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NRA: Bill to allow CDC to determine how many people are killed by guns is ‘unethical’

Updated 05/21/2014 1:56 p.m.: This story has been updated to include comments from the National Rifle Association and Rep. Maloney. Two Congressional Democrats are unveiling legislation this morning that would restart the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s gun violence research efforts. Since 1996, when a small CDC-funded study on the risks of…

NRA uses Nigerian girls’ abduction to promote itself and slam ‘Pajama Boy’ liberals

The National Rifle Association has seized upon the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls as a means of promoting itself and slamming liberals as soft, weak people who watch MSNBC talk show host Chris Hayes. Media Matters reported Saturday that NRA News host Cam Edwards went out of his…

Florida bill would allow hidden guns for all in times of turmoil, widespread panic

Over the objections of the Florida Sheriffs Association, the Florida House has passed a bill that would allow all gun owners to conceal their weapons in public during hurricane evacuations, toxic events, and riots. The bill, HB 209, which was strongly supported by the National Rifle Association, passed 80-36, according…

Obama’s Tea Party cousin joins ‘big black scary gun community’ with pre-campaign rifle buy

Barack Obama’s Tea Party cousin bought a firearm six months before announcing his primary run for the U.S. Senate. Milton Wolf, a Leawood physician who’s challenging Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) in the Republican primary, likes to boast during his campaign speeches that he bought a lifetime membership to the National…

Supreme Court declines to review challenges to more restrictive gun laws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into the politically volatile issue of gun control by leaving intact three court rulings rejecting challenges to federal and state laws. The court’s decision not to hear the cases represented a loss for gun rights advocates, including the National…

NRA official in New Jersey rebuked after linking Holocaust to gun control

The Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday condemned a National Rifle Association board member for invoking the Holocaust to criticize a political opponent. Speaking to NRA News last week, Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs executive director Scott Bach criticized Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop for requiring gun-makers to complete…

NRA opens Midwest museum showing nearly 1,000 firearms

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – The National Rifle Association has opened an elaborate museum in the American Midwest, displaying nearly 1,000 firearms, including those used by French Emperor Napoleon and Hollywood cowboy star John Wayne, along with subtle reminders of the campaign for the right to gun…

NRA rails against ‘media and political elites’ as convention opens

Leaders defend National Rifle Association’s hardline resistance to new safety reforms in wake of Newtown shootings The National Rifle Association called on its friends within the Republican party on Friday to defend its dogged opposition to greater gun controls in the wake of the Newtown shootings. Current and former Republican…

Texas man shoots himself dead during NRA-sponsored NASCAR race

Authorities in Texas said a 42-year-old man died late Saturday night after shooting himself in the head during a NASCAR race sponsored by the National Rifle Association (NRA). The Associated Press reported that the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office ruled Kirk Franklin’s death a suicide. Franklin allegedly shot himself after…

Obama: discarded assault weapons ban ‘shouldn’t be controversial’

President uses weekly address to call for consideration of ‘common sense’ measures excluded from gun control bill President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to vote over a ban on controversial military-style assault weapons and restrictions on ammunition, despite widespread predictions that such a vote would fail. Ever since the…

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