I've seen "The NRA is RACIST!!!" claimed over and over again, often using the death of Philando Castile as if it is "proof" of this claim. The people making this argument do so without knowledge of gun control laws or the full facts behind this case. The Philando Castile shooting - Background: On July 6, … Continue reading Philando Castile’s death has nothing to do with the NRA, and no it is not “proof” they are “racist.”
Vice is usually not known for their unbiased coverage or accurate gun reporting. Just look at their "Gun Control" section of their site - 11 pages of entries, with few (if any) neutral or objective segments. Which is why I'm not going to give them the benefit of the doubt with this piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kryIJIrD5eQ The … Continue reading Vice interviews a former ATF analyst on bump fire stocks, makes the subtle case to ban semiautomatic firearms.
Back in 2013, Politifact published this article "debunking" a NRA fundraising flyer, and honed in on the "ban ammunition" talking point in particular: Here we’ll examine what the NRA listed as reason No. 2 -- "Obama supported Ted Kennedy’s ammo ban to outlaw all deer-hunting ammunition." It's an oldie, but a goodie. The NRA used … Continue reading Politi”fact” got it wrong when rating NRA claims as false.
This is interesting: The Justice Department would see a small funding increase under President Obama’s proposed budget, but key Justice agencies such as the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives would have to make do with less money, budget documents show. Funding is up for top priorities such as national security … Continue reading Obama Administration proposes cutting ATF funds by 12%