The main problem with the notion of self-defense is it imposes on justice, for everyone has the right for a fair trial. Therefore, using a firearm to defend oneself is not legal because if the attacker is killed, he or she is devoid of his or her rights.
The fact is that the use of guns in self-defense in America bears little resemblance to the false claims made by the NRA and its gun industry partners. Perhaps most striking is that in a nation of more than 300 million guns, how rarely firearms are used in self-defense.
I am not sure if I can adequately convey the degree to which this final footage is simply beyond anything that exists when it comes to capturing the extreme violence associated with guns.
Consider, for a moment, this statement. There is a national epidemic that kills over 30,000 Americans every year that the United States Congress will not let the CDC research.
With all the NRA's talk about the government's plan to take everyone's guns, it is easy to forget the NRA's other traditional role -- promoting "sportsmen."
Amidst the comprehensive moral and intellectual collapse of the GOP, nothing captures its utter bankruptcy more than the issue of gun violence. Lest this seem too stark, we must consider its stunning record of rhetorical and legislative obedience to the NRA.
Mass shootings and gun violence shouldn't be something that Americans are accustomed to seeing on television weekly, if not daily. Mass shootings will not be the next trending topic.
We know Trump can bring home the bacon -- we've heard it a thousand times. He's made millions and millions of dollars, etc., but is he the true conservative? Or does that mantle belong to Texas' Ted Cruz, who not only brings home the bacon, but also cooks it for his family on the weekends after church -- using a machine gun.
In February 2013, a year before Eddie Zee Holmes was killed, the NRA lobbied against a law that would have required Washington State residents to store their guns safely. If the bill had passed, Eddie might still be alive. But the NRA and gun company executives put profits ahead of safety.
With depressing regularity, it keeps happening. A child, sometimes as young as a toddler, gets hold of a firearm (usually owned by a parent or other family member) and unintentionally pulls the trigger with horrific results.
You may believe that the reason the NRA is so powerful is because of all the money they spread around Congress to block any sensible gun reforms. But that's actually putting the cart before the horse.
How many sons, daughters, husbands, wives mothers, fathers, and other loved ones have to be sacrificed at the NRA's Altar of the Second Amendment before it becomes too many for them.
As household gun ownership in the United States steadily declines, the firearms industry and gun lobby are targeting children as young as grade-school age as the next generation of customers.
There is a five-fold increase in deaths when either person (usually a man) in a domestic dispute has access to a gun.
Nugent essentially called upon an armed following (NRA members) to take action against me and eleven other mostly current or former elected officials. Ted Nugent has long represented the NRA and they owe us an explanation of exactly what they're conspiring to encourage their armed followers to do with respect to "shutting me down."
f you spend a few minutes on the NRA website, you would think that this part of the world has really changed. No matter where you look on the site, women are featured in videos about gun training, using guns, hunting with guns and, most of all, defending themselves with guns.