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Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association's during their NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during their annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II

The NRA After Orlando: It’s Not Pretty

The NRA said that laws allowing civilians to purchase the military-style semi-automatic assault rifle allegedly used by lone gunman Omar Mateen to murder 49 people at the Pulse gay nightclub early Sunday morning had nothing to do with the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. He claimed that “radical Islamic terrorists are not deterred by gun control laws.”

June 14, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Jesus Wants You To Buy An AR-15, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Dwayne Stovall Genuinely crazy U.S. Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) has earned much of the press coverage in Texas’ Republican primary for U.S. Senate — with […]

February 21, 2014