Latest National Rifle Association News

As US mourns shootings, NRA in turmoil but influence remains

May. 28, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — For a brief moment in 2012, it seemed like a national stalemate over guns was breaking. Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old gunman, had forced his way into a Connecticut elementary school and massacred 26 people, mostly children, with an AR-15-style rifle. Flags flew at...

AP FACT CHECK: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics

May. 28, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn't exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any...

NRA speakers unshaken on gun rights after school massacre

May. 27, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — One by one, they took the stage at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston and denounced the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school across the state. And one by one, they insisted that further restricting access to firearms was not...

Biden to console families in Uvalde, press for action

May. 26, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday to console families and honor victims of Tuesday’s mass school shooting in which 19 children and two teachers were killed. The White House said the Bidens would “grieve with...

NRA stages big gun show in Texas days after school massacre

May. 26, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” — and deflect any blame for — the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 children and two teachers at an...

Live updates | Slain child's father: Police were unprepared

May. 25, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

The father of a child killed by a shooting rampage at a Texas elementary school says police were slow to move in and were unprepared. Javier Cazares is the father of fourth-grader Jacklyn Cazares, one of 19 youngsters who died along with two teachers in a classroom at Robb Elementary...

Arizona Democratic congressman Gallego rips Ted Cruz, NRA

May. 25, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democratic U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego lashed out at the National Rifle Association and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in a series of profane tweets in response to a massacre at a Texas elementary school. Gallego responded Tuesday to Cruz's comments predicting...

Bedke gets NRA endorsement for Idaho lieutenant governor

Apr. 19, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The National Rifle Association on Tuesday endorsed Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke to be Idaho's next lieutenant governor. NRA Idaho State Director Aoibheann Cline said Bedke's dedication to the right to keep and bear arms earned him an A-plus rating with...

Idaho governor gets NRA endorsement ahead of primary

Apr. 18, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The National Rifle Association on Monday endorsed Idaho Gov. Brad Little ahead of the Republican Primary. NRA Idaho State Director Aiobheann Cline in a statement said the endorsement reflects Little’s A-plus rating in the group and his support of Second...

NRA endorses Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey in governor's race

Apr. 11, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The National Rifle Association on Monday endorsed Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey in her bid to win a second full term in office. Ivey in March signed legislation abolishing the current state requirement to get a permit to carry a concealed handgun in public. The new...