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Christie: NRA is ‘reprehensible’ for targeting Obama’s daughters

At a press conference on Thursday, Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey blasted the National Rifle Association for airing a commercial about President Barack Obama’s daughters. “To talk about the president’s children or any public official’s children who have, not by their own choice, but by requirement, protection and…

Obama to demand gun control measures while surrounded by children

With recommendations from Biden in hand, president expected to opt for legislative options rather than executive action Barack Obama is to step up pressure on Congress to act on gun violence by surrounding himself with schoolchildren from across the country when he unveils proposals on Wednesday aimed at preventing a…

Reporter: Florida’s Stand Your Ground law ‘was an NRA effort from start to finish’

According to Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll, the role played by Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in the shooting of African-American teen Trayvon Martin should be seen as an example of the outsized influence that the National Rifle Association wields in both state and national politics. “This was an NRA…

Romney endorses belief that Obama is conspiring to take away gun rights

Mitt Romney sought to win over the arch-conservative membership of the National Rifle Association by promising to be the protector of American freedoms and accusing President Obama of launching a stealth attack on the constitutional right to bear arms. Addressing the NRA’s annual convention in St Louis, Missouri, Romney tried…

‘NRA’ draws louder cheers than ‘Christian values’ at Perry’s Liberty University event

Rev. Jerry Falwell may have founded Liberty University, but students there seemed more interested in firearms than Christ during a Wednesday event featuring Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. Mention of the National Rifle Association (NRA) drew noticeably louder cheers than did the notion of “Christian values,” which only prompted a…

Anti-gay Indiana state rep solicited 18-year-old boy on Craigslist

Indiana state Rep. Phillip Hinkle (R) is embroiled in controversy after The Indianapolis Star discovered emails appearing to solicit the paid company of a young man, sent from Hinkle’s publicly listed email address. In response to a M4M forum Craigslist post, Hinkle emailed the man, named Kameryn Gibson, and offered…

Texas to pass bill allowing guns on college campuses

WASHINGTON – Texas is poised to approve a measure allowing college students and professors to carry guns on campus, an initiative with strong support in the state legislature that critics concede they probably can’t stop. The legislation has been championed by Gov. Rick Perry, co-sponsored by over half the lawmakers…

NRA chief blames government ‘failures,’ media for Tucson shooting

The head of the National Rifle Association came out swinging Thursday against a wave of gun-control legislation proposed in the wake of the Tucson shooting, saying that government policies and media sensationalism — rather than lax gun laws — were to blame for the tragedy. “If Tucson told us anything,…

Exclusive: 2 million mentally ill people missing from national gun check system

The issue of gun control leapt back into the national discourse in the wake of January’s Tucson massacre. But one of the most shocking gaps in the effort to prevent people prohibited by law from purchasing firearms continues to fly beneath the radar. Records of at least two million dangerously…

Schumer: Congress doesn’t have the votes for gun control

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday that Congress lacks the necessary votes to stiffen gun laws, dampening the hopes of various gun-control bills proposed in the aftermath of the Arizona shootings. “Let’s be honest here — there haven’t been the votes in the Congress for gun control,” Schumer said on…

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