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Staff members sit behind a chart of guns during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on January 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Staff members sit behind a chart of guns during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on January 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

NRA Training Your School Guards?

The National Rifle Association today released a plan calling for more armed personnel in schools — and pitching itself as a school safety trainer. The gun-rights lobby, which claims five million members, is spending $1 million on what it calls the National School Shield,...

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President Barack Obama wipes tears as he speaks about the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012, in the press briefing room of the White House.

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President Barack Obama wipes tears as he speaks about the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012, in the press briefing room of the White House.

Sandy Hook’s Legacy: Status Quo

Consider the possibility that these two things are true: – Nine in 10 Americans support the idea of more stringent background checks for gun buyers. The polls say so, and a share such as nine in 10 is so far...

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National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

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National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

NRA’s LaPierre: ‘Will Not Be Silenced’

Wayne LaPierre, chief executive officer of the National Rifle Association, drew enthusiastic applause at the Conservative Political Action Conference today when he took the stage after playing news clips of political pundits calling him “crazy.” The longtime gun-rights lobbyist reiterated...

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From the Super Bowl ad aired by Mayors Against illegal Guns.

From the Super Bowl ad aired by Mayors Against illegal Guns.

Mayors’ Super Bowl Gun-Control Ad: Hail Mary Against the NRA’s Defense

There is no higher-priced ad than a Super Bowl commercial. And there is no higher-stakes fight than the one that the nation’s mayors are waging against the National Rifle Association. In the truest tradition of opposition research, the mayors’ “Demand...

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A Fairfax County police officer at West Springfield High School in Springfield, Virginia.

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A Fairfax County police officer at West Springfield High School in Springfield, Virginia.

NRA: Schools Need ‘Security Blanket’

Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association spokesman who proposes arming the guards of the nation’s schools in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings, will call on Congress tomorrow to lay a “blanket of security” with a School Shield Program. “We...

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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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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

Tucson Two Years Later, Newtown: `Whose Child Has to Die Next?’

Two years after the Tucson, Arizona, shootings that critically injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, she and her husband are adding their voices to a movement for gun control. Big-city mayors are marking the anniversary with a TV ad tailored for...

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National Rifle Association (NRA) President Charlton Heston holds up a rifle during his address at the 131st NRA convention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Nevada, in this April 27, 2002 file photo.

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National Rifle Association (NRA) President Charlton Heston holds up a rifle during his address at the 131st NRA convention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Nevada, in this April 27, 2002 file photo.

NRA’s `Cold, Dead Hands:’ 2012

Wayne LaPierre was channeling Charlton Heston today. LaPierre, the longtime executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, issued a defiant speech today in Washington with the NRA’s answer to the schoolhouse shootings that felled 20 first-graders in Newtown, Connecticut,...

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A demonstrator from CodePink holds up a banner as National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre delivers remarks during a news conference at the Willard Hotel on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington.

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A demonstrator from CodePink holds up a banner as National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre delivers remarks during a news conference at the Willard Hotel on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington.

`NRA Killing Our Kids’ Banner Raised at LaPierre’s Washington Address

Updated with Code Pink protester interview at 1:35 PM EST The National Rifle Association remained mum, its executive vice president said today, while others sought to politically exploit the shootings of 20 children and six educators at an elementary school...

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