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Philando Castile's Mom Goes Off On NRA's Dana Loesch

Valerie Castile was not for the games regarding NRA's Dana Loesch's ignorant comments.

NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch suggested Botham Jean might still be alive today if only he was "a law-abiding gun owner" and Philando Castile's still-grieving mother, Valerie Castile, rightfully, went off.

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Cuomo Goes for the Jugular: NRA Claims It May Not Be Able to Stay Afloat Financially

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo takes action against insurance policy described as "murder insurance." Chubb insurance and Lockton Affinity are the NRA enablers.

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The NRA says New York State's "blacklisting campaign" is to blame for them losing their liability insurance, and is now trying to sue the state for money. Chubb Ltd., the insurance company that provided the Carry Guard program, said it wouldn't renew the insurance for "any price."

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What On Earth Is Becky Afraid Of?

Student who brings assault rifle to campus gets no arrest, no police shooting thanks to white privilege.

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If Kaitlin Bennett wasn't white, you'd be reading about a dead Black student.

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NRA Advice for Martin Luther King Disregarded When it Comes to Vice President Pence

Parkland survivors underscore hypocrisy of the convention full of so many "good guys with guns" not being the "safest place on Earth."

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Just a month after exploiting the death of Martin Luther King Jr. as a chance to discuss concealed carry, the National Rifle Association is following a very different set of rules for Vice President Mike Pence.

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NRA Exploits Anniversary of MLK’s Death to Bash Gun Control

Dr. King "recognized how important it was for everyone to be able to defend themselves," NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said.

The NRA exploited the 50-year anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man that the association historically had no regard for, to speak out against the gun control movement that has intensified in response to frequent school shootings and mass killings in the U.S.

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NRATV Host Attacks Parkland Survivors: 'No One Would Know Your Names' If Your Classmates Were Alive

"From where I'm standing, it looks like a march to burn the constitution and rewrite the parts that you all like in crayon," said Colion Noir. Rapper Killer Mike played like a fiddle by the NRA.

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NRATV host Collins Iyare "Colion Noir" Idehen Jr. came after the survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., just two days before anti-gun violence rallies swept the nation.

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Republican Drops Out of Race for House After Calling Parkland Shooting Survivor 'Skinhead Lesbian'

"There is nothing about this skinhead lesbian that impresses me and there is nothing that she has to say unless you're a frothing at the mouth moonbat," said Leslie Gibson.

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A Republican who was running unopposed for a seat in Maine's House of Representatives has dropped out of the race after calling a survivor of the Florida school shooting a "skinhead lesbian."

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We Don't Need 'Lady Teachers' With a Gun, Says State Rep.

The majority of "our ladies," and women teachers, "are scared of guns" and should not be trained in firearms, according to Alabama State Rep. Harry Shiver (R-Stockton).

Alabama State Rep. Harry Shiver (R-Stockton); Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School student and activist Emma González / REUTERS

A state representative from Alabama doesn't believe "lady teachers" should — or want to — carry firearms.

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Survivor of Parkland School Shooting Has More Twitter Followers than NRA

Emma González also has more followers than its controversial spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks to the media after calling for more gun control at a rally three days after the shooting at her school, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. / REUTERS

In just a couple of short weeks, a survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is using the power of social media to advocate for change. And she's got more listeners than the National Rifle Association.

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What Companies Have Ditched the NRA?

A look at the companies that refuse to stay silent.

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These are the companies that have made statements announcing an end to their partnerships with the National Rifle Association.

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NRA Spokeswoman: Media Loves 'Crying White Mothers'

The NRA's agenda has always involved racism — here's where they miss the mark about Chicago and sanctuary cities.

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National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch tried to deflect the focus away from her organization while speaking at a Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland Thursday night.

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Gun Control Won't Happen Because of Profit-driven Racism

NRA propaganda whipping up fear of Black and Latino people for gun industry profits is behind crazy permissive gun laws.

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Students from the Florida high school where 17 people were shot to death are all over the news today, but history tells us that the public reaction to the most recent massacre will go away in a few weeks. This is why the NRA keeps quiet.

The Parkview massacre is related to the massacre that happens every day in predominantly Black and Latino inner cities in one key way: gun manufacturers and their lobby, the NRA, have made sure that this country is awash with millions of weapons, many illegal and many more that should be illegal.

Gang members in inner cities don't use pistols or assault rifles stolen from grandpa's attic. They have the latest weapons and ammunition. How? Straw sales. Weapons are distributed to gun stores where they are purchased legally by people who then sell the weapons illegally to the people who sell them to the gangs.

The simplest way to achieve the "well-regulated" militia specified in the Second Amendment is to hold firearms and ammunition manufacturers responsible for their chain of sale. It would be a very easy thing to trace serial numbers to gun shops where the last legal sale occurred. If the manufacturers were liable, they would fix this overnight by not selling weapons to gun stores that are known outlets for straw sales. Ammunition could be barcoded and tracked similarly.

The Republican Congress, however, has moved in the opposite direction, passing laws that protect gun manufacturers from lawsuits.

American massacres with legally purchased guns have one common theme – large capacity magazines. I am a veteran, I earned an expert pistol medal and I am a master rated rifleman. From that perspective I can tell you no American needs a magazine with more than a five-round capacity. Today, I can go to the store and buy an AR-15 with a 100-round drum magazine and a bump stock (making the AR an automatic weapon, which was used in the Las Vegas massacre). All I need is my Florida driver's license. Lunacy.

It would be easy to enforce a law against large capacity magazines, even though there are millions of them in circulation right now. In New Jersey, if you cause an accident where people are hurt and you have no car insurance, you go to jail immediately. Same thing should happen for possession of large capacity magazines. Go to jail for 30 days. Immediately.

Many people have no idea how we got here or why we're seemingly stuck.

Money and racism is the answer. If you compare weapons manufacturing with the number of legal weapons owners, there's a gap. The gap is those weapons that end up being sold to gang members and other criminals. It's hundreds of millions of dollars a year. There's more money to be made – our country has come a long way since police carried six-round revolvers – police are militarized, every Podunk police department has a SWAT team. More hundreds of millions of dollars are being made selling military capable weapons to fight the 50-year-old racist (and failed) war on drugs. Billions more in annual sales.

Further, the NRA specializes in creating propaganda to whip up fear – fear of Black and Latino marauders. This is what's behind their support of Trump. Trump's hate speech against every minority group feeds right into the fears of scared racist white people who are the president's core 35 percent support. A perfect circular partnership.

Meanwhile, over 80 percent of white people are killed by other white people.

It is racism that feeds both desire for guns and refusal to enact logical gun control. And racism is responsible for the massacre of inner city citizens and students in leafy suburbs.

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