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Can Gun Control Advocates Ever Wield As Much Influence As The NRA? A Test Case

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The NRA has a lock on communicating with the gun-owning community, but a majority of Americans don't own guns. So how do you engage this usually-silent majority to counteract the power and influence of the NRA?

Gun Violence Is A Public Health Issue -- Doctors Should Treat It That Way

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

As so much of the current gun debate is generated by fear -- fear of crime, fear of violence, fear of government -- physicians should bring their clinical experiences in managing fear to this debate and thus provide patients with sound and effective alternatives to picking up a gun.

Is the NRA's Opposition to Background Checks Really About the Constitution -- Or Something Else?

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

We may be headed towards Round 2 of the gun control fight, in which case the NRA will begin kicking and screaming about how expanding the national criminal background check system will ultimately lead to the confiscation of guns. But is the argument really about "constitutional rights"? Or is the real argument about something else?

The Daily Szep -- Chicken

Paul Szep | Posted 06.19.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


The Daily Szep -- The Flag

Paul Szep | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Paul Szep


The Daily Szep -- Updated Congressional Logo

Paul Szep | Posted 05.29.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Christina Wilkie

NRA Lobbying Topped $3 Million In 2012 | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association and its government affairs subsidiary, the Institute for Legislative Action, spent more than $3 million l...

Does the NRA Hold a Gun to Congress' Head?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

As incredulous as it may seem, thanks to Congress, gun victims and their families cannot sue gun manufacturers, but the shooter could if his gun did not work properly. So if history is any predictor of the future, the talk of new gun control legislation by Congress is likely to go nowhere.

Sam Stein

Why The Gun Rights Lobby Is The Baddest Force In Politics | Sam Stein | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the spring of 2010, Democrats began charting out their legislative response to a Supreme Court ruling that allowed unlimited spending...

Voters Pry NRA's Influence Out of Its Hands

Margie Omero | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

Candidates feeling cowed by NRA influence should fear no more. NRA spending this cycle was ineffective -- or at least insufficient.