Find news and articles on the NRA (National Rifle Association) of America. It is a nonprofit organization in the US which supports gun rights. Get news from RT on the founding and development of the NRA. It was founded in 1871 by American journalist and soldier William Conant Church and American lawyer and organizer of rifle practice George Wood Wingate. Many experts say the NRA is one of the most influential lobbying groups in Washington DC, with 6 million members, according to the organization. Read RT for news on the controversies surrounding the NRA. The organization has been criticized by gun control and gun rights advocacy groups, politicians, and famous people. The NRA was widely attacked by many opponents of gun ownership after numerous shooting incidents across the US – for example, the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, and the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida. Follow RT on the topics of mass shootings in the US, protests against the NRA, gun ownership, and the shooters.