New York was, until recently, somewhat confident in its position. But everything changed when the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.
Illinois law does not explicitly authorize district employees to carry weapons in school, nor does it delegate the authority to make such a decision to local boards.
The NRA lawsuit may have to face protracted litigation as lower courts have generally looked favorably upon modest gun restrictions.
Ethan Kollie, 24, could face up to 15 years in prison when a federal judge sentences him in February 2020.
Sixty-eight percent of Texas voters indicated support for extreme risk protection orders or "red flag" laws.
The group was also outspent by organizations such as Everytown and Giffords, which invested heavily in the Virginia legislative races.
The Outlaws were described in court documents as using "violence, fear and intimidation to impose their will, make money and protect criminal enterprises."
The event, titled "Rally for Your Rights," was organized largely by gun-rights enthusiasts without the backing of major pro-gun organizations.
Virginia has become a battleground for national interest groups after an unusually promising push for gun control sparked backlash among gun-rights proponents in the state.
Dan Boren had been ensnared in some of the NRA's legal disputes during a period of unprecedented internal turmoil at the organization.
Dmitriy Andreychenko's attorney told Newsweek that his client is a "good man" who erred in judgment.
Carolyn Meadows is a relatively new NRA president, although she is a longtime member of the organization.
The two quarreled over whether the NRA had a right to review documents related to the attorney general's investigation into its tax-exempt status.
According to the Virginia Public Access Project, Everytown for Gun Safety has spent over $1 million during this election cycle on Democratic candidates and committees.
This latest period of turmoil began late Friday night, when the NRA filed an amended complaint in the group's ongoing lawsuit against Ackerman McQueen in federal court in Dallas.
Weapons purchased by Simmons ended up being recovered by law enforcement in Washington, D.C., several of them from people who weren't permitted to own firearms.
Bump stock owners filed the $500,000 lawsuit in March, after a federal reclassification of bump stocks as machine guns effectively outlawed their possession.
Some rigorous studies have found that permissive concealed carry rules lead to a decrease in homicides, and others find that these laws increase the number of homicides or have no substantive effect.
According to their bylaws, the group embodies the "last defense to protect the citizens and Constitution of the United States if there ever comes a day when our government takes up arms against 'WE the People.'"
The star of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and the original "God's Not Dead" film told "Fox & Friends" that he chose to work on a new "faith-based action film" in part because of its underlying pro-Second Amendment message.
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 police department's red-flag petition noted that Kaleb Cole recently participated in "firearms training and recruitment efforts" at so-called Hate Camps.
From 1990 to 2017, more than three-quarters of high-fatality mass shootings involving large-capacity magazines occurred in states which lacked a ban on those devices.
When pressed about the issue at the Democratic debates in Ohio on Tuesday, O'Rourke evaded addressing the need for confiscation directly.
"I'm living with a sense of urgency on this problem because [I] go home to my community, like millions of Americans who live in communities where these weapons, where these gunshots are real every single day," Booker said.
Firearm-related deaths are among the top-three leading causes of death for children in the United States, a little over half of which can be attributed to homicide.
The National Rifle Association, the country's largest gun-rights organization, quickly condemned the move as an "assault on our Second Amendment rights in the Golden State."
"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.
Nearly one-fifth of all people living in the United States who died at the hands of a firearm since 1999 were killed over a three-year period.