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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…

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 lobbyist shoots elephant in the face and then celebrates with champagne

The NBC Sports network came under fire this week after it aired an NRA-sponsored program that included gun lobbyist Tony Makris shooting an elephant in the face and then drinking champagne. Deadspin noted on Tuesday that the Botswana hunt had aired during this week’s episode of Under Wild Skies. Makris…

NRA received $1M from manufacturer of weapon used in Newtown massacre

A new report released by the Violence Policy Center entitled Blood Money II: How Gun Industry Dollars Fund the NRA (pdf) disproves the NRA’s claim that it receives no money from the gun industry. The NRA has received at least $1 million from the Freedom Group, which manufactured the Bushmaster…

Federal court rejects NRA’s challenge to plan tracking gun sales

Court rejects challenge to government’s requirement for gun dealers to report multiple sales of semi-automatic weapons The National Rifle Association has suffered a rare setback in its crusade to block new gun regulations after a federal appeals court allowed the U.S. government to go ahead with a plan to reduce…

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…

As NRA convention opens in Houston, Giffords’ husband urges leadership to step down

Chief executive has allowed gun lobby to be bought by firearms industry, says Mark Kelly, husband of Gabby Giffords Mark Kelly, the husband of the former US Congress member Gabby Giffords who was shot in the head in the 2011 Tucson shooting, has called on the leadership of the National…

NRA literature discovered in Newtown shooter’s home

Update (below): NRA insists Lanza was not a member Literature distributed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) was discovered inside the home of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, police revealed Thursday in unsealed search warrant affidavits. One of the books removed from Lanza’s home is a spiral-bound volume titled, “NRA Guide…

Watch live: Giffords’ husband Mark Kelley and NRA testify before Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony from Rep. Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly, the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and others on gun control. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on Jan. 30. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Republican lawmaker’s bill mandates NRA gun training for Missouri first graders

A Republican state senator in Missouri has introduced a bill that would require all first grade students to take a gun course provided by the National Rifle Association. State Sen. Dan Brown on Tuesday told the Senate General Laws Committee that his bill bringing the NRA’s Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program…

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