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Kids, Guns, Negligent Homicides… And Double Standards

Kids, Guns, Negligent Homicides… And Double Standards

| May 2, 2013

Why do we have a double standard when it comes to kids, guns, and negligent homicide?

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NRA Officially Opposes “Misguided” Background Check Compromise

NRA Officially Opposes “Misguided” Background Check Compromise

| April 11, 2013

In an “open letter” to the US Senate, the NRA reinforced their opposition to universal background checks, including the “misguided” compromise measure reportedly drafted by Senators Joe Manchin, Pat Toomey and Chuck Schumer.

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Indiana Legislature Proposes Statewide “School Shield” Program

Indiana Legislature Proposes Statewide “School Shield” Program

| April 9, 2013

A bill proposed in the Indiana Legislature would require every public or charter school in the state to have at least one designated school “protection” officer on campus, with a weapon, at all times. And if schools can’t afford a police officer, it can arm a teacher, principal or other employee.

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NRA Instructor Shoots Himself In The Foot: Literally

NRA Instructor Shoots Himself In The Foot: Literally

| April 5, 2013

National Rifle Association instructor Eugene Kenny could not join his fellow gun-rights supporters at the Connecticut state Capitol Wednesday because he accidentally shot himself in the foot. Literally.

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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre And Magazine “Clips”

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre And Magazine “Clips”

| April 5, 2013

During a recent Fox News interview, Wayne LaPierre discussed the new gun laws in Connecticut, stating that there’s “no evidence that anything would have changed” about the shooting in Newtown.

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NRA School Shield Program: Billion Dollar Security Bonanza?

NRA School Shield Program: Billion Dollar Security Bonanza?

| April 3, 2013

The NRA’s “School Shield” program, if carried out nationwide, could usher in a new billion dollar market in selling firearms, equipment, and weapons training and certification to schools, teachers, and staff.

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NRA School Safety Report Members Sell Security Gear, Training, And Services

NRA School Safety Report Members Sell Security Gear, Training, And Services

| April 2, 2013

Five of the thirteen members of the National School Shield Program task force are employed by a firm that provides training and gear, including ammunition, to security personnel.

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NRA School Shield Report Calls For More Guns In Schools

NRA School Shield Report Calls For More Guns In Schools

| April 2, 2013

A National Rifle Association task force today recommended that schools train teachers and other school personnel to carry guns to protect their students.

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NRA Robocalls In Newtown Spark Outrage From Residents [Updated]

NRA Robocalls In Newtown Spark Outrage From Residents [Updated]

| April 1, 2013

The National Rifle Association may want to consider adjusting their promotion techniques, especially in the town of Newtown, Connecticut whose residents have been receiving robocalls and postcards from the pro-gun organization. [Updated]

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NRA Denies Lanza Relationship

NRA Denies Lanza Relationship

| March 29, 2013

Among the guns, knives, ammunition, and other items discovered by police in the Lanza home were two NRA certificates made out to Adam and Nancy Lanza, and a NRA handbook “NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting.” The NRA denies any association.

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GOP Places Pro-Gun Measures Into New Government Funding Bill

GOP Places Pro-Gun Measures Into New Government Funding Bill

| March 14, 2013

Senate bill dedicated to preventing a federal shutdown would make four long-standing gun protections permanent, block ATF from requiring dealer inventories.

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NY Town Suspends School Resource Officer Program After “Misfire”

NY Town Suspends School Resource Officer Program After “Misfire”

| March 8, 2013

A New York town that began assigning an armed police officer to guard a high school in the wake of the Connecticut massacre has suspended the program after an officer accidentally discharged his pistol in a hallway while classes were in session.

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Known and Suspected Terrorists Can Buy Guns in America

Known and Suspected Terrorists Can Buy Guns in America

| March 8, 2013

Under current federal law, being a known or suspected terrorist doesn’t disqualify you from buying guns and explosives. Tuesday, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), reintroduced a bill that would close what he calls the “Terror Gap.”

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Colorado Concealed Carry Laws Successfully Stand Against NRA Challenge

Colorado Concealed Carry Laws Successfully Stand Against NRA Challenge

| February 28, 2013

Colorado’s laws restrict out-of-state residents from carrying loaded weapons in public unless they have concealed carry licenses from states which share reciprocity with Colorado. The case revolved around whether or not visitors to the state enjoyed a “broad right” to carry concealed weapons, and if Colorado law violated the Second Amendment. Brady Center lawyers successfully […]

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Alaska Supreme Court Reverses Gun Dealer Lawsuit

Alaska Supreme Court Reverses Gun Dealer Lawsuit

| February 28, 2013

The Alaska Supreme court unanimously reversed a Juneau trial court dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a victim’s family against the gun dealer who supplied the weapon which killed the victim.

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Where Congress Stands on Guns

Where Congress Stands on Guns

| February 27, 2013

ProPublica just launched a detailed, animated infographic showing where Representatives in the House and Senators in the Senate stand on gun violence and gun control issues.

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Texas Lawmaker Wants Tax Free Holiday For Guns And Ammo

Texas Lawmaker Wants Tax Free Holiday For Guns And Ammo

| February 27, 2013

State Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, has filed the “Texas Gun Ownership Reinforcement Act,” a bill to create a new tax-free holiday where consumers won’t be charged taxes on guns, ammunition or hunting supplies one day out of the year.

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Wayne LaPierre Warns Of Gangs, Terrorists And Debt Riots

Wayne LaPierre Warns Of Gangs, Terrorists And Debt Riots

| February 18, 2013

Following President Obama’s call for a vote on proposed gun safety legislation in his State of the Union speech, Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, on Wednesday issued a call-to-action for gun owners to prepare for post-apocolyptic-style scenarios and rally against the gun control movement.

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