We Are The Official NRA State Association for Ohio
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About Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association
Ohio is the hub of one of the largest competitive pistol shooting areas in the country. It is also the home of The National Rifle and Pistol Matches, held at Camp Perry, the country’s most extensive outdoor shooting range. Ohio also hosted the Grand American ATA Shotgun Championships at Vandalia until 2005.
ORPA is committed to defending our rights as citizens to keep and bear arms and promote safety, education, and marksmanship.
To support the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and the rights of lawful firearms owners.
To promote, develop and encourage marksmanship
To promote firearms safety
To promote hunting as a vital wildlife management technique
To promote, develop and encourage competition in marksmanship between individuals, teams and all other organizations interested therein
To promote and encourage favorable legislation for the establishment and maintenance of suitable ranges
To secure the issuance of arms, ammunition and other equipment for practice
To promote, encourage and create a public sentiment in favor of marksmanship, not only as a clean and wholesome sport, but also as a very necessary, essential and vital means of national defense.
Each year thousands of shooters in many different disciplines migrate to Ohio to participate in shooting sports- From the National Matches to local weekly trap shoots and turkey shoots, Ohio is active in all phases of Shooting Sports.