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National Rifle Association of America

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Top National Rifle Association of America Articles

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  • Here's The Answer — Don't Give Men Guns

    When we look at the acts of almost unspeakable gun violence making news and breaking hearts, it doesn't take Rachel Maddow or Wayne LaPierre to target the fact that men are responsible. We don't need to hit the archives for historical documentation....
  • Our Obligation To 20 First-Graders: Get Guns Under Control

    Our Obligation To 20 First-Graders: Get Guns Under Control
    First-graders are artworks taped to the refrigerator door, bouncing bodies on a crowded school bus, holiday cards that say Love You Mommy and Best Dad. First-graders are bedtime stories, and Dora the Explorer, and silly songs, and runny noses, and...
  • As Weapons Ban Movement Grows, Some Perspective Is In Order

    If the reactions of the past three days hold up, we're likely to see some kind of ban on assault weapons or on the ammo magazines of the sort used by the Newtown shooter. That's good news for people who have been pushing for this since forever, many...
  • Leahy, LaPierre and the Vermont paradox

    Leahy, LaPierre and the Vermont paradox
    Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy chaired a Judiciary Committee hearing today where he questioned Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association about expanding background checks to cover private sales, which produced an interesting exchange. (The answer is...
  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
  • Sandy Hook Pictures Would Change Debate

    "The mutilated face of the victim was left untouched by morticians at the mother's request. She said she wanted 'all the world' to witness the atrocity." Jet Magazine, Sept. 15, 1955, on the open-casket funeral of 14-year-old Emmett Till. The wounds...
  • McManus: The perils of political punditry

    McManus: The perils of political punditry
    Back in 2011, at the dawn of a long presidential campaign, I established a fine baseline for my credentials as a political prognosticator: I told readers that Mitt Romney's strongest challengers for the Republican nomination would be Texas Gov. Rick Perry...
  • McManus: Do-nothing Congress does something

     McManus: Do-nothing Congress does something
    OK, so Congress hasn't managed to pass a budget, fix the tax code or avert the automatic spending cuts of the dreaded "sequester." Are they getting anything done on Capitol Hill? Yes, and you'll probably be surprised to hear where progress is being...
  • Curbs On Guns Work Better Than Old Slogans

    The rhetorical failure of the week belonged to state Rep. Craig Miner who, in handing down the lame list of Republican proposals from a working group on gun violence, said, "We believe it's not the gun that kills the person. It's the person that...
  • Congressman brings common sense to gun control debate

    SACRAMENTO — As the national firearms debate reaches a crescendo, a Northern California congressman is proving that you can be both a gun lover and a gun controller. Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, a moderate "blue dog" Democrat who represents...
  • The NRA's stubborn endorsement of Romney

    When he ran in 2008, Barack Obama sang from the National Rifle Association hymnal: "I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people’s lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won’t...