Editor’s note: VT is a strong supporter of weapons ownership, we even manufacture and sell weapons (legally) and design special operations systems used by the US and key allies.
On the other hand, we don’t like the NRA so much and have reason to believe they manipulate gun and ammunition prices on behalf of corrupt manufacturing and distribution groups that finance their parties with little girls and boys for the taking. We know this to be true. Now this?
UK Guardian: During the National Rifle Association’s May 2016 convention where Donald Trump won the organisation’s coveted endorsement, board member David Keene hosted a private dinner that drew three Russian lifetime NRA members: a since-convicted Kremlin influence agent, her handler and mentor, and a previously unreported Russian who chairs a defense industry foundation, the Guardian has learned.
For the powerful five million member NRA, the Russia ties of Keene and other NRA bigwigs are political and legal headaches that won’t go away – not with the FBI and congressional panels pursuing lengthy probes into the Kremlin’s alleged scheme to influence the pro gun giant’s top brass, other conservative groups and US politicians.
In fact, as American politics has become consumed with the impact of Russia’s attempt to disrupt the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, the NRA and some top board members have also become ensnared in Russia-related investigations, delivering an unexpected blow as the NRA’s links to Russia come under increasingly close examination.
Read full article at TheGuardian.com