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Ruger Announced as Exclusive Guardian Sponsor for the Second Year in a Row

by at Friends of NRA posted on January 25, 2024
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FAIRFAX, Va. — The NRA Foundation is proud to announce Ruger as the exclusive 2024 Guardian Level Corporate Sponsor of the Friends of NRA program. The National Corporate Sponsor program takes Friends of NRA’s support of the shooting sports to a national scale. This grassroots effort allows companies to broaden their scope and benefit an even larger audience. This is Ruger’s second continuous year as the Guardian Sponsor.

“I am very grateful for Ruger's decision to renew their exclusive Guardian Level Sponsorship for the Friends of NRA program in 2024. Their continued dedication underscores their invaluable role in supporting the program's vital initiatives”, stated Tyler Schropp, Executive Director of The NRA Foundation.

Friends of NRA is the blockbuster fundraising program supporting The NRA Foundation. Since day one, it has been a 100% grassroots effort fueled by a shared passion for securing the Second Amendment and raising money for the shooting sports. Since its inception in 1992, Friends of NRA has held over 25,000 events, reached over 4.7 million attendees and raised more than $1.1 billion gross dollars for The NRA Foundation.

Chris Killoy, CEO of Sturm, Ruger & Co.,Inc., said “our sponsorship is a continuation of our commitment to help The NRA Foundation provide critical support for firearms training and educational programs that strengthen America’s proud shooting and hunting heritage for generations to come.”

This year, Ruger celebrates 75 years in business providing top quality firearms and has been proud to support organizations that promote safe and responsible firearms ownership, provide safety and education programs, mental health advocacy, and veteran resources. As a Corporate Sponsor of the Friends of NRA program, Ruger is making a direct impact on The NRA Foundation's ability to support Second Amendment programs.

The heart of The NRA Foundation’s mission is preserving the core of our American values and traditions in our steadfast effort to Teach Freedom. NRA Foundation grants provide essential funding for programs such as youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education, conservation, firearms and marksmanship training and safety, and much more.

Learn more about Friends of NRA at If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact the NRA Corporate Development Team at (904) 445-1650 or visit

About Ruger
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines, across both the Ruger and Marlin brands. For 75 years, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®," echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms. For more information, visit

About The NRA Foundation
Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. (“NRA Foundation”) 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 firearms and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context. Funds granted by The NRA Foundation benefit a variety of constituencies throughout the United States including children, youth, women, individuals with physical disabilities, gun collectors, law enforcement officers, hunters and competitive shooters. More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at

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