National Rifle Association

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Security reformers in Bolsonaro’s Brazil look to America’s pro-gun campaigners

Brazil’s academic research community overwhelmingly predicts new measures will lead to more violence in Brazil — a country with around 43,000 gun deaths per year. But in the Bolsonaro era, their arguments are losing to a political bloc that is resolutely opposed to empirical research and that takes many of its cues from pro-gun campaigners in the United States.

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Hardline US ‘gundamentalists’ pressure NRA from within

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina speaks to camera at 2015 FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 11, 2015 in this still image taken from a social media video obtained July 19, 2018.

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina met with US Treasury and Fed officials

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Millennials square off on gun control outside NRA meeting

AR-15 rifles are displayed for sale at the Guntoberfest gun show in Oaks, Pennsylvania, Oct. 6, 2017.

How the firearms industry influences US gun culture, in 6 charts

Attendees line up to meet musician Ted Nugent at a book signing event during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Houston, Texas, on May 5, 2013.

Gun owners face much higher murder risks, researchers said. Then the NRA silenced them.

Global Politics

Research commissioned by the CDC in 1993 showed that gun owners faced higher risks for both homicides and suicides. But the NRA quickly moved to silence the studies — and make sure no other similar studies would get federal funding. They succeeded.

Oklahoma-based PR firm plays vital role in NRA’s image

Global Politics

The National Rifle Association’s ad agency has been helping craft the NRA’s image since the early 1980s. Though their approach has been controversial over the years, some critics say the NRA won’t be changing its approach any time soon.

As gun control debate rages, Switzerland offers interesting correlation — but is it real?

Global Politics

Switzerland is often held up by gun rights advocates as a model of what the United States could be with the right gun laws. But many in Switzerland say, not so fast. They point to already tightened restrictions and a, crucially, a healthcare safety net that lets fewer people go witout treatment.

‘Now is the time,’ Obama says, for stronger gun control measures

Global Politics

A $500 million gun control plan unveiled by President Barack Obama has been called one of the most comprehensible federal gun control proposals since the 1960s. But critics warn the administration will need to be strategic in order to get the measures passed.

Gun Owners React to Senate’s New Proposals

Today Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat from Nevada, will hold the first procedural vote on major gun control legislation since 1993. Compromise seems to be in the air, as Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), indicated in a joint press conference yesterday.   “I’m a gun owner, and the rights that are enshrined […]