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NBA's Karl Malone: The Mailman Or The Gunman?

Charlie Allenson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Charlie Allenson

Mr. Malone, are you the mailman who wants to help deliver the news that some sanity needs to be injected into our gun culture? Or are you the gunman whose silence helps perpetuate the killing? The shot clock's running.

What We Learned From The NRA's Tax Documents

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Traveling from city to city in the U.S. and having the gut wrenching task of asking people to relive their most heartbreaking moments, I began to see through the smoke and mirrors the NRA has so masterfully created.

Wayne LaPierre Gets Choked Up About Guns Not Sold After Failed Background Checks

James Schlarmann | Posted 01.08.2016 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

At a press conference early Friday morning, National Rifle Association Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre broke down into uncontrollable sobbing when he started talking to reporters about "all the guns that won't get sold after people fail Obama's background checks."

Bad Guys, Good Guys and Guns

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Jeremiah Horrigan

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, has famously said "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy...

San Bernardino Shooting Prompts Nevada Politician To Drop His NRA Membership

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

Democrat John Oceguera, a former speaker of the Nevada assembly who's running for Congress, resigned his lifetime NRA membership because of...

New York Daily News Slams 'Terrorist' NRA Boss

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.04.2015 | Media

The New York Daily News is calling the NRA's Wayne LaPierre a "terrorist" on its front page on Friday. The cover features the word "TERRORIST" in larg...

New Reality TV From TLC and the NRA: Baby's Got a Gun

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 11.24.2015 | Comedy
Joseph Huff-Hannon

Discovery Communications announced today the launch of Baby's Got a Gun, a new reality television series coming to American homes this Spring, from the team at TLC who catapulted the nation's sassiest sweetheart to fame in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

The Silent Season of Wayne LaPierre

The Trace | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

After the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999, the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre responded by telling Congress that his grou...

We Lost Our Daughter to a Mass Shooter: Here's What We Want to Know From Democratic Candidates

Lonnie and Sandy Phillips | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Lonnie and Sandy Phillips

We don't understand why a presidential contender like Senator Bernie Sanders voted in favor of a law called the Protection of Legal Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which gun lobbyists wrote to prevent people like us from holding gun dealers accountable in court.

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...