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Gun rights groups don’t kill people, but their frantic politics might

The tragic events in Tuscon on January eighth have clearly left the world in awe. Such deviations in the standard function of civil society always have. Speculations abound, aligning the shooter Jared Lee Loughner with countless ideological ties that spurred the attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her constituency.

But despite this frenetic tangle of purported motivations, it seems that explanations have crystallized on the issue of firearm allowances in the US—especially from those who identify themselves as members of the political left.

All other discussion seems to evaporate when the argument shifts to the more pragmatic issue of gun control: clearly, one could not have facilitated such an attack without the necessary equipment. And… Read more

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Second Amendment Lobby Successful in Midterms

On November 2, the Second Amendment Lobby made its usual show of support for a staggering number of candidates. Whether or not Americans made a conscious decision to vote on this issue, the results show that gun rights groups endorsed a vast number of congressional candidates elected on Tuesday. The coming years will continue to prove that Second Amendment lobbyists, and their ever broadening program, are a stolid force in U.S. politics.

The NRA proved to be as active as ever this election, with over 300 endorsements for congressional candidates nationwide. Of these, only 51 lost in decided elections. The NRA Political Victory Fund did name a surprising number of democrats in its list… Read more