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NRA's Solution for Gun Violence Gets Support from Local Enthusiasts

Friday, December 21, 2012

WNYC

Some local gun enthusiasts are vigorously supporting the NRA's proposal to place armed guards in schools.  

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Schoolbook

Arm the Schools? NYC Educators and Parents Respond to NRA's Proposal

Friday, December 21, 2012

The NRA's proposal to put armed security guards or police officers in every public schools was mostly met with outrage by parents, teachers and educators in New York City. We have a roundup of views plus one Staten Island parent's call for using retired police officers to bolster school security.

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It's A Free Country ®

Watch| NRA Presser After Sandy Hook

Friday, December 21, 2012

The NRA gave its first press conference since the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. on Friday. The group's Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for armed guards at all schools in the country.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting

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The Takeaway

Assault Rifle Ban Back on the Table

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

There are more guns in the United States than in any other country in the world, and Americans also have the highest gun ownership per capita rate — round 90 guns for every 100 Americans. But according to Paul Waldman, contributing editor at the American Prospect, the NRA isn't as powerful as it seems.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Can We at Least Make it a Little Harder to Get Killed in America?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

When Americans say "gun control," we mean "gun inconvenience." We mean "gun paperwork." We mean "filling out gun forms."

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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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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Lesson from Iowa Shootings: Listen to Law Enforcement on Gun Control

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The story of Gang Lu's 1991 shooting rampage in Iowa shows NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have it right: we need to involve law enforcement officials in the gun control debate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NRA vs Big City Mayors

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Adam Winkler, constitutional law professor at UCLA and the author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America, looks at why mass shootings, like the one in Aurora, Colo., don't lead to stricter gun control.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Liberal Lessons of the Summer Superheroes

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aside from the coincidence of a villain named Bane (this one destroys cities, not companies), we'll have to wait until this weekend to see if the Dark Knight fits the bill as a modern day Robin Hood (and whether he'd support a Robin Hood Tax).

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It's A Free Country ®

As Republicans Block DISCLOSE Act, Romney's Position Unclear

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

After Senate Republicans won a vote along party lines to kill the DISCLOSE Act, campaign finance reformers may have to wait until after the election to see any meaningful legislation come before Congress.

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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: How Did the White House Shooter Get a Gun?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Federal law prohibits certain people from owning arms, among those are people who have been convicted of a felony, minors, drug addicts, and the mentally ill. So why can a mentally ill guy with a criminal history still drive to DC, buy an assault weapon, and shoot the White House?

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The Takeaway

The Role of Marksmanship in Preserving American Liberty

Monday, August 02, 2010

Owning a gun is a fundamental right protected by the Second Amendment. But the Appleseed Project believes Americans should not just own guns, they need to be trained how to use them. To that end, the North Carolina-based non-profit organization trains Americans to accurately shoot a man-size target up to 500 yards away. According to its founder, Jack Dailey, it is a skill that is fundamental to protect the liberty of all Americans. The Appleseed Project has already trained 25,000 people and expects to have 7,000 more clients by year's end.

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WNYC News

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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