The New York attorney general's lawsuit against the NRA is no mere "witch hunt," a Manhattan judge ruled Friday in dismissing the group's claims that the case is a political vendetta.
Charitable gun raffles have proliferated in recent years as fundraisers for law enforcement and civic organizations. But recent mass shootings have caused some organizers to postpone or cancel.
Dozens gathered in front of Senator Richard Burr's office in Winston-Salem on Tuesday calling for stricter gun legislation in response to the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting.
This isn't the first time the NRA has held its convention days after a nearby mass shooting. Some politicians and musicians are dropping out, and gun control advocates are preparing protests.
The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention Friday, and its leaders are gearing up to "reflect on" — and deflect any blame for — the deadly shooting earlier this week in Uvalde, Texas.
The Secret Service is taking control of the hall during Trump's speech in Houston on Friday and is prohibiting attendees from having firearms and other weapons, according to the gun group.
Gunfight author Ryan Busse was once a rising star in the gun industry. But he became disillusioned after Columbine when, he says, the NRA began to use "fear and conspiracy and hatred" to boost sales.
The lawsuit from the gun-control nonprofit Giffords claims the NRA used shell companies to funnel millions "in unlawful, excessive, and unreported in-kind campaign contributions" to GOP candidates.
The NRA aims to relocate to Texas, away from the "corrupt political ... environment" of New York. The state's attorney general says officials diverted millions of dollars to their personal expenses.
The belt-tightening in response to the virus outbreak includes "the elimination of certain positions." The group had already canceled its annual meeting because of the virus outbreak.