Thursday, March 7, 2013

NRA official barred from owning guns while under protection from abuse order

62-year-old Richard D'Alauro was charged in 2010 with misdemeanor assault, endangering the welfare of a child and a noncriminal charge of harassment as the result of a domestic dispute with his wife. At the time of his arrest, police confiscated 39 guns (a variety of handguns, shotguns and rifles) from his East Northport, New York home.
Maribeth D'Alauro, who divorced her husband after the incident, said she suffered from "years of domestic violence" and describes her ex-husband as a bully.
In October D'Alauro pleaded guilty to harassment charges, admitting to the court that he intended to "harass, annoy or alarm" his wife "by subjecting her to physical contact." The judge ordered a protection from abuse order against D'Alauro for one year, during which time he is banned from possessing firearms.
D'Aluro is a field representative for the NRA. And while the NRA declined to comment on the case, D'Alauro's lawyer said is was of "no significance whatsoever" that D'Alauro can't possess a gun adding "the NRA does not require its employees to own guns."

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