The archetype can be traced back to 1920s detective fiction, when gruff, gun-toting, cigarette-smoking mavericks became heroic figures.
More likely dangers include administrative hassles and fines.
The group's bottom line has been shaky for years. And its board has been unwilling or unable to respond.
With this week's revelations about the extraordinary visit to the US gun lobby by One Nation's James Ashby, and Steve Dickson, Morrison's shilly-shallying became untenable.
Firearms policy is more complex than people often allow, and evidence about what works to reduce gun violence is also not clear-cut.
The Al Jazeera report makes for powerful viewing. But from a journalistic point of view, is it ethical?
Despite impassioned pleas for gun control legislation after 2018's mass shooting at a Florida high school, Congress has failed to pass meaningful reform. Why doesn't policy follow public opinion?
More often than not, the group owes more money than it has available to spend at the end of the year.
SIFA claims it wants to 'simplify, not weaken' gun control laws in Australia. But it's following the same playbook as the NRA in America – and hoping for similar results.
A battle over the Second Amendment is exactly the wrong way to think about the government's role in the firearms industry.
The NRA may fund political candidates but only with cash from U.S. donors. The group could face serious consequences if, as news reports allege, it broke laws and rules.
As Donald Trump prepares to meet with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, here's a detailed explanation of how one goes about subverting democracy via a stooge.
There is a long line of well-armed American preachers -- both real and fictional -- in US history and culture, confirming perhaps the view that true justice cannot be enforced by institutions alone.
America's gun violence debate is at a fever pitch – but it's part of a much deeper cultural reckoning.
Student activists marching Saturday want Congress to enact comprehensive gun control. Here is a selection of stories from our archive that will help you understand the issues raised by the students.
Student activists are presenting important, emotionally powerful counter-narratives to those of the gun lobby. Their success will depend on whether they can sustain these efforts.
Gun control advocates want to shut down the National Rifle Association's online video channel, NRA TV. A scholar looks at what its videos are actually about.
The lightning-quick corporate response to demands for a boycott against the NRA shows that companies can't escape politics in an age saturated with social media.
What are we to make of a society in which young children have a greater sense of moral courage and social responsibility than the zombie adults who make the laws that fail to protect them?
Gunmakers should be at the center of any discussion of the root causes of violence, and a closer look at firearms sales reveals some interesting trends.