Wayne LaPierre

NRA facing internal strife over its strident stances on gun control

NRA facing internal strife over its strident stances on gun control

While the National Rifle Association publicly trumpets what it calls astounding growth in membership during its strident opposition to any efforts to tighten laws on gun ownership, reports from within the organization’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia reveal growing concern over member backlash against leader Wayne LaPierre‘s hard-core stances. “A growing number of letters, emails and […]

Senators seek compromise on gun purchase background checks

Senators seek compromise on gun purchase background checks

A bipartisan quartet of senators, including two National Rifle Association members and two with “F” ratings from the potent firearms lobby, are quietly trying to find a compromise on expanding the requirement for gun-sale background checks. A deal, given a good chance by several participants and lobbyists, could add formidable political momentum to one of […]

NRA, gun control advocates face off before Senate

NRA, gun control advocates face off before Senate

The National Rifle Association and gun-control advocates, including the husband of wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are facing off at the year’s first Senate hearing on what lawmakers should do to curb gun violence. The two sides were squaring off Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose own members are divided in a microcosm of […]

Biden meets today with pro-gun groups, including bombastic NRA

Biden meets today with pro-gun groups, including bombastic NRA

The Obama administration is sitting down with gun owners groups — including the National Rifle Association — as officials look at ways to curb gun violence. Vice President Joe Biden, who is leading an administration-wide review of gun safety laws, has vowed urgent action in the wake of last month’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary […]

End of year brings end of reality moments from political losers like Republicans and/or gun nuts

End of year brings end of reality moments from political losers like Republicans and/or gun nuts

As 2012 winds down, the final moments of the year brings more “end of reality” moments from a variety of political losers. Congressional Republicans, facing widespread public disapproval of the “our self-destructive ways or else” attitude on the upcoming and seemingly inevitable “fiscal cliff” continue to block any hope of reaching an agreement with self-destructive […]

No NRA endorsement for Reid

No NRA endorsement for Reid

Sen. Harry’s Reid’s support for President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominees has cost him the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in his re-election bid. The NRA is a force in rural states like Nevada where many voters own guns and hunt. The absence of the NRA’s blessing represents a setback that Reid’s campaign was […]