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Reid Says He Will Vote for Assault Weapons Ban

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, broke his long faith with the National Rifle Association on Wednesday and said he would vote for a ban on assault weapons.


N.R.A. Details Plan for Armed School Guards

NRA - New York Times

Officers and a bomb-sniffing dog were on hand as the gun-rights group’s unveiled its recommendation that every school hire armed guards.


Bloomberg at center of gun control debate

As proponents increasingly turn to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to campaign in key states, the National Rifle Assn. welcomes the challenge from a man they see as an overstepping 'nanny in chief.' The fate of gun control proposals in Congress this year may depend on who is more potent: Michael R. Bloomberg the billionaire or Michael R. Bloomberg the boogeyman.


NRA head: A 'violent rapist deserves to face a good woman with a gun'

Wayne Lapierre - NRA

NRA head Wayne LaPierre offered another fiery critique of Congress's actions on gun control Friday, suggesting universal background checks and a federal gun registry are only meant to tax guns and confiscate them.


Senators spar as assault weapons ban passes panel

By a party line vote, a Senate panel has approved a ban on assault weapons, setting the legislation up for a vote next month in the full Senate. But the bill’s prospects are not bright, as the ban – authored by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein – faces strong opposition from the National Rifle Association and other groups who say it infringes on Second Amendment rights.


Obama tries to undercut NRA in gun control debate

President Obama on Monday tried to undercut National Rifle Association leaders and appeal directly to their membership, claiming gun owners support the "common-sense" gun control measures he's proposed -- and urging those supporters to "keep the pressure" on Congress.


Christie: NRA ad with Obama daughters 'reprehensible'

Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted the NRA for an ad mentioning President Obama's daughters, calling it "reprehensible." "I think it's awful to bring public figures' children into the political debate. They don't deserve to be there," the Republican said at a Trenton news conference. "For any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe."


NRA plans "fight of the century" against Obama gun initiatives


The National Rifle Association cast its opposition to Obama’s plans as “the fight of the century” in a letter circulated at the 35th annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference, known in the trade as “the SHOT show,” in Las Vegas.


N.R.A. Attacks Obama in Video

A Web video published by the gun rights group suggests that the president is an “elitist” because his two daughters have protection while he opposes posting armed guards at schools.


White House calls NRA video repugnant, cowardly

The White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama's daughters is "repugnant and cowardly." Obama spokesman Jay Carney says most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as "pawns in a political fight." Carney was referring to an online video from the pro-gun lobby. The video calls Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for having armed Secret Service agents protect his daughters at school while not committing to installing armed guards in all schools.


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