June 3, 2022 -
The recent National Rifle Association convention in Houston took place just days after a gunman with an AR-15-style rifle killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in the Texas city of Uvalde. Some politicians scheduled to address the gathering canceled even before the shooting, some canceled afterwards — and some showed up anyway.
August 15, 2019 -
Though the National Rifle Association faces numerous investigations into alleged wrongdoing, one of its lobbyists bragged just weeks before the El Paso massacre that 2019 was a "highly successful" year for it in Texas — and that's not the only state where the gun rights group has continued to flex its political muscle.
February 27, 2018 -
While the NRA's contributions to Congress members have been in the spotlight since the Florida school massacre, the group also spends big at the state level — and it's not the only pro-gun group doing so. But the gun lobby doesn't always get what it wants, and pro-gun control interests have dramatically stepped up spending in recent years.