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Judge Shoots Down NRA Bankruptcy
Judge Shoots Down
NRA Bankruptcy

Judge Shoots Down NRA Bankruptcy

He accuses 'solvent' group of trying to use filing to dodge New York lawsuit

(Newser) - The National Rifle Association's attempt to use bankruptcy to leave New York and reorganize in Texas was shot down by a federal judge in Dallas Tuesday. US Bankruptcy Judge Harlin Hale, ruling after a 12-day trial that concluded May 3, said the gun rights group's bankruptcy wasn't...

Video Emerges of 'Inept' Elephant Hunt by NRA's Chief

One critic calls shooting by Wayne LaPierre 'inept' and 'clumsy'

(Newser) - A video shot for an NRA-sponsored TV series was hidden from the world for nearly eight years—until now. The footage, obtained by the New Yorker and the Trace , shows CEO Wayne LaPierre and his wife, Susan, shooting two savanna elephants in Botswana in September 2013. (The elephants have since...

NRA's LaPierre on Hiding After Shootings: 'Thank God I'm Safe'

In deposition, Wayne LaPierre says he was in danger after school shootings, forcing him onto yacht

(Newser) - The National Rifle Association is trying to get a federal court in Texas to grant it bankruptcy protections, and so far, some "embarrassing details" have trickled out in various depositions, per the Washington Post . A new deposition filed over the weekend, however, revealed more than just the organization's...

On Its Way to Texas, NRA Files for Bankruptcy Protection

New York is seeking to break up the organization

(Newser) - The National Rifle Association asked a federal court for bankruptcy protection from its creditors on Friday, saying it plans to restructure as a nonprofit in Texas. The organization now is registered in New York, Reuters reports. In a statement, the NRA said it's leaving "a corrupt political and...

Trump Has Advice for NRA After Big Lawsuit

Move to Texas, he suggests

(Newser) - As its future began to look even more litigious Thursday, President Trump had a suggestion for the National Rifle Association. "I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life," he said. "And I've told them that for a long...

New York Sues to Dissolve the NRA
New York Sues 
to Dissolve the NRA

New York Sues to Dissolve the NRA

State attorney general Letitia James alleges widespread fraud

(Newser) - New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday that calls for the dissolution of the NRA. Letitia James sued the National Rifle Association, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts...

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...

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...

NRA Abruptly Shuts Down NRATV
NRA Abruptly
Shuts Down
NRATV

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Maria Butina Will Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charge
Maria Butina Will Plead
Guilty to Conspiracy Charge
THE RUNDOWN

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...

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...

NRA: We're in a Financial Crisis
NRA: We're in Deep Trouble

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...

NRA Says Guns Will Be Banned During Convention Speech
NRA Bans Guns
During Pence Speech

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'...

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...

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,...

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....

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