The National Rifle Association (NRA) and The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Analyzing Interest Groups
Compare the following interest groups, The National Rifle Association (NRA) and The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) by visiting their websites. Discuss what type of interest group each is (Anomic, Non-associational, Institutional, or Associational) and discuss how each mobilizes its members to join and participate. What type of interest group system are they part of? What types of methods do they use to influence policy and public figures? How do these two interest groups engage with the executive and legislative branches?