How the NRA hijacks gun control debates

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  • Published on:  Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Why is the NRA -- a group that represents the interests of gun manufacturers -- taken seriously in debates about reducing gun violence?

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    After the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, news networks are once again focused on the debate over gun control. These debates often pit gun control activists against the National Rifle Association (NRA), which claims to speak on behalf of gun owners. But in reality, the NRA represents the interest of gun manufacturers.

    The group gets millions of dollars in donations from gun companies every year, and millions more through the sale of ad space in NRA publications. That financial allegiance means the NRA is similar to organizations like the Tobacco Institute -- an industry lobbying group primarily interested in protecting their product.

    So why do news networks keep inviting them to debate gun violence? is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out

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  • Solomon Kofi Otu Thompson

     (Apr 1, 2018)

    Americans need _emotional control_ not gun control

  • raceandcrime

     (Feb 6, 2019)

    +Sean Tsang when u can read her mind or at least read tone/face lingo beyond words match them all for us and quote her

  • Sean Tsang

     (Feb 6, 2019)

    Is it just me or did the NRA spokesperson said something very dark out of hatred?

  • Irish Dude

     (Aug 11, 2018)

    Guns are bad weapons,A real weapon is a spork

  • Cauya Wolfe

     (Jan 14, 2019)

    +Demon Killer No, to weak like a gun.

  • DMGamer99 DMGamer99

     (Jan 12, 2019)

    +Lucas Flanagan Mine doesn't

  • Chris K

     (Aug 17, 2018)

    Politicians, celebrities, protected with guns.Kids, protected by tables

  • John Grit

     (2 days ago)

    +bruh More low IQ!

  • Alexandra Meaghan Roe

     (Aug 24, 2018)

    "to stop a bad guy with a gun it takes a good guy with a gun" <-- what if no one had guns in the first place?

  • Thomas Ferris

     (1 day ago)

    How would that happen, how would we get rid of the guns

  • A Herald of The Aphotic Shadows

     (2 days ago)

    Gregg Hanson That’s a complete and utter lie.NPCs never change....

  • Jacob Melone

     (Jun 21, 2018)

    The NRA takes actual facts and good arguments and stretches them into something so untrue it hurts

  • John Grit

     (9 hours ago)

    +Thomas Ferris More proof you need one!

  • I carry my Revolver In single action

     (Mar 27, 2018)

    Steven Crowder basically sent me here.

  • M Mur

     (3 days ago)

    if you cannot see crowder as an unbiased source who manipulates info then you are as stupid as cnn followers. yes they are stupid too

  • bryan bristow

     (Feb 5, 2019)

    Yes sir stay in the fight vote and stand up for our rights sitting idol will have drastic affects

  • Oliver Paulson

     (Jul 29, 2018)

    So much NRA bots in the comments

  • raceandcrime

     (Feb 7, 2019)

    i'm a lifetime member of the NRA, i bot for guns, liberty, freedom, security and the strength of our nation making it greater... become a bot OLIVER, first read this book: MORE GUNS LESS CRIME


     (Feb 6, 2019)

    *Anyone who disagrees with libtards = bots, specifically Russian*

  • Haziq

     (Jul 16, 2018)

    We in Britain will never understand the love of guns Americans haveEdit: I have strated a bit of discussion in comments. Some one asked if I ever wanted to shoot a gun so my reply to that is. I would like to shoot a gun in a shooting range not in a school

  • DonziGT230

     (5 days ago)

    +Tizzer It's been 6 months since you made this statement, I hope you've left America. Freedom loving Americans don't want your kind here.

  • Hunter Champagne

     (Feb 7, 2019)

    Enjoy being run over by a truck or stabbed. Hope you got your stabbing permit.

  • Tyler Durden

     (Aug 17, 2018)

    guns are the plague! there are 30,000 gun related deaths annually Of that 30,000:• 65% by suicide.• 15% by law enforcement in the line of duty.• 17% by criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons – gun violence• 3% accidental discharge deathsAnnual gun violence: 5,100. Of the 5,100, 1,276(25%)of all gun violence resides in these 4 cities:• 480 homicides (9.4%) in Chicago• 344 homicides (6.7%) in Baltimore• 333 homicides (6.5%) in Detroit• 119 homicides (2.3%) ...

  • Mr. Nemesis

     (1 day ago)

    You do realize that the CDC says that guns prevented at least 300,000 violent crime. The most is 3 million. There are around 150,000 cases where the victims would’ve definitely been killed if they didn’t have a gun.

  • David Chidester

     (Sep 21, 2018)

    The NRA doesn't care about your second amendment rights. They only care about making gun companies money.

  • &amp;*

     (Feb 2, 2019)

    David Chidester doesn't care if your family is defenseless from murderers and thieves. He only cares about spewing democrat bullshit propaganda.

  • Pratfallist .Smith

     (Feb 1, 2019)

    "I call BS."