National Rifle Association

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Conn. Senate OKs Gun Control Bills, Sends To House

Following a respectful and at times somber debate, the Senate voted 26-10 in favor of the bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled legislature.

04/03/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Residents Upset About National Rifle Association Robocalls, Postcards

The annoyance of a telemarketer’s phone call has quickly turned to dismay in Newtown. The controversial calls were made by the National Rifle Association.

03/25/2013

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)/Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Issues Pro-Gun Control Ad Campaign, Spars With NRA Chief

The gloves were off as Bloomberg sparred with National Rifle Association chief executive officer and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre as the U.S. Senate gears up for debate on the highly contentious issue.

03/24/2013

A membership card for the National Rifle Association. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

NRA Steps Up CT Lobbying Effort; ‘Thousands’ Hit Capitol To Oppose Gun Control

John Hohenwarter, an NRA state liaison, said the group decided to help organize the “lobby day” because there’s an accumulation of “made-for-TV lawmaking, not good policy.”

03/11/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg/Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: lautenberg.senate.gov, carolynmccarthy.house.gov)

Lautenberg, McCarthy Introduce High-Capacity Magazine Ban Measure

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg didn’t waste any time introducing a measure that would limit ammunition magazines to hold ten bullets. Tuesday was the first day in the 113th Congress that bills could be introduced. A companion measure was also introduced in the House by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and has 48 co-sponsors.

01/22/2013

Chris Murphy is sworn-in as a U.S. Senator, NRA Hat (credits: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Assault Weapons Sales Funding NRA Salaries?

Today’s claim to check is from newly sworn-in junior Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.

01/18/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Blasts NRA Over Use Of Obama’s Daughters In Ad

The Republican governor and father of four said the children of public figures should be off-limits to political attacks.

01/17/2013

NRA President David Keene (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)/New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NRA President Defends Web Video Bloomberg Calls ‘Dumb PR’

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said a new National Rifle Association web video that labels President Barack Obama an “elitist hypocrite” is “dumb PR.”

01/17/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden watches on January 16, 2013. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Unveils Gun Violence Measures

The package includes a call on Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazine and it would close loopholes in the gun sale background check system.

01/16/2013

Screenshot of "NRA: Practice Range" App (credit: iTunes Store)

Bloomberg: New NRA Shooting App Is ‘Height Of Hypocrisy,’ ‘Mind-Boggling’

The National Rifle Association has released a free smartphone and tablet application that allows users to practice their aim. “NRA: Practice Range” was released over the weekend and was rated for use by children as young as 4 years old, according to the iTunes rating system.

01/15/2013

President Barack Obama holds a news conference in the East Room of the White House January 14, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama To Outline Action Against Gun Violence Wednesday

The White House said President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by children who wrote the president letters after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

01/15/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NRA Says Gun Control Proposal Won’t Make It In Congress

Two days before Vice President Joseph Biden was due to give President Barack Obama recommendation on curbing gun violence, the National Rifle Association has said an assault weapons ban will nto pass in Congress.

01/13/2013

VP Joe Biden meets with gun owner groups at the White House to discuss efforts to curb gun violence (Credit:  White House )

School Shooting Rattles Calif. As Biden Meets With NRA, Gun Group From Newtown

Two people were wounded Thursday in a school shooting in the city of Taft, Calif., according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

01/10/2013

Students Evacuate Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, December 14, 2012 (Photo by Shannon Hicks/Newtown Bee)

School Safety Forum Held On Long Island

Educators and security experts came together to discuss everything from installing new cameras, lockdown systems and to remind everyone that if you see something, say something.

01/09/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands alongside Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott. (credit: Rich Lamb, WCBS 880)

Bloomberg Offers Explanation For Controversial Remarks Comparing Teacher’s Union To NRA

Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to take heat for comments he made on his radio show last week.

01/07/2013

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