By Tom Knighton
Ever since Russian Marina Butina was arrested, a number of anti-gunners are absolutely convinced that it somehow signaled the end of the NRA and the gun rights movement as a whole. After all, Butina portrayed herself as a gun rights activist from Russia, someone the pro-Second Amendment crowd could relate to.
Then she was arrested and things changed. Even more, she accepted a plea deal admitting to working for the Russian government.
The problem? Well, Russian President Vladamir Putin says she doesn’t work for him.
Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Thursday that gun rights enthusiast Maria Butina — who pleaded guilty to acting as an agent of the Kremlinby trying to infiltrate US political groups — worked on behalf of his government.
In his end-of-year press conference, the Russian strongman claimed that Butina made the plea because of the threat of a lengthy prison sentence in what he declared was a fabricated case.
Butina, 30, pleaded guilty last week to a conspiracy charge as part of a deal with the feds for trying to infiltrate conservative political groups in the United States. She faces up to six months in prison followed by likely deportation.
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Source:: Bearing Arms