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President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden will host a mental-health conference at the White House on Monday but, after an outcry from advocacy groups, the administration is no longer billing the meeting as part of its effort to enact gun control legislation.
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" panel weighed in on the National Rifle Association's executive vice president Wayne LaPierre's speech at the NRA convention over the weekend, with contributor Mike Barnicle going as far as saying the chief is capable of "inciting a riot."
I raced off stage in Tampa after throttling my 6511th high energy rockout, mopped up as much dripping sweat as I could, changed into dry clothes, grabbed a Gatorade and a sack of food, hung onto my gorgeous wife Shemane and headed to the airport lickity split.
National Rifle Association leaders told members Saturday that the fight against gun-control legislation is far from over, with battles yet to come in Congress and next year's midterm elections, but they vowed that none in the organization will ever have to surrender their weapons.
"Today, the National Rifle Association is a record 5 million strong. Even as thousands of Americans join our cause every day, the media and political elites denigrate us. They cringe at the sight of long lines at gun shows. They mock Americans who are buying firearms and ammunition at a record pace. They scorn and scold the NRA. They don't get it, because they don't get America."
National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre lashed out at members of the media and "political elites" during a Friday speech at the group's national convention in Houston, accusing them of portraying the current battle over gun rights in a judgmental tone that most Americans resent.
A Colorado firearms company has found a new home across the border in Wyoming, protesting the recent passage of restrictive new guns laws.
For the first time in over 20 years, gun control is at the top of the national political agenda. So a change in leadership at the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) can affect the political dynamic. On Monday, Alabama attorney James “Jim” W. Porter II is set to take over as president of the board from David Keene. The NRA annual meeting in Houston, which starts Thursday, will mark the end of Mr. Keene’s two-year term.
It's one big baby: 844 pages of immigration reform legislation is now incubating on Capitol Hill, tended by Sen. Marco Rubio and seven other nervous parents. The so-called Gang of Eight senators who wrote the bill is assuring press, public, advocates and each other that they won't rush the bill along without fair hearings, or shroud it in mystery. Critics, though, aren't buying it.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had harsh words of criticism for National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre during a Sunday appearance on CNN.
A new report states that districts containing Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City ranked last in enforcing federal gun laws in 2012.
NBC David Gregory accused National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre of ignoring the voice of the American people on certain Democratic inspired gun control measures during a "Meet the Press" interview on Sunday.
Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association's executive vice president and CEO, who appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday morning, asked host David Gregory why the network doesn't focus on the poor enforcement of federal gun laws in Chicago.
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn predict the Senate will pass a measure to strengthen background checks on gun sales, but National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre warned Sunday that Mr. Bloomberg cannot "buy America" on the issue.
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"We will never surrender our guns, never," Mr. LaPierre told several thousand people during the organization's annual member meeting, which is part of the yearly
Mr. LaPierre called on various groups, one by one, in the audience, such as health care workers, students, teachers, retailers, firefighters, stay-at-home moms, members of the military and veterans to stand up.