5/25/2022

GUNS/NRA: “America needs real solutions and real leadership in this moment, not politicians and partisanship. That’s why I will keep my longtime commitment to speak in Texas at the NRA Convention and deliver an important address to America. In the meantime, we all continue to pray for the victims, their families, and for our entire […]

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1/8/2021

ARIZONA/CONGRESS/GUNS/JOE BIDEN/MASS SHOOTINGS/NRA: “[email protected] — Your perseverance and immeasurable courage continue to inspire me and millions of others. I pledge to continue to work with you — and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country — to defeat the NRA and end our epidemic of gun violence. RT @GabbyGiffords Ten years ago, my life and […]

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9/13/2020

2A/CONGRESS/GUNS/JOE BIDEN/NRA/SENATE: “26 years ago today, the Senate passed 10-year bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines—it was an effort I was proud to champion. These bans saved lives, and Congress should have never let them expire. As president, I’ll take on the @NRA and we’ll ban them once again.“ ––Joe Biden, Twitter.com, September 13, […]

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9/13/2020

CONGRESS/JOE BIDEN/NRA/WOMEN: “As President, I will immediately push for Congress to pass VAWA [Violence Against Women Act] reauthorization legislation and send it to my desk so that we can fulfill our obligations to those women who are suffering and feel abandoned. And I’ll take the fight directly to the National Rifle Association and the gun […]

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8/18/2020

CRIME/NEW YORK/NRA/TEXAS: “A horrible Governor. Crime is taking over NYC & State, everyone is leaving. He is after the NRA – They should move to Texas or elsewhere, and must get tough. Cuomo killed 11,000 people in nursing homes alone. Crooked & Incompetent! RT @gatewaypundit On Same Day as DNC Speech AP Reports Cuomo Killed […]

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8/14/2020

2A/ENDORSEMENT/ENVIRONMENT/LEGISLATION/NRA: “Senator @SteveDaines is doing a tremendous job for the people of Montana! He just helped me pass the Great American Outdoors Act, which protects the Montana way of life. His opponent, Steve Bullock, would be an absolute horror for Montana… …Steve Bullock is totally against your Second Amendment and just received an F rating […]

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8/6/2020

GUNS/NRA: [Reporter: “Do you have any comment on the New York State Attorney General moving to dissolve the NRA?”]  “That’s a very terrible thing that just happened. I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life, and I’ve told them that for a long time… But I would […]

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7/17/2020

2A/ENDORSEMENT/NRA: “THANK YOU to the 5 million members of the @NRA for once again entrusting me with your FULL & COMPLETE ENDORSEMENT! As long as I am President, I will ALWAYS protect our Great Second Amendment, and never let the Radical Left take away your Rights, your Guns, or your Police! @NRAPVF“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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9/27/2019

LEGISLATION/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump met in the White House on Friday [9-27-19] with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, and discussed prospective gun legislation and whether the N.R.A. could provide support for the president as he faces impeachment and a more difficult re-election campaign, according to two people familiar with […]

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8/9/2019

GUNS/LEGISLATION/MASS SHOOTINGS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In 2013, Donald J. Trump said he supported background checks for gun purchases to ‘weed out the sickos.’ Two years later, as he prepared to run for president, he flip-flopped, telling Ammoland magazine that he opposed expanded checks because they don’t work. It is a recurring pattern. As president, Mr. Trump […]

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8/9/2019

GUNS/LEGISLATION/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [8-9-19] expressed optimism that he will secure bipartisan consensus on ‘meaningful background checks’ and other gun reform measures despite staunch opposition from the National Rifle Association and years of federal inaction on the deeply divisive issue. In early morning tweets, the president said he has spoken in […]

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8/9/2019

GUNS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [8-9-19] expressed optimism that he’ll secure bipartisan consensus on ‘meaningful background checks’ and other gun reform measures despite staunch opposition from the National Rifle Association and years of federal inaction on the deeply divisive issue. In early morning tweets, the president said he has spoken in recent […]

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8/9/2019

CONGRESS/GUNS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Serious discussions are taking place between House and Senate leadership on meaningful Background Checks. I have also been speaking to the NRA, and others, so that their very strong views can be fully represented and respected. Guns should not be placed in the hands of…..” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 9, 2019 7:03 […]

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8/8/2019

GUNS/MASS SHOOTINGS/NRA/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump sees a rare political opportunity to act on gun control — and if there was ever a time to do it, this is probably it. Nine out of 10 Trump voters support universal background checks, according to a new poll — and a majority favor other gun control […]

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8/8/2019

GUNS/MASS SHOOTINGS/NRA/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the wake of two mass shootings, the divisive politics of gun control appeared to be in flux on Thursday [8-8-19] as President Trump explored whether to back expanded background checks on gun purchasers and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, signaled that he would at least be open to […]

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8/7/2019

CHUCK SCHUMER/DEMS/GUNS/LEGISLATION/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, put the brakes on Republicans’ quick embrace of ‘red flag’ laws as a response to last weekend’s gun violence, saying on Wednesday [8-7-19] that any gun-related legislation moving through the Senate must be accompanied by a House bill requiring background checks on all gun purchasers. […]

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8/7/2019

MASS SHOOTINGS/NRA/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump this week said his administration has done ‘much more than most’ to help curb mass shootings in the U.S. While Trump boasts of action on firearms, his administration has actually eased gun restrictions over the past two and a half years. Federal agencies have implemented more than half […]

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8/7/2019

GUNS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump this week said his administration has done ‘much more than most’ to curb mass shootings in the United States. While Trump boasts of action on firearms, his administration has eased gun restrictions over the past 2½ years. Federal agencies have implemented more than half a dozen policy changes — […]

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8/5/2019

GUNS/MASS SHOOTINGS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is exploring ways to use regulatory power and executive action to curb gun violence after a pair of deadly shootings over the weekend — a move driven by his aides’ belief that Congress is incapable of coalescing around consensus legislation in a heated 2020 election cycle. White House […]

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7/3/2019

CAMPAIGN/ELECTION/GOP/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The National Rifle Association aired an avalanche of TV ads and pushed its 5 million-plus members to the polls for Donald Trump in 2016, propelling him in the Rust Belt states that delivered him the presidency. Now, the gun rights group is in total meltdown — and senior Republicans and Trump […]

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7/2/2019

NEW YORK/NRA/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “People are fleeing New York like never before. If they own a business, they are twice as likely to flee. And if they are a victim of harassment by the A.G. of the state, like what they are doing to our great NRA, which I think will move quickly to Texas, […]

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6/27/2019

GUNS/JOE BIDEN/NRA: “I’m the only person that’s beaten the NRA nationally. I’m the guy that got the Brady Bill passed, the background checks, number one. Number two, we increased that background check when–when–during the Obama-Biden administration. I’m also the only guy that got assault weapons banned, banned, and the number of clips in a gun […]

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4/29/2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL/NEW YORK/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck back at President Donald Trump on Monday [4-29-19] in an escalating war of words over the New York attorney general’s recently launched investigation of the National Rifle Association. In a pair of morning tweets, Trump said the NRA was ‘under siege by Cuomo and the New […]

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4/29/2019

INVESTIGATIONS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Three days after addressing the National Rifle Association convention, President Donald Trump told the NRA on Monday [4-29-19] to straighten out in the wake of a leadership crisis and a high-profile investigation into its finances…Turmoil marked the NRA convention in Indianapolis as President Oliver North announced he would not seek a second term and expressed […]

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4/29/2019

NEW YORK/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….People are fleeing New York State because of high taxes and yes, even oppression of sorts. They didn’t even put up a fight against SALT – could have won. So much litigation. The NRA should leave and fight from the outside of this very difficult to deal with (unfair) State!” –Donald […]

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4/29/2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL/NEW YORK/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The NRA is under siege by Cuomo and the New York State A.G., who are illegally using the State’s legal apparatus to take down and destroy this very important organization, & others. It must get its act together quickly, stop the internal fighting, & get back to GREATNESS – FAST!” […]

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4/26/2019

GUNS/HUMAN RIGHTS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “In a speech to National Rifle Association members on Friday [4-26-19] that was part political rally and part pep talk, President Trump called himself a champion of gun rights. Then he proved it, whipping out a pen onstage to sign a letter that would effectively cease America’s involvement in an arms […]

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4/26/2019

NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Heading to Indianapolis to speak at the big NRA Conference. Love being in Indiana. The @NRA is getting stronger & stronger and doing some really great and important work. Having their powerful support has been vital to #MAGA!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 26, 2019 7:47 am […]

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2/7/2019

CAMPAIGN FINANCE/DEMS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democratic lawmakers pressed the National Rifle Association for more information around millions of dollars in donations the group funneled towards the campaigns of President Donald Trump and Republican congressional candidates in a letter to the NRA’s president Wednesday [2-6-19]. The letter, from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Jamie Raskin, follows a […]

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11/28/2018

ATF/GUNS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration plans to announce the long-anticipated federal rule officially banning bump stocks in the coming days, according to US officials familiar with the matter. Bump stocks gained national attention last year after a gunman in Las Vegas rigged his weapons with the devices to fire on concertgoers, killing 58 people. […]

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7/31/2018

GUNS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration supports an existing law they say makes it illegal to own or make homemade plastic guns, a White House official said Tuesday [7-31-18], coming hours after President Donald Trump tweeted that the availability of the firearms ‘doesn’t seem to make much sense!’…The administration supports the three-decade-old law, Gidley said, […]

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7/31/2018

GUNS/NRA/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Tuesday [7-31-18] voiced skepticism about the legal sale of 3-D printed firearms, writing on Twitter that the practice ‘doesn’t seem to make much sense!’ Mr. Trump said he had talked to the National Rifle Association about such firearms, though he didn’t give any detail about what steps he might […]

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5/18/2018

GUNS/NRA/SCHOOL SHOOTING/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Friday [5-18-18] expressed heartbreak and frustration about a deadly school shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, and said his administration would do ‘everything in our power’ to keep guns away from those who should not have them…Months ago, Mr. Trump vowed to take action on […]

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5/4/2018

NRA/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just returned home to the beautiful White House, from Dallas, where the Arena was packed to the rafters with the great fans and supporters of the @NRA. It was so wonderful to be there!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 4, 2018 7:17 pm […]

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5/4/2018

NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I want to thank all of our friends and patriots at the @NRA. We will never fail, and we will always protect your Second Amendment! God Bless you, and God Bless America! https://t.co/3PoNPV24p4” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 4, 2018 5:56 pm […]

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5/4/2018

LEGAL/NRA/PAUL MANAFORT/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump sought to reassure National Rifle Association members at their 2018 annual meeting Friday [5-4-18] that their Second Amendment rights are safe in the midst of a national conversation on gun law reform…Trump also urged the crowd not to become ‘complacent’ heading into the midterm elections as he […]

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5/4/2018

NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “All of us here today are united by the same timeless values. We believe that our liberty is a gift from our creator, and that no Government can ever take it away. We believe in the rule of law – and we support the men and women of law enforcement. We have […]

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3/28/2018

NRA/2A/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump, the recipient of support from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups, seized the opportunity Wednesday [3-28-18] to stick up for both firearms and conservative judges. The reason for the opportunity: A New York Times column by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calling for repeal of […]

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3/12/2018

2A/GUNS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump confirmed on Monday [3-12-18] that his administration would not immediately pursue a proposal to raise the age limit for buying an assault rifle, going back on earlier pledges that he made after last month’s deadly mass shooting at a South Florida high school. In a Twitter post, Mr. Trump said […]

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3/11/2018

EDUCATION/GUNS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump will propose arming school staff and raising the minimum age to 21 to purchase certain firearms in a school safety proposal that the administration will release on Sunday [3-11-2018], a White House spokesman said in broadcast comments. … During his presidential campaign, Trump touted his support for gun […]

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3/8/2018

2A/GUNS/NRA/POLITICS: “Florida lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday [3-7-18] that adds the first notable gun restrictions in the firearm-friendly state in decades, three weeks after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The measure passed after lengthy, emotional debate in the state House and Senate. Lawmakers faced intense pressure to act from Republican Gov. Rick Scott […]

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3/7/2018

2A/EDUCATION/GUNS/NRA: “Florida lawmakers gave final passage to a $400 million gun control and school safety bill on Wednesday [3-7-18] in defiance of the National Rifle Association, which opposed the legislation’s firearm restrictions. The bipartisan vote came three weeks after a gunman killed 17 people in a rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, […]

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3/2/2018

2A/GUNS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House signaled Friday [3-2-18]that President Donald Trump is backing away from a broad overhaul of U.S. gun policy and focusing on more modest changes, after his Thursday night meeting with the National Rifle Association. At a televised meeting earlier in the week with lawmakers, Mr. Trump had endorsed a Senate […]

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3/2/2018

DEMS/GOP/GUNS/LOBBYING/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer urged President Donald Trump on Friday [3-2-18] to follow his gut on gun restrictions he has recently backed, after the powerful U.S. gun lobby said the Republican president and vice president do not want gun control. The exhortation to Trump, who this week stunned fellow Republicans by […]

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3/1/2018

FCC/GOP/NRA: “Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday [3-1-18] turned down an NRA gun award he received at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, citing the advice of ethics officials at his agency. An executive from the National Rifle Association named Pai the Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award recipient at CPAC for his […]

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2/28/2018

2A/GOP/GUNS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump stunned Republicans on live television Wednesday [2-28-18] by embracing gun control and urging a group of lawmakers at the White House to resurrect gun safety legislation that has been opposed for years by the powerful National Rifle Association and the vast majority of his party. In a remarkable meeting, the […]

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2/28/2018

2A/GUNS/NRA: “National Rifle Association leaders appealed directly to President Donald Trump about not raising the age limit for buying certain firearms, a senior administration official tells CNN. The appeal came when Trump had lunch with the leaders on Sunday [2-26-18]. The official said the NRA would prefer that the White House pursue school safety programs. […]

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2/28/2018

2A/BUSINESS/GUNS/NRA: “Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. said it would stop selling assault-style rifles at all of its stores and would no longer sell guns to those under 21 years of age, in the latest corporate response after a gunman killed 17 people at a Parkland, Fla., high school two weeks ago. The Pittsburgh-based company, which operates […]

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2/27/2018

2A/ETHICS/GUNS/INTERIOR/NRA/RYAN ZINKE: “In September, women gun owners and enthusiasts from the National Rifle Association headed to a plush Four Seasons resort in Texas for an annual retreat and clay shooting at the Dallas Gun Club with one of the weekend’s headliners: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke… The meeting appears on the secretary’s official schedule as an […]

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2/26/2018

BUSINESS/GUNS/NRA/TAXES: “The lieutenant governor in Georgia threatened on Monday [2-26-18] to kill a proposed lucrative tax cut for Delta Air Lines after the company eliminated a discount fare program for the National Rifle Association over the weekend. The move by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who presides over the State Senate, immediately put the legislation in […]

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2/23/2018

BUSINESS/GUNS/NRA: “Some of the biggest names in corporate America are coming under mounting pressure on Friday [2-23-18] to cut ties with the National Rifle Association as gun safety activists intensified calls for a boycott in the wake of last week’s Florida high school massacre. The social media-fueled campaign has already led a range of corporations, […]

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2/22/2018

DEMS/GUNS/NRA: “The head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, leveled a searing indictment on Thursday [2-22-18] against liberal Democrats, the news media and political opportunists he said were joined together in a socialist plot to ‘eradicate all individual freedoms.’ Mr. LaPierre’s remarks, his first since a gunman took the lives of 17 people at […]

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2/22/2018

GUNS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP POSITION CHANGES: “President Donald Trump’s calls for changes to gun laws in the wake of last week’s Florida school shooting push Congress toward a new politically fraught debate just months before the midterm elections. For more than a decade, and after multiple attacks on students, lawmakers have shied from making any significant […]

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2/22/2018

GUNS/NRA: “The head of the National Rifle Association called for fortifying the nation’s schools and cast efforts to tighten gun laws as attacks on American freedom, in a speech just over a week after a Florida school shooting that left 17 dead. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and chief executive of the NRA, told a […]

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2/22/2018

GUNS/MEDIA/NRA: “A National Rifle Association spokeswoman attacked the media’s coverage of last week’s Florida high school shooting and criticized law enforcement Thursday [2-22-18], saying critics were trying to ‘gaslight’ gun supporters into taking responsibility for the tragedy. It was a shift from Dana Loesch’s posture during a CNN town hall the night before, when she […]

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2/22/2018

GUNS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump called the leaders of the National Rifle Association ‘Great People and Great American Patriots’ on Thursday [2-22-18] as the gun lobbyist faces a wave of backlash after last week’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The president, who vowed to ‘come through’ for the NRA at its annual conference […]

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2/22/2018

DONALDISM/NRA: “What many people don’t understand, or don’t want to understand, is that Wayne, Chris and the folks who work so hard at the @NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots. They love our Country and will do the right thing. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Feb. 22, 2018 09:31am […]

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2/21/2018

EDUCATION/GUNS/NRA/POLITICAL FIGURES: “Senator Marco Rubio and a spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association were repeatedly heckled at a nationally televised forum on Wednesday [2-21-18] night in Florida after they refused to back new gun control measures. The spokeswoman for the N.R.A., Dana Loesch, offering the group’s first public comments after a shooting last week at […]

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2/21/2018

FBI/GOP/GUNS/NRA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s tentative embrace of a narrow background-checks bill is about to hit a towering hurdle: members of his own party. The White House is signaling support for a bipartisan bill that would enhance reporting of violent criminals to the FBI’s background-checks database in order to stop them from buying firearms. […]

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1/18/2018

2016 ELECTION/FBI/NRA/RUSSIA: “The FBI’s Russia investigation has new targets in its sights, a Moscow banker and his friends at the NRA, according to a report. Investigators are looking into whether Alexander Torshin, a deputy at Russia’s central bank, illegally sent money to the National Rifle Association to support the election of President Trump, McClatchy reported […]

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10/24/2017

GUNS/LEGAL/NRA: “A New York financial regulator is investigating the National Rifle Association’s participation in insurance policies that cover legal costs for policyholders in self-defense shootings. The investigation by the state’s Department of Financial Services is focused on whether the firearms-advocacy group is improperly promoting the policy and receiving commissions without proper licensing, according to a […]

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