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-issue citizens’ organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the right to keep and bear arms through aggressive programs designed to mobilize public opposition to anti-gun legislation.
Where are you located?
The National Association for Gun Rights is headquartered in Loveland, Colorado with a satellite office on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
What is your mailing address?
Our mailing address is:

National Association for Gun Rights
P.O. 1776
Loveland, CO 80539

What is your telephone number?
To speak with staff of the National Association for Gun Rights, contact us toll-free at 1-877-405-4570.
What are the benefits of a Lifetime Membership?
All Lifetime members of the National Association for Gun Rights receive:

  • An exclusive NAGR life member lapel pin
  • Official National Association for Gun Rights tactical flashlight
  • Framed Lifetime Member Certificate
  • NAGR member decals
  • Member status with NAGR that never expires!
What is the Frontline Defender Program?
NAGR’s Frontline Defender program, or FLD, is the National Association for Gun Rights’ monthly donor program. For a monthly contribution of $10, $25, $50 or more gun rights activists have a safe, easy and convenient way to stay on the frontlines of the battle to protect our gun rights. Each member of our Frontline Defender program will receive a number of exclusive items only available to Frontline Defenders throughout the year. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Frontline Defender, please visit: https://www.nagrfld.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 sent to your home four times per year.
How are you different from other gun rights organizations?
The National Association for Gun Rights, like many other gun rights organizations, promotes protections of the Second Amendment. But the similarities end there. Unlike other groups such as the NRA, NAGR believes in absolutely NO COMPROMISE on gun rights issues. For example:

  • The NRA played a major role in the passage of Brady Instant Gun Owner Registration as well as the Lautenberg Gun Ban. NAGR opposed these gun control schemes.
  • 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. NAGR and its state affiliates have led the charge to pass Constitutional Carry in Wyoming, Kansas, Maine, West Virginia, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, and New Hampshire. In contrast, many gun rights groups promote “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.
  • NAGR surveys every candidate for federal office and state offices and provides reports of where each candidates stands on specific gun rights issues, with no bias or rating system.
  • Unlike many gun rights groups, NAGR does not endorse “little victories.” Our God-given rights were outlined in the U.S. Constitution, and we will never stand by and allow them to be infringed.
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 both the federal and 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 your candidate answered our survey.

Our Political Action Committee, NAGR-PAC, endorses candidates.

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 they believe would be interested in what NAGR has to say. We consider this a referral. This happens frequently.
How do I contact my representative on Capitol Hill?
You can call 202-224-3121 and ask for your Representative or Senator.
What is "Constitutional Carry"?
Constitutional Carry is the simple idea that law-abiding citizens 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.

Constitutional Carry States

NAGR strongly believes 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, along with New Hampshire in 2017.

What if I need legal advice regarding my gun rights?

If your gun rights have been infringed, you should always seek legal advice. Our legal arm, the National Foundation for Gun Rights, may be able to assist you in finding a competent attorney, and in some cases can assist with costs. Their case submission form can be found here. Your gun rights are our utmost priority and infringements should always be handled by knowledgeable legal counsel.