US Gun Lobby Chief Dismisses Calls For Tougher Firearms Checks

National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre rejected calls for tougher restrictions on firearms, saying they would not have stopped the weekend dual massacres. The head of America’s powerful gun lobby made a statement on Thursday after reportedly speaking to President Donald Trump in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that killed 31 people. “I’m not […]

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NRA sues ad agency, claiming it was behind ‘executive coup’ attempt

The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit accusing its longtime advertising firm of orchestrating a failed executive coup at the gun-rights group and leaking details about lavish expenses, as part of an alleged attempt to “tarnish and ultimately destroy the public image of the NRA and its senior leadership.” The lawsuit against Ackerman McQueen Inc., filed Wednesday in a local […]

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Leaked Documents Reveal ‘Mindboggling’ Spending at the National Rifle Association

Excessive spending at the National Rifle Association is “draining NRA cash at a mindboggling speed” and poses “an existential threat to the financial stability” of the gun group, according to slate of leaked documents that have spurred calls for the resignation of CEO Wayne LaPierre. Posted anonymously online, the documents have surfaced amid an increasingly public feud among NRA leadership, […]

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Board Member Blasts ‘Cabal of Cronyism’ at the National Rifle Association

Former Congressman Allen West, a board member of the National Rifle Association, released an extraordinary statement Tuesday blasting a “cabal of cronyism” within the NRA and demanding the resignation of the organization’s longtime honcho, Wayne LaPierre. “It sickens me to publicly make this statement,” West writes on his website, The Old School Patriot. Citing internal spending scandals that have recently […]

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Democrats, NRA battle over gun provision of Violence Against Women Act

NRA, lawmakers at odds over Violence Against Women Act Congressional Democrats and the NRA are at odds over a provision of Democrats' Violence Against Women Act that would keep people with certain criminal convictions from getting guns. In what has been referred to as the “boyfriend loophole,” those convicted of abusing or stalking a partner would be blocked from owning a gun. […]

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Eight Questions About Robert Mueller, Russia and the NRA

Until now, the Russian infiltration of the National Rifle Association has looked like a sidecar to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 election. The prosecution of Maria Butina, the lifetime NRA member who in December pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges of seeking to act as a foreign agent, was handled outside the Special Counsel’s […]

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Medical professionals to NRA: Guns are our lane. Help us reduce deaths or move over.

After the American College of Physicians released a paper last week about reducing firearm injuries and deaths in America, the NRA tweeted the statement: “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane.” A couple of days later, the Centers for Disease Control published new data indicating that the death toll from gun violence in our nation continues to rise. […]

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New York Rep. Claudia Tenney receives NRA endorsement at practice location of notorious mass shooter

U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney and NRA President Oliver North on Monday promoted the Second Amendment at the Binghamton Rifle Club, where a notorious mass murderer practiced his marksmanship before killing 13 in 2009 at the American Civil Association.  North was in Binghamton on Monday to announce the NRA’s endorsement of the incumbent Republican candidate. “Congresswoman Claudia Tenney has always been an ardent […]

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