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  • MO School of Journalism Prof: NRA More Dangerous Than Islamic State

    04/21/2017 7:41:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Missouri School of Journalism professor emeritus George Kennedy suggests the National Rifle Association (NRA) is more dangerous than Islamic State. . . . Kennedy then claims the number of Americans killed by ISIS jihadists since 9/11 is nine. That is not a typo, he actually links to a Euronews source and claims only nine Americans have been killed by ISIS jihadists since the terror attacks on NYC in 2001.
  • Donald Trump to Be First President Since Reagan to Speak at NRA Annual Meetings

    04/16/2017 11:22:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Apr. 15, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    President Donald Trump will be the first President to speak at the NRA Annual Meetings since Ronald Reagan did it in 1983. He will speak to the NRA’s 2017 Leadership Forum in Atlanta on April 28. Breitbart News reported that the NRA endorsed Trump on May 20, 2016, during the 2016 Annual Meetings in Louisville, Kentucky. Thereafter, the NRA campaigned for Trump, and Trump reminded voters again and again that he would work with the NRA to save the Second Amendment if elected. Trump will now return to speak to the gun rights group that cheered him to victory last...
  • On Top and On Target

    04/13/2017 6:26:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/13/2017 | Robin Taylor
    To look at her, this slight, almost elfin woman doesn't look like a "gun person." With her hair in a short "pixie" cut, her dark eyes contrast sharply with her "winter" coloring, making them look larger than they actually are. After just four years in the shooting world, Tatiana Whitlock finds herself a spokeswoman for the NRA Women's Network and a member of the Maine Hunters TV pro-staff. She's quickly changed from industrial designer to a firearms instructor, active hunter and owner of a target manufacturing company. In some way that's probably why the NRA picked her. She symbolizes the...
  • NRA vs. NYT

    04/11/2017 12:17:35 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10 apr 2017 | John Hineraker
    Get out the popcorn: the nation’s largest and most effective civil rights organization has declared war on the New York Times. The Times is running an ad campaign portraying itself as a purveyor of truth, a claim that is met with hollow laughter by those who are familiar with the paper’s sordid history. Into the breach steps National Rifle Association commentator Dana Loesch, who–unlike anyone who writes about guns for the Times–knows a great deal about firearms.
  • Anti-gunners blame NRA after 'murder-suicide' at elementary school

    04/11/2017 5:13:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 4/12/2017 | Chelsea Schilling
    Four people were shot at an elementary school in San Bernardino, California, Monday just after 10:30 a.m. Pacific time – and at least one leading anti-gun activist wasted no time before she blamed the National Rifle Association for “trying to force guns into schools across the U.S.”
  • Using paranoia as ammo, gun lobby targets U.S. consumer (barf alert)

    04/10/2017 10:34:00 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 10 apr 2017
    Strip away the emotions and moral concerns about the gun industry and what’s left is a multibillion-dollar business involving a highly competitive group of manufacturers whose existence depends on steady demand for their products. The problem is that they’ve glutted one of their biggest markets — the U.S., which is home to an estimated 300 million guns — while the percentage of Americans owning guns has hit a 40-year low. So how do they keep the cash registers ringing? By using fear-based marketing and public rhetoric spouted by their political lobbying mouthpiece, the National Rifle Association, to convince those who...
  • Rotary International Gives the Boot to Gun Owners, Cites “Reputation Risk” In New Firearms Ban

    04/01/2017 11:53:37 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | March 31, 2017
    Anger is mounting over an anti-gun policy adopted in January by the international service and networking organization, Rotary International (RI).A letter announcing the rules, set to take effect in on July 1, claimed they were a response to “a lack of clarity around RI’s policy … when participating in activities involving guns, weapons, and other armaments, and when interacting with gun companies, including for sponsorship purposes.”The new rules – codified in Chapter II, Article 2, Section 2.100 of Rotary Code of Policies – unfortunately feature their own ambiguities and contradictions.But one thing is clear: Those who prize America’s Second Amendment...
  • Our Fight to Restore Our Freedom is an Uphill Battle, But one We Must Win

    03/28/2017 8:15:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    America's 1st Freedom ^ | April 2017 | Wayne LaPierre
    [snip] Never before have we seen a change in administration that has been met with such widespread organized hatered. That hatred is amplified by a national media that has thrown out the rules of journalism and has become a part of the mob.[snip]The most troubling aspect of this transformation of orderly democrach into mobocracy is led by ex-President Barack Obama's private political squad, Organizing for Action (OFA)......
  • Commentary: The NRA's gun market crisis (barf alert)

    03/22/2017 6:49:19 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 22 mar 2017 | Firmin DeBrabander
    The National Rifle Association spent a record amount to support Donald Trump's winning presidential campaign — upward of $30 million. While this investment looks wise now, recall that not long ago it was the height of insanity. Trump's campaign seemed doomed — but the NRA doubled down on its risky bet anyway, which threatened to marginalize it and undermine it politically. I believe this bet testifies to the NRA's desperation. This sounds odd, I realize, when you consider how the gun lobby is racking up legislative victories — expanding "campus carry" and permitless concealed-carry gun laws at the state level,...
  • O’Malley Makes HUGE 2020 Step

    03/15/2017 10:30:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/15/2017 | Philip Stucky
    Former presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is one of the first Democrats to begin the process of running for president in 2020, according to a Wednesday report from Politico. The former governor of Maryland commissioned a poll in Iowa, the site of the first caucus in presidential elections, revealing a huge show of interest. O’Malley fared well in the poll, earning 18 percent of voters. The poll included nine other potential candidates: Sens. Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, former Housing Sec. Julian Castro, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, as well as...
  • The NRA's Unheralded Role in 2016

    There are many claimants to the honor of having nudged Donald Trump over the top in the presidential election. But the folks with the best case are the National Rifle Association and the consultants who made their TV ads. The NRA did just about everything right. It endorsed Trump last May when he was still just the de facto nominee. The goal was to persuade Second Amendment supporters who’d backed other candidates to unify behind him. The NRA planned ahead. It had lined up TV time months beforehand when rates were lower. That saved money. Thus when the Access Hollywood...
  • Truth doesn't matter to the New York Times (NRA's response to the NYT ad run during the Oscars)

    02/27/2017 9:54:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 27, 2017
    One of the finest gut shots ever to a bunch of pathetic Libtard Newsers. You can watch the National Rifle Association's response to the ad run by the New York Times at the Oscars by Clicking Here. It's well worth a watch in my humble opinion. Note: If you have a strong stomach, you can observe the original NY Times ad by clicking Here.
  • Women with guns: The next threat to the Democratic Party

    02/26/2017 1:31:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | Salena Zito
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Abby Ross never spent time around guns until a little more than a decade ago. "I grew up on Staten Island," she said. "Hunting or gun use was not part of our family traditions." Now she handles guns with ease for hunting, sport and training. And she's one of a growing number of women venturing into the world of guns, either as part of the outdoor experience or for self-defense. Women increasingly have become a profitable new target customer for gun-shop owners and firearms manufacturers.
  • Gunning for Hiliary, Poll shows the NRA Helped Trump win in 2016

    02/25/2017 2:48:21 PM PST · by WonkyTonky · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Published March 6, 2017 | Fred Barnes
    The poll found that more NRA supporters voted for Trump in 2016 than for Mitt Romney in 2012. This meant 208,000 additional votes for Trump in North Carolina, which he won by 173,000 votes. In Ohio, he got 479,000 more votes from NRA backers and he won Ohio by 447,000. In Pennsylvania, Trump received 421,000 additional votes and won by 44,000. A second group was tested in June 2016: the 19 percent of voters in the battleground states who viewed both candidates unfavorably. The poll found that 60 percent of them supported the NRA. Moreover, it found that most were...
  • NRA Head Compares Anti-Trump Protester Violence to Terrorism

    02/25/2017 8:33:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    The head of the National Rifle Association painted anti-Donald Trump protesters as violent extremists and compared their disruptions to terrorism during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. "Ladies and gentlemen, another definition of terrorism is violence in the name of politics," said Wayne Lapierre, executive director of the NRA. "And criminal violence has no place in political debate." Police have clashed, at times, with crowds gathered to protest the new president. But the hundreds of demonstrations that have taken place around the globe have been largely peaceful.
  • John Lott Q&A: Anti-Gun Lies About Mass Shootings

    02/23/2017 9:15:26 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    America's 1st Freedom ^ | February 23, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    It’s likely nobody anywhere has done more research on, or knows more about, mass shootings than researcher John Lott. Author of the recent book The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, Lott is also head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, an organization dedicated to providing an objective and accurate scientific evaluation of both the costs and benefits of gun ownership. We recently posed a handful of questions to Lott to learn the truth about mass shootings that the so-called “mainstream” media won’t report.
  • War: NRA announces #CounterResistance targeting Trump attackers

    02/22/2017 10:00:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 21, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    The National Rifle Association, whose early endorsement bolstered Donald Trump's presidential campaign, is arming up again to attack the president's critics in the media, on Capitol Hill and in Hollywood. "Already, the forces that conspired to keep Donald Trump out of the White House are coming together to sabotage his administration," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. "Donald Trump will need every ounce of energy we can muster and he has no more powerful ally than the NRA."
  • NRA Ballot: Tips and Recommendations

    02/18/2017 5:12:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Every year,  there are elections for the NRA board members. There are 76 NRA board members. One third of them are elected each year, plus enough to fill existing vacancies. I have been pleased with the direction the NRA has taken in the last decade. As an organization, they are more protective of our rights than they were in the 1980's and 1990's.  Before 1976, the NRA board was and exclusive club. The board members selected any new board members. The NRA revolt at Cinncinatti in 1976 changed that Board members could be selected by the membership. Those reforms...
  • AG Healey wants doctors to talk guns with patients (MA)

    02/14/2017 11:35:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 59 replies ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Healey, along with members of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police, announced their gun resources for patients this week. (Photo: State Attorney General Martha Healey teamed up with the Massachusetts Medical Society on Monday to provide voluntary guidance to heath care professionals in the state on guns. Announced at Boston Medical Center, Healey and Mass Med are providing two pamphlets and free training on talking to patients about firearms. “While the vast majority of gun owners are responsible and deeply committed to gun safety, this remains a public...
  • AP Misquotes NRA on Concealed Carry

    02/14/2017 3:57:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
      map by The Associated Press has long been known  for its anti-Second Amendment attitude.  John Lott exposed there bias in The Bias Against Guns, published in 2003. They have gotten a little better in the last decade, because numerous errors have been exposed.  AP committed another error about gun laws  on February 10th, 2017. In a story about Constitutional or "permitless" carry moving through the New Hampshire legislative process, the AP wrote that the NRA said that concealed carry is legal in 11 states.  From AP via The National Rifle Association says concealed carry is legal...