Sic transit gloria Toomey-Manchin?
They apparently don’t have the votes for a ‘compromise’ amendment extending background checks for firearm purchases. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell tweeted this morning “Sen. Joe Manchin tells me ‘ we will not get the votes today.’” The Senate had been expected to vote Tuesday on the deal Manchin unveiled last week with Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., but Democrats late Tuesday were still scrambling to find the | Read More »
Washington Post: Mark Begich (D) is terrified of the NRA.
Well, that’s what the WaPo wanted to say: Sen Mark Begich declared a “sea change” in the politics of gun control immediately after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., telling his local newspaper that he would not hesitate to buck the powerful National Rifle Association. But in the months since, the gun rights group has made itself impossible for the Alaska Democrat, and many other | Read More »
Chuck Hagel’s Israel Problem
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss Joe Biden’s courting of the NRA, how Chuck Hagel’s past comments on Israel are causing him problems on both sides of the aisle during his confirmation, and why potential 2016 candidates are being so brash.
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Don’t Tell the NRA, but Fred Upton is Anti-Gun
As we noted last week, Fred Upton is not running on his record as a moderate Republican in the August 7 primary against Jack Hoogendyk. He is eschewing decades’ worth of big government values so he can hold onto his seat in Congress. One of the most common stratagems employed by moderate Republicans (and Democrats) in an effort to ingratiate themselves to conservative voters is | Read More »
How the NRA Helped ObamaCare
It’s tough to accuse the National Rifle Association of being left-wing, but events on Thursday highlight just how useless the organization can be to the conservative movement at large. On the day that the Supreme Court found the most odious provisions of the Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare – constitutional, the House of Representatives took the historic step of holding a sitting attorney general in | Read More »
Reminder: the NRA will score Holder contempt vote.
I’m not sure why I missed this at the time – the letter’s dated June 20th – but it’s official: “the NRA will consider this vote in [their] candidate evaluations.” That doesn’t guarantee a contempt charge passing the House, but only because a contempt charge was already guaranteed. For all the loose and charged rhetoric going around, if Speaker Boehner wasn’t going to let Oversight | Read More »
The NRA is Helping Preserve the Anti Gun Democrat Majority
Believe it or not, the only ones who might help Nancy Pelosi save her House majority are those who run legislative affairs at the NRA. So called Blue Dog Democrats across the nation are campaigning as red meat conservatives in their home districts, while running deceptive ads about their Republican opponents. They campaign as if they have nothing to do with the Democrat Party that | Read More »
It Worked. NRA Not Endorsing Harry Reid.
I’m actually getting beat up a bit in email tonight from three different emailers saying, “See, I told you they wouldn’t do this.” The NRA is not endorsing Harry Reid. Two NRA board members emailed me today sending their congratulations to RedState members. Said one, “This is all you guys.” As the Wall Street Journal notes: Erick Erickson, founder of the influential conservative blog Redstate.com, | Read More »
Obama’s EPA to Regulate Hunters and Fisherman
The Obama Administration is considering using the vast power of the federal government to ban the sale of certain types of ammunition. This administrative ban would increase cost for hunters and fisherman dramatically. If implemented, this ban would go against the will of the American people. Furthermore, this action is an inappropriate use of federal power. U.S. News and World Report posted a story today indicating that President Obama’s Environmental Protection | Read More »
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Shocking Emails Show National Rifle Association Worked to Prohibit Rifles From National Parks
You know things are bad for the National Rifle Association when it has to get the New York Times to run a puff piece on it. But in their zeal to get a puff piece out there as well as their collaboration with the left on the DISCLOSE Act, the NRA has angered a number of people on Capitol Hill. Shocking new e-mails obtained by | Read More »
NRA’s Kagan Gag Order
Yesterday, RedState’s Erick Erickson broke the story that [T]he National Rifle Association’s management team has explicitly and directly told the NRA’s board they are prohibited from testifying about second amendment issues during the Elena Kagan confirmation hearings. … [and] from coming out against Kagan in their individual capacity. Matt Lewis of Politics Daily and I added some details this morning. Matt notes that [I]t appears | Read More »
An NRA Board Member Takes on the NRA
Cleta Mitchell is a member of the NRA’s board and the kind soul who reviewed my CNN contract for me. She’s a terrific champion of liberty and is in the Washington Post this morning with some harsh words for the NRA. [T]he NRA has, sadly, affirmed the notion held by congressional Democrats (and some Republicans), liberal activists, the media establishment and, at least for now, | Read More »
The National Rifle Association’s Excuse Holds No Water
The National Rifle Association and its supporters are pushing back against conservatives who have accused the NRA of selling out to the left. The NRA worked with Democrats to carve out an exception from a new anti-free speech piece of legislation. As the Wall Street Journal notes, “Under the NRA carve-out in the House bill, the new rules won’t apply to any organizations that have | Read More »
The Wall Street Journal Takes the NRA to Task For Its Sell Out to the Left
The Wall Street Journal has a fantastic editorial about just how awful the NRA’s carveout deal with the Democrats is. The NRA may swing a big lobbying stick by virtue of the breadth and voting power of its members, but it draws its legitimacy from the Constitution and it has drawn support on gun rights from those who care about the entire Bill of Rights. | Read More »
National Rifle Association’s First Amendment Sellout
The National Rifle Association just sold out your First Amendment right to participate in the democratic process. Sources on the Hill tell RedState that House Republican members are “furious” at the National Rifle Association (NRA) for negotiating a special provision exempting the NRA from a new campaign finance reform measure racing through Congress. Roll Call describes the campaign finance reform measure as follows: The bill, officially the DISCLOSE Act, comes in response to the high court’s | Read More »