National Rifle Association of America
Contact Name: none on file
Address: 11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 800 672-3888
Email: none on file / private
About This Organization:
Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops, Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis," according to a magazine editorial written by Church.