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Musician Ted Nugent plays the national anthem during a rally for Republican John Raese's U.S. Senate campaign in Charleston, West Virginia, in this file photo.

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Musician Ted Nugent plays the national anthem during a rally for Republican John Raese's U.S. Senate campaign in Charleston, West Virginia, in this file photo.

Ted Nugent, Pro-Gun Rocker, to Attend Obama’s Big Speech

At the National Rifle Association’s annual convention last April in St. Louis, rock musician and pro-gun activist Ted Nugent declared: “I will be either dead or in jail by this time next year,” if President Obama won re-election. Obama did, of course. And...

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One of two police officers carrying an AR-15 assault rifle stands guard at the west entrance of Grand Island Senior High School, in Grand Island, Neb.

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One of two police officers carrying an AR-15 assault rifle stands guard at the west entrance of Grand Island Senior High School, in Grand Island, Neb.

White House Scolds NRA for Ad Challenging Obama Over Children

Updated at 12:10 pm EST The White House scolded the National Rifle Association today for an ad calling the president an “elitist hypocrite” on gun control because his children have armed protection. Jay Carney, the president’s press secretary, called the...

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Rep. Diana DeGette, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hold a news conference on banning high-capacity clips in the Capitol on Dec. 19, 2012.

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Rep. Diana DeGette, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hold a news conference on banning high-capacity clips in the Capitol on Dec. 19, 2012.

House Democrats Gun-Shy on Guns?

As House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California led her colleagues in calling for restoring the assault weapons ban and restrictions on high-capacity ammunition magazines, she was asked about why she didn’t take such actions when Democrats controlled the White...

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