The National Rifle Party (NRP) is a pro-gun rights party in the Parliament of Essexia. It was founded on the 21st February 2021, and is a member of the Giraffe Concordat.
The NRP was founded by Francis on the 21st February 2021 as Essexia's only pro-gun rights movement. It was loosely influenced by the WAR Party that had briefly existed over a year earlier, and is seen as a more extremist party when compared to the other major political movements in Essexia.
Following the events of Hot Pink Friday, the NRP decided to side with the weakened Giraffe Concordat and the Royalist Party due to some shared views and understandings. Although the Royalists haven't outwardly supported gun rights, they share common ground with the NRP in increasing military spending and utilising the armed forces more.
Francis chose to step down on the 26th June 2021, in light of his "failures as the face of National Rifle Party". He announced that he would not be standing in the 2021 General Election, and gave the mantle of party leadership to the Rt. Hon. Cristian. However, he returned before the election in order to run for the Čechsexian seat. As a result, he was able to keep the NRP in Parliament as no other candidate ran in the seat (nor any of the local/constituency seats). They were the only party to receive a seat but not a single vote (not including independents).