Founded in 1933, the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) is the largest association of muzzleloaders in the United States. It is known for its promotion of the sport of muzzleloading which involves the firing of muzzleloader or black powder firearms.
Mission statement and platform
The NMLRA's mission statement states the organization exists:
"To promote, support, nurture, and preserve NMLRA's and our nation's rich historical heritage in the sport of muzzleloading through recreational, educational, historical, and cultural venues such as match competition, hunting, gun making and safety, historical re-enactments, exhibits, museums, libraries, and other related programs."
The NMLRA's platform states:
"As an association founded upon our heritage of early American firearms, we declare our support of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. We are dedicated to: 1. The understanding of, and the ability in, marksmanship with early American muzzleloading firearms. Match promotion for the purpose of advancing fine accuracy with these arms and the establishment of standard practices for competition. 2. The recognition and support for the continuing and growing interest in the added challenge of hunting with a muzzleloading firearm. 3. Greater safety with all firearms, especially with muzzleloading rifles, pistols, and shotguns. 4. The collecting, preservation, and recreation of antique firearms and related......