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>> Since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, gun control advocates have taken sharper aim at the National Rifle Association, which they say stands in the way of any meaningful gun restrictions. But there's a more radical, insurgent wing inside the NRA that thinks the lobbying group doesn't go far enough in its defense of gun rights.
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Reuters correspondent Daniel Trotta has been following the so-called Gundamentalist group, which is rattling the NRA's board.>> The Gundamentalists, or the No Compromise Movement, or Second Amendment absolutists, whatever the term you may wanna use, really views the text of the Second Amendment in its truest form, in its purest form, and by that they take any measure of gun control to be a violation of the Second Amendment, and views the leadership as too soft, too conciliatory, eager to make compromises on larger political questions regarding the Second Amendment.
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And that's what we discovered, is that they are very vibrant and seem to be growing.>> At the NRA's annual convention in Dallas this year, about 100 members of the No Compromise Movement marched through the event blasting the NRA for what they saw as bowing to political pressure by calling on the government to review bump stocks following the Las Vegas massacre.
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>> Hey everyone, I'm Adam Kraut.>> They also rallied for this guy, their candidate for NRAs board of directors.>> Adam Kraut became the candidate for the Gundamentalists the last two years, he's a Second Amendment lawyer and he also has something of a following through his video blog seen on Youtube, and faced significant obstacles from the NRA leadership itself.
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>> The board passed new bylaws making it difficult for candidates to win a seat unless they're handpicked by a nominating committee. It also more than doubled the number of votes needed to win by petition.>> On top of that, it was quite notable that Marion Hammer, one of the NRAs most famous lobbyists and a past president, wrote a fairly scathing column on the website
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thinly veiled, that was attacking Krout and his followers, talking about them as the evil within, as if these people were secretly scheming to take over control of the NRA.
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I think it really showed that there was concern from the NRA leadership about this group.>> Kraut got 67,000 votes, just 4,000 short of winning a board seat, but Trotta says the internal fight has only just begun, with Gundamentalists already gearing up for next year's elections.