NAGR?
Dudley Brown, President
Jacob Leis, Vice President of Marketing and Development
Zach Lautenschlager, Vice President of Political Affairs
David Warrington, Esq., Chairman
Where did you get my name from?
Gun owners have been flocking to NAGR in recent years. Often times, they give their name, mailing address, phone number and email address. We use that information to contact and alert gun owners from across the country to current legislative battles. It’s not uncommon for one gun rights activist to “sign up” a handful of their gun buddies or people that they know because they believe that they would be interested in what NAGR has to say. We call that a “referral.” This happens quite frequently.
How do I contact my representative on Capitol Hill?
You can call 202-224-3121 and ask for your Representative or Senator, and you will be connected.
What is “Constitutional Carry”?
Constitutional Carry is the simple idea that law-abiding people shouldn’t be forced to get a government permission slip to exercise their right to self-defense. No one should be treated like a criminal simply for wishing to carry a firearm in defense of themselves or their family.
States that have true Constitutional Carry are Vermont, Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming, Kansas, Maine.
NAGR strongly believes that Constitutional Carry is the way our founders intended for citizens to exercise their constitutionally protected right to bear arms. NAGR has helped propose Constitutional Carry legislation in dozens of states, and was instrumental in passing Constitutional Carry in both Kansas and Maine in 2015.
What if I need legal advice regarding my gun rights?
The National Association for Gun Rights is not a replacement for competent legal counsel. If your gun rights have been infringed you should always seek legal advice. Our staffers will do their best to direct you towards an attorney and offer guidance if applicable. Your gun rights are our upmost priority and infringements should always be handled by competent legal counsel.