Once an unrivaled political power, the NRA is facing challenges from all sides. FRONTLINE investigates the organization’s history and evolution, how it aligned with President Donald Trump and his base, and why it is under attack ahead of the 2020 election.
According to a FRONTLINE interview with one former NRA fundraiser, the group has privately tailored its fundraising messages — and wielded its financial power — to advance a Republican agenda for years.
For years, the National Rifle Association has been the uncontested heavyweight champion of spending — on either side of the gun debate. But gun-control groups have started to close the gap in recent years.
For years, the NRA outlasted and overpowered the calls for change that followed mass shooting after mass shooting — but the Parkland survivors may have changed the equation. Watch an excerpt from "NRA Under Fire."