Latest National Rifle Association News

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2007, file photo, Ben Stein is interviewed in New York. Libertarian economist and actor Stein sued Gov. Gavin Newsom, challenging whether California's unprecedented restrictions on social movement can actually be enforced.

Gun groups sue Los Angeles sheriff over shutdown order

Mar. 27, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four gun-owners rights organizations on Friday sued Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva over his repeated attempts this week to shut down firearms dealers, contending that his actions violate citizens' constitutionally guaranteed right to bear arms. “Shuttering...

NRA endorses Sessions in Senate race

Mar. 14, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is endorsing Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. The NRA-Political Victory Fund announced the endorsement, citing Sessions' known track record in the Senate. Sessions faces former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville in the...

The Latest: Oregon to get fraction of protective gear needed

Mar. 12, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic: Oregon officials say they will be getting just a fraction of the personal protective equipment sought from the U.S. government for front-line medical workers treating COVID-19 patients. Nik Blosser, Gov. Kate Brown’s chief of staff, told The Associated Press the...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020 file photo, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee delivers his State of the State Address in the House Chamber in Nashville, Tenn.  Bill Lee declared a state of emergency Thursday, March 12, to help the state address the spread of the new coronavirus. The emergency declaration frees up additional funds and relaxes rules surrounding assistance from state agencies to affected communities. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Tennessee governor declares emergency over coronavirus

Mar. 12, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee declared a state of emergency Thursday to help the state address the spread of the new coronavirus. Also, the National Rifle Association said it was canceling its upcoming annual meeting, which was planned for Nashville. The emergency declaration frees up...

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Miss., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Major gun safety groups endorse Joe Biden's presidential bid

Mar. 9, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two of the nation’s largest gun control advocacy groups have endorsed Joe Biden, the latest sign that Bernie Sanders’ spotty record on guns may be weighing him down in the presidential primary. Everytown for Gun Safety and Brady announced they are backing the former...

FILE - In this May 25, 2018 photo, visitors to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn. view the the Outlaws & Armadillos exhibit. The NRA has been publicizing plans to auction off firearms at a fundraising dinner at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. But a spokesperson for the museum tells The Associated Press that the April event will not take place there after the AP asked questions about the museum's no firearms policy. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

AP Exclusive: NRA firearms auction at country museum nixed

Mar. 6, 2020 1:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For weeks the National Rifle Association has been publicizing plans to hold a fundraising dinner at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum where it planned to auction off firearms, even as many country music artists have distanced themselves from the gun rights organization. But...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, photo, Kat Ellsworth of Chicago, poses for a portrait with five of the seven guns she owns at the Caliber Tactical Gun Range in Waukegan, Ill. Ellsworth was firmly against firearms and favored gun-control until just a few years ago when she went with a friend to a gun range and discovered a love for firearms and shooting. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Liberal gun owners face dilemma in 2020 field

Feb. 28, 2020 2:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Like many liberals, Lara Smith considers herself a feminist, favors abortion rights and believes the nation’s immigration policies under the Trump administration have just been “vile.” But when it comes to guns, Smith sounds more like a conservative: She opposes...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., with fellow Democrats and members of Moms Demand Action, marks the one-year anniversary of passage in the House of the Bipartisan Background Check Act to close loopholes for gun purchases, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A year after House vote, Dems challenge McConnell on guns

Feb. 27, 2020 6:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats again lambasted Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell Thursday as they marked a year of Senate inaction since the House passed landmark gun control legislation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged that Democrats have been here before — complaining about...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during First in the South Dinner, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Worried Democrats rush to slow front-runner Sanders

Feb. 24, 2020 9:42 PM EST

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Worried Democrats on Monday intensified their assault against the party's presidential front-runner, Bernie Sanders, as the Vermont senator marched toward South Carolina's weekend primary eyeing a knockout blow. At least three leading candidates, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump campaigns as a 2nd Amendment warrior

Feb. 11, 2020 6:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Parkland school shooting in Florida two years ago, President Donald Trump chided Republican lawmakers for being too “scared” of the National Rifle Association to tighten gun laws — then backed away from the idea. After back-to-back mass shootings in Ohio and...