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National Rifle Association

Taking Gun Laws Seriously

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The gun lobby's refrain, "Guns don't kill people. People kill people" represents a well-disguised fallacy -- one that recently proved surprisingly persuasive to the highest court in Massachusetts, a state long known for its strong gun laws.

Senators Choke on Gun Lobby Hypocrisy

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

This is not about states making the rules for gun ownership. It's about the NRA making the rules.

Senate Vote at Noon on Nationalizing Concealed Handgun Laws

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

After more than two decades, at noon today the gun lobby's efforts to enact a national concealed handgun law will have its first chance at success when the U.S. Senate votes.

Senate Set to Nationalize Concealed Handgun Laws That Have Killed 7 Cops, 44 Private Citizens

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

For over two decades a top priority of the gun lobby has been establishing and expanding state laws that allow the carrying of concealed handguns by private citizens. This effort may culminate as early as today.

The Brady Campaign Endorses Judge Sotomayor For The U.S. Supreme Court

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Judge Sotomayor's background and her experience as a prosecutor have given her an invaluable understanding of the devastating impact of gun violence on families and communities.

Planes, Guns and Terrorists

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Should suspected terrorists be blocked from buying guns before they commit a violent crime? The gun lobby apparently doesn't think so.

The Gun Lobby's Two Faces on Judge Sotomayor

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

NRA officials seem to say one thing while their surrogates say another. Either NRA leaders are afraid of showing their weakness, or they have lost control of their message -- or both.

Is Gun Control a Cultural Issue?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Why is gun control considered a "cultural" issue, when those who value guns support various forms of gun control?

Gunmakers Now Last Unregulated Industry

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Guns are now the only consumer product manufactured in America not regulated by a federal agency for health and safety.

Hate Acts and the NRA's Extreme Rhetoric

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Please take a moment this weekend to read Bob Herbert's column published today in the New York Times. His message is long overdue: Even with the mur...

90 Percent of Mexican Crime Guns Come From U.S., Says GAO

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Sugarmann

So much for NRA chief Wayne LaPierre's oft-repeated claim that Mexican gun traffickers don't bother to "trifle with paperwork at U.S. gun stores."

Consequences of Hate

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

Von Brunn was under federal observation for years. That should have prevented a felon like him from ever purchasing a deadly weapon again. But it didn't and the question is why not?

James von Brunn, Yet Another Guy With a Gun Making the Rules

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Sometimes words are more than just words. Especially when those listening have their finger on the trigger of a gun.

Putting a Stop to Pay-Per-View and Pay-to-Kill Hunting

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The Sportsmanship in Hunting Act would ban the remote shooting of live animals over the Internet and the trophy shooting of exotic mammals held captive inside fenced enclosures.

Scott Roeder: Latest Guy With a Gun Who Made the Rules

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

"The guys with the guns make the rules" was the rallying cry Wayne LaPierre of the NRA offered attendees at this year's CPAC convention.

The NRA Befriends the Credit Card

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The NRA is never concerned who its legislative companions are so long as it gets what it wants. It did.

NRA Off Target in Protecting Poachers

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The NRA chose to take the side of criminals, arguing that there should be an acceptable level of illegal activity since hunters just can't restrain themselves.

Steele: Americans Need Guns To Defend Against Terrorists

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, RNC Chairman Michael Steele spoke at the National Rifle Association's (NRA) "Celebration of American Values" Leadership Forum. During his speec...

Palin Skipping NRA Fundraiser, Won't Get Specially Crafted Rifle

The Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The National Rifle Association Foundation will not present an assault weapon to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at an upcoming banquet despite media reports a...

The First 100 Days and Guns

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The recent incidents of gun violence are just discrete examples of the estimated 84 Americans who die on average each day in our nation from guns. Yet in the White House, the response remains muted.

Arthur Delaney

Sarah Palin To Be Given Huge Engraved Assault Rifle

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A custom firearms manufacture plans to give Sarah Palin a smokin' gift at a May banquet of the National Rifle Association, according to RedState. NR...

Mass Shooting Template -- Repeat as Necessary

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

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Insurrectionism Goes "Mainstream"

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Far from protecting liberty, insurrectionism deprives American citizens of their freedom.

Post Passover Ponderings

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sam Greenfield

Two thousand six hundred dollars for a seat in Yankee Stadium? For that money, do i get a lap dance during the seventh inning stretch?

NRA Has No Dog in This Hunt

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

The National Rifle Association says it's about defense of the Second Amendment. But more and more, it's about doing harm to man's best friend.