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NRA turmoil creates rift among some big donors

Joe Olson was once such a passionate supporter of the National Rifle Association that he pledged to bequeath several million dollars from his estate to the gun organization upon his death. But the steady drip of investigations and misspending allegations and a shakeup at the top ranks of the NRA …

New Zealand gun owners turn over their weapons for money

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics. Police said they paid more than 430,000 New Zealand …

The N.R.A.’s Questionable, Unreported Donations to Wayne LaPierre’s Wife’s Charity | The New Yorker

The N.R.A. Foundation describes itself as “America’s leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports.” Each year, the foundation—which is a nonpolitical arm of the National Rifle Association, and can accept tax-deductible contributions—takes in tens of millions of dollars, mostly from small donors. Of that, it steers about twenty …