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Mike Spies covered the NRA for The Trace from June 2015 to June 2019. He is now a reporter at ProPublica.
Bang for the Buck
The organization’s leadership is focused on external threats, but the real crisis is of its own making.
Why Ricky Byrdsong's widow continues to tell his story.
Despite backing NRA-approved bills over the years, the Vermont senator doesn't make the grade with the gun lobby group.
"Next thing you know,” says an ex-writer for an NRA magazine, “you’re a communist, socialist, anti-American who hates the Constitution.”
The Business of Guns
How the tiny village of Cherrydale, Va., became the target of tremendous ire from gun-rights activists.
Misdemeanor drug charges mean that the Charleston suspect wouldn't have been blocked by a background check.
The filmmakers behind the groundbreaking documentary chronicling the personal cost of American gun violence.
Q & A
Hunters like Randy Newberg are standing up to state lawmakers in the West as they push to gain control of public lands.
The Gun Lobby
By following his own money, investigative reporter Alan Berlow unearthed a number of revelations about the secretive organization.
"It’s a crime of opportunity.”