Since inception, the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund has awarded millions of dollars for legal research, education and support of cases defending the individual right to keep and bear arms.
The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund was established by the NRA Board of Directors in 1978 to become involved in court cases establishing legal precedents in favor of gun owners. The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund has supported more than 1,000 cases involving the civil rights of firearm owners, including New Orleans’ gun confiscations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; and the landmark Second Amendment cases District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago on whether the Second Amendment applies to the state and its local government.
Since 2001 alone, the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund has provided nearly 10 million dollars toward this mission.
Your donations enable the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund to defend America’s gun owners. There are many ways in which you can donate, simply choose the one that’s right for you.
The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund sponsors a scholarly writing contest for grades K-12. The theme for the essay is "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You?"
The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund has a procedure for determining whether to fund a court case. Cases presenting compelling unsettled or new issues of law are of special interest.
The fight to preserve our rights under the Second Amendment continues, and your support of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund is helping to sustain the Second Amendment in one battle after another.
Browse through the site to discover how the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund has provided millions of dollars in support of Second Amendment research and cases involving individuals and organizations defending the individual right to keep and bear arms and to support legal research and education.
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