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Wayne Lapierre

People Die Because of This Man: The Real Reason We Never Get Gun Control, No Matter How Many People Get Gunned Down

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Until we tame the power of the NRA, we can expect more killings, a part of the deadly daily diet of murders throughout America committed by angry gun-toting people whose "freedom" to own weapons of mass destruction that Wayne LaPierre defends.

Gun Lovers Love Good Guys With Guns -- Until They Realize Good Guys With Guns Can't Stop Gun Violence

Brian Joyce | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Brian Joyce

Our latest mass shooting in Oregon - which did NOT occur in a gun-free zone - is just the latest reminder that good guys with guns, as good as their intentions might be, are oftentimes no match for bad guys with guns.

Let's Talk About Male Hormones

Lori Day | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women
Lori Day

There are good things about testosterone, like the way it builds strong bones and muscles, or makes guys grow sexy chest hair. But I'm seeing a pattern to violence and aggression and the clouded judgment that unleashes that angry poison onto the world, namely that it is usually male.

The Charleston Victims Weren't 'Asking for It'

Josh Horwitz | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

In response to sexual violence, we too often hear the hateful and self-serving phrase "they were asking for it." Now, in the wake of mass shootings, gun apologists have taken to publicly and loudly importing this shameful, victim-blaming tactic.

Words of Comfort From the NRA?

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It is not possible to know what Wayne LaPierre will say if and when he holds a press conference to help the country get through this latest gun-inspired tragedy. It is entirely possible that he will suggest that to insure the safety of worshippers, armed guards be placed in every church in the nation. It is unlikely, however, that he will comment, so soon after the tragedy, on the effect it will have on NRA membership.

Conservative Legislation Provides Support for Gun Control

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The NRA and many gun advocates argue that background checks and registering guns won't work because criminals will still get their guns. Yet it is many of these same conservatives that support voter ID laws despite the fact that criminals will still find ways to commit voter fraud.

NRA Charleston

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

NRA Charleston

In Leaked Memo, the NRA Responds to Child Shootings

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 06.16.2015 | Comedy
Joseph Huff-Hannon

This email from National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre was forwarded to your humble correspondent, who feels it his civic duty to share with the public, in light of the fact that American kids are accidentally, but quite regularly, shooting themselves, their siblings, and sometimes their own parents.

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.

Demographic Symbolism

Jonathan Richards | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


LaPierre's Hillary Rant: Since When Is Being Cheated on a Character Flaw?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Most offensive in LaPierre's insensitive, ignorant diatribe is that in these instances Hillary Clinton was the victim. Since when do we ridicule and punish victims for the actions of those who violate them?

Focus on the NRA

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It has been a week since Ismaayl Brinsley, a deranged man with a long criminal record, killed two New York City police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, in cold blood, but so far we haven't heard a word from the National Rifle Association.

Gun Control Advocate Says NRA Doesn't Care About Public Safety

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

Dan Gross, president of the advocacy group Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, says the National Rifle Association incites "fear” in people to i...

The Racial Double Standard on Gun Violence

Josh Horwitz | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

The NRA fully understands the racial dynamic at play here. As long as we can blame something other than guns, America will not have to come to terms with the truth that violence is a complicated phenomenon that is made far more lethal by the easy availability and killing power of firearms.

NRA Mad House of Mirrors

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

There are thirty gun deaths a day in America. I ache when I consider how many lives have been lost and ruined over senseless perverted NRA interpretations to the right to keep and bear arms.

Christina Wilkie

NRA: 'Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two days after a 9-year-old girl in Arizona accidentally shot and killed a gun range instructor who was showing her how to fir...

NRA President Wayne LaPierre Accepts Gabby Giffords' Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

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Gunplay on the Highway: You've Been Warned

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Coming soon to a city near you?

Good Guys, Bad Guys and Guns

Sandy Goodman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

To hear the NRA and its allies tell it, about the only thing keeping this country from criminal chaos is those good guys with the guns. The trouble is that isn't true.

NRA Patrick Henry

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


LaPierre Warns Fellow Gun Rights Supporters Of 'Knockout Gamers,' 'Haters'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre sees a lot of haters out there, from President Barack Obama's administratio...

Gun Violence Victims And Families Take On The NRA: You Don't Speak For Us

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Michael Bloomberg revived his fight against the National Rifle Association Friday with the release of a new ad to coincide with the the NRA's annual c...

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself At NRA Event

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

A man accidentally shot himself at an NRA event on Tuesday, the (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times reported. According to the paper, Bethlehem, Pa. police...

The United States of the NRA

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It is time to consider the possibility of disbanding Congress and turning over governance of the country to the National Rifle Association.

Monsters in Our Midst

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We are a society at war with ourselves as well as with much of the world. Gun control in various forms may contain that war, but only a shift in consciousness will end it. That shift must include the realization that power requires more than the means to point, shoot, kill.