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NRA Backs Lawsuit Over Gun Registry Fears

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association said on Wednesday it supports a lawsuit brought by civil rights groups to strike down th...

NRA Pours Money Into Recall Of Colorado Senators

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Two Colorado state senators facing a historic recall election next week are now also going against a ramped up financial contribution from the Nationa...

What the Media Won't Say About Chris Lane's Murder

Will Bunch | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Will Bunch

While no one can reasonably claim that this Oklahoma tragedy has been ignored, there's one aspect of the killing that jumps off the page, and yet -- but for a couple of isolated exceptions -- has been all but banned as a topic for discussion.

LaPierre Warns Tea Party Targeting 'Could Easily Spread' To Gun Lovers

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, warned "Americans who cherish the Second Amendment" that the scandal surro...

NRA Video Promotes Ted Nugent's Fave Hobby: Shooting Feral Pigs From Helicopters

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Seeing what a feral hog hunt actually looks like, and knowing that he's a cheerful promoter as well as participant, Nugent's "joke" about gunning down "South Central" residents now has a dark visual resonance.

Christina Wilkie

NRA President Wins Conservation Award The Day His Group Targets Wildlife Nonprofits

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Alabama Wildlife Federation bestowed its highest honor, the "Conservationist of the Year" award, on National Rifle Association pres...

Christina Wilkie

You'll Never Guess Who Made The NRA's New Enemies List

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a move bizarrely reminiscent of its "anti-gun" enemies list, the National Rifle Association announced a new plan Friday to target sci...

The Town the Militia Took Over

Josh Horwitz | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre once famously told a CPAC gathering that "the guys with the guns make the rules." In the town of Gilberton, Pennsylvania, he might have finally found the perfect test case for his insane vision of America.

NRA Petitions Supreme Court On Gun Law

Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

In a Monday court filing, the National Rifle Association asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a 1968 law that prevents licensed gun dealers fro...

NRA Makes Outrageous Appeal

Salon | Jillian Rayfield | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a federal law that prevents federally licensed gun owners from selling handguns...

We Must Do Better: Look at the Facts

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The gun lobby has been enriching gun manufacturers at the expense of our children's safety for far too long. For years the National Rifle Association has blocked the truth and actively fought against the passage and enforcement of gun safety laws.

Ted Nugent Justifies Racial Profiling

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

Ted Nugent, the perpetually provocative hard rock guitarist, said earlier this week that black Americans should be profiled in the same manner that di...

Will the Killing of Trayvon Martin Catalyze a Movement Like Emmett Till Did?

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The eerie parallels between the shooting of Trayvon Martin and the murder of Emmett Till 58 years ago -- including the outrageous acquittals of their killers -- remind us that despite many years of racial progress, our criminal justice system remains a bastion of bias and bigotry.

Ted Nugent: George Zimmerman Should Sue Trayvon's Parents

Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

The ever-controversial Ted Nugent is not one to keep his opinions to himself, let alone keep quiet on an issue as racially and politically charged as ...

What's Next for the NRA: Arming Young Black Males

Spencer Critchley | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Since the NRA believes guns make their owners and others around them safer, I'm sure we can count on the group throwing the bulk of its effort into making sure young black males are carrying guns, ASAP.

Nugent Celebrates Zimmerman Verdict

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Rock musician Ted Nugent responded Sunday to the acquittal of George Zimmerman by calling his killing of Trayvon Martin "the purest form of self-defen...

Justice Denied

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The outrage over the killing of an unarmed Black teenager who was doing nothing wrong must continue until some semblance of justice is achieved. Let us refuse to be silent until the killing of Black mothers' sons is as important as the killing of White mothers' sons.

NRA's Ted Nugent Jokes About Gunning Down South Central LA Residents Like Feral Hogs

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Why is it that National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent gets away with joking about machine-gunning South Central Los Angeles residents from a helicopter, equating them with the feral hogs he likes to hunt in the same manner?

George Zimmerman Explodes the NRA Fantasy of the Armed Citizen

Spencer Critchley | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

It can be hard to tell how much of it is driven by cynicism and how much is honest paranoia, but there's no denying the commitment with which the NRA promotes the fantasy that an armed America is a safer America.

NRA Ups Attack On Dem Ally

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association is stepping up its attacks on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) over a gun-buyer background check bill he's co-sponsored. T...

The Real Reason One Side Seems Louder in the Debate About Gun Violence

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Together the Facebook pages of five gun violence prevention groups total slightly more than 100,000 supporters and this number probably represents numerous duplicates. The NRA is just shy of 2.5 million. That's a joke, and not a funny joke.

Gabby Giffords Meets George Bush Sr.

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -- Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords has met with former President George H.W. Bush during her national tour to push fo...

That Gun Changed Our Lives Forever

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anger and jealousy do not last forever, but a gunshot fired in an impulsive rage often does. Easy accessibility to lethal guns makes a fatal difference over and over again.

Guns Lost, Stolen or Strayed

Michael Winship | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

The president ordered the Justice Department's beleaguered Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to deliver an annual report on lost and stolen firearms in the United States. It makes for fascinating, disturbing reading

Shooting It All in Las Vegas

Michael Winship | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Solving gun violence should be a primary goal of law enforcement but government departments remain hamstringed by budget cuts and hiring freezes, not to mention the relentless bigfooting of the NRA, firearms manufacturers and the rest of the gun lobby.