Back before 2016, the Kremlin decided to infiltrate the NRA with the purpose of creating chaos in American democracy. The operation, lead by a banker named Alexander Torshin and his operative Maria Butina, achieved their infiltration objective. They accomplished the defeat of Hillary Clinton and set in place the continuing chaos of American politics.
From Raw Story:
“This reporting [From the Daily Beast] indicates that Alexander Torshin was working with the blessing of the Kremlin, at a minimum,” one European intelligence official told the website. “The NRA is quite powerful, so when you look to influence U.S. politics, you should consider them as a convenient target.”