Colorado sets recall elections for two pro-gun control lawmakers
July 18th, 2013
08:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Colorado sets recall elections for two pro-gun control lawmakers

(CNN) – Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado on Thursday set the date for recall elections for two state senators, marking the first recall effort in the state's history.

On September 10, voters in two districts will have the chance to re-elect or oust their incumbent Democratic state representatives who are being targeted for supporting tougher gun laws in Colorado.
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Filed under: Colorado • Gun control • Gun rights • John Hickenlooper • NRA
Former NRA president to lead Washington Times opinion pages
July 15th, 2013
01:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Former NRA president to lead Washington Times opinion pages

Washington (CNN) – Fresh off his stint running America's largest firearms lobby organization, former National Rifle Association President David Keene will now be directing conservative voices as the Washington Times' new opinion editor.

In an announcement Sunday, the president and CEO of the Washington Times called the former American Conservative Union chairman "a tireless advocate for conservatism," said Larry Beasley.
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Gun control • NRA
In fight against NRA, Manchin says he’s not afraid
June 20th, 2013
09:26 AM ET
1 year ago

In fight against NRA, Manchin says he’s not afraid

(CNN) – Sen. Joe Manchin is firing back after the National Rifle Association targeted the conservative Democrat in a television commercial last week.

The senator from West Virginia said Thursday morning the NRA is using "paranoia" to keep lawmakers from making big moves on gun control, following the Newtown elementary school shooting in December that left 20 children and six adults dead.
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Filed under: Ads • Gun control • Gun rights • Joe Manchin • NRA • Senate • West Virginia
NRA runs ad against Manchin
June 12th, 2013
09:02 PM ET
1 year ago

NRA runs ad against Manchin

Updated 10:15 p.m. ET, Wednesday, 6/12

(CNN) – The National Rifle Association is running a political ad against one of its own.

Sen. Joe Manchin, an avowed gun enthusiast and life member of the NRA, is now being hit with an ad from the organization in his home state of West Virginia.
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Filed under: Ads • Joe Manchin • NRA • Senate • West Virginia
First on CNN: NRA steps in to recall Colorado state senate president
May 17th, 2013
03:51 PM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: NRA steps in to recall Colorado state senate president

Washington (CNN) – The national battle over guns is headed to the states in a major way.

Already groups supporting more gun restrictions have been active on the local level. And now for the first time in almost two decades, the National Rifle Association is attempting to coordinate the recall of a top state legislator for having successfully passed further gun restrictions in his state, CNN has learned.

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Filed under: Gun control • John Morse • Michael Bloomberg • NRA • Scott Walker
NRA airs 'thank you' ad for Ayotte for gun vote
May 8th, 2013
01:41 PM ET
1 year ago

NRA airs 'thank you' ad for Ayotte for gun vote

(CNN) – Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the New Hampshire Republican who's been derided by gun control groups for her "no" vote on expanding background checks last month, is getting some support on the airwaves with a new television spot from the National Rifle Association.

The 30-second ad, airing as part of a $25,000 buy on Manchester-based WMUR, seeks to dispel the notion that Ayotte is opposed to new gun laws.
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NRA has record conference turnout, new president
May 6th, 2013
04:58 PM ET
1 year ago

NRA has record conference turnout, new president

Washington (CNN) – The National Rifle Association said Monday they saw a record number of attendees at their annual meeting in Houston last weekend with 86,228 attending, up almost 15,000 from last year's annual meeting in St. Louis, according to the group's spokesman Andrew Arulanandam.

The NRA had estimated 75,000 would attend.
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Filed under: Gun control • NRA
May 5th, 2013
11:37 AM ET
1 year ago

Durbin blasts NRA for 'celebrating' gun vote

(CNN) – The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate criticized the National Rifle Association for cheering the defeat of a recent bipartisan gun control measure and expressed hope that the “political sentiment” will change in the upper chamber so the legislation can be brought up again.

“The National Rifle Association can go to Texas and celebrate defeating that measure, but they certainly shouldn’t celebrate when they look at the carnage that takes place virtually every day in America because convicted felons have guns,” Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: Dick Durbin • Gun control • Gun rights • NRA • TV-State of the Union
NRA's LaPierre says gun rights struggle a 'long war'
May 4th, 2013
03:28 PM ET
1 year ago

NRA's LaPierre says gun rights struggle a 'long war'

(CNN) – Wayne LaPierre, the nation's most visible gun rights advocate, rallied supporters on Saturday for a renewed fight against gun-control, saying membership is up since the Newtown massacre and calling the effort to stop new limits a "long war" and a "fight for everything we care about."

Remarks by the National Rifle Association's executive vice president at the group's annual convention in Houston were heavy with militaristic and sweeping patriotic rhetoric and were characteristically hard on President Barack Obama, who has pushed for new firearms restrictions following the Connecticut school massacre in December.

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Filed under: 2013 • NRA • Wayne LaPierre
LaPierre: 'How many Bostonians wish they had a gun two weeks ago?'
May 4th, 2013
02:14 PM ET
1 year ago

LaPierre: 'How many Bostonians wish they had a gun two weeks ago?'

(CNN) – While investigators focus on developments leading up to the Boston Marathon bombing, gun rights advocates zeroed in on the tense days after the deadly attack and the frantic manhunt for one of the suspects.

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said residents were "imprisoned" in their homes with no means to protect themselves while police searched for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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Filed under: 2013 • Gun rights • NRA • Wayne LaPierre
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