NRA Releases Statement Blasting President Obama Over Calls for Better Background Checks

NEWS.MIC It may come as no surprise that the National Rifle Association isn’t in favor of President Barack Obama’s series of newly-announced executive orders tightening gun control. The pro-gun organization released a statement Tuesday criticizing Obama for his “emotional, condescending lecture” on Tuesday and the Obama administration for what the NRA said was its “contempt for the second amendment.”… More NRA Releases Statement Blasting President Obama Over Calls for Better Background Checks

GOP Candidates Reject Obama’s Tearful Plea For Gun Control

CREDIT: AP PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE THINK PROGRESS President Obama announced a series of executive actions on gun control on Tuesday during an emotional briefing in the East Room of the White House. During that briefing, Obama wiped away tears as he listed the victims of mass shootings, including the first graders who lost their lives… More GOP Candidates Reject Obama’s Tearful Plea For Gun Control

Australians Marvel At The Stranglehold The Gun Lobby Has On America

CREDIT: AP PHOTO/RINGO H.W. CHIU THINK PROGRESS On an Australian national television station, ABC 24, commentators struggled to make sense of American inaction in response to mass shootings from Columbine to San Bernardino. David Marr, a journalist with Guardian Australia, noted that “so terrified are America politicians of the gun lobby” that a bill to… More Australians Marvel At The Stranglehold The Gun Lobby Has On America

Sandy Hook Senator Slams Gun-loving GOP: It’s Not Congress’ Job To Pray (IMAGE)

ADDICTING INFO Anyone who was affected by the heartbreak that came from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 knows what a difference better gun laws would have made. When those 20 children and six adults were killed, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) was thankful for all the thoughts and prayers his community could get. But four… More Sandy Hook Senator Slams Gun-loving GOP: It’s Not Congress’ Job To Pray (IMAGE)

NRA Ordered GOP To Allow Gun Sales To People On Terror Watch List. They Did.

Note:  This is not from a parody news site i.e., “The Onion“. (ks) ADDICTING INFO The NRA issued an order to Republicans to vote against an amendment that would have prevented people placed on the terrorism watch list from buying guns. And Senate Republicans did what they were told. In the wake of the San Bernardino… More NRA Ordered GOP To Allow Gun Sales To People On Terror Watch List. They Did.

5 Indefensible Tweets From The NRA Since The Oregon Gun Massacre

THINK PROGRESS After a mass shooting, the NRA traditionally goes silent for a period of time. In the case of the gun massacre in Oregon, the NRA stopped tweeting on Thursday, October 1 at 1:44 p.m., shortly after the news broke. The account resumed tweeting at 12:07 p.m. on Friday, October 2 with an innocuous… More 5 Indefensible Tweets From The NRA Since The Oregon Gun Massacre

The Best Thing To Happen To Gun Safety In Years Snuck Right Under The Noses Of The NRA

ADDICTING INFO It seems the Obama administration has been working outside of the public view to expand a program of background check reporting between agencies under the purview of the executive branch of government, and the result may just be the best thing that’s happened for gun safety in this country in years, if not… More The Best Thing To Happen To Gun Safety In Years Snuck Right Under The Noses Of The NRA

9 signs America’s gun obsession is getting worse

Salon The recent news has been filled with anything but acceptable behavior by gun nuts. A Montana man sets a trap for burglars and  executes a teenage intruder. A Virginia man strapping on a holster shoots himself in the penis. So-called open-carry  activists keep walking into Texas malls and restaurant  chains with assault rifles. And federal airport screeners say 2014 will set a record for… More 9 signs America’s gun obsession is getting worse

NRA’s “really big problem”: Why it’s dependent on a dwindling fringe

Salon Gun lobby is now reliant on an increasingly radical right-wing sect — and that spells trouble, an expert explains During a Tumblr Q&A earlier this week, President Obama said that one of his biggest frustrations since entering the White House has been how “this society has not been willing to take some basic steps” in order… More NRA’s “really big problem”: Why it’s dependent on a dwindling fringe