Tag Archives: NRA

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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NRA Busted Lying About Plan To Buy $6M Mansion

Talking Points Memo reports: A newly revealed check written by the National Rifle Association appears to upend its account of plans to buy a $6 million Texas safe space for its chief, Wayne LaPierre. The check – published on Monday by the Wall Street Journal – shows the NRA sending $70,000 to the Delaware-registered WBB Investments LLC for the mansion’s …

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NRA Warns Trump Against Background Checks Bill

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has repeatedly told lawmakers and aides in private conversations that he is open to endorsing extensive background checks in the wake of two mass shootings, prompting a warning from the National Rifle Association and concerns among White House aides, according to lawmakers and administration officials. Trump, speaking to reporters Wednesday before visiting Dayton, Ohio, …

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NRA Planned To Buy $6M Mansion For Wayne LaPierre

The Week reports: The National Rifle Association planned to buy a roughly $6 million mansion in the Dallas area last year for use by CEO Wayne LaPierre, with help from the NRA’s former longtime advertising firm, Ackerman McQueen, multiple people tell The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. The NRA and Ackerman McQueen, locked in a bitter legal fight, …

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NRA Blames Mass Shootings On Lack Of School Prayer

Media Matters reports: In the wake of two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend that left more than 30 people dead, National Rifle Association board member Ken Blackwell shared a meme that blamed gun violence on a lack of prayer in school and lack of discipline at home. Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state, has served on …

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Loesch Blames Shootings On “Men Without Chests”

“We realize that it’s almost even politically incorrect to talk about the family culture, or the home environment, or the lack of respect for life or the hatred of Hispanics that was taught to this individual, apparently, but let’s go ahead and just target video games, oh my gosh, let’s throw this out there. I get people want to do …

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NRA Expresses Sympathy For Terrorism Victims But “Won’t Participate In Politicizing Of These Tragedies”

Posted last night to the NRA’s website: Our deepest sympathies are with the families and victims of these tragedies, as well as the entire communities of El Paso and Dayton. On behalf of our millions of members, we salute the courage of the first responders and others offering their services during this time. The NRA is committed to the safe …

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NRA Implosion Has Trump 2020 Team Panicking

Well, this is just a shame: The National Rifle Association aired an avalanche of TV ads and pushed its 5 million-plus members to the polls for Donald Trump in 2016, propelling him in the Rust Belt states that delivered him the presidency. Now, the gun rights group is in total meltdown — and senior Republicans and Trump 2020 officials are …

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NRA Shuts Down NRA TV, Cuts Ties To Dana Loesch

The New York Times reports: The National Rifle Association has shut down production at NRATV. The N.R.A. on Tuesday also severed all business with its estranged advertising firm, Ackerman McQueen, which operates NRATV, the N.R.A.’s live broadcasting media arm, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The New York Times. While NRATV may continue to air past content, its live …

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