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National Rifle Association

The Truth About Chicago's Falling Murder Rate

Eric Boehlert | Posted 06.19.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

There's been surprisingly little media discussion about whether Chicago's strict gun laws, routinely ridiculed by the right-wing, might actually be working. While it's difficult to determine why crime rises and falls, to blame a policy when rates rise and ignore it when they drop doesn't make sense.

Calls For Action, Moment Of Silence Take Place Six Months After Newtown

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The town where 20 children and six educators were massacred in December went silent for a moment Friday, six months later, at a...

Let's Hear It for the NRA, Again. And Again.

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The mass killings in Santa Monica didn't get as much attention nationally as some of the other (many other) recent mass killings, but perhaps that's because only five people were killed. But the killer had 1,300 rounds of ammunition. I repeat, 1,300 rounds of ammunition.

The NRA Goes After Its Longtime Ally

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association is out with a new ad going after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who until recently had a sterling record with the group. ...

NRA Backs Law Seeking Limits On Gun-Control Lobbying

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Fresh off a series of legislative victories across the country, the National Rifle Association has launched a new effort starting...

It Didn't Have to Happen

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A law requiring Levi Reed's grandfather to store his gun safely might have saved Noah McGuire's life. Enough is enough. It is time for responsible citizens everywhere to stand up to the gun lobby and demand that politicians pass common sense gun safety and safe storage laws.

Castor Bean Control

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

The fool has signed his own warrant. Even he knows that of all the fundamentally lethal implements, only guns have a special dispensation from God and Jefferson.

This Is How The NRA Ends

The New Republic | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

On April 17, the bill to expand background checks on gun buyers failed in the Senate, and the fatalistic shrugs in Washington were so numerous they we...

Can NRA Tactics Sell Keystone and "Energy Independence?"

D.A. Barber | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
D.A. Barber

If you've noticed the rhetoric about the Keystone pipeline heating up lately, it's because the folks at the American Petroleum Institute are getting nervous. Fighting a four-year PR battle against the reality of climate change isn't easy, so API brought in the big guns.

The NRA's Perverted View of America

Josh Horwitz | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

The NRA didn't just throw down the gauntlet to our government in Houston. It also articulated a vision of America and its ideals that is the antithesis of what our Founders intended, and which would mean the absolution of our Constitution.

In Our Sights

Jim Worth | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

Until we become smart enough to recognize what other civilized countries have found -- that stricter gun control saves lives -- we're destined to repeat the tragedies of Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, and Virginia Tech again and again and again.

Why Ted Nugent Should Migrate to Mexico Illegally

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.17.2013 | Comedy
Sanjay Sanghoee

By migrating illegally, Ted Nugent is sticking it to Mexico by giving them a taste of their own medicine. Let's see how the Mexicans like it when Ted Nugent tunnels in under the border!

My Life With Guns

Gloria Duffy | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Gloria Duffy

The NRA's suggestions that the problem of school violence be addressed by bringing armed guards to school campuses or arming teachers is a further attempt to drum up business for the gun companies. What do we need to do?

Governor Signs Strict Gun-Control Measure

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 05.16.2013 | DC

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a gun-control measure to give Maryland some of the nation's tightest gun laws and the National Rifle...

This Is What Happens When The Gun Industry Sees Kids As Customers

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie & Nick Wing | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

The percentage of American households that reported owning guns dropped more than 40 percent between 1977 and 2010, according to surveys by the Univer...

Don't Shoot -- Organize!

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

There is an alternative to force, blood, and suffering. It's called democracy. Yes, there is plenty of injustice, greed and sheer wickedness. But don't mourn the fact -- organize.

The Letter From the NRA that You Will Never See

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Sanjay Sanghoee

The following piece may seem like comedy but it's really political satire, which basically means it's about serious issues that make Americans so uncomfortable that I need to dress them up in humor just to talk about them.

Dem Senator Still Bothered By Senate Failure

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Nearly a month removed from watching his background checks legislation fall flat on the Senate floor, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) revealed Thursday wha...

NRA Launches Ad Backing Kelly Ayotte

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association is running a new television spot in support of Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), who recently voted against bipartisan legisl...

Christina Wilkie

New NRA President Reflects Shift In Gun Group's Strategy | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The newly elected president of the National Rifle Association, James Porter II, opened the NRA's annual convention this past weekend by ...

Amanda Terkel

Sen. Tom Coburn Pushes Gun Amendments On Water Resources Bill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is attempting to attach two pro-gun amendments to a water resources bill that the Senate is scheduled to take ...

Manchin 'Frustrated' With NRA After Senate Failure

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) said Tuesday that he is "frustrated" with the National Rifle Association, charging the gun lobbying group with spreading mis...

Gun Owners of America Is 'Primarying' the NRA From the Right

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

This kind of extremism represents a real challenge to the NRA. If they don't step up, they could lose credibility and eventually even leadership of the gun movement to a group like Gun Owners of America.

NRA Honors 3-Year-Old As Youngest Lifetime Member

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

While most 3-year-olds might hope to get toys for their birthday, Elaih Wagan of Austin, Texas, got a more unusual gift this past weekend in the form ...

Apologize to the NRA?

Bert Heyman | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Bert Heyman

Apologize to the NRA, I don't think so; they should apologize to us for filling us with fear and hate, just to enrich themselves and their personal agendas.