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NRA challenged me to give a million dollars.
I’m stepping up, and together we can give at least $2 Million. if you give more, so will I.

Kevin Hogan, President of Rock Island Auction®

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The Freedom Challenge grassroots campaign was created by Rock Island Auction Company® to raise awareness and financial support for NRA-ILA, an organization that has stalwartly defended the Second Amendment for decades. 2016 is the most important year we’ve seen in a generation or more. The attack on the Second Amendment is clear; many politicians, government officials and members of the media look to destroy our Constitutional rights. The Supreme Court's greatest Second Amendment advocate — Justice Antonin Scalia — has passed away, leaving a vacancy on the Court that the next president will fill. Simply put, our firearm and other freedoms hang in the balance and it will take an army of us to take a stand.


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How It Works

Step 1. Accept

Accepting the challenge and making a donation is the first step toward defending your rights!

Step 2. Give

Make a donation in support of NRA-ILA.

Step 3. Challenge

Invite your friends or family members to participate in the RIA Freedom Challenge.

Step 4. Share

Share this page or your challenge via email or social media and include #RIAFreedomChallenge!

You might be wondering what you should say or do in your Freedom Challenge video. The truth is, there is no wrong way to make your video! You can describe what the Second Amendment means to you as a patriotic American, or tell why you took the Challenge to defend your family, defend your home, defend your right to make really loud kaboom noises at a gun range, or defend anything else! This is YOUR video and your chance to share what’s important to you! Just remember to invite three or more friends and family members to participate in the Freedom Challenge, and then share your video online!

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Remember, every dollar donated to support NRA-ILA will be matched by Rock Island Auction Company® up to $1,000,000!

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Challenge Your Friends

Once you've made a donation, don't forget to challenge your friends, fellow gun owners, hunting buddies and freedom-loving patriots to do the same! You can send them the challenge by email or by sharing on social media using the tools below. Ask them to do their part and step up and join you in support of protecting our cherished Second Amendment rights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Explore the topics below for more information about the Freedom Challenge.

Why did Rock Island Auction Company® create the Freedom Challenge?

Pat and Kevin Hogan of Rock Island Auction Company® wanted to inspire freedom-loving patriots to prove their convictions with cash, so they created the Freedom Challenge to encourage donations. For every dollar donated, they will make a matching donation up to $1,000,000. 

Who is Rock Island Auction Company®?

Rock Island was started by Pat Hogan in 1993. Today, it's the world’s leading auction house for firearms, edged weapons and military artifacts, and has been the #1 firearms auction company in the world in sales for the past 12 years.

There are three types of auctions that take place at Rock Island. Premiere auctions are offered three times a year, each over a three-day period. Each of these auctions is made up of the rare, unusual, mint, and highly collectable pieces. Regional auctions are comprised of affordable antiques, beginning collector’s items, usable sporting arms and many non-firearm lots. Online Only Auctions are a popular new format that take place without a live audience.

Why should I support NRA-ILA?

Established in 1975, the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

These efforts include enacting laws that recognize the right of honest citizens to carry firearms for self-protection, preemption bills to prevent attacks on gun owner rights by local anti-gun politicians, and fighting for legislation to prevent the bankrupting of America’s firearms industry through reckless lawsuits.

NRA-ILA is also involved in any issue that directly or indirectly affects firearms ownership and use. These involve such topics as hunting and access to hunting lands, wilderness and wildlife conservation, civilian marksmanship training and ranges for public use, law enforcement-related issues, product liability, trapping, crime victim rights and criminal justice reform.

How do I participate in the Freedom Challenge?

  1. Accept: Accept the challenge.
  2. Give: Make a donation in support of NRA-ILA.
  3. Challenge: Invite a friend or family member to participate in the Freedom Challenge.
  4. Share: Share this page or your challenge via email or on social media.

Are there other ways I can donate?

If you prefer to make a donation by cash or check, call 877-NRA-GIVE (672-4483) and let them know you would like to make a contribution on behalf of the RIA Freedom Challenge.

You can contact us toll-free at 877-NRA-GIVE to explore other ways in which you can give.

You may also email us at RIAFreedomChallenge@nrahq.org.

Freedom Challenge

The Freedom Challenge is a grassroots campaign that is designed to raise awareness and financial support for NRA-ILA.