NRA

Gun Shy

Wayne LaPierre’s surprisingly delicate psyche

Funny thing about the NRA's Wayne LaPierre: He doesn't much like guns. Or people. Here’s why the gun lobby doesn’t care about finding a more cuddly spokesperson.

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Hunters Have an NRA Problem

At what point does standing with the NRA become riskier than speaking out against it?

At what point does standing with the NRA become riskier than speaking out against it?

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How to Build a Better Assault Weapons Ban

Or: Why the NRA's best argument is still bunk

The NRA thinks we shouldn't pass another assault weapons ban because the last one failed. But its authors have gotten smarter.

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Gun control is one of the great pieces of unfinished business for the Democratic Party. Although the party has never been unified in its support of restrictive gun laws – indeed, gun control historically transcends the usual party lines – for the past century Democrats have pushed for a more vigorous role for government in regulating guns.

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E.J. Dionne Jr. on how NRA members aren't as afraid of gun restrictions as congressmen are.

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Shooting Blanks

It's early December and Chris Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist, is describing the exotic hunting trophies--from assorted skulls to giant warthog hooves that serve as bookends--that decorate his Capitol Hill office. "The Kudu. The Livingston Eland. The Blue Wildebeest," says Cox in his mellifluous Jackson, Tennessee, accent, ticking off the creatures he has downed. He pauses, then beams, "And the Cape Buffalo. It's one of the Big Five--one of the five most dangerous animals you can hunt in Africa."   But there's one recent kill that Cox isn't bragging about.

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