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Conservatives in 11 states pushing laws to stop local cops from enforcing federal gun laws

This map illustrating the status of laws about carrying concealed firearms looked hugely different 20 years ago. Details and an enlargeable map can be found here. Since the mid-1980s when the National Rifle Association began its campaign...Show More Summary

New NRA Talking Point: Opponents Of Guns On Campus Are "OK With Some Sexual Assaults Occurring"

National Rifle Association radio and television host Cam Edwards claimed that people who argue against concealed carry as a solution to rape on college campuses "are OK with" sexual assaults that could supposedly be prevented by guns. At...Show More Summary

Congress takes up bill to allow easier gun-toting across state lines

More, more, more. Short version: "States' rights" is for suckers. The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other Second Amendment advocates are throwing their weight behind the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill introduced...Show More Summary

The Myth of the Good Guy With a Gun

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association issued a passionate call to arms last year, painting a bleak picture of a dystopian America on the brink of collapse: We know, in the world that surrounds us, there are terrorists andShow More Summary

Sportsmen’s Act Takes Aim at Wildlife and Wild Lands

The Sportsmen's Act would provide a sweetheart deal to help 41 wealthy polar bear trophy hunters import the heads of rare polar bears they shot in Canada. Photo: Klaus Jost/Jostimages.com Last week, the National Rifle Association (NRA)...Show More Summary

Texas NRA leader: Teachers should be able to spank kids ‘so I don’t have to put a bullet’ in them

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A high-ranking member of the Texas branch of the National Rifle Association said in a recent forum post that teachers should be allowed to use force against students in public schools, up to and including deadly force to save people like himself from having to “put a bullet” in them...

NRA's Ted Nugent Says He Has Joined The Daily Caller

National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent says he has joined the opinion page of conservative website The Daily Caller. Nugent wrote in a January 27 Facebook post, "Proud to join Tucker Carlson & his DAILY CALLER team of truth,...Show More Summary

Research Finds That Guns Do Indeed Kill People

Photo Courtesey of Gideon Tsang, via Flickr The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun advocates have argued for years that access to firearms is the only thing keeping our world from going insane, that good citizens need guns in order to defend themselves and their families from the bleak and hopeless state of modern society. Show More Summary

One Year Later, NRA's Ted Nugent Says His "Subhuman Mongrel" Slur Was "Too Delicate"

A year after calling President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" at the gun industry's trade show, National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent revisited the comment, claiming it was "probably much too delicate" before describing hisShow More Summary

Frontline Relies On Straw Man To Shield Its NRA Documentary From Criticism By Progressives

PBS' Frontline is responding to criticism of its recent documentary about the National Rifle Association by misrepresenting the arguments made by progressives in order to dismiss them. On January 6, Frontline aired Gunned Down: The Power...Show More Summary

Bryant Gumbel on NRA: ‘I think they’re pigs’

Bryant Gumbel, host of HBO’s “Real Sports,” slammed the National Rifle Association, calling the organization a “curse upon the American landscape” and adding, “I think they’re pigs” in an interview with Rolling Stone. Gumbel’s comments were in response to a recent segment on the “Eat What You Kill” movement and he noted that that story […]

'Real Sports' host Bryant Gumbel ‘hates’ the NRA

The National Rifle Association is at the top of Real Sports host Bryant Gumbel’s gripes, he unabashedly told Rolling Stone Magazine.

GOP Guv’s Startling Gun Veto: What Does It Mean?

In case you missed it: Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed two bills Thursday backed by the National Rifle Association that could have made it easier for some people accused of domestic violence to obtain a concealed weapon license. Snyder said the bills contained reforms to Michigan’s concealed weapons law that he supports, but included some changes [...]

Ted Nugent To NRA News: Our Critics Are "Subhuman Mongrels"

National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent made a rare appearance on the NRA's radio show to call his critics "subhuman mongrels" and to claim people who "attack" the NRA are "not the same species as we are." During his January...Show More Summary

Michigan Governor Ends His Political Career

Republican Rick Snyder, who just won reelection as governor of Michigan, did the right thing today: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) bucked the National Rifle Association on Thursday and vetoed a concealed carry gun bill that would have...Show More Summary

Michigan Governor Bucks NRA, Vetoes Gun Bill

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made a rare move for a Republican state executive: He rebuffed the National Rifle Association. Snyder vetoed a bill on Thursday that had pitted gun rights advocates against former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords and anti-domestic violence organizations. Show More Summary

NRA Uses Charlie Hebdo Attack To Warn "Anti-Gunners": Only The Second Amendment Can Save You From A Terrorist

The National Rifle Association reacted to the terror attacks at Charlie Hebdo by releasing a commentary video that blamed France's gun laws for the attack and warned "anti-gunners" that only the Second Amendment can stop terrorists from...Show More Summary

As Ted Nugent-Sarah Palin Special Approaches, Nugent Mocks Those With Mental Disabilities

National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent shared an open letter "to all the braindead hippie logic-challenged dipshits in the media" that mocked individuals with mental disabilities with the line, "Not every retard can read, but look at you go, little buddy." In two weeks, Nugent will appear on Sarah Palin's Sportsman Channel show. Show More Summary

PBS' NRA Documentary Pushes Myth Of The Gun Group's Invincibility

PBS' Frontline documentary on the history of the National Rifle Association pushed the common media myth that the gun organization always wins and told the debunked story of how the NRA was supposedly responsible for the defeat of Al...Show More Summary

South Carolina Bill Requires All Public School Students To Take NRA-Approved Gun Rights Course

"The State Superintendent of Education shall adopt a curriculum developed or recommended by the National Rifle Association or its successor organization." The post South Carolina Bill Requires All Public School Students To Take NRA-Approved Gun Rights Course appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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