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Friday, April 20, 2018
NRA

#EndorseThis: Bee’s PSA Offers Second Amendment Crazies A Better Cult To Join

That neighbor you’ve got, who keeps incendiary pro-gun bumper stickers on his car and waves his NRA membership (and a bizarre, brutish interpretation of the Second Amendment) in the face of anyone with a different point-of-view? Maybe he had a tough upbringing. But Samantha Bee knows that isn’t why people join cults. Cults grow because cult […]

March 8, 2018

#EndorseThis: NRA Makes Porn For Unhinged Gun Owners, John Oliver Calls Them Out

The National Rifle Association is run by hypocrites who use the same manipulation tactics they accuse the media of using. You probably knew that, but few journalists have been exposing the NRA’s shameless propaganda like John Oliver of HBO. In today’s clip (a tad longer than usual, but well worth it) Oliver takes on some […]

March 5, 2018

#EndorseThis: Meghan McCain Admits Trump Has No Chance Of Reelection In 2020

Should Democrats be encouraged by Donald Trump’s tack to the left on gun control? Sure. Even if the POTUS can’t be trusted to do the right thing in any given scenario, any White House wobbling on the NRA can only be helpful right now. It beats the alternative. But there’s another reason Dems should be […]

March 2, 2018
NRA

Don’t Forget: The ‘Patriotic’ NRA Is Under Investigation For Kremlin Connections

Amid national outrage over school shootings, the torrent of media coverage that has engulfed the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party routinely omits this crucial fact: The FBI is currently investigating the NRA’s suspicious connections with Alexander Torshin — a top banker, alleged organized crime boss, and former Russian parliamentary leader with very close […]

February 26, 2018

#EndorseThis: Teacher Tells Gun Nut Where To Stick The Weapon He Wants To Give Her

In the debate over whether to arm schoolteachers with firearms, one simple question isn’t being asked often enough. How do teachers feel about it? According to one pedagogue who witnessed the Parkland horror first-hand, faculty members would rather be part of a real solution than add more gunfire to a growing epidemic. Faced with the “let’s […]

February 23, 2018
shooting

In America, Just Another Normal Mass Shooting — And The Usual Political Indifference

This, apparently, is “normal” in the United States: Earlier this week, in the small town of Benton, Kentucky, a high school sophomore walked onto his campus and started shooting, wounding several schoolmates and killing two — Bailey Nicole Holt, who died at the scene, and Preston Ryan Cope, who died after he was transported to […]

January 27, 2018

Russian Politician Who Reportedly Sent Millions To NRA Has Long History In Spain

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica. As the Spanish police investigated the presence of a notorious Russian organized crime group on the resort island of Mallorca in 2012, they realized that a key figure described by some of the suspects as their “godfather” was a powerful Moscow politician: Alexander Torshin. Spanish prosecutors decided in the summer […]

January 20, 2018
NRA

Texas Governor Says Only God Can Stop Mass Shootings (But He Worships NRA)

Reprinted with permission from Alternet. The day after a gunman massacred 26 churchgoers in his home state, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, when asked during a televised interview how America might stop the regularity of mass shootings, “You do that by working with God.” It’s interesting that Abbott can’t seem to think of anyone else who […]

November 7, 2017
guns

GOP Congress Seems Determined To Make Mass Shootings Even Deadlier

The mass shooting in Las Vegas, the largest in U.S. history, has left 59 dead and more than 500 injured. Now, thanks to the deceptively named Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, the Republican Party appears hell-bent on making the next massacre that much deadlier. The new legislation, which is wending its way through Congress, […]

October 4, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Scorches Politicians Who ‘Let NRA Run This Country’

Jimmy Kimmel is emotionally wrenched by the horrible massacre in Las Vegas, where he grew up. He’s angry, too. The conscientious comedian is tired of hearing the media refrain that we can do nothing to prevent gun violence. Because, as he says, “of course there’s something we can do about it.” “I don’t know why […]

October 3, 2017
NRA, Guns

In Florida, Lawmakers Fight To Kill ‘Gun-Free’ Zones

Polls show widespread opposition to abolishing gun-free zones, a view shared by college officials, business leaders, and many in law enforcement. But the politicians pushing for more firearms in public are serving a higher master: the NRA.

March 7, 2017
Gorsuch, Gun Lobby

Gun Lobby May Have Their Man In Neil Gorsuch

There are many issues to consider in confirming the next Justice, but the issue of gun safety alone makes the stakes of this confirmation too high to ignore: the impact of decisions in major future gun cases will be measured in lives.

March 4, 2017
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
Wayne LaPierre's letter to NRA

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
gun rights

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

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

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

Cartoon: Gun Shop

More fear, more money.

June 23, 2016

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

Cartoon: NRA Members

Why’s everybody mad at the NRA?

June 17, 2016