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NRA Keeps Its Hold on US Politics, Despite School Shootings and Internal Strife

  • NRA to hold annual meeting in Houston after Texas shootings
  • Legal costs to defend itself from trials rose as revenues fell
Inside The National Rifle Association Foundation Annual Meeting
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
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A diminished National Rifle Association opens its annual convention this week in Houston -- confronted with falling revenues, fierce legal challenges and renewed criticism for defending access to weapons used in a spate of deadly shootings.

But it’s still a potent enough player in American politics to draw to its convention former President Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, both beneficiaries of the organization’s generous political spending.