National Rifle Association
Elaih Wagan, a 3-year-old from Austin, Texas is recognized as the youngest lifetime member by Wayne LaPierre(R), executive vice president of the National Rifle Association(NRA), during the142nd annual convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Wagan's grandfather purchased a lifetime membership as a gift for the little girl.
The National Rifle Association and President Obama responded to the Newtown, Conn., shootings by recommending that more police officers be placed in the nation's schools.
Too many members of Congress did not have the courage to stand up to the increasing extremist views of the NRA's Washington lobbyists ... Many of them feared that voting for a common sense policy that would lead to someone challenging them in a primary, or hurt their chances to win a party's nomination to higher office is too big a price to pay for saving 30-odd thousand lives a year.
The more militant members of the NRA and most of its leaders may be un-American ... [John Wilkes] Booth's modern successors are saying that a house in the hands of tyrants does not deserve to stand and they are ready to bring it down with their constitutionally protected guns.More quotes »
Letters: Don't weaken gun rights
15-year-old daughter due to a tragic accident.I am a licensed handgun owner and will be forever a supporter of the National Rifle Association and my Second Amendment rights. For politicians to constantly parade the Newtown families in front of the media to Read more »
Compromise on gun background checks announced in Senate
package to the floor for debate.Separately, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced he has reached a compromise with the National Rifle Association on the bill he's sponsoring with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to ban straw purchases and gun trafficking. His Read more »
Senate gun bills still lack GOP support
inside and outside the Senate, as gun-control groups try to match and exceed the legendary political muscle of the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups.The NRA spent $16.6 million on television advertising in the 2012 election cycle, including Read more »
Letter: Background checks for gun buyers
is becoming clear that executive director Wayne LaPierre and the National Rifle Association do not represent responsible U.S. American gun owners and sports enthusiasts ["Bloomberg's loaded for NRA ," Editorial, March 26].Poll after poll makes it obvious that Read more »
Dickerson: Will Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun crusade backfire?
Is Michael Bloomberg helping or hurting his cause?When the New York mayor's organization, Mayor's Against Illegal Guns, launched its $12 million advertising campaign to pressure lawmakers into supporting gun control legislation, the negative reaction from Read more »
Around the web
NRA PAC Loads $1.3 Million into War Chest Now Holding $6.7 Million
National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund reported today it raised $1,290,539 during April, spent only $27,318, and had $6,730,272 cash on hand as of April 30. The PAC raised $1,134,179 in unitemized small contributions. The PAC gave out 5/20/13 from Roll Call Read more »
Nathan Hegedus: A Failure to Communicate: Why Gun Control Is Destined to Fail
and a diabetes pandemic . And guns are not cars or tobacco. They are more intimately tied to a darkness or chaos in our national character. By calling gun violence a public health crisis, even with the best intentions, it makes gun violence something to be 5/20/13 from The Huffington Post Read more »
NRA forms Community Outreach department
Virginia – National Rifle Association General Operations has established the Community Outreach Department within its Education and Training Division to focus on safety throughout the nation with its Eddie Eagle GunSafe® and Refuse To Be A Victim® programs. 5/20/13 from Kaus Files Read more »
Josh Horwitz: The NRA's Perverted View of America
access to firearms is indistinguishable from Emancipation." - Glenn Beck at the 2013 NRA Convention Responding to the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston earlier this month, Connecticut's freshman Senator Chris Murphy noted , "The NRA 5/20/13 from The Huffington Post Read more »
NRA's LaPierre ignorant
Can Wayne LaPierre of the NRA really be so ignorant and evil that he would ask victims of the Boston Marathon bombings if they wish they had guns? I say ignorant because he obviously doesn't have a clue about what happened at the marathon. No one knew at t 5/20/13 from Sentinel & Enterprise Read more »