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America Now Has A Surgeon General In Spite Of NRA

Vivek Murthy is the new Surgeon General of the United States, even though the National Rifle Association did all it could to stop the nomination. Murthy is a Harvard- and Yale-educated physician, and has identified obesity and chronic disease as areas of focus for his tenure. He will be the first Indian American to hold the position. [...]

Obama Surgeon General Nominee Prevails Over NRA And Right-Wing Media Smear Campaign

Dr. Vivek Murthy overcame a longstanding right-wing media and National Rifle Association smear campaign to gain Senate confirmation as Surgeon General on Monday by a vote of 51-43. Conservative media had worked to cast Murthy as a radical...Show More Summary

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The brief spasm of productivity on Capitol Hill continues: Vivek Murthy is expected to be confirmed Monday as the nation’s surgeon general, months after the National Rifle Association and its allies opposed him for his support of gun-control laws. Senate Democrats are expected to bring nearly all of the votes for Murthy, who would […]

Firearms Instructor Banned From Voting For Wearing NRA Hat Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

A National Rifle Association certified instructor has filed a lawsuit in Atlanta federal court against elections officials who ordered him to remove his “NRA Instructor” hat before he could vote. When Plaintiff Bundy Cobb showed up for early voting in Douglas County, Georgia, on October 24, a poll monitor insisted he take off his hat. Show More Summary

NRA's Ted Nugent Goes On Racially Charged Ferguson Rant Targeting "Black Klansmen"

National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent reacted to the decision of a Missouri grand jury to not indict police officer Darren Wilson by attacking "black klansmen" and claiming "millions" of African-Americans "slaughter" each...Show More Summary

The NRA’s claim of a ‘Obama/Bloomberg/Landrieu gun control agenda’

“Mary Landrieu will not protect your right of self-defense….who will stop the Obama/Bloomberg/Landrieu Gun Control Agenda?” –flier mailed by the National Rifle Association to voters in Louisiana During the campaign season, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become quite the boogeyman in conservative districts. Show More Summary

Jonathan Gruber: “Guns Are A Public Health Issue”

Daily Caller: Another video has resurfaced of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, this one showing the Obamacare architect speaking candidly about guns while claiming that the National Rifle Association is holding “hostage” President Barack Obama’s nominee for Surgeon General. “By the way you have now permanently prevented yourself from winning a high elected office in the […]

NRA Wastes No Time: 2016 Elections Will Be "The Fight Of Our Lives For American Freedom"

National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre warned that "all we've worked for" with regard to "our freedom since the founding of the country could be in jeopardy" in the 2016 elections while also stating that "every...Show More Summary

Three Bizarre Ways The Gun Lobby Media Is Downplaying A Major Background Check Victory

The National Rifle Association and its allies in conservative media are attempting to downplay the significance of an "historic" victory for gun safety in Washington state, where voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative toShow More Summary

NRA's Ted Nugent Closes TX Gov. Race With Attack On "America-Hating" Wendy Davis Campaign

National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent weighed in on the Texas governor's race in his column for conspiracy website WND, attacking the "America-hating" campaign of Democratic candidate Wendy Davis. In his October 29 column,...Show More Summary

Giffords tries to make guns an issue in this election

The Associated Press makes Gabby Giffords a very sympathetic figure in their piece about her struggle – a woman shot in the head by a mad man stands up to the giant National Rifle Association and their single-minded Bubba constituency as she tries to make guns an issue in this election. As Giffords visited nine […]

7 Big Gun Fights to Watch on Election Day

No election cycle in recent memory has seen the guns issue heat up the way this year's has. The National Rifle Association, continuing a long-running strategy of campaign spending, earmarked over $11 million for this year's elections—but for the first time in decades the nation's leading gun lobby is facing some truly formidable opposition. Show More Summary

Few Candidates Have Guts to Stand with Giffords

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is struggling to find political candidates willing to stand with her for sensible gun control laws against the National Rifle Association and the rest of the gun lobby. The NRA has spent more than $27.3 million this year on elections in at least 27 states through Oct. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert butchers the NRA for killing bill that banned the eating of puppies and kittens

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

On last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert went after the National Rifle Association for its role in killing a Pennsylvania bill that banned the breeding of cats and dogs for meat. “The kitten-coddlers out there don’t want you to eat your pets,” he began....

NRA Uses Gun Violence to Maximize Profits

How can we believe the National Rifle Association opposes gun violence when every mass murder committed with guns is answered by the NRA's call to buy more weapons, which increases their profits? There have been three mass killings by...Show More Summary

The NRA Comes Out in Support of Warrior Cops

The current issue of the National Rifle Association's American Warrior magazine just hit, and in it, the gun lobby comes out squarely in favor of warrior cops. An article titled, "If You Were a Cop, What Would You Drive?" opens with a photo of an armored personnel carrier-style vehicle juxtaposed with a Volkswagen van. Show More Summary

You Can Have A Dog For Dinner In Pennsylvania Thanks To The NRA

A bill that called for a 7-year prison sentence for selling or transferring a dog or cat for human consumption isn’t getting anywhere because of the National Rifle Association. Although the animal cruelty bill passed the state senate by a 36-12 margin — and even though Gov. Tom Corbett (R) was expected to sign it [...]

NRA's Election Message: "Vote Your Guns" Because ISIS Might Be Outside Your House

A paranoid column from National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre appearing in the gun group's magazine fearmongered about terrorist attacks and "angry mobs" rioting "just for the sheer hell of it" in the United States before calling...Show More Summary

Cowardice Plagues Pa. House of Representatives

  by Walter Brasch The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do with legislators advancing the NRA agenda. Show More Summary

Cowardice Plagues Pa. House of Representatives

by Walter Brasch The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do with legislators advancing the NRA agenda. Usually, the award goes to someone who managed, sometimes against [...]Show More Summary

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