The platforms say they don’t allow users to post blueprints or how-tos for building ghost guns. But the files continue to circulate.
The proposal comes after an investigation by The Trace and The New Yorker found that thieves are exploiting lax security and stealing thousands of weapons that end up on the black market.
A loss of the organization’s tax-exempt status is not the only possibility — nor even the most devastating.
Manufacturers cut lucrative licensing deals that allow toy companies to make replicas of their products. Since 2015, police have killed more than 150 people who were holding look-alike weapons.
The gun group has blamed its money problems on its longtime marketing firm, but a newly unearthed document shows that the financial improprieties reach further.
The request for documents from NRA head Wayne LaPierre, former president Oliver North, and PR agency Ackerman McQueen is another sign of trouble for the group.
One board member suggests otherwise, as reformers fume over a new rule they say is designed to snuff out change.
The embattled executive vice president survived a final leadership challenge as the tumultuous 2019 NRA convention drew to a close.
As New York’s attorney general announces a new investigation, the group’s board appears to rally behind Wayne LaPierre.