Tag Archives: "Ballad of the National Rifle Association"

The NRA, Preying on Anxious White Men

The NRA is implicated in the ease by which the Las Vegas shooter acquired an arsenal of automatic weapons. This Scott Bates poem calls the organization out.

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Why (Some) Americans Love Guns

Gun control is difficult because certain Americans have almost a sexual relationship with guns.

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Happiness Is a Warm Gun (Shoot, Shoot)

Following the Columbine High School shootings, outrage against permissive gun laws led, not to tougher gun laws, but to pushback by the National Rifle Association.  The NRA went on to help George W. Bush squeak by Albert Gore in the 2000 elections and has since become so bold that the 2006 Congress was afraid to extend […]

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