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Your Opinion Is Irrelevant; The Senate Has Been Assimilated by the NRA

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Who exactly does the NRA represent -- its card-carrying members who were mostly in favor of expanding background checks or the gun manufacturers who thrive on being able to easily sell their machines of death?

NRA spends record money on lobbying this year

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal April 20, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investiga...

Student Reprimanded Over NRA Shirt

AP | PAM RAMSEY | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A West Virginia student was charged with causing a disruption at a middle school when he refused to remove a T-shirt that display...

'We Must Never Give Up!'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The United States Senate's failure to pass common sense gun safety measures -- the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks to keep guns away from underage or dangerous people, and amendments to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines designed only to kill as many human beings as possible -- is a moral failure of great magnitude. Once again the safety of children has been sacrificed by political leaders in service to the gun lobby. As Americans do we value guns more than the lives of children? Do we really want to continue to have political leaders who kowtow to the threats and money and half-truths of the gun lobby and who think their political jobs are more important than the right of children to live and learn and grow up in safety?

Lost in Boston's Carnage...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Senate fails the nation. ...

Amanda Terkel

Joe Manchin Keeping NRA Membership, Despite Group's Extreme Views | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) may blame the National Rifle Association for the failure of his background check legislation, but he has no p...

David Keene: Obama 'Bit Off More Than He Could Chew' On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

One day after background checks legislation fell short in the U.S. Senate, National Rifle Association (NRA) President David Keene revealed his opinion...

Christina Wilkie

Busch Beer Heir Deals NRA Serious Blow | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Adolphus Busch IV, heir to the Busch family brewing fortune, resigned his lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association on Thurs...

Minority Rule and What We Can Do About It

Brian Levin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

The gun purchase background checks proposed in the Manchin-Toomey amendment are supported by over 90 percent of Americans. So why couldn't this proposal even pass the Democrat-controlled Senate? We're living under minority rule, and there are a few culprits.

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.

U.S. Senate Succumbs to NRA Protection Racket: Filibuster Assures Easy Access to Guns for Criminals, Mentally Ill People and Terrorists

Richard Painter | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Richard Painter

Many taxpayers are tired of supporting a government that spends enormous amounts of money but can't take the most basic steps to protect them and their children from harm.

Sinful Senate Vote Compounds Newtown Tragedy

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

The ability of a minority in the U.S. Senate to block common sense gun violence prevention measures is a victory for the NRA, whose leadership has sided with criminals over the common good of our nation. The Senators who sided with the NRA's leadership have sinned.

Manchin Blasts NRA Over Gun Control Failure

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic sponsor of the defeated gun-control plan says it would have passed easily, if not for the National Rifle Association. Se...

Well, People DO Kill People

Michael Wolkowitz | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Michael Wolkowitz

Fight for more sensible laws regulating firearms we must. We may also need to accept the possibility that we people in the U.S. like to kill each other with guns more than people in many other parts of the world do.

Gabrielle Giffords: Senators 'Gave Into Fear'

New York Times | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- SENATORS say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in San...

The Filibuster Fringe

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Before the bombings, there were shootings. After the bombings, there'll be more shootings. This one was taped pre-Boston. For all the victims of viole...

Man Shoots Himself To Death At NRA-Sponsored NASCAR Race

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien April 14 (Reuters) - A Texas man used a gun to commit suicide in the infield of a National Rifle Association-sponsored NASCAR ra...

Zach Carter

Rubio Argument Against Background Checks Exposes Logical Glitch in NRA Talking Point | Zach Carter | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Sunday that he does not support expanding criminal background checks for the purchase of firearms, arguin...

NASCAR To Scrutinize Sponsorship Deals In Wake Of NRA Controversy

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

NASCAR will be taking a closer look at its sponsorship deals in the wake of criticism over its partnership with the National Rifle Association, its sp...

Contentious Debate Shows Power Of Small Minority

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At first glance, it seems Republicans are verging on a blunder. With about 90 percent of Americans favoring universal background checks...

On Gun Control Emotions Matter

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

What's the path towards legislating reasonable restrictions like mandatory background checks, waiting periods, and assault weapon bans? To do this successfully we must buck the criticisms from the gun lobby and support gun crimes statistics with testaments to the human impact of gun violence.

Christina Wilkie

NRA: Senate Background Check Deal Is 'A Positive Development,' But Still Opposes Compromise Plan | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association on Wednesday called a Senate compromise deal on expanded background checks "a positive development," but ...

The NRA's Off-Target Plan

Los Angeles Times | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Theodore Roosevelt was appalled by the lack of firearms training within the constabulary when he was appointed president of the New York City Police D...

Two Senators Hold Keys To Strong Obama Hopes

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

* West Virginia's Manchin, Pennsylvania's Toomey negotiating * Democrats' recruiting of gun-rights candidates complicates Obama's prop...

NRA-Sponsored NASCAR Race Will Not Include Pro-Gun Propaganda, Says Organizer

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

The gun control debate has collided with the world of race car driving, with the National Rifle Association's announcement last month that it was spon...