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Entries by Andrew Reinbach from 12/2012

The NRA and the GOP: The Right Goes Down in Flames

| Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

When you pair LaPierre's appearance with the collapse of the House Republicans' so-called Plan B to avert the fiscal cliff--a crisis they created in August 2011 by refusing at gun-point to allow a routine rise in the debt ceiling--it's clear that the wheels are completely off the right wing enterprise.

The NRA's Lie About Guns, the Constitution, and History

| Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

I'm sorry to have to burst the NRA's bubble, but the legislative history following the Second Amendment's passage very clearly supports the opposite of what they say. In 1789, the militia was intended to substitute for a standing Army, and to defend the government from insurrection.