Definition of the National Rifle Association from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the National Rifle Association

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(abbreviation the NRA)
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a US organization, established in 1871, which supports the use of guns for hunting, sport and self-defence. Its several million members argue that according to the US Constitution people have a right to own guns, and they form a powerful group trying to prevent Congress passing new laws restricting the use of guns.