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During Ebola Scare, Ted Cruz Rejects Obama’s Surgeon General Nominee For Being ‘Anti-Gun’

For several years now, it’s become abundantly clear that the Republican Party is being, shall we say, puppeteered by the National Rifle Association. The heat of a thousand suns has been hurled at the GOP’s relationship to the Koch Brothers, but the NRA seems to wield greater influence over the party, managing to convince Republican [...]

How do you deal with Ebola panic and GOP incompetence in one fell swoop? Let Howard Dean show you how, courtesy of the good folks o’er at Crooks & Liars. In just over three minutes, Dr. Dean manages to convey a shopping list of robust talking points: The GOP is obstructing approval of a Surgeon [...]

It’s “freedom” or the “evil carcasses” of President Obama and other progressive politicians, according to everyone’s favorite pants-shitting lunatic and washed up rocker extraordinaire, Ted Nugent. Nugent made the remarks in a Facebook post, where he told his followers to “make a donatoin [sic]” to the National Rifle Association and the Crime Prevention Research Center. [...]

Brad Pitt thinks it’s so nice to have a gun around the house. “There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons,” Pitt told The Independent. “My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was in kindergarten.” He went on to tell the magazine that he [...]

In the NRA world, if a woman has an opinion, she’s “shrill” and emasculates her husband for having the audacity to form her own thoughts without any help from the menfolk in her life. NRA News host Cam Edwards went there by allowing a sexist guest to attack Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action. Attacking [...]

After the NRA posted the following image on their Facebook page of a Kroger manager in Ohio refusing to accept a petition from Moms Demand Action to end open carrying firearms in stores, Bearingarms.com asserted that it’s a ‘basic human right” to carry long guns in a store where families shop with their children. Ironically [...]

With child shooting deaths reported in the news, sometimes everyday, gun safety is an issue. The NRA doesn’t see child deaths as a serious problem, apparently. On one side advocating for gun safety at home is Kellye Burke, a Houston mother of two, who is a spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action. She suggests making sure [...]

Wayne LaPierre says he wants to reach people who believe “America is off the rails,” and so the National Rifle Association’s message has gone way beyond gun issues. The gun lobby’s campaign, launched in the last 10 days, uncharacteristically delves into issues far beyond the Second Amendment to explore the IRS scandal, media elitism and [...]

The tragic yet preventable accidental shooting at an Arizona gun ranges had barely made the news when the NRA tweeted the following: This was taken down less than an hour later Mark Follman of Mother Jones managed to get this screen capture of the Tweet before it was deleted a little over an hour after [...]

Less than two days after a 9-year-old girl in Arizona accidentally shot a firearm instructor in the head with an Uzi, the National Rifle Association on Wednesday tweeted a link showing new ways for children to “have fun” at shooting ranges. Mother Jones reports, NRA Women posted the tweet at 1:51 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday; [...]

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