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Gun Lobby

Now Is the Time. Actually, It's Past Time, Speaker Boehner

Colin and Andrew Goddard | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics
Colin and Andrew Goddard

If you think it's not "appropriate" to talk about gun violence during the week that marks both Virginia Tech and Columbine -- the worst shootings in our country's history -- then when would it be for you?

Most Americans Back Gun Lobby, Right To Use Deadly Force: POLL

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices

* 68 pct of Americans have favorable view of NRA * Americans want to be able to defend themselves * Back curbs on automa...

Jennifer Bendery

Trayvon Martin Shooting Unlikely To Change Gun Debate, Lawmakers Concede | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been more than a year since Jared Loughner walked up to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) at a constituent event in Tucson, ...

Trayvon Martin: Victim of NRA/Gun Industry Marketing of Concealed Carry

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Despite the national controversy over the death of Trayvon Martin, the U.S. Senate may soon take up legislation that would actually expand the rights of concealed carry permit holders to carry their loaded handguns outside their home states and across the nation.

How Do Gun Advocates and the NRA React to Gun Massacres and Killings?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 06.04.2012 | Crime
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

If a car kills someone you don't ban cars. But if there is something that can be done with the car without banning it, such as regulating who drives it or how it is made and sold, why would anybody fight that?

Jennifer Bendery

Gun Control Group Launches Petition: 'Freedom To Buy Skittles Without Getting Shot' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major gun control group on Monday launched a nationwide petition to Congress -- "The Freedom To Buy Skittles Without Getting Shot" -- ...

When It Comes to Data on Firearm Sales, Gun Lobby Still Shooting Blanks

Josh Horwitz | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Virtually every other industry in America offers the media actual data on sales. So why do the National Rifle Association and National Shooting Sports Foundation continue to block access to this information?

Even "Gun Rights" Judge Can't Stomach NRA Extremism

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Recent gun lobby legal defeats underscore how much the NRA and its gun industry funders are dependent for their success on the tactics of political threats and intimidation.

Gun Industry Suffers Stinging Defeat in Court

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The gun industry is dominated by manufacturers, distributors and retailers who profit so handsomely from high-volume sales to traffickers that they will fight any serious effort to curtail them.

Andrea Stone

NYC Probe Finds Internet Is 'A Vast, Unregulated' Illegal Gun Market | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

A New York City undercover investigation heralded as the first of its kind has found a "vast and largely unregulated market for illegal guns" on the I...

"Packing Heat on Your Street": Stop This Bill!

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

So much for states' rights. Under H.R. 822, Congress would prevent states from enforcing the restrictions they have deemed necessary for public safety against out-of-state gun carriers.

In Gun-Friendly Arizona, There's Still One Place Where You Can't Pack Heat | Hendrik Hertzberg | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

Last Friday morning, in Arizona, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, near Tuscon, there was an unconfirmed report that someone had seen a man who possibl...

Leaving Brady, But Not the Fight to Prevent Gun Violence

Paul Helmke | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

My tenure with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence will be ending, but I will remain engaged in the movement to reduce gun violence in America. For me, working for a safer America is more than just a job.

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.

Unfit to Stand Trial, Yet Fit to Have a Gun

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

When our nation's laws allow a troubled individual to purchase a gun, but can't hold that same person responsible for their actions, then it is clearer than ever that we need to act.

LaPierre vs. Reagan: Different Lessons on Guns

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

After a month of silence following the horrifying Tucson shootings, the NRA's "top gun," Wayne LaPierre, returned to his old talking points before CPAC this week. "These clowns want to ban magazines?" La Pierre raged, "Are you kidding me?"

Lila Shapiro

ONE CONSTANT: American Gun Industry Thrives | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Trace the long history of guns in American life and one truism remains constant: The firearms industry always manages to sell large volumes of product...

Are Wackos With Guns Just a Fact Of Life in America?

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Henry Blodget

People have been going crazy since the dawn of time. And Americans overwhelmingly support the right to buy guns. Combine those two things, and you're always going to have wackos going postal and shooting other people.

NRA's Lethal Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Josh Sugarmann

Welcome to the National Rifle Association 2010 holiday catalog, offering "Gifts and Gear with an NRA Twist!"

NRA Working To Kill ATF Plan To Curb Gunrunning To Mexico

Washington Post | Sari Horwitz and James V. Grimaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Behind the scenes, federal agents in charge of stopping gun trafficking to Mexico have quietly advanced a plan to help stem the smuggling of high-powe...

Michigan CCW Holders' Suicide Rate Higher Than Michigan's General Population

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Concealed handgun license holders in the Wolverine State commit suicide at a rate higher than the general Michigan population according to information...

Note to Politicians: Diss the Deadly Myth

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Despite the myth that promoting strict gun laws can be political suicide, thanks to the courage of leaders and supporters of sensible gun laws, the gun lobby doesn't make much of a difference on who wins and loses elections.

Look Who's Playing with Guns Now

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Like it or not, the gun lobby effectively owns this White House.

Make Concerns of Gun Violence Victims a Priority

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Elected officials must consider the awesome responsibility of the jobs they've been entrusted to do. Talk to victims, survivors, and law enforcement about the all too pervasive and underreported tragedy of gun violence. And then do something to halt it.

Sam Stein

DISCLOSE Act Authors: This Is Tougher On NRA Than Status Quo | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an effort to push new campaign finance legislation through the House of Representatives, defenders of the bill are reasserting the argument that it...