Tag Archives: National Rifle Association

More Proof That America’s Gun Laws are Stupid

Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s name on a U.S. government travel-watch list should have kept him from boarding an airplane without some scrutiny, yet he could purchase semi-automatic handguns with none. Local and federal law enforcement officials either don’t know or aren’t yet saying how Tsarnaev … Continue reading

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Is This The End of the World?

Is it the final sign of the apocalypse?  I ask because this little happening is the sort of unexpected thing that marks apocalyptic changes- Fox Anchor to NRA’s LaPierre: You’re ‘Ridiculous’ Fox, criticizing the NRA? The beloved of the RNC … Continue reading

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Missouri Wants to Mandate NRA Gun Courses… For… First Graders…

Good grief. Students in Missouri have no sexual education requirement, so there’s a good chance they don’t know how to properly protect themselves from STIs or unintended pregnancy. Soon, though, they may be able to protect themselves from guns.  Missouri state … Continue reading

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President Bush, I Rise to Applaud You, Sir

You have earned my unwavering respect because of this act of courage and morality: Following is the letter of resignation sent last week by former President George Bush to the National Rifle Association: May 3, 1995 Dear Mr. Washington, I … Continue reading

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Sign the Petition to Revoke the Tax Exempt Status of the NRA

The very idea that the NRA is a non profit organization is indefensible and ridiculous.  Sign the petition to revoke that absurd status for an arm of the gun industry today. The NRA doesn’t deserve to be described as a … Continue reading

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The NRA is the American Equivalent of Israel’s West Bank Settlers

Or as Bradley Burston more prosaically puts it- The NRA is America’s curse. And the settlements are Israel’s NRA. It’s very hard to disagree. The NRA and the settlements movements divide us as few movements can; Both have come to … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Start Calling the Gun Lobby’s Bluff

Gun lobbyists constantly tell us that when some nut with a gun kills a load of folk, that ‘if there had been someone with a gun there, they could have stopped it’. So, let’s call them on it. Every time … Continue reading

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NRA Hypocrisy

At it’s pseudo press conference Friday the NRA lambasted video games as the true source of American violence (what prats).  Evidently, poor things, they forgot that they have their own video game out…  a real charmer too.

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Quote of the Day: Our Culture of Violence

Via TM Law on FB- Rev. Gary Hall of National Cathedral re: NRA press conference: “A week after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association’s only response has been to urge Americans to put armed guards in every … Continue reading

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Who Can Effect Change in our Culture of the Gun? Sportsmen

NPR’s Frank Deford had one of the best editorials on the issue presently front and center for most Americans:  guns.  Give it a read, or a listen.  Here’s the best part- … notwithstanding President Obama’s impassioned promise to reform our … Continue reading

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Murder in Colorado: More Death Courtesy the NRA

A gunman opened fire early Friday at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, killing 14 people and leaving at least 50 others injured, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said. Thank you, NRA, for encouraging the civilized world’s most lax … Continue reading

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Leave Your Gun Lying Around. What Could Go Wrong?

A four-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself with a gun he found in a liquor store.  Ash Wimbley, of Cedar Lake, Indiana, was found around 10:15 a.m. Thursday inside of Tubby’s Wine and Spirits in Beecher, Illinois. According … Continue reading

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Thanks Again, NRA

Your control of Congress and the weak and infirm, even flaccid and impotent ‘gun laws’ you’ve managed to get them to pass make these sorts of things possible.  So thanks. Two young girls were seriously wounded Wednesday night while playing … Continue reading

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The Sad Effects of the NRA’s Control of Congress

Here’s some stuff that everyone in the country needs to watch. This is the single most effective, touching, infuriating documentation of the NRA’s negative influence on this country that I’ve ever seen, and of course, it took Rachel Maddow to … Continue reading

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More Senseless Gun Violence

The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Bolivar teen by his twin brother is described as accidental.  Jeremy Williams was struck in the head by a bullet fired from a .380 caliber pistol in his home.  He was airlifted to the … Continue reading

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It Must Be a New Event the NRA is Sponsoring…

You know, ‘If You’re 5, Bring your Gun to School Day’…  Because even 5 year olds should be packing heat, right NRA?  There’s nothing in the Constitution’s ‘Second Amendment’ requiring gun toting to be performed only by adults, is there? … Continue reading

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