| Feb 1, 2013
Still reeling from the Republican defeat in the 2012 presidential election, House Speaker John Boehner warned in a Ripon Society speech the other day that the re-elected Obama administration is now out to kill off their party.
The embattled speaker...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:25 PM
As someone in favor of strong gun-safety regulations, surprisingly I find myself in total agreement with Wayne LaPierre of the NRA. I agree with him that the manufacture, sale and possession of assault-type weapons with large ammunition clips should not...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Much of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week was a fairly ho-hum affair, with the usual laundry list of programs and goals (most so familiar that it could have been a recycled campaign speech from 2012, or maybe 2008) and the...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
It is easy to dismiss the report released Tuesday by the National Rifle Association-financed school safety task force as nothing but an effort to change the topic from the broader issue of gun violence or especially gun control (even the watered-down...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Before the horrific tragedy in Newtown claimed the lives of 20 children and six educators, I didn't pay much attention to the National Rifle Association.
As a three-term member of Congress, I certainly had caught wind of the mythology surrounding the...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:56 AM
"We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone." — National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in testimony before the...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:15 AM
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, I was thinking how thankful we, the American people, should be that the right to bear bombs was not included in the Second Amendment.
If bombs were part of the Second Amendment, the National Rifle...
| May 4, 2013
| 2:56 PM
HOUSTON — Vowing that “we will never surrender,” the leader of the National Rifle Assn. claimed victory over recently defeated gun control legislation and denounced “political and media” elites for vilifying gun owners and...
| May 6, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Terrorism, whether practiced in the U.S. or overseas, can be defined as a deliberate act of violence to instill fear in a target audience. We fight terrorism when we stay calm but resolute; we abet terrorists when our response is to panic or try to foment...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:07 AM
The National Rifle Assn. held its annual convention last weekend in Houston, where conservative pundits like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck railed at efforts to enact tighter gun control measures -- and, as Jon Stewart pointed out Monday on "The Daily Show,"...
| Dec 20, 2012
The National Rifle Association will have a presence on the Sunday morning programs this weekend. The group's leaders will discuss calls for greater gun control since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Wayne LaPierre, the NRA'...