National Rifle Association

Armed security in schools? Yep, that’s the NRA’s answer to school shootings

Armed security in schools?  Yep, that’s the NRA’s answer to school shootings

The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for the placement of an armed police officer in every school, but parents and educators questioned how safe such a move would keep kids, whether it would be economically feasible and how it would alter student life. Their reactions ranged from supportive to disgusted. Already, there are an […]

Even with increasing violence, there’s little enthusiasm for gun control

Even with increasing violence, there’s little enthusiasm for gun control

Gun control advocates sputter at their own impotence. The National Rifle Association is politically ascendant. And Barack Obama’s White House pledges to safeguard the Second Amendment in its first official response to the deaths of at least 12 people in a mass shooting at a new Batman movie screening in suburban Denver. Once, every highly […]

Time to bring back the Brady Law? Maybe that…and more

Time to bring back the Brady Law?  Maybe that…and more

“If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” That’s a common argument of the National Rifle Association, the massive lobbying group that keeps Republicans and Democrats cowering in fear, afraid to do anything substantial about rising killings and murders that pop up all too often on the evening news. Columbine, Virginia Tech…and now Aurora, […]

Colorado massacre puts damper on campaign rhetoric

Colorado massacre puts damper on campaign rhetoric

The deadly shootings at a movie theater in Colorado have briefly silenced the presidential campaign, prompting both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to cut short their schedules and pull advertising in the state out of respect for the victims and their families. Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address […]

Movie theater massacre will spur debate over, but little change in, gun laws

Movie theater massacre will spur debate over, but little change in, gun laws

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is a member of a coalition called Mayors Against Illegal Guns, but when he issued a statement expressing shock and horror on Friday after a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, he had nothing to say about gun control. Neither did President Barack Obama nor his Republican rival Mitt Romney, […]

Secret Service closes probe on Ted Nugent

Secret Service closes probe on Ted Nugent

After meeting with rocker Ted Nugent on Thursday, the Secret Service says its probe into what he had to say about President Barack Obama is over. Last weekend during a National Rifle Association meeting in St. Louis, Nugent rallied support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and said of the Obama administration: “We need to […]

NRA members see rush to judgment in Trayvon Martin case

NRA members see rush to judgment in Trayvon Martin case

Gun-rights activists at a National Rifle Association convention said on Friday that protesters who demanded the arrest of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin were ignoring the U.S. legal principle of innocent until proven guilty. They said the protesters and the media had rushed to judge Zimmerman, a white and […]

Fact checking Romney’s NRA speech

Fact checking Romney’s NRA speech

Did Vice President Joe Biden really call for a new global business tax on U.S. companies operating abroad? Could it be true that half of high school students in the 50 largest cities don’t graduate? And is President Barack Obama pushing Roman Catholics to “violate the tenets of their faith” with his expansion of mandatory […]

Romney vows to protect gun owners

Romney vows to protect gun owners

The presidential campaign briefly veered from the emotional Mommy Wars on Friday to the back-burner issue of gun rights, with Mitt Romney telling the National Rifle Association that President Barack Obama is not protecting gun owners — even though the topic has rarely arisen during his time in office. Without offering details, Romney said that […]