Gun Groups Question Democrats Motive Behind NRA Congressional Investigations

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (Photo: NRA)

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) are questioning the motives behind the six ongoing congressional investigations of the National Rifle Association.

“Is this a deliberate effort by anti-gun-rights Congressional Democrats to overwhelm the organization’s leadership and prevent NRA from fulfilling its mission to protect the Second Amendment?” asks SAF and CCRKBA in a recent press release.

The probes are specifically looking at the gun lobby’s alleged financial and political ties to Russia, its close relationship with the Trump administration and its financial contributions to Trump’s 2016 campaign. Of the six, four were launched in 2019 leaving SAF Founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb to question the timing of the investigations.

“With Democrats in control of the House, promising to push a full slate of gun control measures, that seems just a little curious,” said Gottlieb, alluding to, among other bills, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112, legislation that would criminalize private transfers and extend background check wait times from three days to 10 days.

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“Are these investigations legitimate,” Gottlieb wondered, “or are they a deliberately choreographed attempt to distract the NRA’s focus when it needs to be concentrating on the battle now developing on Capitol Hill?”

One can argue that the NRA needs all its available time, money and manpower to fight off the Bloomberg-funded assault on the Second Amendment. And any resources dedicated to clearing its name before Congress are resources not being utilized to defend one’s right to keep and bear arms.

“We’ve been delighted to work with NRA on a number of efforts,” added Gottlieb, “including our successful lawsuits against the 2005 post-Katrina gun grab in New Orleans, the San Francisco gun ban, our joint challenge of Seattle’s attempted parks gun ban and our ongoing federal lawsuit against a gun control initiative in Washington State. So, when we see this kind of congressional onslaught at the same time Beltway anti-gunners are trying to ram through an aggressive gun control agenda, let’s just say our radar is up.”

Gottlieb suggested that if the NRA did engage in some sort of malfeasance then it will have some explaining to do.

“Otherwise,” he said, “all of this may amount to a lot of smoke and mirrors designed to not simply distract NRA but to discredit it in the eyes of its members, supporters and allies when we all should be working together to defend our fundamental rights at a time when they are under unceasing attack.”

The 2018 midterms marked the first time anti-gun forces outspent the NRA during an election cycle, as GunsAmerica reported. There is good reason to believe that this will continue as the gun-prohibition lobby has shown no signs of slowing down. Let’s hope that the NRA sails through these investigations with flying colors.

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • ED RAMBO March 13, 2019, 1:34 am

    This is what happens when the Communists start running things, just look at what they’ve done to Commie-Fornia.

  • Mr. Sparkles March 10, 2019, 8:32 am

    If you can’t dazzle them with your political brilliance, baffle them with your partisan bullshit.

  • Barry March 8, 2019, 10:46 am

    The ONLYperson ,organization that has had questionable contact with the Russians is Hillary and the Dems
    When does that investigation start

  • Doug March 8, 2019, 4:32 am

    Ok folks, when do we the American people March on every State capital and DC to protest all of these unconstitutional law dealing with the 2nd Amendment and the rest and demand resignations of all the politicians who vote for and draft such laws. This has gone on long enough and has to stop.

    • Dan March 8, 2019, 5:10 am

      Aint never gonna happen. How do you march against the government when your rent is due in two weeks?

      • ES March 8, 2019, 8:56 am

        Exactly. Almost, and I reiterate, almost all gun owners are employed. Some of course are retired that actually worked a full time job most of their lives. The only way to march on Washington, and the anti-gun lobby know this, is for every employed gun owner takes the day in question off and show up as did the lady’s march on Trump last year. Mind you, it will need to come down to a march, protest, and jamming the phone lines of our congress to stop this massive movement now underway. Unless we (gun owners) are ready to do what the unemployed stay-at-home gun control freaks do, show up in-mass, our rights will continue to do dwindle and be removed. I would gladly take time off from work and fly to Washington for a mass-rally but I am in the minority when it comes to time off the job. Once gun confiscation starts, and it’s coming, you will either see Americans killing Americans or “they” start to arrest gun owners one town/county/city at a time. This will be an extremely sad day in our country as I have been in the Middle East and parts outside and there is more than enough hatred against Americans let alone fighting internally, which was accomplished during the Vietnam War and exactly what the Democratics or Socialists are hoping for…

    • Kevin McCarthy March 8, 2019, 1:14 pm

      Great idea that should never happen. Gun owners and conservatives have no 1A rights in America. Look at what the kids with the MAGA hats went through. If we had a march I am 100% sure violent counter protesters would arrive. No different than what the Washington state gun owners went though protesting their new laws – their legal gathering was blasted by sound systems and anti-gunners trying to goad them into violence. Done in DC, it would be worse. Such a march would be a lightning rod for every liberal cause from illegal immigration to food stamp benefits – ill mannered counter protester would come out of the wood work like some zombie movie.

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