National Rifle Association

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NYT: NRA Chief Told Trump to 'Stop the Games' on Gun Laws

NRA confirms meeting took place, denies Wayne LaPierre offered 'special arrangements' to Trump

(Newser) - A scathing Senate report claiming the National Rifle Association acted as a "foreign asset" for Russia wasn't the only headline the gun lobby group ended up in this week. The New York Times reports that NRA chief Wayne LaPierre met with President Trump on Friday at the White... More »

Reaction to New NRA Upheaval: 'Don't Let the Door Hit You'

3 board members resign, claiming group stymied their efforts to investigate alleged wrongdoing

(Newser) - The hits keep coming for the NRA. In recent months, the gun rights group has been accused of improper expenditures and eyebrow-raising payments to some board members, and in June it even shuttered its NRATV . Now Talking Points Memo reports that three board members are stepping down, claiming their efforts... More »

NRA Abruptly Shuts Down NRATV

Gun lobby to cut ties with ad firm, shutter live production on NRATV: 'NYT' report

(Newser) - It appears that the NRA's news outlet has aired its last live show. Based on interviews and internal documents, the New York Times reports the gun rights group is shuttering production on NRATV, operated by the Ackerman McQueen ad agency it's been battling with . "Many members expressed... More »

Wayne LaPierre Fends Off NRA Backlash

He was re-elected as CEO despite internal strife

(Newser) - The National Rifle Association, facing internal turmoil over its financial management, increasingly partisan tone, and legal threats from government regulators, beat back efforts to overhaul its operations Monday. Wayne LaPierre, the public face of the gun lobbying group for decades, fended off a backlash and was re-appointed as the gun... More »

Amid NRA's Rift, NY Announces Investigation

AG Letitia James says her office is investigating organization's finances

(Newser) - New York state's attorney general has begun an investigation into the finances of the National Rifle Association, reports the AP . "The Office of New York State Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation related to the National Rifle Association (NRA)," her rep said Saturday. "As... More »

NRA CEO Slams 'Offer I Couldn't Refuse' From NRA President

Wayne LaPierre says Oliver North is trying to extort him

(Newser) - Wayne LaPierre says he was recently made "an offer I couldn't refuse"—but "I refused it." Per the Wall Street Journal , the CEO and executive vice president of the National Rifle Association delivered a stunning letter to the NRA's board Thursday, one that revealed... More »

NRA Magazine's 'Target Practice' Headline Sparks Furor

Headline was coupled with photo of Nancy Pelosi, Gabrielle Giffords

(Newser) - The headline reads "Target Practice," and the photo shows Nancy Pelosi, Gabrielle Giffords, and others. They appeared as part of an article in the March issue of the NRA's monthly magazine, American Rifleman, and the backlash has been fierce, the New York Times reports. The article is... More »

Maria Butina Will Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charge

Alleged Russian spy reaches deal with feds

(Newser) - An alleged spy accused of trying to infiltrate American organizations including the NRA might be on her way back to Russia soon. Maria Butina, a Russian gun rights activist who was arrested in July and is currently being held in solitary confinement at a federal facility in Alexandria, Va., has... More »

NRA: 'Anti-Gun' Doctors Should 'Stay in Their Lane'

The doctors are pushing back

(Newser) - The NRA apparently doesn't like doctors weighing in on gun violence and gun control. On Wednesday—just hours before news of the Thousand Oaks, Calif. , broke—the gun lobby nonprofit voiced its displeasure with the medical community's assessments via a reprimanding tweet, reports USA Today . "Someone should... More »

NRA: We're in Deep Trouble

The non-profit blames New York state for its losses

(Newser) - The NRA is crying foul in its legal battle with New York state and says it may have to close up shop, Rolling Stone reports. Battling New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's financial regulators since May, the NRA blames a state-championed "blacklisting campaign" for draining the... More »

NRA Bans Guns During Pence Speech

Parkland survivors accuse group of hypocrisy

(Newser) - National Rifle Association members have been told they won't be allowed to pack heat when Mike Pence speaks at its national convention this week—and the irony was not lost on Parkland school shooting survivors, among others. "You're telling me to make the VP safe there aren'... More »

After Parkland, NRA Donations Poured In

Group's political arm broke 15-year fundraising record in March

(Newser) - The NRA's political arm had its biggest fundraising month in 15 years in the aftermath of the February school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The NRA's Political Victory Fund in March pulled in $2.4 million, all but $500,000 coming in increments of less than $200, reports the... More »

NRA Supporters Are Blowing Up Their Yeti Coolers

Manufacturer shuttered a discount program with the NRA; gun owners are responding

(Newser) - The NRA's charitable arm is calling the maker of a premium brand of cooler "unsportsmanlike" after the manufacturer ended a discount program. That's per a letter from NRA Foundation lobbyist Marion Hammer, who was the NRA's first female president and says Yeti "should be ashamed,... More »

NRA Immediately Sued Florida Over New Gun-Control Law

It's upset legislation raises age to buy rifles

(Newser) - The NRA has filed a federal lawsuit over gun control legislation Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed Friday , saying it violates the Second Amendment by raising the age to buy guns from 18 to 21, the AP reports. The lawsuit came just hours after Scott, a Republican, signed the compromise bill.... More »

US Safer From Injuries When Gun Owners at NRA Conventions

Researchers say it shows guns are still a safety concern in the hands of experienced users

(Newser) - It seems Americans are safest from gun-related injuries and deaths when thousands of gun owners are busy attending the NRA's annual convention, Ars Technica reports. An analysis published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine found gun-related injuries dropped 20% nationwide during annual NRA conventions between 2007 and... More »

Delta CEO on Losing Tax Break: 'Our Values Are Not for Sale'

Delta says only 13 NRA members used discount before it was ended

(Newser) - To punish Delta Air Lines for dropping its discount for NRA members , Georgia lawmakers killed a tax cut on jet fuel that could have saved Delta up to $40 million. But the air line is sticking to its guns, Business Insider reports. "Our decision was not made for economic... More »

LL Bean, REI Join 'Sea Change' on Gun Sales

Outdoor companies are latest to act after shooting in Florida

(Newser) - Dick's , Walmart , and Kroger have all tightened their rules regarding gun sales since the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and now a fourth major retailer has joined their ranks. A "superfan" on Twitter Thursday night implored the outdoor-recreation retailer to... More »

NRA Slams 'Cowardice' of Companies Severing Ties

'Law-abiding members of the NRA had nothing to do with the failure' Florida school's security

(Newser) - As companies continue to sever ties with the National Rifle Association , the gun lobby is hitting back with a statement that says "the law-abiding members of the NRA had nothing at all to do with the failure of that school's security preparedness ... or the cruel failures of both... More »

2 More Companies Are Cutting Ties With NRA

Delta, United will no longer offer discounts on airfare

(Newser) - Delta and United Airlines are cutting ties with the NRA, the latest major companies to do so following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month, the AP reports. Both Delta and United said Saturday they will no longer offer discounted fares to NRA members to attend... More »

More Companies Respond to Boycott Threats Over NRA Ties

MetLife, Symantec, Best Western, Wyndham Hotels distance themselves from NRA

(Newser) - An online push to boycott companies affiliated with the NRA in the wake of the Parkland shooting appears to be having its intended effect. As previously reported , First National Bank of Omaha and Enterprise Holdings—which encompasses rental-car outfits Enterprise, Alamo, and National—cut their ties with the NRA on... More »

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