Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Gun Advocacy Has Now Become Parody

When I was growing up in the Cold War era, teachers instructed their pupils in the fine art of ducking under the desk as a shield against a strike from an atom bomb. That was a futile exercise, of course: A desktop provides no protection from the powerful destructive capacity of a nuclear weapon. But […]

June 14, 2014
The Second Amendment by Michael Waldman

Weekend Reader: ‘The Second Amendment: A Biography’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you The Second Amendment: A Biography by Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. In The Second Amendment, Waldman delves into the hidden history behind the gun debate in America. From the NRA’s founding during the Civil War to its radicalization in recent years, he examines the ideological transformation of what […]

June 7, 2014
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U.S. Doctors Decry ‘Political Blackmail’ By Gun Lobby

Washington (AFP) – A leading US medical journal hit out at the powerful American gun lobby for opposing the nomination for the post of top doctor, calling it a new form of “political blackmail.” At issue is the nomination to the post of surgeon general of a Harvard medical school physician named Vivek Murthy, whose […]

May 8, 2014
Harry Weinstein

Weinstein Plans Film To Make NRA ‘Wish They Weren’t Alive’

Los Angeles (AFP) – Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has warned the National Rifle Association (NRA) he plans to make a movie with Meryl Streep that will make them “wish they weren’t alive.” The NRA did not immediately respond Thursday to the warning, made in an interview on shock-jock Howard Stern’s show, in which Weinstein […]

January 17, 2014

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Run Ad Linking Al Qaeda, Gun Show Loophole

The gun lobby accidentally got an endorsement from Al Qaeda recently when the terrorist group’s American-born spokesman Adam Gadahn urged followers in a video to take advantage of the gun show loophole, which allows people to buy firearms from private sellers without a background check or even ID. “This is a golden opportunity. America is […]

June 28, 2011