Latest National Rifle Association News

NRA tax filing: Embattled CEO earned about $2 mil last year

Nov. 15, 2019 8:42 PM EST

The National Rifle Association’s embattled top executive earned about $2 million last year at a time when the gun rights lobby is beating back challenges from regulators, longtime members and gun control groups, according to tax filings cited in media reports. The tax filings come as the NRA faces...

NRA turmoil creates rift among some big donors

Nov. 10, 2019 1:06 PM EST

Joe Olson was once such a passionate supporter of the National Rifle Association that he pledged to bequeath several million dollars from his estate to the gun organization upon his death. But the steady drip of investigations and misspending allegations and a shakeup at the top ranks of the NRA compelled him to...

NRA drops lawsuit over San Francisco's 'terrorist' label

Nov. 7, 2019 8:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its lawsuit against San Francisco over the city's resolution labeling the gun-rights group a "terrorist organization." The notice filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court of Northern California was heralded by City Attorney Dennis Herrera,...

Former Oklahoma congressman resigns from NRA's board

Nov. 1, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former four-term Democratic congressman from Oklahoma is quitting his position as a member of the National Rifle Association's 76-member board, citing the organization's "mounting troubles." In his resignation letter obtained Friday by The Associated Press, Dan Boren suggests some...

The Latest: Russian spokeswoman blames US attitudes

Oct. 26, 2019 5:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the deportation of a convicted Russian agent from the U.S. (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman says Maria Butina, who returned to Moscow on Saturday after serving a sentence in the United States for being a covert agent, is a victim of entrenched...

Russian woman who infiltrated US politics out of prison

Oct. 25, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A tantalizing chapter in Russia's efforts to collect intelligence on American politics came to a close on Friday as a woman who worked as a covert agent was released from prison to be returned to her home country. Maria Butina, a gun rights activist who sought to infiltrate...

NRA and San Francisco mayor spar over 'terrorist' resolution

Oct. 1, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor has told department heads they cannot investigate the possible ties of city contractors to the National Rifle Association, prompting the gun-rights group to declare victory in its ongoing fight with the liberal city. Mayor London Breed issued the advisory on Sept....

The Latest: San Francisco disputes NRA victory declaration

Oct. 1, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a San Francisco resolution declaring the National Rifle Association a terrorist group (all times local): 4:15 p.m. San Francisco is pushing back on a declaration of victory by the National Rifle Association over a resolution to label the gun-rights lobby a "terrorist...

Dem senator: NRA acted as Russian 'asset' in run-up to 2016

Sep. 27, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association acted as a "foreign asset" for Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election, and NRA insiders provided access to the American political system to advance personal business interests, a Democratic senator charged Friday in a new report. The report by Oregon Sen....