Reid Ties GOP to NRA After Latest Mass Shootings

Those who choose to do the NRA’s bidding will be held accountable by our constituents. Something has to be done. We must take a stand. The American people are desperately looking for help, some help, any help. It will never be possible to prevent every shooting. We know that. But we have a responsibility to try. There are certain things we can do.

— Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), calling the NRA the “quasi-militant wing of the Republican Party,” Politico reports.

You’re More Likely to be Killed by a Gun than a Car

The good news is cars and driving are getting safer, thanks to better construction, a trend away from younger drivers, and maybe even because of harsher penalties for things like texting while driving or not wearing a seatbelt. The bad news is you’re more likely to take a bullet, especially if you’re under 25.

NRA Points Out That Shooters Aren’t Shooters Just Because They Shoot Someone — Thanks, NRA!

Leave it to the National Rifle Association to define propaganda in a video that could be the poster child for propaganda. The NRA thinks the news media, or “entertainment,” should not call murderers “shooters” if they shoot a gun and thereby kill somebody. Unless, I suppose, the media starts differentiating between shooters, stranglers, stabbers, bludgeoners, […]

The Story Behind the Story

#StandYourGround Laws are Nothing More Than Legalized Murder to Boost Gun Sales. The #NRA Gets Paid, You Get Shot. #JusticeForTrayvon

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Manchin Not Afraid to Shoot It Out with the NRA

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is gunning for the NRA, which recently urged West Virginians to pressure their elected official to get in line. Manchin, who supports extending background checks to buyers at gun shows and online, was previously supported by the NRA because […]

NRA Building War Chest for Midterm Elections

$6,730,272

Amount of cash, as of April 30, that The National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund reported it has on hand. The NRA raised $1,290,539 during April and spent only $27,318, Political Moneyline reports.

NRA Closes Its 2013 Convention with Speech by Vietnam War Draft Dodger

Why does the NRA hate America? The final speaker at the gunmakers’ convention in Texas last weekend was Ted Nugent, who, during the Vietnam War, conned his way out of conscription by defecating in his clothing and not bathing before going in for a physical examination at the Draft Board. Nugent was last seen when […]

No Democrats Spoke at the NRA Convention

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Number of Democrats who spoke at the National Rifle Association’s 2013 annual convention. “In an indicator of the continued influence of the nation’s largest gun-owners’ group, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and other Republican politicians addressed the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Houston Friday, celebrating the defeat of gun legislation in the Senate, assailing the media, and offering a strong defense of the powerful lobbying organization,” NBC News reports.

NRA Shared the Fear All Weekend

Frightened citizens, sheltered in place, with no means to defend themselves or their families from whatever might come crashing through their door. How many Bostonians wished they had a gun two weeks ago?

— The National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre, quoted by the Boston Globe.

NRA Shows Up at the National Press Club for Roll Out of Its ‘Guns in Schools’ Proposal with 20 Armed Goons