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The NRA is falling apart, one bad shot at a time

The National Rifle Association is facing several self-made crises all at once, and it couldn’t happen to an organization that deserves it more. Consider: Its finances are a mess. The group is losing both members and revenue. At the end of 2018, the NRA reported losing $55 million in revenue. Gun sales are continuing their […]

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Not just NRA money: How the gun industry avoids regulation

The aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 and injured nearly 500 people attending a country music festival spurred the same partisan divide as any other horrific mass shooting. Republicans trot out the tired “too soon” memes while repeating talking points supplied by the National Rifle Association. Democrats try — usually in vain […]

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Dallas aftermath: How can police and community learn to trust each other?

Sorrow, pain, anger, fear. I don’t even know what to feel anymore. Communities across America—not just Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas—are reeling from days of viral videos showing the unjustified shooting deaths of two African-American men by police officers, peaceful protests, then the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas. Some obvious points stand […]

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“Gun tourism”? How about gun idiocy with an Uzi?

Why would anyone think it was a good idea to teach a 9-year-old girl how to shoot an Uzi? “Gun tourism” is apparently a growth industry to let those with itchy trigger fingers feel what it’s like to hold and operate a high-powered weapon. Dozens of such ranges, many in the Las Vegas area, have […]

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Militia plus guns equal killing. Why are we surprised?

Sometimes you wonder what it will take to make America wake up to the insanity of its twisted gun culture. A few days ago, two self-styled, anti-government militia members decided to start their own revolution against law enforcement. Before long, five people would be dead. Jerad and Amanda Miller left a friend’s apartment after telling […]

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When — and why — did the U.S. become so gun-crazy?

Another weekend — another mass killing, this one in California on a college campus. A no-doubt mentally ill young man stabs and kills his three roommates, then goes on a shooting spree, killing three others and injuring 13 before finally turning the gun on himself. His motivation, according to videos he made and page after […]

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Waterboarding = baptism? $arah Palin’s 15 minutes are up

Yes, that’s the name “Sarah” with a dollar sign for the “S.” Because apparently money is the only thing $arah Palin believes in anymore. $arah Palin recently gave a speech for the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association for which she no doubt was paid a hefty fee (her net worth is estimated at […]

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