March 15th, 2013
12:00 PM ET
1 year ago

LaPierre blasts gun legislation

(CNN) – Universal background checks and a federal database of gun owners wouldn't stop gun violence, but they would serve agendas of people "bent on destroying the Second Amendment," Wayne LaPierre, National Rifle Association executive vice president, told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.

"In the end there are only two reasons for government to create that federal registry of gun owners - to tax them or to take them," he said.


Filed under: NRA • Wayne LaPierre
Graham introduces background check bill with NRA backing
March 6th, 2013
08:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Graham introduces background check bill with NRA backing

Washington (CNN) – New legislation introduced Wednesday aims to close one loophole in the process of purchasing a gun.

The bill from Sen. Lindsey Graham and three other bipartisan lawmakers expands the scope of mental health information submitted to the background check system used by gun sellers. It has the backing of the National Rifle Association, and background check-related legislation has been considered the most likely of the various gun violence proposals to survive the legislative process.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Jeff Flake • Lindsey Graham • Mark Begich • NRA
National Rifle Association to sponsor NASCAR race in Texas
March 4th, 2013
08:33 PM ET
1 year ago

National Rifle Association to sponsor NASCAR race in Texas

(CNN) - The National Rifle Association will sponsor the NASCAR Sprint Cup event in Texas on April 13, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage announced Monday.

The race will be called the NRA 500 and will be run during prime time.

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NRA ramps up campaign against proposed gun control measures
February 21st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

NRA ramps up campaign against proposed gun control measures

(CNN) – As Vice President Joe Biden heads to Connecticut on Thursday in a bid to generate support for sweeping gun control proposals, the National Rifle Association is trying to flex its political muscle by ramping up its campaign to oppose those initiatives.

On Thursday, readers in local newspapers in five key states – Arkansas, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina and West Virginia – will see an NRA ad headlined in bold: "Will Obama's gun control proposals work? His own experts say 'No,'" the group told CNN.
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Dodd: Media isn't to blame for gun violence
February 16th, 2013
09:16 AM ET
1 year ago

Dodd: Media isn't to blame for gun violence

(CNN) - Chris Dodd, chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America and a former U.S. senator, dismissed as "predictable" on Friday the idea that movies play a role in spurring gun violence and instead said the nation's mental health systems should be the subject of attention in the quest to reduce gun deaths.

"It's sort of predictable, in a way, and if you go back over the years, there were people who suggested that comic books were the reason before any of this existed," he said at the National Press Club. "So there's been - if you go back and look at the history, any time one of these things happens, there's kind of a lurching from time to time to suggest that this is the root cause of the problems."
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Filed under: Chris Dodd • Connecticut • Gun control • NRA
NRA: Obama's State of the Union shows true colors on gun violence
February 14th, 2013
06:19 PM ET
1 year ago

NRA: Obama's State of the Union shows true colors on gun violence

(CNN) - Continuing his charge against the Obama administration on gun control proposals, Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association charged Thursday that President Barack Obama's proposals in the State of the Union address were "not about keeping kids safe at school" but rather part of a broad campaign to "dismantle the Second Amendment."

"When nothing else matters to every parent in America, President Obama had nothing to say about school security and nothing he proposed has anything to do with protecting one child in any school in this country," LaPierre said in remarks billed as a response to Tuesday's speech.
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Filed under: Gun control • NRA
LaPierre says gun owners are ready to 'stand and fight'
February 14th, 2013
09:35 AM ET
10 months ago

LaPierre says gun owners are ready to 'stand and fight'

(CNN) - Continuing his charge against the Obama administration on gun control proposals, Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association is scheduled to respond to the president's State of the Union while speaking Thursday at the annual convention for the National Wild Turkey Federation in Nashville.

The speech comes one day after LaPierre issued a rally-cry for gun owners, writing in an op-ed that "good Americans are prudently getting ready to protect themselves" against what he described as an onslaught of doom.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • NRA
First on CNN: NRA charges Obama’s efforts will lead to gun confiscation
February 12th, 2013
08:34 PM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: NRA charges Obama’s efforts will lead to gun confiscation

Washington (CNN) – The National Rifle Association will assert that President Barack Obama’s attempt to enact new gun control laws will result in the “confiscation” of people’s firearms in a new web video scheduled to run in five states and the District of Columbia.

The video went online around the time Obama began delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday. In the speech, Obama mentioned his effort to reduce gun violence through legislative means.
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Filed under: NRA • President Obama
NRA ramps up campaign against background checks
February 12th, 2013
12:04 PM ET
1 year ago

NRA ramps up campaign against background checks

Washington (CNN) - The National Rifle Association is trying to build momentum against the proposed expansion of background checks for gun purchases.

At a gun show in the Virginia suburbs this weekend the NRA's lobbying arm set up a booth to lobby against the gun control measures being pushed by the White House. Prominently displayed at the booth were two signs – one opposing the bill being pushed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, that would ban military style assault weapons and the other was against imposing universal background checks saying they "would not be universal."
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January 31st, 2013
08:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Despite losses, NRA president says his group has clout

(CNN) - The National Rifle Association has been known as one of Washington's most powerful lobbies.

But some of the organization’s opponents have questioned whether the NRA holds the power it once did.
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Chris Murphy • NRA
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