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  1. gun violence
    The Ruthless Rise of Daniel Defense, Maker of the Uvalde AR15The gun manufacturer established itself by allegedly undercutting a business partner and preying on American paranoia.
  2. texas school shooting
    For Trump and Other NRA Speakers, the Answer to Uvalde Was More GunsThe horror of Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas left an impression at the NRA’s annual conference, but it didn’t make a difference.
  3. ransomware
    Russian Cybercriminals Claim to Have Hacked the NRAMore trouble for the troubled guns-rights group.
  4. national rifle association
    Video Shows NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Failing to Kill Elephant at Point-Blank RangeThe footage from 2013, which conservationists have called “sickening,” shows the National Rifle Association CEO’s poor firearms skills.
  5. politics
    Could the Atlanta Spa Shootings Break Congress’s Gun-Control Impasse?The Georgia killings add fresh urgency to two gun bills that just passed in the House, but the GOP Senate filibuster still stands in the way.
  6. nra
    New York Attorney General Sues to ‘Dissolve’ the NRAAttorney General Letitia James says self-dealing and corruption resulted in the NRA losing $64 million in just three years.
  7. nra
    The NRA’s Tax Exempt Status – and Thus Its Existence – Is in TroubleA Senate investigation finding that the NRA served as a “foreign asset” to Russia in the run-up to 2016 could place its tax-exempt status in jeopardy.
  8. guns
    The NRA Is in Trouble, But Don’t Count It Out YetThe organization is choking on its own decadence, but the ideas that sustained it will survive.
  9. gun violence
    The Push to Expand Gun Background Checks: What You Need to KnowAfter the El Paso and Dayton shootings, Democrats and a handful of Republicans have renewed efforts to pass new gun laws, but they face major hurdles.
  10. nra
    NRA Directed Money to Board Members As Executives Spent Lavishly: ReportAlready in hot water for top executives’ profligate spending, a new report states that the NRA has signed lucrative contracts with its board members.
  11. racism
    NRA Head Says Lucy McBath Only Won House Seat Because She Is ‘a Minority Female’NRA president Carolyn Meadows said it was Lucy McBath’s race and gender, not her appealing gun-control message, that won her a House seat in November.
  12. violence against women act
    NRA Rallies to Preserve the Gun Rights of Convicted Stalkers, Abusive BoyfriendsThe new Violence Against Women Act would prohibit abusive partners or stalkers from owning firearms. The NRA calls that tyranny.
  13. nra
    NRA Official Emailed Conspiracist to Spread Doubt on Parkland Day After ShootingThe day after Parkland, an NRA instructor emailed a man who had harassed Sandy Hook parents, prodding him to question reports on the shooting.
  14. just asking questions
    A Long Talk With Kirsten GillibrandThe New York senator on the NRA, Al Franken, and the line between capitalism and greed.
  15. profile
    Parkland Activist David Hogg Is Taking His Gap Year at the BarricadesFurious and unflinching, an NRA enemy, an accused “crisis actor,” and a high-school grad trying to figure out what’s next.
  16. Russian Gun-Rights Activist Charged As Covert Kremlin AgentMariia Butina allegedly tried to infiltrate an American gun-rights group (the NRA) with the aim of influencing Republican foreign policy on Russia.
  17. NRA Announces Gunrunning Lawbreaker As New PresidentLadies and gentlemen, Oliver North!
  18. Trump Very Maturely Taunts John Kerry for Getting in Bike AccidentDuring a speech that was supposed to be about guns, natch.
  19. Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Election Is Going To Be A BarnburnerIn a closely divided and intensely partisan state, this judicial election will be among other things a tune-up for November.
  20. the national interest
    After Taunting Republicans for Being Afraid of NRA, Trump Gives In to NRAWhy Trump sometimes talks about making bipartisan deals but can never deliver.
  21. Study: When NRA Members Meet for Their Convention, Gun Injuries FallA new study finds that when the “good guys with guns” hole up for their annual get-together, America becomes significantly safer.
  22. Georgia Republicans Punish Delta for Cutting Ties With the NRAThe airline could end up paying an extra $40 million for angering gun-loving lawmakers.
  23. Don’t Worry, Trump’s Relationship With the NRA Is Still ‘Good (Great)’A day after Trump embraced Democratic gun policies, he and an NRA lobbyist exchanged tweets suggesting he’s reverted to GOP orthodoxy.
  24. There Is No ‘Epidemic of Mass School Shootings’And it’s dangerous for progressives to suggest otherwise.
  25. select all
    This Teenager’s Tweet Is an Indisputable Argument Against Arming TeachersA teacher at her high school reportedly barricaded himself in a classroom and began firing a gun.
  26. Georgia GOP: No Tax Cut for Delta Unless It Gives NRA Members DiscountsThe airline severed ties with the NRA last week. Now, Georgia’s lieutenant governor is threatening to kill a jet-fuel subsidy in retaliation.
  27. Businesses Cut NRA Ties As Pressure Campaign MountsThe organization is experiencing a rare moment of actual public reckoning.
  28. select all
    Courageous Ajit Pai Awarded Gun for Killing Net NeutralityThe NRA presented Pai with the award at CPAC.
  29. the national interest
    Trump: I Never Said Give Teachers Guns, But It Would Be AwesomeThe president carefully lays out the logic of a proposal he does not and never has advocated.
  30. The NRA’s Greatest Weapon Is the Truth. Or a Giant Hammer. One of the Two.The organization’s new ad is quite confusing.
  31. the national interest
    The NRA Is Part of the Trump–Russia Scandal NowIf Mueller charges the group with accepting Russian funds to elect Trump, all hell will break loose in Congress.
  32. ISIS Appreciates the NRA’s WorkIn the new issue of its magazine, the terror group implores would-be jihadists to take advantage of America’s lax gun laws.
  33. Montana Special-Election Candidates Shoot Screens With GunsTo prove he supports gun rights, Democrat Rob Quist shot a screen with a gun. To prove Quist opposes gun rights, his rival shot a screen with a gun.
  34. select all
    Snapchat Asked Anti-Gun Organization to Pay to Keep NRA Ads Off Its VideosThe debacle happened while trying to create content for National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
  35. Trump Did Not Need an Organization: He Let Conservative Groups Organize for HimThey were strongest in the areas where he did best.
  36. Trump’s Gun Agenda Could Bring Armed Tourists to the Streets of New York CityTrump wants to make concealed-carry permits from one state valid in all 50.
  37. NRA to Air Pro-Trump Ad Featuring the Graves of Those Killed in BenghaziIn the ad, a Marine strolls through a cemetery where his Benghazi buddies are buried and shames Republicans who refuse to vote for Trump.
  38. early and often
    With New Gun-Control Proposal, GOP Senators Clash With NRAThe measure is gaining bipartisan support, but the NRA’s chief lobbyist called it “unconstitutional.” 
  39. gun control
    NRA: Donald Trump’s Dream of Armed Orlando Clubgoers ‘Defies Common Sense’“No one thinks that people should go into a nightclub drinking and carrying firearms.” 
  40. NRA Announces Bizarrely Sane Position on Selling Guns to TerroristsThe group says that if someone on the terror watch list tries to buy a firearm, the sale should be delayed — but those suspects should have due-process rights to contest their inclusion on the list.
  41. Trump to NRA: Clinton Will Free All CriminalsThe GOP nominee tells America’s most paranoid gun owners that the only law ‘Heartless Hillary’ will enforce is a blanket ban on firearm possession.
  42. the national circus
    Obama Is a Lousy Media CriticBlaming the press for Trump’s rise is a fundamental misunderstanding of the political moment.
  43. The Liberal Case for Allowing Suspected Terrorists to Buy GunsLiberals shouldn’t risk giving President Trump the power to unilaterally rescind their constitutional rights.
  44. politics
    U.S. Finally Gets a New Surgeon General, Despite the NRA’s ObjectionsTed Cruz unintentionally helped the Senate confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy.
  45. gun control
    NRA Ad Introduces America to ‘Elitist Hypocrite’ Michael BloombergA primer on the former mayor’s war on things that are fun and unhealthy.
  46. rise of the machines
    Bloomberg’s Gun Group Questions Candidates, But Won’t Grade ThemDespite plans for an NRA-like scorecard.
  47. america’s sweetheart
    Palin: Waterboarding: How We Baptize TerroristsAnd other insane nonsense from the carnival barker.
  48. rise of the machines
    Bloomberg Is Creating a New Gun-Control Group to Rival the NRAHe’ll spend $50 million this year, maybe more.
  49. guns
    Wife of NRA Official Says She’s Scared of GunsShe’s testifying on Capitol Hill with domestic-violence survivors.
  50. gun control
    Obama Wants to Keep Pushing for Gun Control“Our tears are not enough,” said Obama. “Our words and our prayers are not enough.”
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