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  • Obama-presser-guns
    At his most recent public event campaigning for gun control, President Obama chastised those he called "powerful voices on the other side interested in running out the clock ... to prevent any of these reforms from happening at all." But one of the leading journalists covering the weapons industry in the United States, Paul Barrett, says Obama in fact has backed down on gun control by refusing to take on members of his own party who...
    Apr 03, 2013 | Story
  • Armed_school_guards
    The National Rifle Association has unveiled the recommendations of its "School Shield" task force, calling for armed guards at every school in the country. We get reaction from Judith Browne Dianis, a civil rights litigator, racial justice advocate and co-director of the Advancement Project. Browne Dianis helped author the new report, "A Real Fix: The Gun-Free Way to School Safety," part of a week-long series of actions led...
    Apr 03, 2013 | Story
  • Weapons_trade_rebels_ok
    While President Obama has forcefully called out Congress for not passing gun control, the United States has been one of the leading countries blocking a global treaty to regulate the $70 billion international arms trade, torpedoing it last summer and dragging its feet on it this week at the United Nations. While Iran, Syria and North Korea are generating headlines for officially blocking the treaty, less attention has been paid to the role of...
    Mar 29, 2013 | Story
  • Assaultweaponsale-3
    Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has portrayed itself as an advocate for individual gun owners’ Second Amendment rights. But a new investigation finds the group has come to rely on the support of the $12-billion-a-year gun industry — made up of firearms and ammunition manufacturers and sellers. Since 2005, the NRA has collected as much as $38.9 million from dozens of gun industry giants, including Beretta USA;...
    Jan 16, 2013 | Story
  • Amys_column_default
    By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

    Standing stalwartly against any regulation of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, the National Rifle Association continues to block any gun-control laws whatsoever, and even trumpets its efforts to block the global Arms Trade Treaty, slated for negotiations at the United Nations this March.

    Dec 27, 2012 | Columns & Articles