The National Rifle Association

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Cathouse Mouse

#1 Feb 1, 2013
When was the NRA founded? And by who, for what purpose?

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Dry County Drinker

Batesville, AR

#2 Feb 1, 2013
The NRA was founded in 1871 and its original mission was "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis".

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Cathouse Mouse

#4 Feb 1, 2013
Dry County Drinker wrote:
The NRA was founded in 1871 and its original mission was "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis".
As in, "markmanship"?
GUEST

Rogers, AR

#5 Feb 1, 2013
GUEST wrote:
<quoted text>Knew it was you. You really should join.
In order to get a better bead on your wrinkled silly Troll Drunken Welfare Azz????.Hahhahahahaha

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

#6 Feb 1, 2013
Who founded the NRA?
GuestX

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Feb 1, 2013
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
Who founded the NRA?
Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

#8 Feb 1, 2013
Okay, so ..... so far I've learned that Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate founded the NRA in 1871 and it's charter purpose was to promote and encourage markmanship.

Is this factually true?
GuestX

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Feb 1, 2013
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
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As in, "markmanship"?
Yep, apparently union troops were about as good a shot as the stormtroopers from Star Wars, so Wingate and Church started the NRA to help train their troops to be better marksman.

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Cathouse Mouse

#10 Feb 1, 2013
GuestX wrote:
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Yep, apparently union troops were about as good a shot as the stormtroopers from Star Wars, so Wingate and Church started the NRA to help train their troops to be better marksman.
This was during the Civil War I presume?
Punisher

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Feb 1, 2013
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
When was the NRA founded? And by who, for what purpose?
http://www.nrahq.org/history.asp
GuestX

Jonesboro, AR

#12 Feb 1, 2013
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
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This was during the Civil War I presume?
Union Army records for the Civil War indicate that its troops fired about 1,000 rifle shots for each Confederate soldier hit, causing General Burnside to lament his recruits: "Out of ten soldiers who are perfect in drill and the manual of arms, only one knows the purpose of the sights on his gun or can hit the broad side of a barn." The generals attributed this to the use of volley tactics, devised for earlier, less accurate smoothbore muskets.

Recognizing a need for better training, Wingate traveled to Europe and observed European armies' marksmanship training programs. With plans provided by Wingate, the New York legislature funded the construction of a modern range at Creedmore, Long Island, for long-range shooting competitions. Wingate then wrote a marksmanship manual.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Rifle_A...

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Cathouse Mouse

#13 Feb 1, 2013
Punisher wrote:
I don't need links.

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Cathouse Mouse

#15 Feb 1, 2013
GuestX wrote:
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Union Army records for the Civil War indicate that its troops fired about 1,000 rifle shots for each Confederate soldier hit, causing General Burnside to lament his recruits: "Out of ten soldiers who are perfect in drill and the manual of arms, only one knows the purpose of the sights on his gun or can hit the broad side of a barn." The generals attributed this to the use of volley tactics, devised for earlier, less accurate smoothbore muskets.
Recognizing a need for better training, Wingate traveled to Europe and observed European armies' marksmanship training programs. With plans provided by Wingate, the New York legislature funded the construction of a modern range at Creedmore, Long Island, for long-range shooting competitions. Wingate then wrote a marksmanship manual.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Rifle_A...
What was the extending purpose of the NRA after the Civil War ended?
Ewe Too

State University, AR

#16 Feb 1, 2013
Don't reply to CHM he feeds off of anything you answer. It's a setup. He will twist anything you say to meet his warped ways of thinking.
Punisher

Jonesboro, AR

#17 Feb 1, 2013
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
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I don't need links.
Obviously you do, you asked the question to which the answer is easily available if you can spell NRA.
Ewe Too

State University, AR

#19 Feb 1, 2013
Punisher, you just got used by CHM. Ignore him.
Punisher

Jonesboro, AR

#20 Feb 1, 2013
Ewe Too wrote:
Punisher, you just got used by CHM. Ignore him.
Sorry I couldn't help but point out how stupid it is to get history lessons from an anonymous forum on the same internet that has the exact information you requested from reliable sources. Its like finding out about physics by going to the library and asking the librarian what they know about it, but not letting then show you any books.

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Cathouse Mouse

#21 Feb 1, 2013
Boy, you all show up here acting all nervous about something.

Wassup?

I am asking simple questions and adding no spin.

So far, I have learned that Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate founded the NRA in 1871 and it's charter purpose was to promote and encourage markmanship.

After the Civil War, the NRA focused on researching markmanship from the European Armies and sponsoring long range shooting competitions.

^^^ T H A T ^^^ is not spin, that is based entirely on information in answers I've recieved from a couple people who would like to have this discussion.

If YOU see anything in this post that is not factual, then you just say so.
GuestX

Jonesboro, AR

#22 Feb 1, 2013
Cathouse Mouse wrote:
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What was the extending purpose of the NRA after the Civil War ended?
From what I gather their purpose continued to be to improve marksmanship, gun safety and to hold some shooting competitions. During the debate over the 1934 National Firearms Act they began to get more involved in politics and by the 1970's they changed from a marksmanship group to being a gun lobby.

I think they started out with the best of intentions but I feel the NRA as we know it today is nothing more than a group who's primary goal is to make money.

Since: Aug 10

Cathouse Mouse

#23 Feb 1, 2013
I would like to clear this up - The NRA was founded in 1871, we've established that but would someone tell me what year the NRA began it's shooting competition sponsorship?

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