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National Rifle Association

Jindal: Obama Can't 'Touch Our Freedom To Keep And Bear Arms'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) attacked President Barack Obama while speaking in Houston at an annual NRA retreat on Friday. Jindal assured the au...

You Need To See Rick Perry's NRA Intro Video

Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) riled up the crowd at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston on Friday, coming out to an introductory...

Sandy Hook Promise: There Will Be Change

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Francine and David moved from New York City to Newtown to raise a family somewhere safe. They could never have imagined that in that quiet place on a Friday morning, just days before Christmas, gunfire would take their younger son's life.

Mark Kelly Urges NRA Members To Oust Wayne LaPierre

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), continued to lobby for anti-gun violence measures this week, attempting to reach memb...

NRA Meets in Houston to Promote Gun Industry's 'Latest and Greatest Products'

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

While the NRA promises that the annual convention will draw more than 70,000 attendees, left unstated is the fact the vast majority of these participants aren't there to attend the organization's annual "meeting of members" but to see the products of the organization's gun industry patrons.

John Celock

Gun Battle Reignites Border War | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives advanced two more pro-gun measures this week in an effort to compete with neighboring Kans...

NRA Elects New President

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Alabama attorney Jim Porter will be the new president of the National Rifle Association, CNN confirmed Wednesday. Porter is set to take over for o...

NRA Smacked Down In Handgun Sales Lawsuit

Bloomberg | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

A U.S. law that prohibits federally licensed dealers from selling handguns to buyers under the age of 21 was upheld by an appeals court in a lawsuit b...

Do-Nothing Congress Gives Inertia a Bad Name

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If you want to see why the public approval rating of Congress is down in the sub-arctic range all you have to do is take a quick look at how the House and Senate pay worship at the altar of corporations, banks and other special interests at the expense of public need.

The Myth of a Gun "Intensity Gap"

Margie Omero | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

In the wake of the failure of the Senate to pass even a modest background check bill, many around the country are still scratching their heads. How co...

When Planes, Trains and Cars Have Their Own NRA

Art Brodsky | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Art Brodsky

To put the wide-ranging influence of the NRA into perspective, let's try an exercise in alternate history.

The Good, The Bad And The NRA

Rev. Joanna Harader | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Rev. Joanna Harader

In opposing any and all gun control legislation, the NRA argues that we have to let the good guys have guns so they can protect us from the bad guys. Perhaps the NRA spokespeople can try to divide the world into good guys and bad guys. But Christians should not.

The Daily Szep- Newtown

Paul Szep | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Paul Szep


Gun groups, defense contractors buck downward trend in lobbying

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal April 23, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investiga...

Why Wyatt Earp Would Have Put Wayne LaPierre in Jail

Fred Rosen | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Fred Rosen

When Wyatt Earp was Sheriff of Tombstone there was an ordinance in town that barred the public from carrying firearms in public. Citizens and visitors were required to check their weapons at the Sheriff's office or the Grand Hotel. If they did not, they faced imprisonment or fine or both.

Your Opinion Is Irrelevant; The Senate Has Been Assimilated by the NRA

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Who exactly does the NRA represent -- its card-carrying members who were mostly in favor of expanding background checks or the gun manufacturers who thrive on being able to easily sell their machines of death?

NRA spends record money on lobbying this year

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal April 20, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investiga...

'We Must Never Give Up!'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The United States Senate's failure to pass common sense gun safety measures -- the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks to keep guns away from underage or dangerous people, and amendments to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines designed only to kill as many human beings as possible -- is a moral failure of great magnitude. Once again the safety of children has been sacrificed by political leaders in service to the gun lobby. As Americans do we value guns more than the lives of children? Do we really want to continue to have political leaders who kowtow to the threats and money and half-truths of the gun lobby and who think their political jobs are more important than the right of children to live and learn and grow up in safety?

Lost in Boston's Carnage...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Senate fails the nation....

Amanda Terkel

Joe Manchin Keeping NRA Membership, Despite Group's Extreme Views | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) may blame the National Rifle Association for the failure of his background check legislation, but he has no p...

David Keene: Obama 'Bit Off More Than He Could Chew' On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

One day after background checks legislation fell short in the U.S. Senate, National Rifle Association (NRA) President David Keene revealed his opinion...

Christina Wilkie

Busch Beer Heir Deals NRA Serious Blow | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Adolphus Busch IV, heir to the Busch family brewing fortune, resigned his lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association on Thurs...

Minority Rule and What We Can Do About It

Brian Levin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

The gun purchase background checks proposed in the Manchin-Toomey amendment are supported by over 90 percent of Americans. So why couldn't this proposal even pass the Democrat-controlled Senate? We're living under minority rule, and there are a few culprits.

The Background Check Filibuster: 'Who's Laughing Now?'

Michael Keegan | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The 41 Republican and four Democratic senators who voted to filibuster a bipartisan gun sale background check bill yesterday are rightfully losing friends quickly. But these 45 senators still have friends. And it's very telling who those friends are.

U.S. Senate Succumbs to NRA Protection Racket: Filibuster Assures Easy Access to Guns for Criminals, Mentally Ill People and Terrorists

Richard Painter | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Richard Painter

Many taxpayers are tired of supporting a government that spends enormous amounts of money but can't take the most basic steps to protect them and their children from harm.