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Court Banned NRA Official Richard D’Alauro from Owning Guns due to Spousal Abuse

| by Michael Allen
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Maribeth D’Alauro, the former wife of Richard D’Alauro, a top official with the National Rifle Association (NRA), says that “years of domestic violence” caused a judge to bar her ex-husband from carrying a gun.

According to the New York Daily News, police confiscated 39 firearms, including at least 16 handguns, from the home of Richard D’Alauro in 2010 because of a confrontation with his then-wife.

Suffolk County records showed that authorities filed misdemeanor charges against Richard for assault and endangering a child after the incident on Sept. 1, 2010.

Richard later pleaded guilty to a non-misdemeanor harassment charge after admitting that he tried to “harass, annoy or alarm” his wife with “physical contact.”

Due to a court order, Richard cannot purchase or own a firearm until Oct. 3, 2013.

Maribeth told the New York Daily News that she is terrified at the thought that her former husband will be able to own guns again.

Richard’s attorney, John Ray, insisted that the court order had “no significance whatsoever” because the “NRA does not require its employees to own guns.”

But Sari Friedman, an attorney for Maribeth, said: “A man who has an order of protection against him … is a poor spokesman for the NRA."

Source: New York Daily News