National Rifle Association

The Takeaway

The Violent Past of the NRA's Top Lawyer

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." That has become something of a motto for the National Rifle Association. But according to a new report by Mother Jones magazine, a bad guy with a gun might be the NRA's top lawyer. 

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The Takeaway

Is There Such a Thing as a 'Good Guy With a Gun'?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Law-abiding gun owners say the current debate over the second amendment doesn't include their point of view. But as a recent example shows, legality and good intentions don't always prevent tragedy. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Guns at Home and Around the World

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Connecticut now has a strong gun control bill to match New York's. Paul Barrett, editor at Bloomberg and author of Glock: The Rise of America's Gun, joins us as we compare and discuss the NRA's school safety proposal and other gun news, including yesterday's U.N. arms trade treaty that Republican senators oppose.


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Poll: Cuomo's Approval Down, Following New Gun Law

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Governor Cuomo’s championing of strict new gun control laws in New York has taken a toll on his popularity. A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that for the first time since taking office, Cuomo’s approval rating has dropped significantly.

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New York Gun Owners to NRA: 'Sign Us Up'

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


For 14 years, Harry Jacobs has spent just about every weekend at a gun show, signing up members for the National Rifle Association.

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The Takeaway

Why One NRA Member is Reconsidering His Membership

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Former Montana Secretary of State and State Senate president Bob Brown owns 20 guns.  As state legislator, was he was honored with a commendation from the NRA for his support of gun rights. But after the Newtown shooting, he's tells The Takeaway how the NRA has changed, what he believes the fight ahead over gun control legislation will be like, and why he’s considering leaving the organization.

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On The Media

The Untold Story of Guns

Friday, December 21, 2012

We’ve become accustomed in the past 20 years to seeing the issue of guns in America broken down into two camps: gun control advocates — led by police chiefs and Sarah Brady — and the all-powerful National Rifle Association. Bob talks to Adam Winkler, author of Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms In America, who says there was a time, relatively recently, in fact, when the NRA Supported gun control legislation, and the staunchest defenders of so-called "gun rights" were on the radical left. 

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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: How Much Does the NRA Influence Elections?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

How much does the pro-gun group actually matter in individual races? Maybe less than you think.

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The Takeaway

NRA Lobbying at the UN, But Keeping Quiet in Colorado

Thursday, July 26, 2012

In the days since the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the National Rifle Association hasn’t engaged with the debates about gun control. But the organization has been busy elsewhere: At the United Nations.

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The NRA vs. Bloomberg's Gun Control Coalition

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Listen to a report on Morning Edition:

The National Rifle Association has seriously disliked Mayor Michael Bloomberg ("the antigun billionaire") for a while now, but it's only in the last couple months that it's actually tried to mobilize its members--millions of them--against Bloomberg and Mayors Against ...

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