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National Rifle Association: American nonprofit organization
The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is a gun rights advocacy group based in the United States. Founded in 1871, the group has informed its members about firearm-related legislation since 1934, and it has directly lobbied for and against firearms legislation since 1975.


Maria Butina returns to Moscow after serving in a federal prison

Maria Butina is back in Moscow after being deported Friday. She served more than 15 months in a Florida federal prison. She pleaded guilty last year to trying to infiltrate conservative groups,..
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NRA claims victory in lawsuit against San Francisco

NRA withdraws lawsuit against San Francisco over city's resolution labeling gun-rights group a "terrorist organization"
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Videos for National Rifle Association

U.S. Supreme Court will not shield gun maker from Sandy Hook lawsuit [Video]U.S. Supreme Court will not shield gun maker from Sandy Hook lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a blow to the firearms industry, rejecting Remington's bid to escape a lawsuit by families of victims from the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre. Zachary Goelman..

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Is Beto A Viable Candidate? [Video]Is Beto A Viable Candidate?

Is Beto O'Rourke is viable Presidential candidate? Not if you look at his poll numbers. A new Quinnipiac poll shows him languishing at 1% among Democratic voters. That hasn't stopped Beto from trying..

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How Much Lower Can Beto O'Rourke Sink? [Video]How Much Lower Can Beto O'Rourke Sink?

Beto O'Rourke's campaign is sinking. The former Texas congressman is fighting a losing battle to become the Democratic nominee. A new poll from SurveyUSA shows he is polling at 0% with key..

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Did Beto Save The NRA? [Video]Did Beto Save The NRA?

The National Rifle Association was in trouble earlier this year. Membership was down, donations were down, and infighting consumed the group. But then, bungling Beto O'Rourke told voters he was going..

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What Trump and Republicans should learn from Virginia Democrats' gun safety win over NRA

Trump and lawmakers who take their cues from gun lobby need to realize that voters want action, and that the NRA is no longer a political juggernaut.
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Sen. Ernst discusses how tariffs on China would affect American agriculture

Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss NRA political contributions and how tariffs on China would affect American agriculture.
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Maria Butina gives first U.S. interview since being arrested and deported

The Russian agent accused of trying to infiltrate the NRA and other conservative organizations has given her first U.S. television interview since her arrest to Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes. In 2018,..
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Guns and public health

Last fall the NRA publicly demanded that doctors who comment on gun violence to "stay in their lane." And doctors responded. More than 40 medical organizations have joined forces to confront the 40,000..
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The ACLU's surprising new political strategy, modeled in part after the NRA

In the era of Trump, the ACLU is beefing up its political involvement, taking cues from an organization typically thought to be on the opposite end of the political spectrum. Lesley Stahl reports.
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Russian agent Butina to be freed from U.S. prison, awaits deportation

Convicted Russian agent Maria Butina is set to be released from a Florida prison on Friday after serving most of her 18-month sentence for conspiring to influence U.S. conservative activists and..
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Gun control advocate: Pushing mandatory buybacks will hand victory to the NRA, again

We can pass significant gun safety laws but not if the 2020 campaign is about confiscating assault weapons. This is not timidity, it's reality.
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Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5 million worth of assault rifles, CEO Ed Stack says

Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack said his company destroyed $5 million worth of assault rifles, driving the NRA and gun reform advocates to Twitter.
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In a Face-off With the N.R.A., San Francisco Blinks

Weeks after the city’s Board of Supervisors declared the National Rifle Association a terrorist organization, the mayor clarifies that the resolution will not change city policy.
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Trump meets with NRA head Wayne LaPierre

LaPierre has spoken with the president in the past couple of months on gun measures, but has been critical of congressional efforts
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Trump Meets With LaPierre to Discuss How N.R.A. Could Support Political Defense

In return for the support, Mr. LaPierre asked that the White House “stop the games” over gun control legislation, people familiar with the meeting said.
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Clashing Senate Reports and New Questions on the N.R.A.

A new report from Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee scours the N.R.A.’s Russia ties, calling the gun group “a foreign asset,” while Republicans reject concerns.
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Who Paid for the N.R.A.’s ‘Special Projects’ Trip to Russia?

Internal emails and a tangle of reimbursements raise new questions about a visit to Russia by N.R.A. board members and supporters.
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The Chairman, ACLU, Genetic Revolution

Fed Chair Jerome Powell is asked if the Fed is done raising interest rates and whether or not he thinks President Trump can fire him; then, the ACLU's surprising new political strategy, modeled in part..
CBS News - Published

Inside the largest African-American gun group: "I'm not goin' down without a fight"

Democrats are working to advance gun bills in Congress in an effort to pressure Republicans and the White House in the wake of several deadly mass shootings. The country's largest and best known gun..
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Your Tuesday Briefing

Britain, Juul, National Rifle Association: Here’s what you need to know.
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NRA sues San Francisco over "domestic terrorist organization" label

Claims city's declaration violates its free speech rights for political reasons; city official calls suit "desperate move"
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

'We will never stop': NRA sues San Francisco over the city's 'domestic terrorist organization' resolution

The NRA's lawsuit filed Monday accuses San Francisco officials of violating the gun lobby’s free speech rights for political reasons.  
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In Texas, a Lone House Democrat Has an ‘A’ Rating From the N.R.A. Can He Survive?

Representative Henry Cuellar is one of only three House Democrats with “A” ratings from the gun lobby. Now he faces a primary challenge from the left.
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Defying N.R.A., Texas Lieutenant Governor Favors Background Checks on Private Gun Sales

Dan Patrick, a Republican, has promoted his A-plus grade from the National Rifle Association.
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San Francisco Declares the N.R.A. a ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization’

The city’s lawmakers unanimously passed the resolution in response to recent mass shootings. The National Rifle Association called it a worthless “sound-bite remedy.”
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Rival gun groups vying to overtake the NRA

A number of Second Amendment advocacy groups are vying to replace the National Rifle Association as the most powerful gun rights group in America. The NRA has been mired in controversy after..
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What's behind Trump's flip-flops on gun control and tax cuts?

President Trump has sent a series of mixed messages this week. First, on gun control. He reportedly told the NRA’s chief executive that he would not support universal background checks for gun..
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More NRA drama: Legal team shaken up as group cuts ties with longtime outside attorney

The ending of the relationship between the NRA and Charles Cooper, its outside counsel for the past 30 years, comes during what can only be described as a turbulent time for the powerful gun rights..
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Want an assault weapons ban? Don't couple it with a mandatory gun buyback.

Beto O'Rourke and other Democratic candidates are playing right into the NRA's 'from my cold, dead hands,' endangering commonsense gun laws: Our view
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N.R.A., G7, ‘Sesame Street’: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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How Wayne LaPierre Survived a Revolt at the N.R.A.

Previously undisclosed documents reveal a sweeping effort by top officials and lawyers to oust the longtime head of the N.R.A. Not only has he remained, but he continues to influence the president.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump wavers on universal background checks

There's growing confusion in Washington over moves to tighten gun laws after this month's mass shootings. Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the administration will work with..
CBS News - Published

Pete Buttigieg: NRA has Donald Trump 'by the… base' on background checks

Democrat Pete Buttigieg criticized President Donald Trump Wednesday as the president has seemed to change his stance on background checks multiple times since two recent mass shooting.
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Trump says he spoke to NRA about closing background check loopholes

President Trump hasn't made it entirely clear what he wants to do about gun violence
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Trump spoke with the NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre before appearing to rethink gun background checks, reports say

According to reports, Trump spoke on the phone with the head of the NRA to assure him that enhanced background checks were not under consideration.
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On Politics: Trump Returns to N.R.A.’s Side

Gun rights advocates have waged an aggressive campaign to dissuade the president from enacting gun control measures.
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Beto O'Rourke visits gun show in Arkansas, NRA responds

NRA mocked the Texas Democrat's standing the polls, and O'Rourke responded with poll numbers about "70% of Americans support an assault weapons ban"
CBS News - Published

Fourth NRA board member resigns amid leadership turmoil

A fourth NRA Board member resigns amid turmoil in the gun lobby group’s leadership.  
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Trump backs "meaningful" background checks in wake of mass shootings

President Trump says he supports "meaningful" background checks on gun purchases in the wake of last week’s mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. The move may bring him into conflict with the NRA,..
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Trump says NRA could soften opposition to gun reforms after mass shootings

U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday he could persuade the powerful National Rifle Association lobby group to drop its strong opposition to gun restrictions after recent mass shootings that..
Reuters - Published

Trump urges 'common sense' gun measures, seeks NRA input

President Donald Trump on Friday urged "common sense" solutions to address gun violence after recent mass shootings but added that the views of the powerful National Rifle Association, which has long..
Reuters - Published

Trump says 'common sense things can be done' on guns, wants NRA input

President Donald Trump on Friday called for "common sense" solutions to address gun violence without mentioning what specific measures he would support and saying the views of powerful National Rifle..
Reuters - Published

Trump says NRA's views should be 'respected' as Congress weighs gun action

President Donald Trump on Friday said he has been speaking with the National Rifle Association to ensure that the gun lobby's "very strong views" are considered as congressional leaders weigh possible..
Reuters - Published

Donald Trump says Congress discussing 'meaningful' background checks, states NRA will have input

Some congressional Democrats said they are skeptical about Trump's commitment to new gun laws, given his support of the NRA and other gun groups.
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NRA leadership warns Trump background check bill is ‘unpopular’ with his base: Report

In the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, President Trump is reportedly in talks with leaders on both sides of the issue of expanding background checks for gun purchases.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump says speaking to NRA over background checks on gun sales

President Donald Trump on Friday said he has been speaking with the National Rifle Association to ensure that the gun lobby's "very strong views" are considered as congressional leaders weigh possible..
Reuters - Published

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