4. National Association for Gun Rights
The National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) claims 4.5 million grassroots activists. Its mission is “to halt the radical anti-gun agenda across the nation.” NAGR activists don’t simply fight against the encroachments on gun rights, they work to advance the constitutional rights of citizens to bear arms. Their agenda is explained clearly in this statement from their site:
Constitutional Carry is the simple idea that law-abiding people 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.
NAGR strongly believes that 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.
NAGR is a better advocacy group for gun owners than the NRA.