Maria Butina wrote in her blog that she was only allowed entry into the country after leaders of the gun-rights group visited her in Russia.
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In Big Reversal, Supporters of Regulating Bump Stocks Now Outnumber Opponents 3 to 1 in Comments to ATF
One expert characterized the findings of The Trace's analysis as “more evidence that gun regulation advocates are closing the participation gap.”
Since 2014, the gun rights group has paid more than $60 million to a little known contractor for ads in must-win political races. Did it break campaign finance laws in the process?
The bureau is getting ready to tap National Data Exchange and its 400 million records to help screen gun buyers. Experts say it would have blocked the Charleston church shooter from obtaining his murder weapon.
from the Gun Violence Archive
More on the NRA's Reported Ties to Russia
The NRA’s Reported Ties to Russia, In a Timeline
The FBI is investigating whether Moscow illegally funneled campaign funds to the National Rifle Association, according to a bombshell news report.
Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina Used NRA-Style Rhetoric to Connect With American Conservatives
In a handful of appearances in conservative media, Maria Butina laid out her pitch for common cause between American and Russian right-wingers, based on shared ideas of gun rights.
Alleged Russian Spy Maria Butina and the NRA: A Photographic History
Maria Butina, a Russian national who launched that country's version of the National Rifle Association — and hosted American gun rights advocates in Moscow in 2013 — was charged on Monday with spying for the Russian government.
The sponsor of a Pennsylvania red flag bill says the NRA’s state lobbyist pushed him to relax some of the bill’s provisions. Then, the gun group announced its opposition to the measure.
Nearly 50 times since 2015, American gun owners have fired at friends, family members, and emergency responders they mistook for intruders. This is the story of one self-defense shooting gone horribly wrong.
In a lawsuit, Slide Fire accuses Merrick Bank of holding its money "hostage." The financial institution says it had to hedge its risk.
At a recent performance in New York, gun violence survivors shared stories of loss and resilience.
Since the Parkland shooting, eight states have enacted legislation that allows law enforcement to remove guns from individuals deemed a risk to themselves or others.
States Set Aside Millions of Dollars for Crime Victims. But Some Gun Violence Survivors Don’t Get the Funds They Desperately Need.
“There is this money that’s just sitting there and underutilized because people don’t know about it or are unable to access it,” said one expert.
“The point is to demonstrate that as local officials, we’re not helpless," a Piscataway, New Jersey, council member said. "We can use our authority."
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