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The National Rifle Association (NRA) has cancelled its annual convention and laid off dozens of employees, amid the coronavirus pandemic. The organisation took the measures, after their convention and key shooting events were cancelled, due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a memo to staff last week, Wayne LaPierre, the organisation’s CEO, announced that there would be a 20 per cent cut in
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Recently, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and 18 of his pro-gun colleagues in the U.S. Senate called upon the U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve, and Small Business Administration (SBA) to protect law-abiding firearm businesses against political discrimination from banks and other financial institutions that administer the recently-enacted COVID-19 SBA loan programs. In a letter dated April 28th, the Senators
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) laid off dozens of workers and slashed staff pay after the coronavirus pandemic forced the gun advocacy group to cancel its annual convention and a slew of fundraising events, according to a leaked internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. The pandemic threatens to weaken the NRA’s influence ahead of the 2020
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The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scaled back on fundraising, membership and shooting events just months before the presidential election and during an unprecedented pandemic, as gun advocates are fighting to flex their Second Amendment rights despite restrictions due to COVID-19. Dozens of employees have been
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Recently, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and 18 of his pro-gun colleagues in the U.S. Senate called upon the U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve, and Small Business Administration (SBA) to protect law-abiding firearm businesses against political discrimination from banks and other financial institutions that administer the recently-enacted COVID-19 SBA loan programs. In a letter dated April 28th,
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Despite ongoing speculation as to whether a deteriorating Joe Biden will even be the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nominee, on April 28 failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton endorsed the former vice president’s White House bid. The endorsement took place during a socially distant “Women’s Town Hall,” where the lifelong politicians focused almost entirely
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People at the NRA booth during Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scuttled fundraising, membership and shooting events that normally would be key to
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Already struggling due to expensive legal battles, the National Rifle Association is scraping by amid the coronavirus pandemic, with dozens of employees laid off or furloughed and senior staffers taking 20 percent pay cuts. The organization canceled its national convention and several fundraisers and other events that bring money into the group. In a memo
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“‘The most vicious political backstabber to come down the pike!'” this reporter said to Rep. Ron Marlenee, R.-Mont., during an interview in his Capitol Hill office in the fall of 1984. “Did you actually say that about [Montana’s Democratic Gov.] Ted Schwinden?” The question, to say the least, startled Marlenee. As staffer Kurt Christensen stifled
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Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scaled back on fundraising, membership and shooting events just months before the presidential election and during an unprecedented pandemic, as gun advocates are fighting to
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DATE:  May 3, 2020 TO:      USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:  Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President Store owners explain why they defied coronavirus shutdown orders By Stephen GutowskiWashington Free BeaconMay 3, 2020  https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/meet-the-florida-firefighter-who-refused-to-close-his-gun-store/   On the afternoon of March 24, two Delray Beach, Fla., code enforcement officials walked
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DATE:   May 2, 2020 TO:      USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:  Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President   On Guns, Joe Biden Is Full Of It by NRA-ILA StaffAmerica’s 1st FreedomMay 2, 2020 https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2020/5/2/on-guns-joe-biden-is-full-of-it/  Presumptive Democratic 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden is not one for clarity, tact or a
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Campaign Beat: Debates, Scheduling Conflicts And The Quickly Approaching Primaries Gubernatorial debates get testy as the primary gets closer. The race for attorney general features four experienced candidates. House Republican candidate Matt Rosendale emphasizes familiar themes in a new campaign ad. Democrat Kathleen Williams is the fundraising leader in the House race. And how former
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Joe Biden waited 37 days to directly address the allegation of sexual assault lodged against him from a former Senate staffer, CBS News campaign reporter Bo Erickson and CBSNews.com political reporter Grace Segers report. Tara Reade said on a podcast in March that in 1993, Biden penetrated her with his hand while in the U.S. Capitol complex, when she was a staff
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