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NRA Scores Policy Win at High Court in Dark Time for Gun Group

The exhibition floor during the National Rifle Association annual convention in Houston, Texas, on May 28.

The exhibition floor during the National Rifle Association annual convention in Houston, Texas, on May 28.

Photographer: Mark Felix/Bloomberg

The US Supreme Court’s decision establishing for the first time a constitutional right to carry a handgun outside the home for self-defense is a bright spot in what’s been a bleak time for the National Rifle Association.

The gun rights group has faced unprecedented challenges in recent years. They include financial strain and an investigation and lawsuit brought by the New York State attorney general alleging fraud and misuse of the nonprofit’s funds by Wayne LaPierre, who has led the NRA since 1991, and other senior executives.