Latest National Rifle Association News

Texas governor OKs budget with $1M gun storage safety effort

Jun. 16, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has approved a spending bill that includes a $1 million public safety campaign for firearm storage. The Republican signed a $250 billion two-year budget Saturday without any line-item vetoes. It includes money for the Texas Department of Public Safety to promote...

After massacre, Virginia governor demands action on guns

Jun. 4, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol this summer to take up a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week's mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for "votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers." Northam, a...

Correction: Texas-Gun Storage Fight story

May. 28, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a story May 27 about Texas lawmakers moving to set up a safe gun storage campaign, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the money was added to the state budget plan in the final days of the legislative session. The $1 million had been agreed to by House and Senate budget...

Democrats slam McConnell for delay on domestic violence bill

May. 22, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats ramped up their rhetoric Wednesday as they pressured the Senate's Republican leader to allow a vote on a bill that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act was the...

Gun-control group: New Mexico sheriffs' emails show NRA help

May. 20, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A nonprofit that pushes for gun control laws nationwide said Monday that emails obtained through public records requests show a group of New Mexico sheriffs received extensive help from the National Rifle Association in their stance against state gun-control legislation. Brady, a...

Cory Booker proposes national license for all gun owners

May. 6, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training. National licensing is one of more than a dozen specific proposals in a sweeping gun control agenda the U.S....

Capitol Watch: Sports betting on agenda, more incivility

May. 4, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow wagering on sports on mobile devices, an issue that's also being debated in other states. The Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering will hear testimony Wednesday in Albany. Meanwhile, a Republican state...

NY attorney general: Trump rhetoric undermines media, judges

May. 1, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump's frequent criticism of the media and of judges who rule against his policies undermines the public's confidence, New York state's top legal officer said Wednesday amid several state investigations of him or entities linked to him. Attorney General Letitia James,...

NRA's LaPierre fends off backlash, wins re-election as CEO

Apr. 29, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Rifle Association, facing internal turmoil over its financial management, increasingly partisan tone, and legal threats from government regulators, beat back efforts to overhaul its operations. Wayne LaPierre, the public face of the gun lobbying group for decades, fended...

The Latest: LaPierre says he's "humbled" by board action

Apr. 29, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the turmoil in the top ranks of the National Rifle Association(all times local): 8:30 p.m. Wayne LaPierre, the longtime head of the National Rifle Association, said Monday he's "humbled" by actions by the board Monday that kept him on as its CEO. He beat back calls the...