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Gun violence is a proxy war on the American public

BY: - March 30, 2023

As the riot of gun violence in America produces fresh massacres by the day, firearm fundamentalists refuse to acknowledge the blood on their hands, and their suicidal stance in the face of escalating carnage is that more guns are the answer. But it’s worse than that. Take a close look at the arguments that gun […]


Snake oil salesmen have nothing on Congress as it tries to sell gun control to America

BY: - June 22, 2022

Whatever the National Rifle Association is paying for the votes in the U.S. Senate, it’s not enough. They’re getting one heck of a deal. And no organization should be more excited to support the measures that the Senate is contemplating than the NRA. It’s a bill that is all hype, no substance and won’t affect gun owners, gun safety or the NRA’s silent but co-equal partner, the gun manufacturers, in any meaningful way.


As the nation’s body count continues to mount, the NRA and its acolytes party on

BY: - May 31, 2022

Despite what the braying anti-Roe Right wants you to think, America is not pro-life. This country is pro-death. Fetuses and firearms: that’s what makes America America — that and the ability of an 18 year-old to buy military grade weapons. At least 21 shot dead in Uvalde, Texas; 10 shot dead in Buffalo, N.Y.; a […]

In fiery NRA speech, NC Lt. Governor rejects gun reform measures in aftermath of Texas school shooting

BY: - May 28, 2022

North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson demonstrated Friday just how difficult it could be for lawmakers to advance comprehensive gun reform measures in the aftermath of Tuesday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Addressing the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual leadership forum, Robinson said he thought about his own grandchildren when he heard about the massacre […]

Illegal NRA campaign contributions to Tillis campaign alleged in suit filed by gun safety group

BY: and - November 8, 2021

The Giffords gun safety organization has sued the National Rifle Association and the campaigns of U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley and U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale, alleging the gun rights group used shell corporations to improperly aid the Republican lawmakers in 2018. Two NRA affiliates made up to $35 million in illegal campaign contributions—in the form of […]


ICYMI: Lt. Gov Robinson records NRA fundraising ad, likens gun safety advocates to the KKK

BY: - May 27, 2021

The United States has already experienced hundreds of mass shootings this year that have claimed thousands of lives. At least nine people died yesterday in another one at a San Jose, California transit facility. And of course, no other advanced nation in the world suffers close to this kind of carnage or allows its citizenry […]

New poll: Positions on gun laws important to voters this election cycle

BY: - November 2, 2020

New polling, released Monday, shows candidate positions on gun safety matter to voters as as they head to to the polls this week. The poll, done by Schoen Cooperman Research on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety,  was a survey of battleground state likely voters — including 475 from North Carolina. Key findings in the survey […]


Anti-gun violence advocates: Cooper veto of gun bill should be sustained

BY: - July 7, 2020

In case you missed it, one of the vetoes issued by Gov. Cooper in recent days addressed the subject of gun violence. House Bill 652 is a bill that originally dealt with vehicle registration fees and penalties when it passed the House back in 2019, but a week prior to the end of the 2020 […]

Newspaper examines gun lobby influence in North Carolina legislature

BY: - October 10, 2019

The News & Observer released an in-depth report today that takes a look at the NRA’s influence on North Carolina state legislators. Momentum on gun reform bills at the legislature has dwindled since the summer, but reporters at the newspaper received a number of concerns from North Carolinians about their safety and about how the […]


Weekend humor from Celia Rivenbark: A memo to flummoxed conservative pundits about AOC

BY: - May 25, 2019

Although I almost hate to write this out loud, it’s time to tell “the others” the truth: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just messin’ with you. I hate to tell you because it’s hilarious when y’all get all high horsey about how “dumb as a box of hammers” the freshman from New York’s 14th Congressional District is […]


Editorial: Did Richard Burr campaign violate federal law?

BY: - January 14, 2019

In case you missed it, be sure to check out a new editorial posted in the Charlotte Observer entitled “Burr, NRA appear to be even tighter than we thought.” In it, the authors explore the evidence of illegal coordination between Richard Burr’s 2016 reelection campaign and the National Rifle Association. This is from the editorial: […]