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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:58
"Universal 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 kind of announced this weekend...
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:55
The National Rifle Association gives one the immediate impression of an organization that never met an anti-government conspiracy theory it didn't like. After all, the NRA has been recruiting members and raising money with such absurd fantasies for years. But there is one anti-government conspiracy...
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:52
Currently, Americans can buy firearms through "private sales" in more than 40 states without undergoing any type of screening. Even when individuals do undergo a background check when buying a gun in this country, the screening for mental health history is cursory at best. The specific...
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:45
In the wake of the Supreme Court's 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which called for the integration of public schools eight Southern states passed nullification resolutions declaring the unconstitutionality of the Brown decision. Several of them borrowed language directly from Civil...
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 02:00
The NRA hosted a panel at the June 8 Conservative Political Action Conference in Chicago entitiled, "Defending Self-Defense: The Liberal's Shadow War on Second Amendment," and it must be a shadow war because setbacks for pro-gunners have been few and far between over the last four years. But they'...
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 07:31
If Harlon Carter, Ted Nugent, and other NRA peddlers of vigilantism wanted a poster boy for their ideas about justice and the "rule of law," they have certainly found one in George Zimmerman.
Mon, 02/27/2012 - 03:00
When NRA President David Keene presented Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli with the “Defender of Freedom Award” on behalf of the NRA and the American Conservative Union, he praised Cuccinelli on a variety of issues, but made no mention of of the Second Amendment or Cuccinelli’s record on the...
Wed, 02/22/2012 - 15:05
If this year's "Trigger the Vote" campaign ads are anything like years past (such as this one where an NRA supporter responds to the question, "What are you gonna do when they come take away your gun, huh?" by screaming "I'll tell those son of a bitches to get off my property, I'll kick the ****...
Tue, 12/20/2011 - 08:25
With the catastrophic collapse of Herman Cain's presidential ambitions, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has clawed his way back to national relevancy in the GOP primary process. But while Cain was mocked for a profound ignorance of world events and his inspirational speeches quoting...
Tue, 11/22/2011 - 09:17
These days, it's hard not to notice Grover Norquist. For the past 25 years, he has locked the Republican Party in a stranglehold with his Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) pledge that binds signatories to vote "NO" on any legislation that would increase the marginal tax rate, no matter how modestly....
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