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Orlando: It’s just easier to blame it on ISIS

What we don’t know about the Orlando nightclub mass shooting far outweighs what we do know. Not that this has stopped any of us from coming to conclusions.


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#DemDebate: Bernie Sanders isn’t one for shouting, except when he’s the one shouting

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders didn’t respond well to questioning on his NRA-leaning votes on gun-control legislation. Pressed by Hillary Clinton on his five votes against the Brady bill and his vote in favor of legislation giving gun dealers and manufacturers immunity from lawsuits, the self-styled socialist sounded like anything but.


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The NRA, and the tactics of fear

I recently received a “Dear Mr. Plum” letter from the executive vice president of the NRA. Had it not been for the obvious marketing design of the envelope, I may have thought that he was writing to me about my monthly appearance outside his office as part of our End Gun Violence Vigil.


Tim Kaine delivers Senate floor speech on eighth anniversary of Virginia Tech shooting

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine marked the eighth anniversary of the tragedy at Virginia Tech, highlighting the resilience of survivors and the entire Virginia Tech community, and challenging Congress to stand up against groups like the National Rifle Association (NRA) by taking action to reduce gun violence in America, including passage of comprehensive background check legislation.


This Is What You Should Be Making This Election About, Mr. President

Hey, Mr. President. Why aren’t you out there on the hustings talking to the American people? There’s an election coming up, and the American political system is more dysfunctional than it’s been in generations, maybe ever.


Robert Sarvis: Gun owners should take NRA endorsement with a handful of salt

Following the announcement of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund’s endorsement of Republican Ed Gillespie for U.S. Senate, Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement.


Pushing buttons? Open carry guys seem to want their guns taken away

The open carry gun groups sure are getting what they want. If what they want is more public pressure to put restrictions on gun rights.


Ken Plum: Preventing gun violence

The total number of people killed by guns, suicide and accidental deaths between Newtown and December 2013 is 12,042. With all the fear and anguish brought on by these shootings, little has been done to address the issue in Congress or in state legislatures.


The secret sauce behind leading opponents of a minimum wage increase

There’s a heated debate going on in Congress and many state capitols this spring over raising the minimum wage. One of the key players – and a vocal opponent of wage increases – is the restaurant lobby, led by the National Restaurant Association (NRA).


Cuccinelli campaign: McAuliffe had better worry about F rating from NRA

The NRA has the support of a majority of Virginians, according to a poll commissioned by the NRA, so Terry McAuliffe had better be careful saying he’s fine with his F rating from the gun lobby.


NRA endorses E.W. Jackson for lieutenant governor

E.W. Jackson, Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Virginia has received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA) after receiving a rating of AQ for his “pro gun response on our candidate questionnaire.”


Ken Plum: Congress in clutches of the NRA

Before I criticize the lack of action on the part of the U.S. Senate on modest gun measures last week, I will freely admit that the Virginia General Assembly is clearly in the clutches of the National Rifle Association (NRA).


Chris Graham: ‘Meaningful contributions’ from the NRA

The National Rifle Association pledged to offer “meaningful contributions” to make sure that school shootings like the one last week in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 26, including 20 first-graders, would never happen again. Those “contributions” took on a familiar form on Friday, with the gun-rights lobby attacking gun-control laws and unveiling a plan to placed armed guards in every school in America.


Chris Graham: No NRA, No Guns

Gun-control advocates are wasting their time proposing new legislation. What they need to do is learn from how the NRA has been getting its way the past 50 years


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Chris Graham: On both sides of the gun control debate

It happens every time we have a mass-shooting tragedy. The NRA gets out front defending the rights of Americans to own as many guns, legally, as they want, and gun-control advocates push for more restrictions. Both sides have good points, which is why we’re nowhere near resolving our stance on what makes sense in terms […]


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NRA endorses Allen for Senate

Today, the National Rifle Association endorsed George Allen for U.S. Senate, citing his record of defending the Second Amendment


Report: Perriello expects NRA endorsement

Fifth District incumbent Tom Perriello will receive the endorsement of the National Rifle Association next week, the Perriello campaign reported today in an e-mail to members of the news media. “Tom has strongly defended Second Amendment rights in Congress and will continue to be a voice for Virginia’s hunters and sportsmen. Tom hasn’t been afraid […]