How Much Does a NRA Membership Cost?
The National Rifle Association (NRA) is a leader in firearms education with more than 55,000 licensed instructors who train about 750,000 gun owners each year. With nearly four million members, the organization continues to offer NRA memberships, directly and through other groups, to individuals who want be part of America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, which grants American citizens the right to “bear arms.”
Gun control is a huge issue in today’s political scene. While some believe that guns should be banned because they are dangerous and aid in crime, others believe that “guns don’t kill people; people kill people” and that violence and crime will not be reduced simply by banning guns. Associations such as the NRA believe that the most important part is simply education and training people in gun safety, not taking away their rights.
How much does it cost?
- JointheNRA.com offers a range of membership packages and benefits. A Regular Membership costs $25 per year, $85 for a three-year membership and $125 for a five-year membership. A Two for One Membership, which costs $35, offers regular membership for $25 and $10 to enroll a friend or family member.
- A Junior Membership, offered to individuals 18 years and younger, costs $15 a year. Senior membership, for people aged 65 and older, costs $30 per year.
- A Lifetime Membership is also offered with the following options: Regular – $1,000; Junior – $550; and Senior – $375.
- A Distinguished Life Membership, for disabled veterans, cost $375. The Easy Pay Life package, for life memberships to be paid in installments, requires $25 down payment and quarterly payments of $25 until the fees are completely paid.
- At The National Rifle Association of America, various plans are offered. For Regular Memberships, the following are the membership fees: 1 year – $35; 2 years – $60; 3 years – $85; and 5 years – $125. Life Membership costs $1,000. EPL LIFE Membership with 40 quarterly payments of $25 costs $1,000. EPL Life Membership with 40 monthly payments of $25 costs $1,000.
- Shooting USA offers a three-year NRA membership, which originally costs $85, for $70. The five-year membership, which regularly costs $125, is offered for $100. Shooting USA also offers to put in $10 toward the cost of the annual membership for every individual who signs up with the NRA through the site.
What is going to be included?
- Depending on the plan purchased, a membership package can include the following benefits: a membership card, subscriptions to firearms-related magazines, accidental death and dismemberment coverage at no cost to members, ArmsCare coverage, and insurance coverage.
- The amount of coverage you get for each section depends on the type of membership you have. It can also be affected by your line of work. For example, military or police are offered more insurance than civilians, and a lifetime member is offered more coverage than a yearly member.
- According to the official NRA website, the most important benefit of an NRA membership is “the defense of your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.” Through the NRA, you will have the opportunity to become involved in the fight against gun control.
What are the extra costs?
- At some NRA, foreign members may be subject to additional postage fees. An annual fee of $5 a year will be charged for Canada members and $10 for memberships from all other countries.
Factors that influence the price:
- Benefits. Membership packages come in different prices and benefits. The longer the plan, the lower the costs. As an example, 1 year memberships cost $35 while 2-year plans cost $60. The longer the duration of the membership plan is, the more discounts a member will earn.
- Member age. Individuals who enroll in the NRA are usually categorized according to age. Seniors often get the biggest discounts while junior members typically come second.
- Limited features. Membership plans like NRA’s Liberty Membership only cost $10. The reason is that members who sign up for this option do not receive a magazine and are not given voting rights for the Board of Directors elections.
Tips to know:
- With some groups, obtaining an NRA membership entitles members to receive a free leather WW II pilot’s jacket that features the NRA logo.
- The most important benefit of being an NRA member is the defense of your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Members are updated about the issues and are notified about legislations and policies pertaining to firearms and hunting at the different levels of government.
- The NRA has a recruitment channel it uses to sign up countless more gun enthusiasts. Gun clubs can earn up to $10 for each new NRA member they enroll and $5 for every annual membership renewal they complete. Clubs that require their members to join the NRA also obtain the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $50,000 a year. The amount is directed toward the improvement and development of shooting facilities.
How can I save money?
- Obtaining an NRA membership entitles you to discounts at selected hotels and rental car companies. Other benefits include prescription drug plans, discount wall covering and Duron paints.
- Find groups that offer NRA memberships offered at lower rates, but make sure to verify the authenticity of the group.