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June 4, 2014
The truth is, an alert went out that referred to this type of behavior as `weird’ or somehow not normal, and that was a mistake. It shouldn’t have happened.
Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, walking back a blog post that criticized demonstrators in Texas who were bringing large weapons into restaurants such as Chipotle, Jack in the Box, and Chili’s. The gun-rights group’s uncharacteristic stance—driven by those chains asking customers not to bring guns inside their locations—led to gun-control supporters applauding the move and open-carry advocates destroying their membership cards. Clearly, this alternate universe could not stand.
9:34 // 4 months ago
May 7, 2014
How can the NRA or other people want to prohibit a gun when we’re supposed to be pro gun, we’re supposed to say that any gun is good in the right person’s hands? How can they say that a gun should be prohibited? How hypocritical is that?
Maryland gun store owner Andy Raymond • Discussing (in a drunken YouTube rant that has since been removed) his frustration with second-amendment supporters who protested his store’s decision to carry the Armatix “smart gun,” a device that will only fire if the person firing is wearing a special wristwatch to do so. Their concern? If the technology goes mainstream, it will become mandatory.
9:25 // 5 months ago
January 18, 2014
You have to look in the mirror too. I have to choose movies that aren’t violent, or as violent as they used to be. For me, personally, I can’t continue to do that. The change starts here.
Harvey Weinstein says that his studio, which is working on an anti-NRA movie starring Meryl Streep, is going to make fewer violent movies. That might pose a problem for Quentin Tarantino, who makes really violent movies that Weinstein’s studio releases almost exclusively.
20:23 // 9 months ago
December 25, 2012
We’re fighting terrorism, which comes under very specific geopolitical and military circumstances. This is not something that compares with the situation in the U.S.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor • Disputing claims, made by the National Rifle Association last week, that they were an example for the U.S. to follow in adding police officers to schools. But they dispute this, first off, because those officers are dealing with terrorism, not school shootings. Secondly, the rate of school shootings and civilian gun ownership is actually very low in Israel. Third, the officers were added in a period where there were no recent attacks at schools. And finally, there have only been two school shootings in Israel in the past four decades. As it is, the guards Israel does have are lightly armed and have a support system in case something does happen.
9:52 // 1 year ago
December 23, 2012
13:26 // 1 year ago
December 21, 2012
And here’s another dirty little truth that the media try their best to conceal. There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people. Through vicious, violent video games with names like ‘Bullet Storm,’ ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ ‘Mortal Kombat’ and ‘Splatterhouse.’
National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre • Taking a swipe at a number of video games during his speech on Friday—where he also suggested that the solution to school shootings was having armed policemen at each school. Mind you, two of these games, Splatterhouse and Mortal Kombat, have each been around in various forms for two decades or longer, though both have had relatively recent entries. Anyway, can we call them the National Retro Association? It’s like they traveled back in time and pulled these lines out of the mouths of analysts in the wake of Columbine.
18:57 // 1 year ago
December 19, 2012

"The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing:" This morning, President Obama announced the formation of what’s essentially a gun control task force—a policy team tasked with crafting concrete proposals to reduce gun violence. The group will be headed by Vice President Biden, and its proposals will be due on the President’s desk “no later than January.” Obama emphatically rejected the notion that the team is a “commission;” he insisted that it will not “be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside." He also pledged to speak of the proposals, whatever they may be, in his State of the Union address next year.

20:32 // 1 year ago
March 15, 2011

He will not be swayed: NRA’s LaPierre snubs President Obama

  • suggestion President Obama penned an op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star last Sunday, calling for a look at “common sense” gun control. What he specifically endorses is mild; mostly, he emphasized better enforcement of existing law, and more efficient background checks.
  • rejection NRA leader Wayne LaPierre has refused even to talk to Obama. “Why should I or the NRA go sit down with a group of people that have spent a lifetime trying to destroy the Second Amendment in the United States?” A little soft-sold extremism, anyone? source
13:33 // 3 years ago