Virginia Gov Northam backflips on ‘unconstitutional’ gun confiscation plan

U.S. 12/12/19, 05:29

Virginia abandoned a proposed ban on assault weapons on Dec. 9 that could have breached a constitutional right for residents to bear arms. Democratic state Gov. Ralph Northam and new Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D) have confirmed they will drop their controversial proposal to ban and confiscate assault weapons. The policy ...

Over 202,000 gun background checks on Black Friday are second highest on record

Trending 12/04/19, 02:03

The nation's domestic intelligence and security service conducted the second highest number of gun background checks in history on Nov. 29. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed it performed 202,465 National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) firearm background checks on Black Friday. Official data shows the latest figure was ...

Texas lawmakers approve safe gun storage program despite NRA

U.S. 05/27/19, 16:10

Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Association by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage.The last-minute move late Sunday sets up a political test rarely seen in Texas for Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, ...

NRA’s LaPierre fends off backlash, wins re-election as CEO

U.S. 04/29/19, 16:31

Wayne LaPierre, the fiery public face of the National Rifle Association for decades, fended off a backlash inside the organization over its finances and direction, winning re-election Monday as the gun lobby's CEO. The move, announced on the NRA magazine's American Rifleman website, came during a closed-door meeting of the group's ...

Update: LaPierre retains top post at NRA

U.S. 04/29/19, 16:10

The Latest on the turmoil in the top ranks of the National Rifle Association(all times local):4:05 p.m.Wayne LaPierre, the fiery head of the National Rifle Association, survived a challenge to his leadership on Monday.A visitor to the at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting walks past signage for the event ...

Trump says NRA ‘under siege’ by New York investigation

New York 04/29/19, 12:07

President Donald Trump says the National Rifle Association is "under siege" in New York after state Attorney General Letitia James announced an investigation into the organization. The Republican president tweeted Monday that James and her fellow Democrat, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are "illegally" trying to "destroy" the NRA. "The NRA is under siege ...

Oliver North out as NRA president after leadership dispute

U.S. 04/27/19, 21:04

Oliver North announced Saturday that he would not serve a second term as National Rifle Association president, making it clear he had been forced out by the gun lobby's leadership after his own failed attempt to remove the NRA's longtime CEO in a burgeoning divide over the group's finances and ...

New York investigating National Rifle Association’s finances

New York 04/27/19, 19:43

New York state's attorney general has begun an investigation into the National Rifle Association.Kelly Donnelly, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Letitia James, said Saturday that James' office has issued subpoenas as part of an investigation related to the NRA.William A. Brewer, the NRA's outside lawyer, says the NRA "will fully ...

Oliver North says he won’t serve 2nd term as NRA president

U.S. 04/27/19, 11:01

Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North said Saturday that he will not serve a second term as the president of the National Rifle Association amid inner turmoil in the gun-rights group. In a statement read to members of the group Saturday, North said he believes a committee should be set up to ...

Inner-turmoil surrounding NRA deepens during its convention

U.S. 04/26/19, 21:31

The National Rifle Association was plunged into deeper internal turmoil Friday amid an effort by opponents of top executive Wayne LaPierre to drive out the man who has long been the public face of the gun-rights group. LaPierre sent a letter to board members Thursday outlining that the NRA's president — ...

Update: Trump says gun owners should vote Republican

Politics 04/26/19, 11:52

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association (all times local): 12:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says gun owners should get ready to vote for Republicans. He told the National Rifle Association Friday that his political opponents "want to take away your guns. You better get out there and vote." He ...

NRA sues Los Angeles over disclosure law for contractors

U.S. 04/24/19, 14:21

The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the gun rights group.The lawsuit filed in U.S. court claims the law is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment right to free speech ...

NRA has history of advising gun-rights groups outside US

U.S. 04/14/19, 11:31

The recent revelation that National Rifle Association representatives had met with Australian politicians to discuss talking points after a mass shooting generated outrage from various politicians.The reality is that the NRA has been exerting its influence on gun debates outside the U.S. for a number of years, exporting its firebrand ...

Update: NRA backs suit on synagogue-inspired gun control

U.S. 04/09/19, 13:16

The Latest on Pittsburgh's effort to restrict firearms and ammunition (all times local):2:15 p.m.A lawsuit backed by the National Rifle Association has been filed in opposition to Pittsburgh's new gun control laws.Family members Tree of Life synagogue shooting victims listen to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto after he signed three gun-control ...

House approves domestic violence law amid dispute over guns

Politics 04/04/19, 12:12

The House voted Thursday to reauthorize a 25-year-old law that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence, despite complaints by Republicans that Democrats were politicizing the popular law by expanding gun control. The bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act includes a provision making it easier to take away guns ...

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