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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...

Why We Need to Strengthen the Office of the Surgeon General

Brian Castrucci | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics
Brian Castrucci

We must take action to ensure that our surgeon general is insulated from politics to allow him to focus and share the best science available with the American people. Equal energy should be spent on calling for reform of the position as is spent on calls for the confirmation of Murthy.

December: Celebrate, But Remember

Martha Burk | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Since Sandy Hook, there have been at least 92 school shootings in America, and too many individuals killed with guns to count.

In Search of a Surgeon General

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

The people don't want a Democratic or Republican Surgeon General, just as they don't search for their personal physician by political affiliation. They want the best, most qualified physician to entrust with their health.

Why Jay Leno Snubbed the Gun Lobby

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

On Thursday, comedian Jay Leno cancelled his speaking gig at a gun industry event less than 24 hours after three reform groups launched a petition asking the former "Tonight Show" host to disassociate himself from the gun group.

Police To Seize Handguns From Recently Deceased Permit Holders

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.17.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Buffalo, New York, reportedly plan to confiscate handguns from the estates of recently deceased gun owners. "We recently started a p...

Win or Lose, Big Money Still Matters in Politics

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

While big donors like Tom Steyer and the Democratic Party insiders running Democratic-leaning outside spending groups might not be celebrating over it now, big money -- even losing big money -- matters in Washington.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Voters Favor Background Checks For Gun Sales, But The Issue Isn't Driving Their Votes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week after another school shooting, support for gun background checks remains widespread among voters, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll has ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Gun Control Emerges As Key Issue In Iowa's Midterm Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A competitive open-seat race for Iowa's third congressional district has become an unlikely center of the gun control debate, with group...

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's Ominous But Misleading Appeal

FactCheck.Org | Robert Farley | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The National Rifle Association employs images in a series of TV ads of an intruder breaking...

A Bad Week for the NRA

John Feinblatt | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
John Feinblatt

And every time the NRA has a week as bad as this one, the American public wins.

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.

NRA Won't Endorse In Alaska Senate Race

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The National Rifle Association has decided to not endorse in Alaska's U.S. Senate race, with a spokesman saying Wednesday that...

Mollie Reilly

Owner Of Gun Range Where Instructor Was Killed Defends Letting Kids Operate Uzis

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

The manager of an Arizona gun range where a 9-year-old accidentally shot and killed an instructor who was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi defe...

American Moms Aren't Buying What the NRA Is Selling

Shannon Watts | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

The National Rifle Association is in a quandary. The organization's leadership, which is sullied by a long history of sexism and misogyny, must continue to grow its market for guns in order to protect gun manufacturers' profits.

Christina Wilkie

NRA: 'Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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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Christina Wilkie

The NRA's Latest Political Target Isn't Even A Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association is turning its sights on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. On Wednesday, the country's larges...

Norris In NRA Ad: Register To Vote 'Because I Said So'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Actor Chuck Norris is featured in a new ad for the National Rifle Association's “Trigger the Vote” voter registration campaign, sharing his top 10...

Even These Gun Fans Don't Want Alcohol Sold At Gun Shows

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business

HOUSTON (AP) — A proposal to allow alcohol sales at guns shows in Texas got a mostly unfavorable reaction at a gun show in Houston on Saturday, with...

The Jim Brady Effect

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The passing of Jim Brady, former presidential press secretary and icon of the gun control movement, has saddened us all. I had the privilege of working with Jim and Sarah Brady for much of my professional life.

Even This Gun Owner Thinks Florida's Gun Laws Have Gone 'Too Far'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

From eating habits to sexual activity, doctors ask their patients all types of questions to assess behavior that could create long-term health risks. ...

What Women Think They Know About Gun Laws (And How They're Wrong)

Margie Omero | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

In the last decade, more women were killed by an intimate partner using a gun than troops killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Come November, women across party lines may reward candidates working to solve problems, rather than leaning on partisan perceptions.

NRA Lobbyist Belittles Any Jew Who Backs Gun Control Because The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Brian Judy, a senior state lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, compared supporting gun control to paving the way for the Holocaust last week....