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10 Plagues Donald Trump

10 Plagues Unearthed By This Election

This election laid bare what has long plagued us. The clash between Trump and Clinton slit open the underbelly of America and a toxic stew has oozed out.

November 9, 2016
Guns are seen inside a display case at the Cabela's store in Fort Worth, Texas, June 26, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Gun Control Groups Spend Millions On State Ballot Initiatives

Gun safety advocates are pouring tens of millions of dollars into Maine and Nevada to support ballot initiatives that would mandate background checks for gun sales in an effort to clinch state-level victories after years of failed drives in Congress.

November 2, 2016
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Wayne LaPierre’s Election Message To The NRA: America Is An Unlivable Hellscape

The leader of the NRA insisted he wasn’t “crazy,” “paranoid,” or “nuts” before ranting to NRA members in an “urgent” video message where he made claims at odds with reality, including claiming that his widely ridiculed prediction that President Obama would come for Americans’ guns “came true.”

October 25, 2016
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In Pennsylvania Senate Race, Unfamiliar Battle Lines On Gun Rights

As he seeks re-election to his U.S. Senate seat this November, Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey can make an unusual claim. He is the sole Republican nationwide running with the endorsement of top U.S. gun control advocates Gabby Giffords and Michael Bloomberg.

September 16, 2016
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NRA News Dismisses LGBT Students’ Safety Concerns Over Texas’ New Campus Carry Law

NRA News Host: LGBT Students Shouldn’t Be Afraid “Unless They Have Been Living In A Cave Somewhere”

September 1, 2016
NRA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting Friday, May 3, 2013 in Houston. (AP Photo/Steve Ueckert)

NRA: ‘We Highly Recommend’ Racist Newsletter That Frequently Defended Slavery

The NRA’s magazine America’s 1st Freedom celebrated racist former NRA board member and NRA Executive Council member Jeff Cooper and recommended that people read the late Cooper’s newsletter — which was peppered with racial slurs and defenses of slavery — before the 2016 election. In an August 3 article, America’s 1st Freedom feted the upcoming 40th anniversary of Gunsite, a shooting academy founded by Cooper. The article lavishes praise on Cooper’s “well-known erudition,” calling him “a formidable historian and philosopher of broad, eclectic taste.”

August 5, 2016
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Cartoon: Gun Shop

More fear, more money.

June 23, 2016
Murphy and Blumenthal speak to reporters after ending a 14-hour filibuster in the hopes of pressuring the U.S. Senate to action on gun control measures, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

This Is How Much Each GOP Senator Has Received From Gun Rights Groups

Barely more than a week after 49 people lost their lives in the worst mass shooting in American history, Congress has once again voted against gun control. The GOP-controlled Senate rejected four measures that would’ve made background-checks mandatory and prevented names on the terror list watch list from buying guns

June 21, 2016
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Cartoon: NRA Members

Why’s everybody mad at the NRA?

June 17, 2016
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
Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse night club, where as many as 20 people have been injured after a gunman opened fire, in Orlando, Florida, U.S June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

While America Mourns, Gun Manufacturers Profit From Spiked Sales

Gun lovers, fearing that someone (President Obama) is coming after their guns, go out and buy guns at a higher rate than usual, making stock prices shoot up.

June 13, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association's during their NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during their annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., May 20, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Trump Panders On Guns After NRA Endorsement

Echoing his history of waffling on abortion, Trump took a maximalist position on the issue at hand in order to make the group of people directly in front of him satisfied with his show of ultra-conservatism.

May 20, 2016
Gloria Lincoln-Thompson carries her 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol in her waist band during a rally in support of the Michigan Open Carry gun law in Romulus, in this Michigan April 27, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/Files

GOP Eerily Silent On Guns At Republican National Convention

The Republican Party has marched in lockstep with the NRA for many years, pushing an agenda of guns everywhere for all people at all times. So why not guns inside the Republican Convention?

March 30, 2016
A selection of AK and AR rifles are seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker, Colorado December 7, 2015. Many Americans are stocking up on weapons after the country's worst mass shooting in three years. Gun retailers are reporting surging sales, with customers saying they want to keep handguns and rifles at hand for self-defense in the event of another attack. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX1XMR4

A President Cries, And The NRA Trembles

Republican right-wing propagandist Ted Cruz said: “We don’t beat the bad guys by taking away our guns. We beat the bad guys by using our guns.” If he weren’t serious, he’d be hilarious. It’s so easy to imagine all 5 feet 8 inches of him standing there in the dirt with spurs jingling as his hands hover over the Colts in the gun belt slung around his hip-huggers.

January 7, 2016
Activists hold a protest and vigil against gun violence on the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, outside the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax

Editor Is Fired, But Not Silenced, Over The NRA

Jan Larson McLaughlin usually writes her editorial in the newsroom, but this one required special care. She was taking on the National Rifle Association, and she was doing it in Ohio. What happened next should bother everyone who cares about a free press.

December 16, 2015
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Cartoon: The Gun Lobby

“Fear itself…”

December 9, 2015
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NRA And Michael Bloomberg Square Off Over Guns; Who’s Winning?

Both sides of the gun issue claim to be winning the hearts, minds and votes of Americans.

November 2, 2015
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Conservatives Taking Hunters For Granted

Conservative politicians routinely declare their love of hunting, but they are in effect calling for the closing of the land used by 72 percent of Western hunters.

October 27, 2015
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Gun Industry Must Not Be Shielded From Liability

The NRA has filled people’s heads with the nonsense that it is unfair to expect a seller to know whether a gun he sells will be used later in a crime. Really?

October 16, 2015
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Sensible Gun Owners Should Abhor The NRA

What has happened to responsible gun owners? Where did the sane hunters go? Why aren’t they standing up to protest the outrageous politics of the NRA?

October 10, 2015
NRA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting Friday, May 3, 2013 in Houston. (AP Photo/Steve Ueckert)

Concealed-Carry Crazy: What Gun Lobbyists Mean When They Tout ‘Gun Safety’

Even with the best training, studies show that police have a very hard time hitting their intended targets. New York City’s Police Department has some of the best-trained officers in the country. But when 12 Brooklyn cops opened fire on a fleeing gunman last month, only one of 84 shots fired hit the suspect.

October 10, 2015
College alumnus is embraced after a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg

Twisted Social Media And Mass Murder

These online communities for the ill and the lonely let the killers know that after the deed, which usually includes their death, they will have lots of people following them.

October 6, 2015
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Clinton Vows To Take On Gun Lobby, Pledges Tighter Restrictions

Hillary Clinton: “How many people have to die before we actually act, before we come together as a nation?”

October 5, 2015
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‘Thoughts And Prayers Are Not Enough’ — Obama, Yet Again, Calls For Gun-Control Laws

The president was blunt: In order for the stem this “continuing cause of death for innocent people,” America needed to pass new laws.

October 1, 2015
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Surrender On Guns Is Not An Option

There’s no more tangled issue in our age than the expanding right of the individual to bear arms when it collides with the right of society to be protected from troubled, armed individuals.

September 17, 2015