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New NRA Head Attacks Rep. McBath: She Won for Being a “Minority Female”

HeadlineMay 07, 2019

The new head of the National Rifle Association, Carolyn Meadows, has apologized after coming under fire for attacking fellow Georgian, Democratic freshman Congressmember Lucy McBath, claiming in an interview with the Marietta Daily Journal that McBath only won her seat because she is a “minority female”—not because she advocated for gun control reform. Congressmember McBath, whose African-American 17-year-old son Jordan Davis was shot dead in 2012 at a Florida gas station, campaigned on a gun control platform and said she was inspired to run for office after witnessing the student activism following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Previous NRA head Oliver North was ousted last week after he threatened to reveal evidence of corruption against longtime chief executive Wayne LaPierre and after New York’s attorney general opened an investigation into the NRA’s tax-exempt status.

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