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The New Normal: America Desensitized to Gun Deaths, Politicians Paralyzed by Gun Lobby

Gavin Newsom | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

How many people have to die before we realize that the only thing the truly stops a bad guy is not letting them get their hands on a gun in the first place?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senators Attacked Over NRA Influence | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive group CREDO Action launched a new attack Wednesday targeting the senators who voted against legislation to expand background...

The NRA's Terror Campaign Against Congress Kicks Into High Gear

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The agreement to back near universal background checks on gun sales was a hopeful signal that at least some previous hardcore congressional gun lobby shills finally got the message that an aroused public wants action -- any action -- to pass long thwarted meaningful gun control curbs.

Democrats Have Few Cards to Play on Gun Control

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took much heat from some Democrats and gun control advocates for in effect dumping provisions for restarting the ban...

A Lifelong Hunter and Gun Owner for Responsible Gun Laws

Seamus McGraw | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Seamus McGraw

It's time to set the record straight. The weapons and magazines that the gun lobby is protecting are anything but sporting weapons. In fact, in several states, including my own, they can only be legally used to kill one thing: people.

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Democratic Leaders Slam NRA Press Conference: 'It Just Doesn't Make Sense' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leaders slammed the National Rifle Association and its CEO Wayne LaPierre on Friday for making remarks that “just don...

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...

Sandy Hook School Massacre Presents Fresh Challenge to President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Though Obama did not specify what action he had in mind, the action that has and will again spark colossal debate is how to crack down on the manic and senseless gun violence that has caused indescribable pain and suffering for so many victims.

Was Heller a Hollow Victory For the Gun Lobby?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The Supreme Court's ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller has largely resulted in a reaffirmation of the constitutionality of laws to restrict access to firearms. For the "gun rights" forces, it has been three long years of frustration.

NRA Should Have No Say Over CDC Firearms Studies

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

If the CDC is allowing the NRA to review its studies, it's a deeply troubling practice, and would be directly at odds with the Obama administration's stated goal to assure transparency in the use of science to inform public policy.

The Right to Bear Arms, Even if You're Nuts

Donald Kaul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

Say what you will about the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). Add in the murder and severe injuries suffered by assorted byst...

Sam Stein

NRA Exemption Expanded In New Campaign Finance Law | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers charged with shepherding new campaign finance legislation through the House have expanded a loophole originally created for the National Rif...

Progressives Must Take a Stand: No More Appeasement of the NRA

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

"The guys with the guns make the rules." What does it mean to have a Congress where legislation moves forward only if the NRA gets something out of it?

Carve Out for the NRA Carves Up Democracy (UPDATED)

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

In Washington, it's an article of faith that what the National Rifle Association wants, the National Rifle Association gets. But people are pushing back against the entrenched culture of special favors.

NRA Shoots Loophole Through Campaign Finance Proposal

Adam Lioz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Lioz

This deal is bad for democracy and bad for progressives--it provides added ammunition to perhaps the most potent conservative force in American politics.

Sam Stein

Van Hollen: Without DISCLOSE Act, BP Shadow Groups Could Alter Elections | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) began on Tuesday night the arduous process of selling and defending campaign finance legislation that he helped write, s...

Sam Stein

NRA Remains The King On The Hill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats on Monday touted a major breakthrough in campaign finance reform legislation that could drastically alter the shape and course of the 2010 e...

Stuart Whatley

Citizens United Response To Be Very Limited, Will More Meaningful Reforms Follow? | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The DISCLOSE Act was already going to fall far short of sparing the 2010 campaign field from the effects of Citizens United, but it could have at least served as a symbolic gesture towards transparency and functional governance.

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.

NRA Members Spontaneously Combust

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

According to National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, gun owners are uniting in "political spontaneous combustion." Ouch.

NRA Is Firing Blanks

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

The NRA spent millions supporting John McCain for President and trying to tarnish the image of Barack Obama, and have little to show for it, given that Obama won swing states where the NRA was most active.