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FEC Chief Supported Russia-NRA Campaign Finance Probe Based Solely On ‘Vague’ News Article

FEC Chairwoman Ellen Weintrub, a Democrat, berated her Republican colleagues Friday for voting against an investigation into whether Alexander Torshin secretly funneled money to the NRA. But Weintrub did not acknowledge the allegation originated with Fusion GPS. McClatchy published similar allegations on Jan. 18, 2018.  Weintrub acknowledged that she supported the investigation based solely on the McClatchy story. The chairwoman ...

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Judge Rules NRA Lawsuit Against Los Angeles Over Contractor Disclosure Law Can Proceed

A federal judge Monday ruled that a lawsuit against Los Angeles by the National Rifle Association (NRA) over the city’s vendor disclosure law can proceed. The NRA filed the lawsuit in April to challenge the city’s new law that requires contractors to disclose contracts or sponsorship with the gun-rights organization, City News Service reported. U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson rejected ...

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Sport Shooting Celebrity Julie Golob Resigns From NRA Board

The National Rifle Association (NRA) announced Monday that board member Julie Golob is resigning early from her position effective immediately. Golob, a professional sport shooter, is the fourth board member to leave the gun-rights group in two weeks, the Washington Post reported. “I am proud to have had the opportunity to represent the members of the NRA but I can ...

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Trump Says NRA’s ‘Strong Views’ On Background Checks Are Being Heard

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President Donald Trump said Friday that he is making sure NRA’s strong views on background checks are being represented in legislative discussions. Trump sent out an early tweet to say that the NRA‘s views are being considered during ongoing discussions with House and Senate leadership on gun background checks, but reiterated that guns should not be in the wrong hands. ...

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NRA Comes Out Swinging Against Attacks, Trump Gun Proposals

The National Rifle Association (NRA) responded forcefully Thursday to attacks on the group following recent mass shootings, and to gun measures proposed by President Donald Trump. The mammoth gun-rights organization, which boasts 5 million members, issued an 18-part statement by tweet to address recent events and proposed legislation following back-to-back shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, ...

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National Rifle Association Board Members Resign In Protest

The infighting at the National Rifle Association continued Thursday as three board members who had previously asked the gun-rights group to audit its financial and legal activity resigned. Esther Schneider, Sean Maloney and Timothy Knight all tendered resignations from their board positions by letter to NRA President Carolyn Meadows. “While our belief in the NRA’s mission remains as strong today ...

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Chris Cox Is Leaving The National Rifle Association

Chris Cox, the National Rifle Association’s chief lobbyist for 17 years, resigned from his post Tuesday amid allegations of wrongdoing made against him by the gun-rights group. Cox submitted his resignation to CEO Wayne LaPierre, who suspended Cox June 19 after alleging his participated in a coup attempt against LaPierre, according to court documents obtained by the New York Times. ...

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National Rifle Association Shutters NRATV As Ackerman Split Becomes Official

The National Rifle Association (NRA) announced Tuesday that it is closing NRATV as part of the split from its longtime marketing partner Ackerman McQueen. The move comes after months of public feuding and litigation between the NRA and Ackerman, which operates the gun-group’s live television broadcast network and employs its on-air talent including Dana Loesch, the New York Times reported. ...

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NRA Suspends Chris Cox, Alleges He Took Part In ‘Coup’ Attempt

The National Rifle Association suspended chief lobbyist Chris Cox, alleging he participated in a coup against CEO Wayne LaPierre, according to court documents. The gun-rights behemoth said Cox’s text messages and emails with a board member show an apparent attempt to oust CEO Wayne Lapierre, reported The New York Times on Thursday, noting the full context was unclear. The allegations ...

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Eric Swalwell Talked About Gun Control In Front Of The NRA. Here’s How It Went

Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell, a 2020 hopeful, reiterated his gun control agenda in front of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters Monday, and the organization hit back by mocking the event’s turnout. Swalwell covered key points of his plan, which include an assault-style gun “buyback” program, where owners are forced to turn in their weapons, keep them in third-party gun ...

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Ackerman McQueen Severs Ties To NRA After Bitter Feud

Ackerman McQueen, a longtime marketing partner of the National Rifle Association, terminated its relationship with the gun-rights behemoth Tuesday after months of public feuding and litigation. “Ackerman McQueen decided it is time to stand up for the truth, and formally provide a Notice to Terminate its almost four-decade long relationship with the National Rifle Association,” the agency said in a ...

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NRA Sues Ad Agency a Second Time, Claims Firm Orchestrated ‘Executive Coup’

The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit Wednesday against its longtime marketing partner Ackerman McQueen, alleging the firm orchestrated negative publicity and intentionally caused executive turmoil for the gun-rights giant. The NRA claims the ad agency leaked information regarding CEO Wayne LaPierre’s wardrobe and travel expenses to the media in an attempt to “tarnish and destroy the public image of ...

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New NRA President Puts Georgia’s 6th District Democrat On Notice

The newly-elected president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) told reporters Tuesday she will support any GOP challenger to Democratic Georgia U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath in the next election. “Whoever [runs against McBath] will get an endorsement from the NRA,” said Carolyn Meadows, who also lives in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Meadows has vowed to throw the full weight of ...

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LaPierre Unanimously Re-Elected To NRA’s Top Post After Showdown: Report

Wayne LaPierre was unanimously re-elected to the position of Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, Bloomberg is reporting. The board also elected Carolyn D. Meadows as president, replacing Oliver North who stepped down from a second term Saturday, according to the article. Meadows was previously vice president of the NRA Foundation board of trustees, and also its second ...

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