Many have written about the NRA’s (National Rifle Association of America) close ties with the firearms and ammunition industry. People have not sufficiently examined whether these ties should impact the tax-exempt status of the organization, however.
None of us would think twice about seeing a stranger pull out a smartphone in a classroom, on a crowded bus, or at a sporting event. Smartphones are now ubiquitous in our society; everyone has one. But what if instead of a phone, they were pulling out a loaded gun?
The past year has been a prolific one for films concerning violence. Among the powerful films coming out are Katie Couric's documentary about gun violence; "3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets," the powerful doc about the "Stand Your Ground" murder of teenager Jordan Davis; and "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA" by Brave New Films.
If you had asked me two weeks ago, I’d have said I was an author, not an activist. But with the recent publication of my novel, "Nuns with Guns," the lines have become a bit blurred.
Recently, I watched a video that the National Rifle Association (NRA) released in response to a speech that President Obama gave in Chicago at a conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on October 27.
There are over 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States, the majority of which prohibit students from carrying firearms on their campuses. Unfortunately, I happen to attend a school that has been forced to allow guns in “right-of-way” areas, and which might have to permit them in my classrooms soon as well.
My father hunted game regularly when I was a kid, and we ate venison and pheasant every autumn. I shot rifles and pistols in target practice when we vacationed in the mountains. Guns were part of my life growing up.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence was first made aware of the "Gunlicker" series of paintings by critically acclaimed artist Kate Krentz after they were featured in a Huffington Post article.
On August 13, 2015, Buzzfeed published a fascinating interview with stalking victim Taylor Woolrich that revealed that prominent pro-gun "academic" John Lott had authored an op-ed in her name for Fox News entitled, "Dear Dartmouth, I Am One of Your Students, I Am Being Stalked, Please Let Me Carry a Gun to Protect Myself."
In the wake of the mass shooting at a recruiting center and base in Chattanooga, extremists are pushing their predictable "More guns!" campaign at the U.S. Military. Unfortunately for the NRA & Co., the defense community is having none of it.