To BonnieB, I am a NRA Life Member. The only one in my family of hunters and shooters. The only woman to own handguns in my family, too. I joined because I have watched our 2nd Amendment rights go down hill for the last 40 years. As to your question about NRA programs, look into their shooting classes. They are very informative and fun. I don't know what you shoot, but the Basic Pistol Course is very valuable, if you've never taken a class before. Rifle and shotgun classes are great, too. If you are interested in concealed carry they have a good class for that, too.