Congress renews undectable gun law last at last minute

Congress renews undectable gun law last at last minute

Congress’ easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that one year after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., major new firearms restrictions have little chance of enactment anytime soon. Lawmakers took an easy step Monday when the Democratic-run Senate unanimously gave final congressional approval to a bill […]

NRA says answer is to get ‘homicidal maniacs” off streets

NRA says answer is to get ‘homicidal maniacs” off streets

Greater efforts are needed to identify and lock up mentally ill people who are dangerous, a top National Rifle Association official responding to the recent Washington Navy Yard shootings said Sunday. The nation’s mental health system is “in complete breakdown,” resulting in not enough of the mentally ill being committed to psychiatric hospitals, National Rifle […]

Navy Yard massacre brings back talk of gun control

Navy Yard massacre brings back talk of gun control

A deadly shooting in the heart of the nation’s capital has reignited talk about guns, but it’s uncertain whether the tragedy will revive a legislative debate that has gone cold in the face of opposition from Second Amendment supporters. The case for increased gun control has become increasingly difficult, evidenced by the National Rifle Association-backed […]

Gun advocates fund recall efforts in Colorado

Gun advocates fund recall efforts in Colorado

In Colorado, where legislators actually had the nerve to take on the pro-gun lobbyists and pass new laws curbing the glut of weapons sales and use of deadly arms in crimes, those who voted for the new laws now face recall efforts. Pro gun advocates, who see any legislative attempts to curb gun sales as […]

Wanna see a real gun nut? Meet Wayne LaPierre

Wanna see a real gun nut? Meet Wayne LaPierre

Based on the hysterical hyperbole spilling out the mouth of National Rifle Association honcho Wayne LaPierre like too much verbal diarrhea, one would assume the average American and potential gun owner is a gutless coward who needs a firearm to shoot anything in sight. LaPierre, long an embarrassment to anyone with an IQ over that […]

NRA praises gun-toting women

NRA praises gun-toting women

The National Rifle Association is showcasing women members and emphasizing that increasingly it’s not just men who own firearms and oppose gun-control efforts. Female membership is up, the nation’s leading advocate for gun ownership says, and its revamped website features profiles of “armed and fabulous” women and describes how women are bringing “new energy” to […]

NRA set to install another loudmouth president

NRA set to install another loudmouth president

  The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association has a long history with the powerful gun rights lobby and a penchant for bold statements that are sure to inflame an already explosive national debate over gun control. James Porter, an Alabama attorney and first vice president of the NRA, assumes the presidency on Monday […]

A national database of gun owners could be a good idea

A national database of gun owners could be a good idea

If one accepts the paranoia of the National Rifle Association and its insane followers, the whole concept behind the push for an expanded background check of those who want to buy deadly weapons is really a secret plan to create a national database of gun owners. The NRA, of course, doesn’t want a detailed list […]

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