Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Senate rejected Pat Toomey's attempt to expand background checks via a controversial gun control amendment voted on Wednesday afternoon.
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey sounded unconcerned in a conference call Wednesday when a reporter asked about the possibility that his NRA rating would be downgraded because of his recent compromise move on gun control. "This is not about the NRA or politics for me," Toomey said. The Toomey-Manchin amendment to expand background checks was narrowly defeated in the Senate on Wednesday afternoon. The vote was 54 yes to 46 no. Sixty votes rather than a simple majority were needed to pass the amendment. Toomey issued this statement just after the vote: “I did what I thought was the right thing for our country. I sought out a compromise position that I thought could move the ball forward on an important matter of public safety. My only regret is that our…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-13, released statements following the President’s speech on gun control yesterday; the NRA weighed in on the President's speech as well.
Thursday, January 17
Schwartz supported President Obama’s recommendations in a written statement: Now is the time for us to take action to end the senseless loss of life that occurs almost daily across our country due to gun violence. I applaud President Obama and Vice President Biden for reaching out to the many factions in this debate and calling for meaningful action to reduce gun violence. I strongly support the President’s proposal announced today, which represents a comprehensive plan to keep guns out of the wrong hands, increase gun safety, and prevent future acts of gun violence. While President Obama took executive action today to reduce gun violence, there is still more work to be done to ensure our communities, our children and our schools are …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A gun industry analyst says NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre is hypocritical in his latest attack on violent movies.
Washington, DC — A report issued Jan. 2 by author and gun industry expert Tom Diaz shoots down National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre’s recent attack on violence in films and games. Bloody Reel: How The National Rifle Association And The Gun Industry Exploit Violent Movies To Sell Guns...And More Guns, documents in detail how the NRA and the gun industry it represents have promoted the use of guns in movies and exploited many of the very movies LaPierre recently attacked as the cause of gun violence in America. Here's more on the gun debate: NRA: Put Armed Security in Every School Now Mom's Group Slams NRA Response to Sandy Hook Shooting Tell Us: Should Assault Weapons Be Banned? On Friday, December 21, 2012 …
Friday, December 21, 2012
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, interrupted by protesters during a national press conference, says, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
The National Rifle Association (NRA) called on Congress to act immediately to put armed security officers in every school and make sure "blanket safety" is in place before school resumes after holiday break. "We need to make every school in America immediately deploy a protection program," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. Should every school have armed security? Tell us in the comments section below. The NRA went on the offensive Friday saying violent video games such as Kindergarten Killer and "blood-soaked" films are to blame for gun violence such as last week's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Do you think assault weapons should be banned? Vote in our poll. A protester interrupted the press conference …