The common thing that brings NRA members together is obviously a celebration of the Second Amendment and the guaranteed right embedded in our Constitution for the people to keep and bear arms without infringement, but there are many other common American values and themes found in the organization that are often overlooked.
As a columnist, I have my own opinions on issues, and from the get-go I opposed expanded background checks for gun purchases because I viewed it as a slippery slope that could lead to more and more lists of honest Americans and more and more control by the government that would own those lists.
Attacks from abroad -- Pearl Harbor, 9/11 -- have united us. </P><P>Yet domestic atrocities lately seem only to deepen our divisions
WASHINGTON -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York City ought to know by now that gun owners do not trust him.
Last year, the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut put the issue of gun control back at the forefront of public debate in America. Predictably, most celebrities voiced their support of stricter gun control laws as a response to the tragedy.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to pursue aggressive gun legislation by paying for advertising.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says what his group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is trying to do is give voters information to balance the information the National Rifle Association is giving them.
NRA Stand and Fight Campaign reminds politicians they don't rule us.
Vice President Biden unfurled his genius during a Google+ “fireside” hangout last month stating that having “armed guards in schools would be a terrible mistake.”
At a Senate hearing on potential new gun control measures, Wayne LaPierre of the NRA voiced support for better enforcement, beefing up school security and strengthening the government's ability to keep guns from mentally unstable people.
During the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Senator Dick Durbin said that NRA members have been confronting him about the Second Amendment. Durbin said that the idea of government tyranny meant that NRA members were ready to attack law enforcement officers. Durbin asked ames Johnson, Chief of Police for the Baltimore County Police Department, if he liked the idea that NRA members were going to attack law enforcement. Johnson responded that he found the thinking "just not based in logic"
The race to further the gun-control agenda in the wake of last month’s tragic shooting by a crazed gunman in Newtown, Connecticut is moving into high gear.