Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) claimed in a tweet Friday that convicted Russian agent Maria Butina was jailed due to "Russophobia" and "filing the wrong paperwork." Butina was released from a low security prison and deported Friday after serving 15 months of an 18 month sentence.
San Francisco argued that because its resolution was non-binding and did not result in any official action being taken, the NRA lacked standing to sue the city.
"The lurid facts underlying the dispute between North and LaPierre, and whether North is being singled out from other directors, is not relevant to what is in front of me," the judge said.
The NRA's recent slump in spending comes as the gun rights group is experiencing an unprecedented level of scrutiny owing to a widening financial and governance scandal.
"I'm not a 'sports' type guy but I will definitely be going to @Dicks," Jeff Rodenkirch wrote.
The New York Attorney General has sued the National Rifle Association and its former PR firm over what she alleges is a pattern of obstruction from the nation's largest gun-rights group.
It is unknown if the IRS is currently probing the NRA's tax-exempt status, and the agency does not comment on pending or potential investigations.
In an e-mail to the NRA's board of directors that was obtained by Newsweek, LaPierre celebrated the development, calling it a "quick victory" for his organization's membership.
Progressive Democrats are criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for endorsing a conservative Democratic Texas incumbent with anti-abortion and pro-NRA stances.
Trump appears to have put his electoral stock fully in the gun-rights crowd, and at a point when the politics of gun control are shifting for the first time in decades.
These allegations of business impropriety mirror other scandals currently engulfing America's most powerful gun rights lobby.
Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has been called "AR-15 salesman of the year" after making incendiary comments earlier this month which vowed government confiscation of the weapons under his proposed administration.
The National Rifle Association and its estranged PR firm Ackerman McQueen engaged in a failed attempt at settlement negotiations to resolve ongoing litigation between the two organizations, a spokesperson for the NRA told Newsweek.
Giffords and former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe attended the event to promote Democratic candidates running on a platform of gun safety in the state's upcoming elections
"The NRA must prove beyond all shadows of doubt or accusations that we are squeaky clean," Nugent wrote.
At least one NRA director privately expressed concerns about the alleged extravagance of the Alaska trip.
House speaker blamed the Senate majority leader for not allowing a vote on a bill passed by Congress extending background checks.
The NRA, which includes millions of Americans, says it was targeted and unlawfully "blacklisted" by San Francisco.
The NRA's political arm repudiated Patrick's comments, likening them to "Bloomberg-funded failures that were attempted under the Obama administration."
Actor unveils latest artwork showing $100 bill dipped in blood as gun deaths in U.S. hit 10,000 this year.
"You are single-handedly putting our democracy at risk. This is why the people are calling you Moscow Mitch," ex-Trump supporter David Weissman wrote.
Catherine Stefani was inspired to write the declaration, passed unanimously, after the mass shootings at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.
Walmart announced just hours earlier that it would stop selling handgun ammunition and bullets for short-barrel rifles.
Reversing a Washington norm, gun control groups spent more on lobbying during the 2018 midterms than the NRA did
In response to a request for comment, Ackerman steadfastly denied the charges in a statement to Newsweek.
The National Rifle Association is spending around $100,000 to abruptly relocate its board meeting to Washington, D.C., according to an e-mail sent by the NRA's General Counsel and Secretary John Frazer that was obtained by Newsweek.
NRA Secretary and General Counsel John Frazer informed the organization's board and executive council of the move Tuesday evening, according to a copy of his e-mail that was obtained by Newsweek.
NRA board member Richard Childress, a former NASCAR driver and the owner of a self-titled car racing enterprise, submitted his resignation to the board on Monday, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Newsweek.
The chief NRA lobbyist for Florida said, "How do you tell a 10-year-old little girl who got a Ruger 10/22 with a pink stock for her birthday that her rifle is an assault weapon?"