Tag Archives: NRA

NRA And Wayne LaPierre Found Liable For Corruption

CNN reports: Longtime National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre should pay the powerful gun rights group $4.3 million in damages for mismanagement and misspending charitable funds on lavish personal trips, no-show contracts and other questionable expenditures, a New York jury decided on Friday. The jury found the New York Attorney General’s Office proved he violated his fiduciary duties from 2014 …

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Jury To Deliberate In NRA Corruption Case Tomorrow

Courthouse News reports: Wayne LaPierre took the witness stand one last time in New York’s corruption case against him on Wednesday, when he told a Manhattan jury that he paid back the National Rifle Association for a slew of donor-funded personal expenses. The longtime NRA chief executive told the court he wrote a series of checks between 2020 and 2023 …

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Trump Boasts To NRA: I Did “Nothing” About Guns

“You have a right to self-defense, you’ve always had that right, and during my four years, nothing happened, and there was great pressure on me having to do with guns. We did nothing. We didn’t yield. And once you yield a little bit, that’s just the beginning. That’s the avalanche begins. “Four more years of Joe Biden means four more …

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New York State Rests Its Corruption Case Against NRA

Courthouse News reports: State lawyers for the New York Attorney General’s Office rested their corruption case against the National Rifle Association and its longtime frontman Wayne LaPierre. State lawyer Monica Connell — who delivered opening statements for the attorney general’s office four weeks ago — rested after bringing on the plaintiff’s final witness Monday, Eric Hines, their first and only …

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LaPierre: My Paid African Safaris Were “All Business”

Courthouse News reports: National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre told a Manhattan jury on Tuesday that his all-expenses-paid hunting trips to Botswana and Mozambique were “all business.” He spent much of Tuesday trying to justify the many miscellaneous expenses he billed back to the NRA throughout his tenure as its chief executive, many of which violated the group’s internal policies. …

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Wayne LaPierre Tries To Save NRA By Blaming Himself

Courthouse News reports: Wayne LaPierre is spending his waning days as the NRA’s CEO on the witness stand of a Manhattan courtroom, where he admitted Monday that billing some gaudy personal expenses to the nonprofit was “not the right thing to do.” New York AG Letitia James claims that LaPierre for years treated the NRA like his “personal piggy bank” …

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Former NRA Lobbyist Testifies Against Wayne LaPierre

Courthouse News reports: A former top lobbyist for the National Rifle Association said in court Thursday that he was “disgusted” to learn that the group’s longtime CEO Wayne LaPierre put more than $250,000 in luxury clothing expenses on the NRA’s tab. Christopher Cox was once viewed as the likely successor to LaPierre. He ran the NRA’s lobbying arm, the NRA …

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Wayne LaPierre: I Needed $6.5M Mansion For “Safety”

Courthouse News reports: Safety is a top priority for Wayne LaPierre, the soon-to-be-retired CEO of the National Rifle Association. According to his defense team, it’s the reason he had to fly private on chartered jets instead of public airliners. It’s also the reason the NRA was helping him procure a $6.5 million Texas mansion in 2018. “There’d been a number …

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TODAY: Corruption Trial Begins For NRA And LaPierre

Reuters reports: The corruption trial of the National Rifle Association and its longtime leader Wayne LaPierre is likely to begin on Monday in a Manhattan courtroom, just three days after LaPierre’s sudden resignation as the gun rights group’s chief executive. New York Attorney General Letitia James sued the NRA and LaPierre in August 2020, saying the group diverted millions of …

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Wayne LaPierre Resigns From NRA: “Health Reasons”

Fox News reports: Longtime National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre announced his resignation Friday, Fox News Digital has learned. “With pride in all that we have accomplished, I am announcing my resignation from the NRA,” LaPierre said in the NRA’s press release, which was exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital. “I’ve been a card-carrying member of this organization for most …

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New York State Trial Could Mean The End Of The NRA

Courthouse News reports: Wayne LaPierre’s more than three-decade reign as the CEO of the National Rifle Association has been marred by controversy. Besides a number of corruption scandals with LaPierre at the helm, today’s NRA faces issues like declining membership and revenue. But it’s a lawsuit from New York Attorney General Letitia James that could prove to be the gravest …

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NRA Ad Shows Johnson Opposing Background Checks

“So grateful to be an NRA member with you, because as NRA members, we understand that the Second Amendment is grounded in our fundamental freedoms. When they’re pushing a bill for universal background checks or trying to delay the amount of time it takes to obtain a firearm for self-defense, we have to remind them that what’s really at stake …

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NRA Rages At Pics Of Gun-Wielding Kids At Convention

Fox News reports: Parents who attended an NRA event last week slammed a Reuters photographer they claim took pictures of their children without their permission – which were then published by various outlets. The news service’s photos, taken at the NRA’s annual meeting in Indianapolis last week, included a picture of a young child appearing to point a gun at …

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Trump: “Gangs Of Hundreds Of Young People” Are “Carrying Out Refrigerators” From Department Stores

Trump invented superman thieves in his NRA speech today: You see these gangs of hundreds of young, usually young people go and attack a department store, department stores in San Francisco and Los Angeles and Chicago, and they run in by the hundreds and they’re running out carrying refrigerators and carrying air conditioners and big stuff. Big little everything. Fur …

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Pence Booed At Home State NRA “Leadership Forum”

Mediaite reports: Former Vice President Mike Pence received a less-than-stellar welcome as he addressed the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on Friday and was met with loud booing from the crowd. Pence replied with a good-natured, “I love you too,” before diving into his remarks. 2024 GOP presidential candidates including Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Asa Hutchinson, and Vivek Ramaswamy are set to …

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NRA Membership Down 1M After Corruption Scandal

From the pro-gun site The Reload: The National Rifle Association keeps shrinking. Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told attendees at the gun-rights group’s most recent board meeting that the organization is down to 4.3 million members, according to multiple sources. That represents a downturn of more than a million members since allegations of financial impropriety were leveled against LaPierre and …

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Alabama Set To Allow No-Permit Concealed Carry

The Associated Press reports: Alabama on Jan. 1 will become the latest state to allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a state permit that requires a background check. The new state law ends the requirement for a person to get a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun in public. The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, …

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NRA Loses Bid To Dismiss Lawsuit By New York AG

Law & Crime reports: A Manhattan judge rejected the National Rifle Association’s latest effort to dismiss a lawsuit by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), roasting the gun group for repeatedly bringing motions that he rejects. “The rule that you get one crack at it is an important one,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Joel Cohen ruled. In damaging testimony …

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NRA Gives Ron DeSantis Their “A+” Endorsement

Florida Politics reports: A new report card was published by the NRA-Political Victory Fund. That allows some politicians to boast to voters about their high score — and in some cases their low rating.  Of note, the organization has not endorsed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for re-election and gave him a “B” grade. That said, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, his …

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NRA Rages Over New Credit Card Code For Gun Sales

The Insider reports: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express will use a new code for gun shop purchases in US stores in a win for gun control advocates that has angered the NRA. “The ISO’s decision to create a firearm specific code is nothing more than a capitulation to anti-gun politicians and activists bent on eroding the rights of law-abiding Americans …

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