The National Rifle Association goes to great lengths (and spends a huge sum of money) to defend the right to bear arms. It is opposed to virtually every form of gun regulation, including restrictions on owning assault weapons, retention of databases of gun purchases, background checks on purchasers at gun shows and changes in the registration of firearms.
Bess Kalb, a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! has thrown a fresh spotlight on NRA’s political spending this week, responding to lawmakers who are offering “thoughts” and “prayers” to the victims of Wednesday’s February 14, 2018 shooting in Florida, with tweets showing how much members of Congress have benefited from the group’s political spending.
Sen. Joni Ernst- Please join me in praying for the students, faculty, and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as well as their loved ones. Let us also show our gratitude to the courageous first responders.
Bess Kalb -$3,124,273 from the NRA
The NRA’s use of independent spending — on ads, mailers and emails — to mobilize voters has made it “one of the most powerful political organizations in America,” said Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor and author of 2011 book, Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America.
At a squat, concrete brothel on the muddy banks of the Arauca River, Gabriel Sánchez rattled off the previous jobs of the women who now sell their bodies at his establishment for $25 an hour.
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Grandmother of slain Sacramento man calls for police changes:
The question that America needs to answer is, would deadly force have been used chasing a white male in a white neighborhood. The question is at the heart of the institutional racism people of color and of the African Diaspora but especially black men experience in America. It seems that the same aspects that made black males so valued when enslaved are the same things that white society fears about black males today. Their strength, stamina, and ability to procreate to name just three. So to the above question, history has already demonstrated by the fact that the mass murderes from Charleston and Parkland were captured without using deadly force that the answer is no.
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