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 »

    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 »

    UPDATED: Dastardly union dealmakers dealt out of Dems’ disgusting DISCLOSE Act

    It must pay to have friends in low high places because less than a week after the National Rifle Association sold out Americans’ First Amendment rights for its own special deal, union bosses have had their Democratic sock puppets exempt unions from the DISCLOSE Act as well. A Democratic amendment tucked into campaign finance legislation Wednesday night appears to exempt big labor unions from proposed | Read More »

    NRA Fails To DISCLOSE

    OPEN LETTER TO THE NRA   I am a member of the NRA.  I have read carefully your explanation, and understand fully, how the NRA got a carve-out, along with Big-Unions and other leftist groups, from the unconstitutional DISCLOSE Act.  This Act is just another attempt by liberals to silence the right, even though we have the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in “Citizens United” | Read More »

    NRA Life Member: The NRA Sold Out – Tell an Adult

    The NRA just saw a shadow move in a dark alley and immediately surrendered its only defensive weapon, making common cause with that dark shadow instead of standing by its own guns.  The NRA abandoned millions of members who count on them to preserve its integrity and do the right thing. My NRA Life Membership brings a lot of very fine things into my life. | 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, a | 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, a | 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 been | 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 been | 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. Cutting | 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. Cutting | 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 »

    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 »

    Deja Vu: the NRA and the Democratic crocodiles.

    There’s been a bit of reaction (via Instapundit) to the way that both we and National Review reacted to the way that the NRA carved itself an exemption to the DISCLOSE Act.  The argument, as I understand it, is that the NRA is a single-issue advocacy group; and their single-issue is the Second Amendment, not the First.  And because of their single-issue advocacy, they’re not | Read More »

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    Deja Vu: the NRA and the Democratic crocodiles.

    There’s been a bit of reaction (via Instapundit) to the way that both we and National Review reacted to the way that the NRA carved itself an exemption to the DISCLOSE Act.  The argument, as I understand it, is that the NRA is a single-issue advocacy group; and their single-issue is the Second Amendment, not the First.  And because of their single-issue advocacy, they’re not | Read More »

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