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“I do not believe in the general promiscuous toting of guns.”

Here’s something demonstrating just how extreme the NRA and gun rights activists have gotten.

Today’s responsible parent, brought to you by the NRA

Every parent runs into the problem: what to do with your wee bairn if you have to run out unexpectedly. So when John Ruiz of Albuquerque needed an emergency tattoo, he did what he had to do. He took his 11-year-old daughter to the neighborhood pool, gave her a loaded .22 for protection and left […]

Today’s NRA: standing up for stalkers and domestic abusers

Today’s National Rifle Association: standing up for stalkers and perpetrators of domestic violence.

The National Rifle Association is fighting proposed federal legislation that would prohibit those convicted of stalking and of domestic violence against dating partners from buying guns, according to a letter obtained by The Huffington Post.

Federal law already bars persons convicted of […]

If citizens carrying guns help prevent crime, what happened in Las Vegas?

As I read through accounts of the racist, anti-government Las Vegas couple who shot to death two police officers, a civilian and themselves, I came across this (emphasis added): Barging through the front door, Jerad Miller fired off one round, announced “a revolution” and told everyone to leave, while his wife hung back, putting their […]

NRA apologizes to pro-gun extremists for calling them “scary” and “weird”

Well it certainly didn’t take long for the NRA to cave to its extremist base. After momentarily flashing some measure of sanity and independence by asking open-carry activists not to congregate at Chipotle and other fast food restaurants, the NRA has apologized for saying that walking around in public with an assault rifle slung over […]

Politico Magazine: How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment

This is an excellent read.

Cut to 1977. Gun-group veterans still call the NRA’s annual meeting that year the “Revolt at Cincinnati.” After the organization’s leadership had decided to move its headquarters to Colorado, signaling a retreat from politics, more than a thousand angry rebels showed up at the annual convention. By four in the […]

NRA allows national convention vendor to sell “ex-girlfriend” target

Yeah, those folks at the NRA are a classy bunch… In addition to making a mannequin target that looks like President Barack Obama, Zombie Industries sells a mannequin called simply “The Ex” — a large-breasted dummy that “bleeds” when shot.  

At the National Rifle Association convention in Houston over the weekend, Zombie Industries, the […]

Heir to Busch family brewing fortune resigns lifetime membership in NRA

On Thursday Adolphus Busch IV, an heir to the Busch family brewing fortune, resigned his lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association, expressing his belief that the NRA had disregarded the “overwhelming will of its members” by opposing universal backgrounds checks for gun buyers.

Here’s another snippet from Busch’s resignation letter. “The NRA I see […]

Money Talks

Yeah, this just about sums up today’s NRA.

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Why Wouldn’t the NRA Support Universal Health Care?

Why is it those who support the status quo on assault weapon ownership and say we can reduce gun violence with better mental health standards are most often the same people who are against single payer universal health care? Couldn’t we do better providing mental health care if everyone had access to mental health providers […]