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Gun lobby takes aim at Biden’s guns task force

The top US firearms lobby emerged from talks with Vice President Joe Biden on curbing violence saying he cared more about stamping out gun rights than protecting school kids. Biden on Thursday met a representative of the National Rifle Association (NRA) along with other gun rights groups as part of…

Will gun control ‘dream team’ rival NRA for political firepower?

Gun control 'dream team' is born: Can it rival NRA for political firepower? (via The Christian Science Monitor) A month after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, a once-moribund gun-control movement this week unleashed a broad, coordinated campaign aimed at curbing America’s fascination with high-powered firearms by, in part, blunting…

NRA chief: The media are ‘a national disgrace’ for Trayvon shooting coverage

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), criticized the news media for its coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting Saturday. At the NRA’s annual meeting in St. Louis, LaPierre called the media “a national disgrace” for their coverage of the February 26 shooting in Sanford,…

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…

Gun nuttery leads to bad analogies

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy So, I caught this clip of Lawrence O’Donnell arguing with Rep. Trent Franks about gun control. Franks looks really, really stupid in this clip. It’s hard to pull out the stupidest thing he says, but one particular item…

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