NRA 150

NRA Celebrates 150th Anniversary in 2021

The NRA is highlighting its history throughout the year with dedicated columns entitled “Milestones: NRA150” and a showpiece coffee-table book.

Archives: It Is Good—For a Free America

Originally published in the November 1947 American Rifleman, this message of Thanksgiving has stood the test of time.

A Brief History of the NRA

Founded on Nov. 17, 1871, the NRA has been the worldwide leader in firearm education and training.

Armed & Fabulous | A Family Affair: The Potterfield Ladies

Brenda, Sara and Eliza Potterfield have each grown up behind the trigger. Whether it's hunting, clay target shooting or growing their family business, MidwayUSA, this is one tradition that goes hand in hand with the Potterfield name.

Armed & Fabulous | Meet A Past NRA President: Sandy Froman

In 2005, Sandy Froman was elected female president of the NRA — only the second woman ever to hold that post. Here, she discusses the journey that led to that role.

Women's Interests



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