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NRA Withdraws Federal Suit Against New York AG

CNN reports: The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, where it alleges she violated the organization’s constitutional right and asks for a jury to determine it’s been operating lawfully in the state. The NRA says in a statement that it “voluntarily” withdrew this suit “in favor of pursuing the same claims …

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GOP Senator Makes Creepy Ad For The NRA [VIDEO]

The Daily Caller reports: The National Rifle Association (NRA) tweeted a video starring Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy with a message about gun ownership. “Folks, I believe that love is the answer,” Kennedy says, wiping down a revolver as funk music plays in the background. “But you oughta own a handgun just in case.” The Huffington Post reports: The National …

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New York AG Wins Bankruptcy Case Against NRA

The Wall Street Journal reports: A Dallas judge has thrown the National Rifle Association out of bankruptcy court, calling into question the gun rights group’s planned relocation to Texas as it faces allegations of spending abuses and mismanagement in its home state of New York. Judge Harlin Hale of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas dismissed the NRA’s chapter 11 …

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Major Setback For NRA In Bid To Declare Bankruptcy

The Washington Post reports: A U.S. bankruptcy administrator asked a federal judge Monday to dismiss the National Rifle Association’s efforts to declare bankruptcy or appoint a trustee or examiner to oversee the gun rights organization — a setback for the group at the close of a federal court hearing to consider its petition. The recommendation bolstered the arguments of New …

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Video Shows NRA Head’s Botched Elephant Hunt

The New Yorker reports: The New Yorker obtained a copy of the footage, which has been hidden from public view for eight years. It shows that when guides tracked down an elephant for LaPierre, the N.R.A. chief proved to be a poor marksman. After LaPierre’s first shot wounded the elephant, guides brought him a short distance from the animal, which …

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NRA Head: Shooting Elephants Is Just Part Of My Job

The New York Daily News reports: NRA chief Wayne Lapierre said Wednesday hunting and shooting African wildlife is just part of his job. Testifying at a Texas bankruptcy court hearing convened as part of the pro gun-group’s effort to evade a move by New York officials to put it out of business, LaPierre said hunting water buffalo and elephants on …

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Expenditure Marked “Russia” Arises At NRA Trial

Raw Story reports: A bizarre moment happened in the bankruptcy trial of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Wednesday. According to Law and Crime News investigative reporter Adam Klasfeld, who is there live-tweeting the proceedings, a Russia reference popped up in an odd place. Looking at expenditures from the NRA, the Brewer law firm sent the NRA an invoice to general …

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NRA Head: I Hid On A Yacht After Mass Shootings

The New York Daily News reports: NRA leader Wayne LaPierre says he faced an unprecedented “security threat” in the wake of bloody rampages at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut and a Parkland, Fla., high school — and had to seek refuge aboard his Hollywood producer pal’s 108-foot yacht. In a chutzpah-rich deposition, the politically powerful gun-rights advocate said the fancy …

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Boulder Shooter Bought Gun Four Days After The NRA Celebrated Overturn Of Local Ban On Assault Weapons

The Denver Post reports: The suspected gunman, identified Tuesday, surrendered to police after being shot in the leg. The 21-year-old from Arvada wore a tactical vest and carried a handgun and a long gun — a Ruger AR-556 — that he had purchased six days earlier, according to his arrest warrant affidavit, which was released Tuesday. He did not answer …

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Obama Blasts “Cowardly Politicians And Gun Lobby”

From a statement issued by Barack Obama: It is long past time for those with the power to fight this epidemic of gun violence to do so. It will take time to root out the disaffection, racism and misogyny that fuels so many of these senseless acts of violence. But we can make it harder for those with hate in …

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Bankrupt NRA Countersues New York Attorney General

Reuters reports: The National Rifle Association filed a countersuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, saying she lacks authority to invoke state laws governing nonprofits in her zeal to destroy the gun rights group. In a Tuesday night court filing, the NRA, which filed for bankruptcy last month, accused James of “weaponizing” her powers to pursuing a “blatant and …

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Bongino Must Pay Daily Beast $31K For “Meritless” Suit

Law & Crime reports: A federal judge in Florida ordered right-wing political commentator Dan Bongino to pay The Daily Beast more than $30,000 in attorney’s fees stemming from a defamation lawsuit he filed against the news organization that was previously dismissed as being “without merit.” In Dec. 2019, Bongino filed a lawsuit in South Florida’s U.S. District Court claiming The …

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NRA Loses Court Battle To Escape NY Attorney General

Law & Crime reports: The National Rifle Association cannot transfer, stay or dismiss the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit filed in Manhattan seeking its dissolution, a judge ruled on Thursday. “Today’s order reaffirms what we’ve known all along: the NRA does not get to dictate if and where they will answer for their actions,” Attorney General Letitia James (D) said …

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NY AG To NRA: You Can’t Escape Me With Bankruptcy

The New York Times reports: Seeking an end-run around an investigation by the New York attorney general, the National Rifle Association said Friday that it was declaring bankruptcy and would reincorporate in Texas. The gun group was set up in New York after the Civil War. The group’s effort to circumvent New York’s legal jurisdiction raised immediate questions from Letitia …

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BREAKING: NRA Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Just in via press release: The National Rifle Association of America (“NRA”) today announced it will restructure the Association as a Texas nonprofit to exit what it believes is a corrupt political and regulatory environment in New York. The move will enable long-term, sustainable growth and ensure the NRA’s continued success as the nation’s leading advocate for constitutional freedom – …

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REPORT: Junior Pondering Bid For Leadership Of NRA

Business Insider reports: Among the three oldest Trump children, Trump Jr. has been talked about the most for a possible career in politics. The chatter has involved running for Senate or perhaps even president in 2024 should his father opt not to try again. “I never want to rule it out,” Trump Jr.told Bloomberg Radio in March 2019. “I’m 41. …

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NRA Admits Corrupt Financial Practices By Leaders

The Washington Post reports: After years of denying allegations of lax financial oversight, the National Rifle Association has made a stunning declaration in a new tax filing: Current and former executives used the nonprofit group’s money for personal benefit and enrichment. The NRA said in the filing that it continues to review the alleged abuse of funds, as the tax-exempt …

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WSJ: Feds Investigating Wayne LaPierre For Tax Fraud

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Internal Revenue Service is investigating longtime National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre for possible criminal tax fraud related to his personal taxes, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. LaPierre was paid $2.2 million by the NRA in 2018, the most recent year available, the nonprofit group’s public filings show. His total reported …

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NRA Endorses Extremist QAnon/GOP Candidates

Media Matters reports: The National Rifle Association released its list of candidate ratings and endorsements for the 2020 elections, endorsing two congressional candidates who support the dangerous QAnon conspiracy theory: Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert. On September 3, the NRA’s political action committee Political Victory Fund announced it had released its candidate grades and endorsements for the 2020 election …

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Ex-NRA Official: Corruption Is Worse Than You Think

USA Today reports: The NRA’s former second-in-command has a message for the New York attorney general who has launched an investigation into the powerful gun lobby. It’s worse than she thinks. “She’s only at the tip of the iceberg,” said Joshua Powell, former chief of staff to Wayne LaPierre [photo], the longtime head of the National Rifle Association. “When she …

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