Washington State Win: Appeals Court Rules SAF/NRA Challenge to Seattle ‘Safe Storage’ Law Can Go Forward

From the Second Amendment Foundation: The Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association are cheering the unanimous ruling by a Washington State Court of Appeals panel that reversed and remanded back to a lower court their legal challenge of a City of Seattle “safe storage” gun control mandate that violates Washington’s long-standing preemption law. The […]

WSJ: IRS Opens a Criminal Investigation of Wayne LaPierre

Yet another shoe has dropped at the National Rifle Association. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Internal Revenue Service has opened an investigation of EVP and CEO Wayne LaPierre for possible criminal tax fraud. The investigation stems from the current action against the NRA brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James who has […]

Be Careful What You Wish For: Gun Grabbers Worry NRA’s Successor Would be More Far More Pro 2A

Alex Yablon is a former writer at Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitprop generation station, The Trace. In the Slate piece quote below, he indulges in a little wish-fulfilment fantasizing about what a post-NRA gun rights landscape might look like if the New York AG succeeds in taking the gun rights giant down. Even the ACLU concedes […]

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Former NRA Operations Chief Josh Powell to Publish a ‘Tell-All’ Book

The NRA finally had the good sense to throw EVP of Operations Josh Powell overboard back in February after a couple of sexual harassment allegations spilled out into public view. If they needed more justification, there was also the utter debacle that was reportedly his brainchild, the ill-fated Carry Guard affinity insurance program that crashed […]

Wayne LaPierre Publishes a Response to the NY AG’s Lawsuit Seeking to Dissolve the NRA

NRA EVP and CEO Wayne LaPierre has just published a piece at Americas1stFreedom.org defending himself and the Association against the lawsuit that’s been filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The lawsuit — which LaPierre calls “a transparent attempt to score political points and attack the leading voice in opposition to the leftist agenda” […]

Allegedly Laundering Expenses Through Ackerman McQueen Could Mean More Legal Jeopardy for NRA Officers

The problematic pass-through arrangement [former Treasurer and CFO, Wilson “Woody”] Phillips is said to have devised involved a public relations company called Ackerman McQueen and one of its subsidiaries, the Mercury Group. From the time LaPierre took over the group’s leadership in the early 1990s until 2018, when Phillips resigned, Ackerman was the NRA’s largest […]

America Needs a Resurgent National Rifle Association

By Miguel A. Faria, M.D. New Zealand and Australia like to brag about their purported success with gun control — essentially all guns in Australia, and the banning of military-style semiautomatic firearms in New Zealand. Their self-congratulatory pronouncements are more imaginary than real. Gun buy-back programs have not been a total success and violent crime […]