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NRA beset by infighting over whether it has strayed too far

Apr. 24, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

The National Rifle Association is used to battling forces that criticize its fiery and unbending efforts to protect gun rights. But as the group gathers for its annual convention this week, the NRA may be facing its toughest foe in decades: its own members. NRA insiders and longtime observers describe an...

Feds: Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court justices

Apr. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies, according to federal prosecutors. Those new allegations are...

NRA sues Los Angeles over disclosure law for contractors

Apr. 24, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the gun rights group. The lawsuit filed in U.S. court claims the law is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment...

AP Photos: A look back at past NRA conventions

Apr. 24, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

The National Rifle Association is gathering for its 148th annual meeting, which begins Thursday in Indianapolis. What started in 1871 as a group devoted to hunting, shooting sports and gun safety has evolved into one of the most powerful forces in American politics. Up until the late 1960s and 1970s, the NRA was...

The Latest: Medical dying bill fails in Nevada Senate

Apr. 23, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a legislative deadline at the Nevada Legislature (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A Nevada bill that would allow terminal patients to kill themselves with medication prescribed by a doctor has failed. The state Senate failed to take a vote on the measure ahead of a...

Civil rights group drops lawsuit against Oklahoma gun range

Apr. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Muslim U.S. Army reservist asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma was dropped on Tuesday, with both sides declaring victory in the case. Court records show both sides agreed to the dismissal order filed in federal court in Muskogee. The lawsuit...

Father of man accused in Waffle House shooting is sued twice

Apr. 23, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Two lawsuits have been filed against an Illinois man whose son is accused of killing four people and injuring three others in a shooting at a Nashville Waffle House. The lawsuits were filed in Tazewell County on Monday — the anniversary of the shooting — against Jeffrey...

The Latest: Buttigieg: It's clear Trump deserves impeachment

Apr. 23, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): Midnight South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says President Donald Trump has "made it pretty clear that he deserves impeachment," but he will "leave it to...

5 relatives of wounded boy plead not guilty to endangerment

Apr. 22, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five adult relatives of a 3-year-old who wounded himself in the face with his mother's handgun have pleaded not guilty to felony child endangerment charges. The boy's 29-year-old mother, Liza Haut, father, Richard Haut, grandparents Marvin and Rackell Haut, and uncle Joshua Haut were...

Democrats criticize GOP state rep for chats about spying

Apr. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other state Democrats are criticizing a conservative state representative for appearing to support spying on political opponents. The Guardian newspaper reported Saturday it had obtained the contents of chats involving Republican Rep. Matt Shea, of...