National Rifle Association

NRA’s No. 2 resigns; NRA shuts down NRA-TV

Chris CoxChris Cox, the former head of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), has resigned his position. Last week, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre placed Cox on leave and accused the man many believed to be his evenutal successor of having aided in a failed “coup” attempt against LaPierre by former NRA President Oliver North. In the announcement of Cox’s…

Dick’s ends sales of assault-style rifles in stores

NEW YORK — Dick’s Sporting Goods will immediately halt sales of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. is based just outside of Pittsburgh in a state where the first day of deer hunting season is an unofficial holiday for many families….

House passes concealed carry reciprocity bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would enable holders of concealed carry licenses to legally carry in other states. It passed in the House by a 231-198 vote. The measure also contained an amendment designed to address reporting and other issues with the NICS system. The bill was a top priority of Second Amendment groups, including the…

Pete Brownell elected president of National Rifle Association

Pete Brownell of Montezuma, Iowa, was elected by the National Rifle Association Board of Directors as president May 1 following the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta. An NRA life member, Brownell is the chief executive officer of his longtime family-owned firearm and firearm accessory retailer, Brownells. He brings a record of leadership, a passion for the outdoors and shooting…

Wisconsin Democrats announce new gun safety coalition

MADISON, Wis. — Assembly Democrats announced the creation of a new gun safety advocacy coalition this week, saying they can’t believe Republicans want to further relax Wisconsin’s gun regulations. Reps. Terese Berceau, Melissa Sargent and Lisa Subeck, who all hail from Madison, held a news conference at the state Capitol to announce the formation of the Wisconsin Coalition for Gun Safety….