The NRA has over 5 million members. With every new wave of gun control activism, their membership grows. They get almost all the funding from membership dues and donations. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/05/04/nra-meeting-lapierre-membership/2135063/ Efforts to pass gun-control legislation have only made the National Rifle Association stronger, as the membership rolls now surpass a record 5 million... http://mic.com/articles/23929/10-surprising-facts-about-the-nra-that-you-never-hear 10 Surprising Facts About the NRA That You Never Hear With gun control being a hot topic, in addition to the Obama administration recently unveiling 23 executive orders to address gun violence, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been front and center in the debate against such measures. But the NRA has a long and storied history that goes beyond just opposing additional gun control legislation and being the chief proponent of the Second Amendment in the United States. Here, we will go over 10 facts about the NRA that many don't know, in order to gain some insight into the background of the organization. 1. The NRA was originally not a civil rights organization. 2. The NRA has a history of being for gun control. 3. The NRA has a history of supporting the Civil Rights Movement.