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NRA President: ‘I don’t know that the NRA is that powerful’

The president of the National Rifle Association dismissed the idea that his group has much influence on lawmakers in an interview with NBC host Matt Lauer on Friday. “I don’t know that the NRA is that powerful,” said David Keene, whose organization spent $2.2 million in lobbying last year. “I…

Miss. gov. targets last abortion clinic: ‘My goal of course is to shut it down’

Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says that there is one abortion clinic in the state and “of course” his goal is to “shut it down.” A federal judge last year delayed enforcement of a law that abortion-rights advocates say is designed to be so restrictive that it effectively abolishes abortion…

‘Gun Appreciation Day’ chairman: Slavery wouldn’t have happened if slaves were armed

The chairman of Gun Appreciation Day may be taking “Django Unchained” a little too seriously. Larry Ward on Friday told CNN that he created the first annual Gun Appreciation Day just days before President Barack Obama’s inauguration and the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to “honor the legacy of Dr.…

Tarantino loses temper in interview: ‘I am not your slave’

In a heated interview aired Thursday night, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino completely shut down a journalist who wanted him to speak about his views on violence in media, telling him: “I am not your slave and you are not my master.” “Why are you so sure there is no link between…

Portland residents panic as men armed with assault weapons ‘educate’ the city

Two men walked the streets of Portland armed with assault weapons earlier this week because they said they wanted to “educate” residents, who reacted by fleeing and calling police. Warren Drouin and Steven Boyce told KPTV that they were forced to take drastic measure to make sure people were aware…

Eric Bolling: Shooting ’4 or 5 rounds per second’ is a constitutional right

Fox News host Eric Bolling on Friday insisted that assault-style rifles which can shoot “four or five rounds per second” were “protected under the Constitution.” In his weekly appearance on Fox & Friends, Fox News host Geraldo Rivera predicted that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden would be…

Maddow: Confused and unorganized NRA fighting a two front war

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained Thursday night that the National Rifle Association’s positions were partially driven by fears that its status as the top gun lobby would be usurped by more extreme groups. Though the NRA is typically considered the foremost protector of gun rights in the country, other groups…

Watch: Vice magazine profiles ‘Oath Keepers’ movement

A mini-documentary produced by Vice magazine took an inside look at the “Oath Keepers” movement, where the notion America is approaching a second Revolutionary War runs high. The Oath Keepers, made up of men and women in uniform, seek to defend the Constitution from threats both outside and inside the…

Wisconsin clergyman: Homosexuality like school shootings because both ‘violate nature’

A conservative Milwaukee clergyman says that homosexuality can be compared the the massacre of 20 school children in Newton, Connecticut because both are “terrible crimes and violate nature.” Evangelical Clergyman Vic Eliason, who hosts the Crosstalk radio show for VCY America Ministry, spoke to anti-LGBT activist Peter LaBarbera on Wednesday…

Marine Corps orders spouse clubs to admit same sex members or leave

The U.S. Marine Corps has taken the advance step of requiring that all spouses clubs admit members of same sex couples or face being barred from base, according to The Associated Press. The move comes before the Department of Defense standardizes anti-discrimination policies across all branches of the military, in…

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