A politically influential organization dedicated to promoting gun ownership and safe use in the United States. Its mandate is based on the second amendment to the US Constitution (1791) asserting the right of all citizens to bear arms. In the modern, urban United States, access to and unrestrained use of powerful modern firearms has made death and serious injury caused by guns a prominent public health problem, especially among young men. See http://www.nra.org/.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.