Latest National Rifle Association News

Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks

Aug. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls "loopholes" doesn't clear the way for more gun control. Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House for Kentucky, the...

Bullock tries to find middle ground on guns

Aug. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

As a Democratic politician in deep-red Montana, Steve Bullock has long searched for a middle ground on guns. Now a presidential candidate in a party pushing hard for new gun-control laws, he still is. While many of his Democratic opponents go all-in on new proposals for restricting guns, responding to the latest...

NRA wants a role when Oliver North meets state investigators

Aug. 16, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A National Rifle Association leader-turned-critic is meeting with New York investigators next week, and the NRA wants to be there.a New York's attorney general's office is questioning Oliver North on Tuesday as it probes whether the NRA broke laws governing its nonprofit status. The...

Democratic candidates blame Trump, NRA for inaction on guns

Aug. 10, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday placed responsibility for inaction on gun violence in the hands of President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, in the face of broad national support for some gun control measures. "If most Americans insist that something...

Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

Aug. 9, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same time, Trump said he had assured the...

The Latest: House panel wants more details on gun dealers

Aug. 9, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's response to recent mass shootings (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The House Oversight Committee is asking the Trump administration for detailed information on gun dealers who sell guns used in killings and other crimes. Chairman Elijah Cummings said in...

Scandal-ridden NRA head LaPierre digs in against gun control

Aug. 9, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

In the aftermath of the back-to-back shooting massacres in Texas and Ohio , the debate over gun control has returned to the National Rifle Association and its immense power to stymie any significant legislation on the issue. The man largely responsible for the NRA's uncompromising stance is its decades-long CEO,...

Scandal-ridden NRA head LaPierre digs in against gun control

Aug. 9, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

In the aftermath of the back-to-back shooting massacres in Texas and Ohio, the debate over gun control has returned to the National Rifle Association and its immense power to stymie any significant legislation on the issue. The man largely responsible for the NRA's uncompromising stance is its decades-long CEO,...

The Latest: Schumer, Pelosi discuss gun bill with Trump

Aug. 9, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on possible congressional action on gun safety legislation (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The top two congressional Democrats say President Donald Trump has assured them he will review a House-passed bill that expands federal background checks for gun sales. House Speaker Nancy...

McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall

Aug. 9, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall. The Republican leader won't be calling senators back to work early, as some...