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Gun Owners of America Is Silent About the Michael Brown Shooting

John A. Tures | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

You would think that conservative gun groups like the NRA or the GOA would be rallying around the Brown family, and demand justice. But they haven't even mentioned such an event.

Ryan Grim

One Year After Sandy Hook, Gun Lobbyist Says 'The Legislation That Is On The Books Is Lethal'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Guns don't kill people. Gun laws kill people, argued Larry Pratt, head of Gun Owners of America, on Fox News Sunday. Host Chris Wall...

Gun Rights Leader Goes All In On Conspiracy Theory

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, believes that President Barack Obama is building an armed force in the Department of Homelan...

Amanda Terkel

Sen. Tom Coburn Pushes Gun Amendments On Water Resources Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is attempting to attach two pro-gun amendments to a water resources bill that the Senate is scheduled to take ...

Gun Owners of America Is 'Primarying' the NRA From the Right

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

This kind of extremism represents a real challenge to the NRA. If they don't step up, they could lose credibility and eventually even leadership of the gun movement to a group like Gun Owners of America.

Gun Group Chief: Liberals Pleased With Boston Bombing

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Larry Pratt, executive director of the far-right Gun Owners of America group, recently weighed in on the aftermath of last week's bombing in Boston, c...

The Background Check Filibuster: 'Who's Laughing Now?'

Michael Keegan | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The 41 Republican and four Democratic senators who voted to filibuster a bipartisan gun sale background check bill yesterday are rightfully losing friends quickly. But these 45 senators still have friends. And it's very telling who those friends are.

What We Should Tell the Gun Lobby and Producers/Editors

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Absent a better politics, it's hard to imagine what might change the climate at a lot of local TV news shows that play up every nasty crime, or among the producers of internet games. We have to make them realize that they're doing something to kids and to our society that, as parents, and citizens, they're already living to regret.

Christina Wilkie

Top Gun Lobbyist Calls Out NRA For Hiding In 'Possum Mode'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mike Hammond, chief counsel for the powerful gun lobbying group Gun Owners of America said the National Rifle Association, the nation's ...

Men's Emotional Connection to Guns: An Interview With Michael Messner (Part 2)

Jackson Katz | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
Jackson Katz

Emotions are of central importance on all sides of the gun debate. We can't wish them away in favor of some imagined Mr. Spock-like linear rationality.

"Gun Rights" Extremism Emerging as Campaign Issue

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

The emergence of successful Tea Party candidates in key Republican primaries is one of the few bright spots for the Democratic Party in this otherwise daunting election season for Democrats.

NRA "Warriors" Go Rogue on DISCLOSE Act

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The NRA's political power is neither as monolithic nor as seamless as the organization would like its political opponents to believe.

Exclusive NRA Deal for Campaign Law?

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Under H.R. 5175, every other group would have to report names of people who donate at least $600 for election activities. Every. Other. Group -- the Sierra Club, the AFL-CIO -- except the NRA.

The Tea Party, Gun Lobby & Anti-Government Rhetoric

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The NRA routinely presents the election of Barack Obama as a virtually apocalyptic threat not only to gun ownership, but to the future of the United States itself.

April 19 D.C. Protests: Anti-Government And Pro-Gun Groups Join Forces

Washington Post | Dave Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

They remain under the radar for now, but expect to hear a lot more about the dual April 19 rallies that will bring anti-government and pro-gun groups ...

The Gun Lobby's Two Faces on Judge Sotomayor

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

NRA officials seem to say one thing while their surrogates say another. Either NRA leaders are afraid of showing their weakness, or they have lost control of their message -- or both.

Wildlife Pays the Interest on Credit Card Reform

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

You're about 287 times more likely to be murdered, raped, robbed, or assaulted if you're outside a national park.

A Vote For Guns Is A Vote For "Family Values"

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

Guns have been transformed into an article of faith by Christian idealogues like Pat Robertson, who anticipates an "epic struggle" to restore God's intent of national control to "gun-bearing Christians."