Tag: LaPierre, Wayne

Trump Meets With LaPierre to Discuss How N.R.A. Could Support Political Defense

President Trump met on Friday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, to discuss how the N.R.A. could provide financial support for the president’s defense as he faces political headwinds, including impeachment, according to two people familiar with the meeting. It was not clear whether Mr. Trump asked Mr. LaPierre for […]

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Who Paid for the N.R.A.’s ‘Special Projects’ Trip to Russia?

In January, as congressional investigators were examining a trip to Russia by a delegation of its board members and supporters, the National Rifle Association issued a statement of disavowal. “Wayne was opposed to the trip,” the gun group’s outside counsel, William A. Brewer III, said, referring to Wayne LaPierre, the N.R.A.’s chief executive. To bolster […]

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San Francisco Declares the N.R.A. a ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization’

Unsettled by recent mass shootings across the nation, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution this week declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization. The resolution was introduced by Supervisor Catherine Stefani on July 30, two days after a shooting at a garlic festival in Gilroy, Calif., in which three […]

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How Wayne LaPierre Survived a Revolt at the N.R.A.

Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, has confronted threats from all sides this year. He faced a revolt from the N.R.A.’s top lobbyist, its president, its longtime advertising firm and several board members and donors that quickly became public. New documents reviewed by The New York Times show that the effort […]

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A Call With the President Gets the N.R.A. Results

WASHINGTON — President Trump spent at least 30 minutes on the phone Tuesday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, the latest conversation in an aggressive campaign by gun rights advocates to influence the White House in the weeks since the back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. The call ended […]

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Trump Retreats, Again, on Guns

President Trump and his followers delight in his image as a disrupter — a dauntless fighter raring to take on entrenched political interests and sacred cows. But when it comes to addressing America’s gun problem, Mr. Trump has proved both conventional and weak. As the shock fades of this month’s back-to-back massacres in Texas and […]

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Trump’s Pile of Rubble

WASHINGTON — One of the most totemic pictures of the Obama era was a White House photo showing the president bowing to let a 5-year-old black boy touch his hair. As Jackie Calmes reported in The Times, the boy, the son of a departing National Security Council staffer, had shyly told Barack Obama, “I want […]

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New York Expands N.R.A. Inquiry to Group’s Board Members

With the gun debate intensifying in the wake of last weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, the National Rifle Association’s problems deepened Monday evening as the New York attorney general’s office issued a subpoena seeking documents from more than 90 current and former members of the organization’s board. The subpoena is an […]

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Beyond the Grave, the N.R.A.’s $56 Million Donor Lives On

FAIRFAX, Va. — The National Rifle Association’s largest donor is a magazine magnate, avid hunter and gun collector who died a dozen years ago. The gun group has long kept the identities of most donors shrouded in secrecy. It is not required to make them public, and has even resisted turning over records of its […]

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N.R.A. Donor Directs a Revolt Against a ‘Radioactive’ Leader

NASHVILLE — Even as the National Rifle Association has been consumed by relentless and increasingly public infighting, Wayne LaPierre has maintained a firm grip on its leadership. Now one of the gun group’s major benefactors says he is preparing to lead an insurgency among wealthy contributors to oust Mr. LaPierre as chief executive, along with […]

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New N.R.A. Lawsuit Implicates Group’s Second-in-Command

The palace intrigue at the National Rifle Association deepened late Wednesday night as the gun group filed court papers accusing its second-in-command and top lobbyist of complicity in the recent failed coup against its leader, Wayne LaPierre. The accusation came in a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against Oliver North, the N.R.A.’s former […]

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