The National Rifles Association is a US non-profit organization that seeks to ‘promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis’. It was formed in 1871 by civil war veterans. It is the most powerful gun lobbyist in the USA and has been criticised as an enabler of gun violence. The pro-gun association recently filed for a type of bankruptcy called ‘reorganization bankruptcy’ which would let it continue operation and pay back their creditors over time. However, it is being considered as an attempt to avoid investigation of alleged illegal diversion of money.