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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
Wayne LaPierre

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
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If Sandy Hook Is ‘Bearable,’ What Is Not?

Every time there is a tragic gun shooting, we say it’s going to be different now. But it never is.

September 2, 2015
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders On Gun Control: Certainly Not Liberal

Bernie Sanders is considered the liberal savior of the 2016 political race. But there’s one issue in which he deviates from the party line: guns.

June 24, 2015
Martin O'Malley

‘White Racism,’ NRA Are To Blame For Lax Gun Rules, O’Malley Says

“If the thousands of young men killed by gun violence every year across America were young, poor and white — rather than young, poor and black — it is hard to imagine that our Congress would continue to block common-sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”

June 22, 2015
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Obama Calls For U.S. Reckoning On Guns

“At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”

June 19, 2015
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Gun Rights Vs. Public Discomfort In Georgia

“There is not an airport official in the world who would say that carrying an AR-15 makes sense. So the question is why would that be allowed to happen?”

June 12, 2015
Rick Perry

This Week In Crazy: Rick Perry Makes It Rain

Who wants to take a shower with Mike Huckabee? It’s bring your gun to school day! And Rick Perry’s hard rain’s a-gonna fall. It’s “This Week In Crazy.”

June 5, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Satan Is In Your Marijuana

Weed is the Devil’s leaf! Sharia law has invaded Walmart! The federal plot against Texas thickens! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

May 15, 2015
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Knives Are The New Guns In Lawmakers’ Second Amendment Expansion

Second Amendment advocates are pushing for a “right to slice” as repeals on knife and blade laws gains an edge across the nation.

May 7, 2015
WayneLapierre

Will Someone Tell Wayne LaPierre ‘Normal’ Is Gone For Good?

In America, markers of identity — gender, race, ethnicity — have a way of becoming identity itself, of blinding us to the singular, individual one in front of us.

April 20, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Hillary And The Right Wing

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign announcement was the talk of the late night comedy shows.

April 14, 2015
Gun Boys

Nearly 9 Percent Of Americans Are Angry, Impulsive, And Have A Gun, Study Says

What’s more, 1.5 percent of people who have these anger issues carry their guns outside the home. Tread lightly.

April 9, 2015
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