Oblivious GOP Filibuster Threat Gave Democrats Last Shot At Gun Control

By: Wednesday April 10, 2013 11:33 am

Just when you thought the momentum for gun control was exhausted, the GOP may have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Despite the public attention and support gun control received in the wake of the tragedy at Newtown, Connecticut, both houses of Congress have been less than sanguine to initiate new gun control legislation. [...]

Despite NRA’s Urging Survey Shows Teachers Oppose More Guns In Classroom

By: Tuesday February 26, 2013 7:36 am

NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre’s response to the Newtown school shooting was a plan to bring more guns into schools claiming only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. The plan was met with a mix of ridicule and skepticism but the NRA doubled down on the plan even [...]

LaPierre and Giffords Testify Before Senate On Gun Control

By: Thursday January 31, 2013 5:55 am

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre both testified before the Senate yesterday on gun regulation. Giffords made a plea for the government to act now before more die needlessly while LaPierre claimed enforcing existing gun laws would suffice. The former Democratic Arizona congresswoman, who struggles to walk and is partially blind, stoutly [...]

New Armed Guard Leaves Gun In Student Bathroom

By: Friday January 18, 2013 7:52 am

The hits keep on coming for the NRA. Responding to the Sandy Hook School shooting Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA, proposed a program to immediately put armed guards in every school. LaPierre placed an emphasis on getting “good guys” with guns inside schools as soon as possible. A charter school (of course) followed the [...]

Godfather of Tea Party Slams NRA School Safety Plan

By: Tuesday December 25, 2012 5:59 am

Trouble in paradise. Outgoing Texas Congressman Ron Paul, often described as the Godfather of the Tea Party, attacked the NRA’s school safety plan. In a statement on his website Paul condemned the NRA’s endorsement of Big Government policies: The political right, unfortunately, has fallen into the same trap in its calls for quick legislative solutions [...]

NRA’s LaPierre Calls for Armed Guards in Schools – You Know, Like at Columbine

By: Friday December 21, 2012 10:45 am

In a bizarre press conference, NRA Chairman Wayne LaPierre called for the immediate placement of armed guards in all public schools. This is classic “fighting the last war” thinking, along with a dash of “think of the children” policymaking. Just quickly, because you shouldn’t even dignify this with much of a response. One, it would [...]

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