The NRA official pleaded guilty Oct. 3 to the harassment charge, admitting to Suffolk County Court Judge Toni Bean that he intended to “harass, annoy or alarm” his wife “by subjecting her to physical contact,” a transcript of the proceedings show.Maureen D'Alauro says that assault "is an accurate description" of the incident that led to her then-husband's arrest and the confiscation of his 39 or more guns; she experienced "years of domestic violence," she says, and:
The judge continued an order of protection against D’Alauro for one year, banning him from owning or purchasing firearms until Oct. 3, 2013. At that time, D’Alauro, who is 62, will be allowed to rearm, and the police will be required to return his guns—a prospect his former wife says she finds terrifying.
She called her ex-husband a “bully” who acted at home with the same confrontational behavior that NRA leaders use in politics.The NRA isn't commenting on the fact that its employee is legally barred from owning guns for domestic violence. But this could be an opportunity for the gun lobby group: "The NRA: America's abusive husband" is a slogan that might well appeal to many of its members.
“They are cut from the same cloth,” she said.