A judge on New York’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a lawsuit from the state against the National Rifle Association may proceed. New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) sued the lobbying group and its Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre in August, alleging it violated state laws on nonprofits’ financial practices. Last week, the NRA announced it would
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Police trying to prevent supporters of President Donald Trump from storming the U.S. Capitol Rotunda … [+] on January 6; the Capitol was breached as Congress debated the 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. AFP via Getty Images As the country held its collective breath before Wednesday’s transfer of power from President Donald Trump to
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Much of this problem was instigated and exacerbated by Trump himself. With the president winking at and even encouraging right-wing violence while falsely claiming that left-wing groups were the real problem, it’s hardly surprising that federal law enforcement would downplay the issue. Last year a whistle-blower charged that Homeland Security officials delayed publishing an assessment
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US 20:33 GMT 21.01.2021Get short URL https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e5/01/15/1081840891_0:296:3116:2048_1200x675_80_0_0_1e9249d2aa56f8f2ae1cd8d24d24021e.jpg Sputnik International https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.png Sputnik https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.png https://sputniknews.com/us/202101211081840921-us-judge-greenlights-lawsuit-against-powerful-gun-lobby-new-york-attorney-general-says/ NEW YORK (Sputnik) – A US federal judge rejected the National Rifle Association’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit to dissolve the powerful gun lobby, state of New York Attorney General Letitia James said via Twitter on Thursday. “A judge has ruled in
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Next week, anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 5078 and Senate Bill 5038, are scheduled for hearings in the Senate Law and Justice Committee.  New year, same old tired attempts to further wring your right to self-defense away from you.  Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE anti-gun legislation, SB 5078 and SB 5038. On Monday, January 25,
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Tomorrow, January 22nd, the Utah House Judiciary Committee will hear House Bill 60. Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT HB 60. House Bill 60 allows a law-abiding adult to carry a concealed firearm in the State of Utah, without first needing to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have their right to self-defense without government red tape
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On January 18th, President Trump signed an “Executive Order on Protecting Law Enforcement Officers, Judges, Prosecutors, And Their Families.” The order aims to provide for more federal law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges to be able to carry firearms for personal protection. The order implements several policy changes, but the primary change is “to remove
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wore a mask emblazoned with the Gonzales Flag’s “Come and Take It” logo to President Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday. The National Rifle Association (NRA) tweeted a photo of Cruz at the event: Sen. @TedCruz Sends Strong Message With Mask at Biden’s Inauguration 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/K3IsGitsCA — NRA (@NRA) January 20, 2021 Former
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President Donald Trump pardoned Steve Bannon, his former top strategist and “campaign CEO,” in a late-night pardon dump that rewarded many of the president’s longtime loyalists hours before he left office. Trump granted clemency to 143 people in the early hours of Wednesday morning, including Bannon, longtime Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy and multiple lawmakers convicted of corruption.
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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A bill to ban guns at polling locations in Virginia advanced in the General Assembly, as the Inauguration of now-President Joe Biden marked the end of a contentious election season. The proposed legislation would prohibit firearms within 40 feet of polling sites, electoral board meetings and places where ballots are being
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NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association is in a double-barreled legal battle for its future, moving forward with its bankruptcy case while fighting accusations it only sought Chapter 11 protection to avoid a potentially crippling lawsuit. Lawyers for the influential advocacy group told a federal judge Wednesday that the organization’s decision to declare
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Photo: AFP via Getty Images At the very end of his final full day in office, President Trump exercised his clemency power, offering 73 pardons and 73 commutations — more than doubling the number of people he has awarded clemency to since taking office. Then, as Biden’s inauguration got underway, Trump issued one more, pardoning
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his grievance over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by pardoning Paul Erickson, a former conservative operative once romantically linked to Russian agent Maria Butina. Erickson received the pardon even though he had pleaded guilty to fraudulent investment schemes that had nothing to do
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It took state senators less than an hour on Tuesday to pass a “stand your ground” bill that would allow Arkansans to kill if they feel threatened, even if they could safely escape. The final vote was 27-7, with all but one Republican voting for the bill and all the Democrats voting against it. Sen.
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On January 14, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) finalized an NRA-supported rule to end politically-motivated discrimination in the provision of financial services. The new regulation is now set to take effect on April 1. As we reported last month, the rule follows a long pattern of banks refusing or curtailing service
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Virginia has provided a stark example of how gun control is aimed at harassing law-abiding gun owners rather than improving public safety. As part of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the General Assembly’s sweeping attack on gun rights in 2020, anti-gun lawmakers enacted legislation that made it more difficult for gun owners to obtain the
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On January 14, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) finalized an NRA-supported rule to end politically-motivated discrimination in the provision of financial services. The new regulation is now set to take effect on April 1. As we reported last month, the rule follows a long pattern of banks refusing or curtailing service to lawful industries
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