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Bang for the Buck

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The National Rifle Association is one of the most powerful special interest groups in America. We’re investigating how it spends its money.

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Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the NRA

The organization’s leadership is focused on external threats, but the real crisis is of its own making.

By Mike Spies

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New York Attorney General Sues to Dissolve the NRA
August 6, 2020

New York Attorney General Sues to Dissolve the NRA

Calling the gun group “a personal piggy bank” for executives, Letitia James laid out a pattern of financial mismanagement, many details of which were first reported by The Trace.

Lead Reporters

Will Van Sant

Will Van Sant is a staff writer, covering the gun lobby for The Trace. Until 2019, he was an investigative reporter at Newsday.

Mike Spies

Mike Spies covered the NRA for The Trace from June 2015 to June 2019. He is now a reporter at ProPublica.

Stories in this series were reported in collaboration with The New Yorker, ProPublica, Mother Jones, and Politico Magazine.

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