Articles Tagged 'NRA'

Oliver North to become next president of National Rifle Association

Oliver North will become president of the National Rifle Association “within a few weeks,” the gun-rights group said on Monday. North, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel, was convicted on three felony counts related to the Iran-contra affair, but a federal judge later dropped the case. NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre called North “a true hero and warrior… READ MORE

Trump, Pence, Abbott, Cruz, Cornyn all on the program at NRA meeting

DALLAS — The theme of the 147th annual meeting of the National Rifle Association in Dallas is “a show of strength for Second Amendment Freedom.” The NRA will demonstrate its political firepower, nationally and especially in Texas, with back-to-back speeches Friday by Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump, Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s two Republican U.S. senators —… READ MORE

NRA sues Florida over gun bill same day Gov. Scott signed it into law

The National Rifle Association sued in federal court Friday to block a new Florida law, just signed by Gov. Rick Scott, that prohibits gun sales to anyone under 21. “We filed a lawsuit against the state for violating the constitutional rights of 18- to 21-year-olds,” said Marion Hammer, lobbyist for the NRA in Florida. NRA lawyers in Tallahassee and Washington,… READ MORE

Conn Gov. Dannel Malloy: NRA has ‘become a terrorist organization’

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy made an explosive claim this week that the National Rifle Association has “become a terrorist organization.” “They act, quite frankly, in some cases as a terrorist organization,” Mr. Malloy, a Democrat, said Monday, a local Fox affiliate reported. “You want to make safer guns? We will boycott your company. That’s who they are. That’s what they… READ MORE

NRA Memberships Surge in Wake of Anti-NRA Protests, ‘Media Bias’


National Rifle Association memberships surged in the wake of the anti-NRA protests and “media bias” that followed the February 14 Florida school shooting. The Daily Mail reports that Google searches for “NRA membership” rose “4,900 percent” since the Florida attack. That rise occurred at a time when many Democrats, media personalities, and Hollywood celebrities were denouncing the NRA as causal… READ MORE

Delta’s tax break may not take flight after Georgia Senate blocks it


The Georgia Senate’s leaders vowed to block a lucrative tax break bill on Monday that would benefit Delta Air Lines after the Atlanta-based company severed ties with the National Rifle Association. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said he would not support tax legislation that helped the airline “unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with the NRA.”… READ MORE

Florida governor proposes tighter gun restrictions in wake of school shooting


PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a proposal on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety measures after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in the state last week. Scott said he would work with state lawmakers during the next two weeks to raise the minimum age for buying… READ MORE

NRA offers free help to schools that hire armed guards, warns of overreach

by David Sherfinski  |  published on February 23, 2018
The National Rifle Association offered free help to schools that hire armed guards to protect their students and backed expansion of the federal government’s list of banned guy buyers, but it defiantly warned Thursday against Washington’s overreach after last week’s school massacre. Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre said FBI bungling, mental illness and lax school security were at… READ MORE

NRA hits back at United Airlines, Delta, other companies for cutting ties

Two major airlines — United Airlines and Delta — said Saturday that they are notifying the National Rifle Association that they will no longer offer discounted rates for NRA members in the latest display of corporate backlash to the pro-gun organization. United said it is canceling its program for discounted rates to the NRA’s annual meeting while Delta said it… READ MORE
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NRA Applauds Senate’s Bipartisan Vote to Respect Due Process for Gun Owners

by NRA ILA Contributor
Published on February 15, 2017
Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded the U.S. Senate’s passage of H.J. Res. 40, a joint resolution to… READ MORE
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