So Far, NRA Not Defending Gun Owners In New Controversies

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After Philando Castile was shot to death last week by a police officer in Minnesota, his girlfriend said he had told the officer he had a gun and a license to carry it legally, and had been reaching for the proof in his wallet. The shooting led many to wonder whether the National Rifle Association would defend Castile’s Second Amendment rights, reports the Washington Post. When Mark Hughes was mistakenly identified as a suspect in the massacre of Dallas law enforcement officers and inundated with death threats as a photo of him marching with an AR-15 rifle over his shoulder made the rounds on social media, people asked whether the gun rights group that lobbied for Texas’s open-carry law stand behind him?

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