Latest National Rifle Association News

Expert calls NRA's spending policies a 'dumpster fire' as gun group's civil trial begins a new phase

Jul. 15, 2024 20:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The second phase of the trial in a civil lawsuit against the National Rifle Association began Monday in Manhattan, with New York Attorney General Letitia James seeking an independent monitor to oversee the powerful gun rights group's finances. In addition, the...

NRA's ex-CFO agreed to 10-year not-for-profit ban, still owes $2M for role in lavish spending scheme

Jul. 09, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association’s former finance czar, Wilson “Woody” Phillips, has been banned for a decade from managing money for any nonprofit company in New York, the state’s attorney general said Tuesday. Phillips agreed to the ban in May, three months...

US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health crisis

Jun. 26, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday declared gun violence a public health crisis, driven by the fast-growing number of injuries and deaths involving firearms in the country. The advisory issued by Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation's top doctor, came as the U.S....

More than 500 people have been charged with federal crimes under the gun safety law Biden signed

Jun. 25, 2024 09:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 500 people — some linked to transnational cartels and organized crime rings — have been charged with gun trafficking and other crimes under the landmark gun safety legislation President Joe Biden signed two years ago Tuesday. A White House report...

Trump once defied the NRA to ban bump stocks. He now says he 'did nothing' to restrict guns

Jun. 14, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

Less than six years ago, then-President Donald Trump took on the influential gun lobby after the deadliest massacre in modern U.S. history. He announced that he had told the National Rifle Association that “bump stocks are gone,” arguing they “turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns.”...

Biden and gun control advocates want to flip an issue long dominated by the NRA

Jun. 11, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Groups pushing tighter gun laws have been building political muscle through multiple elections, boosted by the outcry following mass shootings at schools and other public places, in addition to the nation's daily gun violence. Now, gun control advocates and many...

VP Harris campaigns to stop gun violence with Maryland Senate candidate Alsobrooks

Jun. 07, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris said Friday that more must be done at the federal level to prevent gun violence during a campaign stop in Maryland to support Angela Alsobrooks, a Democrat whose U.S. Senate race could determine control of the chamber. Harris,...

NRA can sue ex-NY official it says tried to blacklist it after Parkland shooting, Supreme Court says

May. 30, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for a National Rifle Association lawsuit against a former New York state official over claims she pressured companies to blacklist it following the deadly 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Giving the...

Supreme Court clears the way for the National Rifle Association’s free speech lawsuit against ex-New York official

May. 30, 2024 10:13 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court clears the way for the National Rifle Association’s free speech lawsuit against ex-New York official.

NRA names new leadership to replace former CEO found liable for wrongly spending millions

May. 20, 2024 22:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The National Rifle Association, which has had its image sullied by former leader Wayne LaPierre’s spending excesses, elected Doug Hamlin as executive vice president and CEO on Monday. “Our association is at a decisive moment in our history, and the future of...