NRA Is Back After Long Period Of Controversies, Lawsuits, Says Expert, Critic

  • Former president Donald Trump (R.) spoke to the NRA in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, four years after the group’s last gathering down the road from the country’s most famous speedway. Both have suffered significant setbacks since the 2019 Annual Meeting, but both appear to be–at least momentarily–resurgent at this year’s event.
  • Evidence of an NRA upswing was evident to everyone in attendance by both the increase in spectators at Trump’s speech and members pursuing the exhibit floor. The NRA reported attendance was up from 61,254 last year to 77,246 this year–a 26 percent increase.
  • The resurgence for each presents an opportunity to build back toward the kind of political power they wielded only a few years ago.