What does that mean? It means that the only way to receive the magazine—after the June 2016 issue—will be to sign up for an NRA membership, which you should have done already to protect your Second Amendment rights. If you are already a member, you can change your magazine selection today online at NRA.org or via telephone by calling (877) NRA-2000. Alternatively, you can add Shooting Illustrated to your existing membership for $9.95 per year.
Current subscribers don't need to do a thing—your subscription will run until it's over, at which point you will need to join NRA at nra.org or via the aforementioned phone number. If you're already a member, switch your NRA magazine or add Shooting Illustrated as a second magazine to your existing membership in order to continue receiving "The Definitive Source for the Modern Shooter."
Why the changes? Until now, NRA has not had an Official Journal that exclusively covers guns, gear and the skills necessary for personal protection. NRA wants to ensure this vital segment of our membership has a journal that reflects their interests. Since NRA already has such a publication in Shooting Illustrated, the decision to make it a member magazine was simple.
Becoming an Official Journal will enable Shooting Illustrated to grow in ways not possible until now. NRA Publications is extremely excited to offer NRA members greater choice in magazine selection and to help attract new members who might only be interested in the guns, gear and information Shooting Illustrated covers.
With Shooting Illustrated as an Official Journal, NRA Publications believes NRA will be strengthened, too, since the magazine caters to a younger demographic—one that is of paramount importance to the future of Second Amendment rights in the country. A stronger NRA benefits everyone who cares about the right to keep and bear arms.