Tag: national rifle association

ken plum

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.

Ken Plum: A Letter from Newtown

On the fourteenth of each month, the anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, I join dozens of others at a vigil at the National Rifle Association headquarters to remind everyone of the need for sensible gun safety measures. After the most recent vigil, I got an email from Erin Nikitchyuk in Newtown, Conn., which I share with her permission to remind us of how we all need to be concerned about this issue.

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.”

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

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 […]

george allen

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