Day: May 11, 2021

NRA Headquarters
Gun Politics
Stephen Gutowski

NRA ‘Hail Mary’ Flops as Bankruptcy Dismissed

The National Rifle Association’s plan to counter a New York lawsuit hit a major setback on Tuesday after its bankruptcy case was dismissed. Federal Judge Harlin Hale ruled the gun group’s attempt to relocate to Texas in response to litigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D.) targeting the group could not go through. Judge Hale agreed with James in her argument the NRA, whose leaders repeatedly publicly touted the financial strength of the organization during the case, was not trying to address legitimate financial concerns. Instead, the judge concluded, the group was inappropriately trying to use the bankruptcy

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Taurus G3 9mm pistol with targets and bullets in the background
Gun Politics
Stephen Gutowski

Study: Gun Buybacks Don’t Work

Gun buybacks don’t reduce crime and may actually make things worse, according to a new study released this month. Researchers working with the National Bureau of Economic Research looked at almost 25 years of data to analyze whether buybacks in 100 different US cities had reduced gun crime. They concluded the programs were “an inefficient use of taxpayers’ dollars.”

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