Stop the Bison Hunt in Grand Canyon National Park

The National Park Service should stop a planned cull of these animals in Grand Canyon National Park.

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5 Pieces of Good News About the News

A look at some of the ventures that have sprung up, fueled by a new sense of mission in American journalism and by the sheer quantities of money available.

#american-journalism-project, #colorado-sun-the, #lin-jeremy, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #national-rifle-assn, #nature-conservancy, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #philanthropy, #trace-the

It’s Hard to Sue Gun Makers. New York Moves to Change That.

State lawmakers are trying to get around a federal law that gives gun manufacturers broad immunity from lawsuits.

#firearms, #gun-control, #immunity-from-prosecution, #law-and-legislation, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Republicans Attack Biden’s A.T.F. Pick in Confirmation Hearing

If confirmed, David Chipman would inherit an agency seriously depleted by the National Rifle Association’s campaign to undermine it.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #chipman-david-h-1966, #gun-control, #national-rifle-assn, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Crumbling of the N.R.A.

Could an investigation into financial misconduct be the undoing of America’s most powerful gun rights group?

#attorneys-general, #bankruptcies, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #firearms, #gun-control, #hakim-danny, #lapierre-wayne, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state

In Rebuke to NRA, Federal Judge Dismisses Bankruptcy Case

The N.R.A. filed for bankruptcy this year as it sought to end run regulatory action in New York, but a judge rejected the strategy.

#attorneys-general, #bankruptcies, #dallas-tex, #firearms, #gun-control, #james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #texas

Justice Dept. Proposes Rule to Crack Down on ‘Ghost Guns’

The proposal came in response to a directive from President Biden to find a way to help combat gun deaths.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #firearms, #gun-control, #justice-department, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #united-states-politics-and-government

NRA Leadership and Bankruptcy Assailed by U.S. Trustee

In a rare move, the trustee, part of the Justice Department, called for the dismissal of the N.R.A.’s bankruptcy filing or the appointment of an outside monitor.

#bankruptcies, #firearms, #gun-control, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #office-of-the-united-states-trustee, #suits-and-litigation-civil

How the A.T.F., Key to Biden’s Gun Plan, Became an N.R.A. ‘Whipping Boy’

The federal agency tasked with enforcing gun laws has been hamstrung for years by the firearms lobby. Now, the president’s plan to rein in gun violence hinges on the A.T.F.’s success.

#archives-and-records, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #chipman-david-h-1966, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #firearms, #giffords-advocacy-group, #giffords-gabrielle, #gun-control, #justice-department, #lapierre-wayne, #manchin-joe-iii, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Video of N.R.A. Chief Wayne LaPierre Shooting an Elephant Draws Criticism

The footage was taken during a 2013 hunting trip in Botswana for an N.R.A.-sponsored television series, but it never aired. It was obtained by The Trace and The New Yorker.

#africa, #botswana, #conservation-of-resources, #deaths-fatalities, #elephants, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #firearms, #gun-control, #hunting-and-trapping, #international-union-for-conservation-of-nature, #lapierre-wayne, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-rifle-assn, #new-yorker, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

Uncomfortable Timing for a Supreme Court Gun Fight

The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.

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How Much Sway Does the N.R.A. Still Have?

The group’s lobbying power is diminished — but that hasn’t shaken Republican opposition to gun control.

#firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

N.R.A. Chief Takes the Stand, With Cracks in His Armor

Wayne LaPierre has led the National Rifle Association for 30 years, but his implacable image looked threadbare in bankruptcy court.

#bankruptcies, #boards-of-directors, #firearms, #gun-control, #lapierre-wayne, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #national-rifle-assn

Embattled N.R.A. Chief Kept Bankruptcy Filing Secret From Deputies

Facing enforcement by the New York attorney general, the National Rifle Association’s chief executive hatched a secret plan for bankruptcy.

#ackerman-mcqueen-inc, #bankruptcies, #firearms, #gun-control, #james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #loesch-dana, #national-rifle-assn, #nratv, #texas

After Boulder Mass Shooting, a City Grapples With Gun Control

Cities across the country have tried to adopt their own regulations. Boulder’s ordinance was blocked in court shortly before a mass shooting left 10 people dead.

#aurora-colo-shooting-2012, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

White House Weighs Executive Orders on Gun Control

A day after President Biden called on Congress to pass a new assault weapons ban and tougher background checks, the administration was considering steps it could take without legislation.

#atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #gun-control, #harris-kamala-d, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #united-states-politics-and-government

The N.R.A. Wants to ‘Dump’ Its Regulators via Bankruptcy. Will It Succeed?

In a showdown with New York State, the National Rifle Association is trying an unusual strategy. Legal experts doubt it will work.

#bankruptcies, #corruption-institutional, #firearms, #james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas

N.R.A. Declares Bankruptcy and Seeks to Exit New York

The group, which said it planned to reincorporate in Texas, is currently being investigated by New York’s attorney general, who is seeking to dissolve it.

#gun-control, #james-letitia, #national-rifle-assn

‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic

The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #depression-mental, #firearms, #gun-control, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-rifle-assn, #national-shooting-sports-foundation, #recession-and-depression, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #spokane-wash, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #washington-state, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

In Act of Heresy, N.R.A.’s Former No. 2 Calls for Gun Control

A new book from a controversial former executive accuses the National Rifle Association of “appealing to the paranoia and darkest side of our members.”

#books-and-literature, #firearms, #gun-control, #inside-the-n-r-a-book, #lapierre-wayne, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #national-rifle-assn, #powell-joshua-l, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #trump-donald-j

The N.R.A. and Wayne LaPierre’s Next Foe: One of Their Own

As New York’s attorney general moves to dissolve the gun group, a former top executive is releasing a tell-all about how the N.R.A. is “rife with fraud and corruption.”

#corruption-institutional, #embezzlement, #frauds-and-swindling, #gun-control, #james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #powell-joshua-l, #suits-and-litigation-civil

California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Violates the Second Amendment, Court Rules

Supporters of tougher gun laws called the ruling a dangerous infringement on the ability of states to protect their residents from mass shootings.

#appeals-courts-us, #becerra-xavier, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #donohue-john-j, #gun-control, #lynn-barbara-m-g, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newsom-gavin

Federal Court Rules California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Violates 2nd Amendment

Supporters of tougher gun laws called the ruling a dangerous infringement on the ability of states to protect their residents from mass shootings.

#appeals-courts-us, #becerra-xavier, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #donohue-john-j, #gun-control, #lynn-barbara-m-g, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newsom-gavin

Jimmy Fallon Sends Thoughts and Prayers to the N.R.A.

“That’s right, no more N.R.A., no more Confederate flags. This is turning into the worst year of Ted Nugent’s life,” the “Tonight Show” host said.

#desusmero-tv-program, #fallon-jimmy, #james-letitia, #late-night-with-seth-meyers-tv-program, #meyers-seth, #national-rifle-assn, #the-tonight-show-tv-program

New York Attorney General Sues N.R.A. and Seeks Its Closure

Letitia James seeks to dissolve the National Rifle Association, which was founded in New York, amid corruption allegations.

#james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Lawsuits Swell as Owners, From Gun Shops to Golf Courses, Demand to Open

Orders to stay home and to shutter businesses because of the coronavirus are being challenged nationwide on the grounds they deny Americans their constitutional rights.

#constitutional-amendments, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #national-rifle-assn