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NRA Drops Suit Against SF Over “Terrorist” Labeling

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: The National Rifle Association on Thursday backed away from a lawsuit against San Francisco for labeling the gun group as a “domestic terrorist organization,” after city officials made it clear they were only expressing an opinion and not ordering an economic boycott. The dismissal was far from harmonious, though. The NRA said it had forced …

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NRA Raises Money With Gun Raffles In Public Schools

Reuters reports: Parents and students trickled into the Muhlenberg County High School gym on a hot Saturday night as the sounds of cheers and a referee’s whistle carried from an athletic field nearby. Inside the “Home of the Mustangs,” Friends of NRA was raffling off guns: semiautomatic rifles and handguns, guns with high-capacity magazines and pump-action shotguns. “It’s obscene that …

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LAWSUIT: NRA Calls NRA TV “Distasteful And Racist”

Vox reports: A new complaint in a lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association against its former advertising agency, Ackerman McQueen, alleges that the firm engaged in “a stunning pattern of corruption, fraud, and retaliation” that nearly topped the organization’s CEO. The complaint filing from October 25 first reported by the Daily Beast, also claims the gun rights organization’s infamous …

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Russian Spy Gets Hero’s Welcome After Deportation

Reuters reports: Russian national Maria Butina, who was jailed in the United States in April after admitting to working as a Russian agent, arrived in Moscow on Saturday, greeted by her father and Russian journalists who handed her flowers. “Russians never surrender,” an emotional Butina told reporters at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, flanked by her father and the Russian Foreign Ministry’s …

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Russian Spy Maria Butina Released For Deportation

Reuters reports: Convicted Russian agent Maria Butina was released from a Florida prison on Friday after serving most of her 18-month sentence for conspiring to influence U.S. conservative activists and infiltrate a powerful gun rights group, and taken into custody by immigration officials to be deported to her native country. A prison official confirmed she was released on Friday morning …

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NY Sues NRA’s Former Ad Agency To Enforce Subpoena

Bloomberg reports: New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association’s former advertising agency to enforce a subpoena stemming from the state’s probe of the gun-rights group’s nonprofit status. The agency, Ackerman McQueen, has said it can’t comply with the July 8 subpoena without first giving the NRA veto power over what it hands over, Attorney General Letitia James said …

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NRA Offers Financial Support For Impeachment Defense If Trump Agrees To Oppose Any Gun Control Legislation

The New York Times reports: President Trump met on Friday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, to discuss how the N.R.A. could provide financial support for the president’s defense as he faces political headwinds, including impeachment, according to two people familiar with the meeting. It was not clear whether Mr. Trump asked Mr. LaPierre for …

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Senate Probe Calls NRA “Foreign Asset” For Russia

NPR reports: The National Rifle Association acted as a “foreign asset” for Russia in the period leading up to the 2016 election, according to a new investigation unveiled Friday by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. Drawing on contemporaneous emails and private interviews, an 18-month probe by the Senate Finance Committee’s Democratic staff found that the NRA underwrote political access for Russian …

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Loesch Suggests Dems Want To Massacre Gun Owners

“When you tell law-abiding Americans that you are going to forcibly steal their lawfully owned and responsibly used property, that’s a threat. And saying that ‘No, you are not, I want to be able to defend myself’ in return, that is not a threat. Telling someone like Beto O’Rourke has been doing — that’s a threat of promised action. “And …

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NRA Sues San Francisco Over “Terrorist” Designation

ABC News reports: The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday over the city’s recent declaration that the gun-rights lobby is a “domestic terrorist organization.” The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby’s free speech rights for political reasons and says the city is seeking to …

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POLL: 60% Fear Mass Shooting In Own Community

From a new ABC/Washington Post poll: With six in 10 worried about a mass shooting in their own community, Americans by a 17-point margin express confidence that stricter gun control laws would reduce such incidents, and even more widely endorse improved mental health monitoring and treatment to that end. Two measures, specifically, remain overwhelmingly popular: 89% in this ABC News/Washington …

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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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NRA Wails Predictably: Walmart Caved To “Anti-Gun Elites” And Will Now Lose To Pro-Freedom Businesses

The right wing Washington Examiner reports: The National Rifle Association called Walmart’s decision to halt their handgun ammunition sales “shameful” in a statement Tuesday afternoon. The NRA’s scathing remarks come the same day the major retail chain announced they will discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition and will no longer sell handgun ammunition. “The strongest defense of freedom has always …

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TEXAS: Ten Loosened Gun Laws Go Into Effect Today

Reuters reports: A slate of new Texas laws that loosen regulations for firearms went into effect Sunday after a month in which the state experienced multiple mass shootings. The bills, which were passed during the 86th Texas legislature, ease restrictions surrounding access to guns on school grounds and churches, among other provisions. The National Rifle Association has praised the legislation …

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NRA Sues Former Ad Agency Over “Failed” NRA TV

The Daily Beast reports: The National Rifle Association is suing its estranged former ad firm, Ackerman McQueen—again. The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Dallas, Texas, demands that the ad firm remove any reference to the NRA from its website. And it blasts a central product the firm created for the gun group: its often-controversial, now-defunct streaming service, NRATV. …

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NRA Fires Their Top Lawyer As Infighting Intensifies

The Washington Post reports: Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, has confronted threats from all sides this year. He faced a revolt from the N.R.A.’s top lobbyist, its president, its longtime advertising firm and several board members and donors that quickly became public. Now Mr. LaPierre is continuing to purge opponents. On Thursday, the N.R.A. dismissed …

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Trump Called His NRA Masters To Cave On Gun Control

The Atlantic reports: President Trump called National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre on Tuesday to tell him that universal background checks for gun purchases are off the table. The decision to oppose an initiative that has strong support in public polling signals an apparent backtracking by the president from initial comments he made following two mass shootings earlier this …

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Glorious Leader Predictably Retreats On Gun Control

The Hill reports: President Trump said Tuesday that the United States already has “very strong background checks” for gun purchasers and that officials need to be wary of the prospect of a “slippery slope” where “everything gets taken away.” Trump’s comments to reporters in the Oval Office provided more evidence that he is backtracking after initially expressing support for enhanced …

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NRA Spent Fortune On Hair & Makeup For CEO’s Wife

The Daily Beast reports: The NRA spent tens of thousands of dollars bringing hair and makeup artists around the country for the wife of its CEO, two sources told The Daily Beast. The expenses – which included plane flights and luxury hotel stays for the stylists – are bound to fuel an already-raging debate over what some see as a …

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NRA Head Wayne LaPierre: Don’t Let Mass Shooters And Elitists Take Our Away Our God-Given Gun Rights

“There’s nothing about an insane criminal committing a horrible act that should lead to the government taking guns away from law-abiding citizens. That will only make us less safe. Yet that’s exactly what we’re seeing right now: a highly orchestrated effort to disarm American citizens. “It’s an effort to destroy the NRA, to defame our millions of members. Let’s fight …

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