NRA: The 'growing storm' challenging groups' legendary clout & power

The Guardian

After the National Rifle Association spent a record $30m plus to help elect Donald Trump president it had high hopes for its gun rights agenda, but Trump’s victory has been a mixed blessing, with the NRA currently facing a bevy of political, regulatory and financial headaches, say gun analysts and NRA veterans. Last December two watchdog groups filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging the NRA illegally coordinated a $25m television ad campaign in 2016 with the Trump campaign, enabling them to “advance a unified, coordinated election strategy”. The complaint by the Campaign Legal Center and the Giffords Law Center to prevent Gun Violence charges that the NRA and the Trump campaign used the same four executives at two firms located at the same address to buy their ads.

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