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The following is a press release from the National Rifle Association

The NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund have joined thousands of other nonprofit organizations in the fundraising campaign #GivingTuesday. Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

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“The NRA Foundation and Civil Rights Defense Fund are excited to participate in #GivingTuesday, an initiative for individuals to show their support for their favorite charities,” said William Dailey, Chairman of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund. “We encourage those who want to protect our Right to Bear Arms to donate to the NRA’s charities on Tuesday, December 1. It’s all about freedom!”

Individuals interested in donating to The NRA Foundation and the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund may go to or The NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defend Fund are 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

About The NRA Foundation

Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context. More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at

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About the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund

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. To accomplish this, the Fund provides legal and financial assistance to selected individuals and organizations defending their right to keep and bear arms. Additionally, the Fund sponsors legal research and education on a wide variety of firearms related issues, including the meaning of the Second Amendment and nature of the right to keep and bear arms provisions in state constitutions. Learn more about the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fundat

About the National Rifle Association

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit

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