Tag Archives: Wayne LaPierre

Oliver North Forced Out Amid NRA Infighting

The Associated Press reports: Lt. Col. Oliver North has announced that he will not serve a second term as the president of the National Rifle Association amid inner turmoil in the gun-rights group. In a statement read to members of the group Saturday, North said he believes a committee should be set up to review the NRA’s finances. He said …

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TURMOIL AT NRA: Wayne LaPierre Accuses Oliver North Of “Extortion” Over Alleged Financial Improprieties

The New York Times reports: Turmoil wracking the National Rifle Association is threatening to turn the group’s annual convention into outright civil war, as insurgents maneuver to oust Wayne LaPierre, the foremost voice of the American gun rights movement.The confrontation pits Mr. LaPierre, the organization’s longtime chief executive, against its recently installed president, Oliver L. North, the central figure in …

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New Yorker Exposes “Self-Dealing And Greed” At NRA

An excerpt from the New Yorker’s explosive expose: According to interviews and to documents that I obtained — federal tax forms, charity records, contracts, corporate filings, and internal communications — a small group of N.R.A. executives, contractors, and vendors has extracted hundreds of millions of dollars from the nonprofit’s budget, through gratuitous payments, sweetheart deals, and opaque financial arrangements. Memos …

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NRA Warns Members It Could Shutter “Very Soon”

The Daily Beast reports: The letter came in early March and the message was dire. The National Rifle Association could shut down “very soon,” according the four-page fundraising letter, signed by the group’s executive vice president Wayne LaPierre. He blamed the dire straits on steps Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken to pressure banks and insurance companies that …

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House Dems Launch Probe Into NRA’s Ties To Kremlin

ABC News reports: A pair of House Democrats are launching a new probe of what they called the “complex web of relationships” between members of the National Rifle Association and Russian individuals with close ties to the Kremlin. In a letter sent to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, Rep. Ted Lieu and Rep. Kathleen Rice expressed concern about the NRA’s attempts …

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Dems Demand NRA Docs In Illegal Donations Probe

The Trace reports: A joint congressional inquiry is demanding that National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre hand over internal documents showing whether the NRA made “illegal, excessive, and unreported in-kind donations” to the campaigns of Donald Trump and several GOP Senate candidates. The probe, led by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, Democrat …

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NRA To Lose Insurance Program After State Rules It Provides Coverage For “Acts Of Intentional Wrongdoing”

Reuters reports: Lloyd’s of London said on Wednesday it would direct underwriters to terminate all insurance offered, marketed, endorsed or otherwise made available through the National Rifle Association of America. The move comes after insurer Chubb was fined $1.3 million over its role in an NRA insurance program after an investigation found the NRA’s “Carry Guard” insurance program unlawfully provided …

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DALLAS: Restaurant Gets Death Threats After NRA Calls For Boycott Over Its Message On Customer Receipts

Buzzfeed News reports: A popular Dallas restaurant received threats of shootings after the National Rifle Association tweeted for its supporters to “steer clear” of the eatery because it put a message advocating gun regulation on its receipts during an NRA convention. “We’ve had people calling and say they’re going to shoot the place up, one that implied he would be …

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NRA Braces For Probe Into Ties With Kremlin Banker

CNN reports: The National Rifle Association is setting aside years of documents related to its interactions with a Kremlin-linked banker, as the gun-rights group appears to be bracing for a possible investigation, according to sources familiar with the situation. The NRA has faced fresh scrutiny from congressional investigators about its finances and ties to Alexander Torshin, one of the 17 …

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NRA Admits Moving Around Foreign Donations

Talking Points Memo reports: The National Rifle Association is acknowledging that it accepts donations from foreign entities, and that it moves money between its various accounts “as permitted by law.” The gun group insists it has never received foreign money in connection with an election. But campaign finance experts say that, since money is fungible, that assurance doesn’t mean much. …

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Federal Election Commission Launches Probe Into Whether NRA Funneled Russian Donations To Trump

Politico reports: The Federal Election Commission has launched a preliminary investigation into whether Russian entities gave illegal contributions to the National Rifle Association that were intended to benefit the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, according to people who were notified of the probe. The inquiry stems in part from a complaint from a liberal advocacy group, the American …

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NRA Head Wayne LaPierre At CPAC: Elite Socialists Are Exploiting Mass Shootings To Grab Our Guns [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s Executive Vice President, said at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday that politicians and the media are exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting to expand gun control and ultimately abolish the second amendment, striking a defiant tone in his first public remarks since a shooting that killed 17 people and reignited …

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Fearing Protests In Wake Of Parkland Massacre, CPAC Withholds Speaking Time Of NRA Head Wayne LaPierre

The Washington Examiner reports: Organizers for the Conservative Political Action Conference withheld the name of a top National Rifle Association executive from the schedule of speakers they released on Monday, just days after a young shooter killed 17 children and adults in a Parkland, Fla., high school. But sources familiar with the situation said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice …

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NRA Leader To Headline This Week At CPAC

The NRA is a “presenting sponsor” of CPAC 2018. One week after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz went on a killing rampage at his former high school in Parkland, Florida with his legally purchased AR-15 rifle, the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre will speak at the American Conservative Union’s CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). Other speakers …

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NRA Head To CPAC Audience: Arm Yourselves Against The Left’s Violent $1500/Week Paid Protesters [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: The NRA’s top gun revealed a paranoid vision of the world in a Friday speech that painted Democratic protesters as well-paid criminals bent on terrorizing the country. National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre unloaded on the left, saying its demonstrators are paid $1,500 a week to wreak havoc. “They’re angry. They’re militant and they’re …

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NRA Head Vows “Counter-Resistance” As Armed Trump Supporters Begin Appearing At Townhalls [VIDEO]

The Trace reports: The National Rifle Association is vowing to defend Donald Trump from “the forces who conspired” against his candidacy. The new president “will need every ounce of energy we can muster,” NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre declares in an ad released this week. “And he has no more powerful ally than the NRA.” The ad begins with …

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NRA Head Wayne LaPierre Predicts End To Gun-Free Zones, Background Checks, And Open Carry Bans

The Associated Press reports: Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump’s campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands. Among their priorities: eliminating gun-free zones at schools, reducing requirements for background checks and ensuring that concealed carry handgun permits from one state …

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NRA Praises Heroic Dallas Officers, Continues To Help Flood Nation With Millions Of Assault Weapons

“On behalf of the more than five million members of the National Rifle Association, and especially on behalf of our members from the law enforcement community, I want to express the deep anguish all of us feel for the heroic Dallas law enforcement officers who were killed and wounded, as well as to those who so bravely ran toward danger …

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NRA Head Wayne LaPierre Slams “Politically Correct” Feds For Taking Pulse Killer Off Watch List [VIDEO]

And the NRA bears no responsibility for putting that assault weapon in his hands. CBS News reports: Appearing on “Face the Nation” Sunday, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre blamed a “politically correct” federal government for the fact that the Orlando nightclub massacre gunman was taken off an FBI watch list. He also said Americans need to be …

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NRA Head Wayne LaPierre Challenges President Obama To Hour-Long Debate On Gun Control [VIDEO]

From the New York Daily News: National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre, after unloading with both barrels on President Obama, challenged the Commander-in-Chief to an hour-long debate on guns. “I’ll meet you for a one-on-one, one-hour debate — with a mutually agreed moderator — on any network that will take it,” LaPierre declared in a video released Thursday on the …

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