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The National Rifle Association's Culture Shock

Following intense legislative fights over gun safety legislation in 2013, the fight over gun policy exploded into the cultural world in 2014. And in that sphere, the National Rifle Association and the gun lobby are losing. The NRA is...Show More Summary

NRA Kicks Off Its ‘Keepin’ It Country’ Tour In A Gun-Free Zone

The National Rifle Association will be kicking off its “Keepin’ It Country” Tour from one of those gun grabbin’ “Gun-Free Zones” the gun lobby has repeatedly warned us about. Jeff Foxworthy will be there to make a few jokey jokes at the gun-free event for gun owners. Hey Jeff, the jokes are kind of writing [...]

NRA News Guest: Newtown Families Were "Extremely Irresponsible" To Sue NRA Corporate Donor That Made The Gun Used To Kill Their Family Members

The National Rifle Association's news show Cam & Company hosted an attorney to attack as "frivolous" and "irresponsible" a lawsuit filed against NRA corporate donor Bushmaster for making the gun used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School...Show More Summary

Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General

[Content Note: Guns; fat hatred; disablism.]Despite strong opposition from the National Rifle Association, because he has the unmitigated temerity to believe that guns are a healthcare issue, the Senate confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy asShow More Summary

U.S. Senate Confirms Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General

The U.S. Senate votes 51-43 to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as surgeon general. The nomination was held up by Republicans after the National Rifle Association opposition because he agreed with President Obama on the need for gun control. Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is playing hardball in the last few weeks of the Democratic [...]Show More Summary

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

2 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

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