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Nation Dec 03Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019
Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions.
Nation Oct 18Why police aren’t questioned immediately after fatal shootings
The amount of time afforded officers before they are questioned varies — as short as 24 hours to up to two weeks.
Nation Sep 13NRA’s annual meeting comes at critical time for gun debate
Corporate America has been increasingly pushing back against the NRA. The gun organization's legal battles and internal strife have deepened since the last time the NRA board met at a tumultuous April gathering. It's even been labeled a domestic terrorist…
Nation Jun 26NRA’s top lobbyist resigns amid turmoil within the group
Chris Cox, long viewed as the likely successor to longtime CEO Wayne LaPierre, resigned just about a week after the NRA put him on administrative leave, claiming he was part of a failed attempt to extort LaPierre and push him…
Nation Apr 27Oliver North out as NRA president after leadership dispute
Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North announced Saturday that he won't serve a second term as president of the National Rifle Association after he lost the support of the gun-rights group's leadership.
Nation Apr 26WATCH: Trump addresses a divided National Rifle Association
The president will speak at the annual NRA convention as the group grapples with infighting, bleeds money and faces a series of investigations into its operating practices.
Nation Apr 24NRA beset by infighting ahead of its annual convention
NRA insiders and longtime observers describe an organization at war with itself over a central question: Has it strayed too far from its original mission of gun safety and outdoor shooting sports and become too political?…
Nation Mar 28Bump stocks are turned in or destroyed as ban takes effect
One dealer held a "Viking funeral" for his last bump stock, pouring a can of beer on it and then melting it down with a flamethrower.
Politics Oct 31NRA’s election spending lower than previous campaigns
The NRA has put $11 million into midterm races this year — less than half what it spent four years ago in a campaign that gave Republicans full control of Congress.
Nation Apr 23Waffle House shooting suspect’s guns were seized but then returned, officials say
The father of the suspect in a shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee "could potentially" face charges for giving weapons back to his son.