NRA supports hundreds of schools

By Beth Baumann

The Associated Press completed an independent analysis of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) public tax filings. What the AP discovered was that the NRA donated roughly $7.3 million to schools across the country between 2010 and 2016. According to the report, about 500 schools received the money, mostly through grants designed to promote the shooting sports.

The grants were awarded to school programs, such as the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, rifle teams, hunting safety courses and agriculture clubs. Interestingly enough, three-quarters of the schools that received NRA grants were in rural counties that voted for President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. The Associated Press put together a graphic showing just how much the NRA Foundation has provided schools in each state: California came in first with more than $1 million and Florida was a close second with just shy of $1 million in grants.


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