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The Takeaway

How the NRA Twisted Gun Science and Silenced Researchers

Friday, April 10, 2015

In the early '90s, CDC research showed that households with a gun had higher rates of violent deaths. The NRA questioned the science and worked to cover it up.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: School Discipline, Silencing Gun Research & Game of Thrones

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new investigation into police in schools, we explore NRA lobbying efforts, and we prepare you for the return of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Political Education of the NRA

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Filmmaker Michael Kirk discusses the NRA, and how it reinvented itself from a group of gun enthusiasts and sportsmen to a powerful lobbying force.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Second Amendment: Controversial, Volatile, and Misunderstood

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice, on the rough and tumble debate over what the Second Amendment actually means.

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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

The Takeaway Weekender: Guns, Red Lipstick, and An Abortion Comedy

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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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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WNYC News

Bloomberg Backs New National Anti-Gun Violence Group

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Bloomberg pledges big bucks to a group aimed at curbing gun violence.

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New Jersey News

NRA Likens Holocaust to a Gun Safety Initiative

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Jewish groups are criticizing a leader of the National Rifle Association for likening a new gun safety initiative to the Holocaust.

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The Takeaway

Here's What Happens When You Take on the NRA: You Lose

Thursday, September 19, 2013

It is uncertain if the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard will revive the debate about tougher gun control measures. Some states have passed stricter firearms laws, but a recent recall election in Colorado backed by the NRA demonstrates the political risks associated with supporting stronger gun laws. The Takeaway talks with one of the Colorado state legislators unseated in the recall election, Colorado Senate President John Morse.

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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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WNYC News

Mayor Bloomberg Scores Win in Chicago Congressional Primary

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg was on a bit of a victory lap after his political action committee, Independence USA, helped Illinois politician Robin Kelly, a gun control advocate, win a hotly contested Democratic congressional primary. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Opposing NY's New Gun Laws

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Thomas King, president of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, the official NRA-affiliated State Association in New York, talks about the group's response to Gov. Cuomo's new gun laws, NY-SAFE, including filing a notice of legal claim against it.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Performing for My Parents Edition

Saturday, January 19, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the White House plan to confront gun violence and the harsh reaction from the NRA. Plus, they preview the President Obama’s second inauguration. Then on the Culture Gabfest portion of the show, panelists talk about the incredible performances in Michael Haneke’s Oscar-nominated "Amour."

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Elitist and Hypocrite Gabfest

Friday, January 18, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The likelihood of gun control, the suicide of Aaron Swartz and an inauguration preview.

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New Jersey News

Christie Takes Aim At Gun Violence and NRA

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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In response to the Newtown, Connecticut mass shooting, Gov. Chris Christie has appointed a panel to evaluate current gun laws in the state.

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It's A Free Country ®

Watch Live: President Obama and VP Biden Announce New Gun Measures

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

President Obama and Vice President Biden unveil new proposals addressing gun violence. Watch live and Tweet your reactions along with us

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The Takeaway

Texas County Moves to Tighten Restrictions on Gun Shows

Thursday, January 10, 2013

As the gun control debate heightens in coming weeks, one policy could be taking center stage: the gun show loophole, which allows people to purchase firearms at gun shows without a background check. Travis County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt is leading the charge to outlaw gun shows.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Armed Guard in Every School?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Greg Floyd, president of Teamsters Local 237 which represents NYC public school security agents, gives his reaction to the NRA's proposal to put an armed guard in every school.

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WNYC News

Some NY Officials Have Choice Words for NRA Proposal

Friday, December 21, 2012

The National Riffle Association's call to place armed guards in schools gained some traction with local gun enthusiasts — but many New York politicians who spoke out Friday took umbrage at the proposal in the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.

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