FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association would like to announce its launch of the Community Engagement Division to renew its commitment to NRA members, affiliated clubs and organizations, and the shooting community.

The NRA Community Engagement Division will provide NRA members, youth, and others of all ages, with educational programming and resources.  Programs such as Clubs and Associations, Eddie Eagle GunSafe®, Refuse To Be A Victim®, Women’s Wilderness Escape, Youth Hunter Education Challenge, Hunters for the Hungry, Online Hunter Education and the Range Technical Team, showcase the invaluable outreach efforts that NRA General Operations provides to communities across the country.  These programs offer and support a wide array of interests in the shooting sports and other educational opportunities with a local, state, and national reach.

“This change comes with a renewed focus on the importance of engaging the NRA membership while supporting our affiliated clubs and organizations.” says Elizabeth Bush, Managing Director, Community Engagement.  “We have the unique opportunity to truly support NRA’s mission to promote public safety, as well as to foster and promote the shooting sports.”

“NRA Community Engagement is the grassroots of education, the outdoors and firearm safety” says Joseph P. DeBergalis, Jr., Executive Director of General Operations.  “These programs, coupled with NRA School Shield and our outstanding civilian and law enforcement instructors, provides a wide range of opportunities to those who want to gain experience and train.”

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About the National Rifle Association

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Nearly six 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