Misleading reports exist about several legal matters involving the NRA. This website presents key documents and facts — to set the record straight and allow the public to judge for itself.

 Legal Facts

FOR THE RECORD:
NRA Responds to Report by Senate Finance Committee Democrats

 

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 — The NRA responded today to a report issued by Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee regarding the NRA and Russia. 

“This report promotes a politically motivated and contrived narrative. An avalanche of proof confirms that the NRA, as an organization, was never involved in the activities about which the Democrats write,” says William A. Brewer III, counsel to the NRA. “This report goes to great lengths to try to involve the NRA in activities of private individuals and create the false impression that the NRA did not act appropriately. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
 
Brewer continued, “As noted by the committee Republicans in their rebuttal, this report is a transparent effort to justify yet another ‘fishing expedition’ into the NRA.”
 
Speaking of a 2015 trip to Russia, Andrew Arulanandam, NRA managing director of Public Affairs, said, “Certain NRA members made the trip of their own accord. The record reflects it was not an official NRA trip. NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre was opposed to it and, at his directive, no NRA staff members or employees attended.”

Read the Republican's rebuttal here. 

THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE:
NRA Withdraws L
awsuit in San Francisco; Celebrates Important Legal Victory 

NOVEMBER 7, 2019 — The NRA today withdrew its lawsuit against San Francisco —  and now celebrates the important victory it obtained on behalf of its members.

 

"As has been widely reported, after the Association challenged the unconstitutional resolution, the City beat a hasty retreat and backed down from its wildly illegal blacklisting scheme," says William A. Brewer III, partner at Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors and counsel to the NRA. “The censors are on notice. The NRA will always fight for the Constitution, and will re-file if the City tries anything like this in the future." 

Learn more about the case.

THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE:
NRA Files Amended Complaint Against Ackerman McQueen

OCTOBER 25, 2019 — The NRA today filed an amended complaint against its longtime former advertising vendor, Ackerman McQueen. The action alleges that Ackerman breached its fiduciary duties, engaged in fraudulent billing, and failed to maintain adequate books and records — all in an effort to enrich itself at the expense of the NRA and its members.

Read the amended complaint. 

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