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Nra Annual Meeting

The NRA Has a New Reason for Gun Owners to Buy More Guns

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The problem with using crime as a rationale for owning guns is that violent crime in the United States keeps going down. For that matter, so does the percentage of older, white men, who just happen to be the demographic that buys and owns most of the guns.

Palin: 'Waterboarding Is How We'd Baptize Terrorists' If I Were In Charge

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

Sarah Palin wants terrorists to know how the United States would deal with them if she were president. Speaking Saturday at the National Rifle Asso...

The NRA: Gun Industry Trade Association Masqerading as a Shooting Sports Foundation

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Since 2005, gun industry "corporate partners," as the NRA likes to call them, have donated between $19.3 million and $60.2 million to the NRA. This partnership will be on full display at the annual meeting -- which itself is sponsored by firearm accessories vendor MidwayUSA.

NRA Pushing Universal Gun Laws At Annual Meeting

AP | By CHARLES D. WILSON | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less ...

NRA Leader Claims Obama Fueled By 'Revenge'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

James Porter, who was recently elected as the new president of the National Rifle Association, claimed Obama's push for gun control is motivated by "r...

'How Many Bostonians Wish They Had A Gun Two Weeks Ago?'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre sparked controversy on Saturday when he asked, "How many Bostonians wished they had a gun two weeks ago?" ...

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.

NRA Meets in MO -- State Ranks #1 in Black Homicide Victimization, Most Involving Guns

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

This week, our nation's self-proclaimed "oldest civil rights organization" is setting up camp in St. Louis, Missouri, for its annual meeting and gun industry exposition, a celebration of Freedom!, Freedom!, and yes, even more Freedom!

NRA Receives Millions from Gun Industry "Corporate Partners"

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business
Josh Sugarmann

We have found that the National Rifle Association (NRA) receives millions of dollars directly from domestic and foreign gun manufacturers and other members of the firearms industry through an organized corporate outreach program.

NRA Annual Meeting: No Guns Allowed

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

So why is the NRA allowing its leadership, membership, and special guests to be forced to undergo the indignity of being stripped of their guns with little more than a whimper? Well, because to do otherwise would frankly be nuts.