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Words Mean Things: The National Rifle Association Is Not a Terrorist Organization

Words Mean Things: The National Rifle Association Is Not a Terrorist Organization

This morning a reader calls my attention to a story out of San Francisco detailing a decision by the city’s Board of Supervisors to brand the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization.” The board also wants the city to stop dealing with any business or organization which has a relationship with the NRA. It

Officer Jernimo Yanez points his firearm at Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Minnesota Screencapture via YouTube

The NRA Needs to Speak Out on Philando Castille

On Friday a jury acquitted law enforcement officer Jeronimo Yanez of manslaughter charges after he shot Philando Castile to death in Minnesota. After the verdict was made public so too was dashcam video of the shooting, which you can watch below. I’ll warn you that it’s quite graphic and harrowing to watch. It’s deeply troubling

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Fargo Forum: Gun Deaths Are An "Epidemic" And The NRA Is Making Us Less Safe

“The nonsensical and counterintuitive mantra of the gun nuts (a term that often is appropriate) is that more guns will make us safer from gun violence,” the Fargo Forum editorial board writes today. “The facts prove otherwise. There are more guns than ever out there. Yet, the proliferation of death and injury from firearms is at

Maybe The Real Extremists Are The People Who Think The NRA Is Extremist

This is a pretty remarkable data point. According to Gallup, the National Rifle Association has become more popular since 2012. “Despite a year of blistering criticism from gun control advocates about the National Rifle Association’s hard-line stance against gun restrictions amid a spate of mass shootings nationwide, 58% in the U.S. have a favorable opinion

Heitkamp Still Sending Mixed Signals On Gun Control

Senator Heidi Heitkamp was on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos today. She didn’t really have much of interest to say – generic pleadings for working togetherness, etc., etc. – but on gun control she was downright confusing. “Are you willing to sign on to some of the reforms that Vice President Biden and President

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