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 [...]
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.
There’s an interesting list of numbers on the website, Meet the NRA. Ladd Everitt, communications director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, recently called the National Rifle Association a “paper tiger.” With this record, I can see why. The National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund received a 0.83% return on the $11 [...]
Fortune magazine proves what everyone who doesn’t watch FOX News suspected: The congressional investigation into the Fast and Furious program is a partisan witch hunt, and much of the responsibility for the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has to go to the gun lobby, which blocks maintaining a database of firearms. A [...]
The Florida brand is being portrayed in a negative light each and every day on all of the major networks.
State Sen. Chris Smith (D – Ft. Lauderdale), (who might have missed the Bush v. Gore case) announcing his own task force to look into Florida’s NRA-penned “Stand Your Ground” law which is being used to justify killing Trayvon Martin. Gov. Rick Scott says he will also have a task force to examine the law, but only after special prosecutor Angela Corey concludes her investigation of the death. We presume that if that inquiry goes well for the shooter, the governor will see no further need to consider the law.
With the shooting attacks on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, as well as on law enforcement officers in Indiana, Florida, and Michigan, it’s hard to argue that one of America’s most pressing problems is not enough access to guns. Yet a proposed law in Florida would do just that, with a cruel bonus: it puts [...]