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San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Votes Unanimously To Declare NRA To Be “Domestic Terrorist Organization”

San Francisco’s KTVU reports: The city of San Francisco has formally adopted a resolution calling the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization. San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday took the step of officially declaring the nation’s premier gun-ownership advocates a terrorist organization. District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani wrote the scathing declaration reading in part, “the National Rifle Association …

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MISSOURI: Armed Man In Body Armor And Military Fatigues Sparks Panic, Evacuation At Walmart [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The armed man who walked into a Missouri Walmart store dressed in body armor and fatigues is “lucky to be alive” after being confronted at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter, a police official said. No shots were fired in the incident that happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday in Springfield, Missouri, a city of around 160,000 in …

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GOP Activist Arrested For Brandishing Gun At Marshal

The Colorado Gazette reports: Kanda Calef, a former Republican candidate, political activist and a hard-line gun rights supporter, faces a felony menacing charge after allegedly brandishing a pistol at a U.S. marshal in Interstate 25’s Gap construction zone. Calef, now free on $2,500 bail, is due in Douglas County’s 18th Judicial District on Wednesday, where she is expected to enter …

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Leaked Financial Docs Reveal Deepening NRA Woes

The Week reports: The rift between the National Rifle Association’s Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre and the organization’s ex-board president Oliver North is continuing to grow. Anonymous documents posted online show that the NRA has accrued massive legal bills over the past year, while the organization’s chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, spent lavishly on clothing and travel, billing the organization’s ad agency …

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Wayne LaPierre Unanimously Reelected NRA CEO

Reuters reports: Wayne LaPierre was re-elected chief executive and executive vice president of the National Rifle Association on Monday, surviving a power struggle in which he was challenged by former NRA President Oliver North, who stepped down over the weekend. The NRA board voted unanimously in favor of LaPierre, who has been with the NRA for 40 years and has …

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NRA Suspends Its Top Lawyer As Turmoil Intensifies

The Daily Beast reports: Steve Hart, the longtime lawyer for the National Rifle Association board, has been suspended from that role, two people with knowledge of the move told The Daily Beast. In addition, Col. Oliver North – who announced his departure from the powerful gun rights group this morning – has warned board members that the organization could lose …

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NRA Sues Los Angeles Over New Transparency Law

Reuters reports: The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring that contractors disclose their ties to the gun rights group as a condition of obtaining business from the second most-populous U.S. city. Los Angeles was accused of trying to “silence NRA’s voice, as well as the voices of all those who dare oppose the …

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Swalwell Shares Death Threat From Gun Nut [AUDIO}

Reuters reports: Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) today shared a death threat he received over his gun control advocacy. “I’m not afraid of this guy,” Swalwell, an outspoken advocate for gun reform, said in a tweet accompanied by audio of the voicemail. “I’m not afraid of the NRA. I’m not afraid. No fear.” “Eric Swalwell, here’s a little ditty for ya: …

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Trump Cultists Parade Assault Rifles Near Mar-A-Lago

The Palm Beach Post reports: A group of pro-Trump gun rights activists armed with assault rifles, fishing poles and good manners greeted travelers headed across the Royal Park Bridge towards the beach on Saturday. “We want to show people we are law abiding citizens and we are not going to hurt anyone,” said Michael Taylor, wearing a Glock 23 handgun …

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MINNESOTA: GOP State Rep Calls For Stomping And Running Over Gun Opponents, Governor Condemns

The Twin Cities Pioneer-Press reports: The two major gun control proposals lawmakers plan to debate this session haven’t even had a hearing yet at the state Capitol and already accusations and condemnations are flying. Gov. Tim Walz released a statement Sunday condemning comments made by Rep. Cal Bahr, R-East Bethel, during a Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus rally at the Capitol …

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NRA Spox: Trump Should Shut Down The Government, Shut Down The Border, Challenge Dems To Stop Him

“I would love to see the president – and I think the president could do this – he could just go ahead and shut down the border, and then shut down the government, and then challenge Democrats to do something about it. For those Republicans in congress who refuse to stand on their own, perhaps they would need a little …

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NRA Money Beg: Buy A Membership Today Because Some Soldiers Won’t Be Home For Christmas [VIDEO]

Media Matters reports: The National Rifle Association is encouraging people to buy its membership by playing on the fact that service members will be away from their families during the holidays. In the two-minute spot released on December 12, NRA President Oliver North points out, “As we gather with loved ones this holiday season, tens of thousands of American soldiers, …

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Financially Strapped NRA Drops Dan Bongino’s Show

The Daily Beast reports: The National Rifle Association’s media arm has dropped pro-Trump firebrand Dan Bongino from its lineup of conservative commentators, two sources with knowledge of the decision told The Daily Beast. Bongino’s stand-alone show, “We Stand,” had started only last year. An NRA spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. Bongino initially did not respond to …

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WOMP WOMP: NRA Reports $55M Decline In Revenue

The Daily Beast reports: The nation’s leading gun rights organization saw its income dip by $55 million last year, after a record-breaking 2016 in which the group and its political affiliates spend unprecedented sums to elect President Donald Trump. The National Rifle Association of America reported $98 million in contributions in 2017, down from nearly $125 million in 2016, according …

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DOUBLED: Audit Shows NRA Now In The Red By $32M

Well, this is a just a shame. A new third-party audit of the National Rifle Association’s finances, obtained by OpenSecrets, found the group to be in the red for the second year in a row. The audit found that after a high-spending year during the 2016 elections, the NRA has seen a sharp decrease in income from dues-paying members for …

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NRA Spox: Dems Want To Al Capone The President

“The moral argument over the president’s infidelities would never result in legal trouble. So they believe they have to take a lesson from the Clinton years and find a way to make it a legal problem. And that’s exactly what they’re using campaign finance for, an already unconstitutional set of laws to pull it off. They’re trying to Al Capone …

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ALABAMA: Man Pulls Gun At Immigration Rally After Taunting Protesters With Shouts Of “Womp, Womp”

Politico reports: A man who mimicked the derisive remarks of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and brandished a handgun at immigration protesters in Alabama over the weekend was charged with menacing and reckless endangerment, AL.com reported Sunday. With a gun tucked into the waistband of his pants, Shane Ryan Sealy shouted “womp womp” and carried a sign that said …

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KANSAS: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Kris Kobach Rides In Another Parade With His “Replica” Machine Gun

Kansas City’s CBS affiliate reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has brought his Jeep to another parade. This time, in Lecompton. The Jeep, which Kobach previously described as a “souped up Jeep with a replica gun,” caused some to be concerned at a parade in Shawnee last weekend. Then, it sparked what Kobach called “outrage” after pictures of it …

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Oklahoma Approves “Open Carry” Without Gun Permits

The Tulsa World reports: The Oklahoma Senate met late into the night Wednesday as it passed a bill that would allow the carrying of guns without a permit. Sen. Nathan Dahm [photo], author of Senate Bill 1212, dubbed the “constitutional carry” bill, said it would allow people 21 and older and military personnel who are 18 and older to carry …

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LOGICAL: NRA Supporters Shoot Their Own Expensive Camping Gear After Company Ends Discount [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Yeti coolers are the hottest coolers around. They are also wildly expensive, between $250 and $1,300, depending on the size. So a discount on a Yeti, like the company offered to the NRA and other organizations, is no small thing. Still, the price of the coolers didn’t stop some Yeti owners from blowing them up in …

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