Following the El Paso and Dayton shootings, Ivanka Trump made several calls to GOP lawmakers in an effort to mobilize support for both universal background checks and so-called red-flag laws, which would allow law enforcement or family members to keep guns from individuals deemed to be dangerous by a court order.
Story continues LaPierre, who rarely speaks to mainstream media outlets, declined requests to be interviewed. LaPierre that even after another round of mass shootings, he was not interested in legislation establishing universal background checks and that his focus would be on the mental health of the gunmen, not their guns.
The gun lobby certainly made sure of it. Debi Millman, a fundraiser based in Los Angeles, suggested it was more realistic than restricting a country already awash with guns. There are allegations that LaPierre expensed hundreds of thousands of dollars in luxury clothing purchased in Beverly Hills and that the NRA has made tens of thousands of dollars in payments to a handful of influential board members.
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