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Robert Reich: The Moral Movement Against Violence

Join the Ku Klux Klan and get 10 percent off on your next Fed Ex shipment! Okay, the National Rifle Association isn’t quite the Klan. But it’s getting closer. For … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Christian Christensen: Are Dead Children The Price of Freedom?

The most common question asked on this side of the Atlantic is: “Why can’t they see what these weapons are doing to their country?” There is a sickness eating at … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · 4 Comments

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship: NRA Issues Call for White Supremacy and Armed Insurrection

The gun lobby’s new “recruitment ad” is really a call for white supremacy and armed insurrection, deliberately crafted to stir anger and fear. Take a look at the ad below … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: A Few Brief Words

To My Friends In The N. R. A. And Folks Reading This Essay In Starbucks As I write, there’s more news about the shooting in Dallas. Which blends into the … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · 4 Comments

Marc Jampole: Who does the NRA represent?

The other day I saw in person what we all know. Our elected representatives, especially Republicans, often represent only large corporate interests, even if those interests hurt most of the … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Marc Jampole: Surveys show Americans succumbing to lies of the gun lobby

A new Pew Research Center survey shows that more Americans now believe that protecting gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership, and a 2014 Gallup poll says that … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

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