The National Rifle Association partnered with Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz at the start of this year to spew false and alarmist claims about Democrats.

The NRA shared a video of Cruz on Twitter falsely claiming that Democrats wanted to "take your freedom" for wanting assault weapons regulated differently than 18th century muskets.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Tomi Lahren speaks onstage at Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images)

Far right Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren made a name for herself with ultraconservative rants and cringeworthy tweets, but now she's branching out into the world of athleisure design with a line of leggings and sports bras called Freedom, because of course.

Lahren announced the move in an Instagram post on Friday with the most Tomi caption ever.

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DALLAS, TX - MAY 04: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on May 4, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. The National Rifle Association's annual meeting and exhibit runs through Sunday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is again alarming citizens and lawmakers alike with one of his latest tweets. This time, the president tweeted that he's consulted the NRA about blocking the distributions of blueprints for 3-D printed guns.

This is especially notable because the Trump administration recently undid government restrictions on distributing the blueprints online. Though the federal government had been fighting to maintain the ban in court, it changed its tune and reached a settlement allowing the plaintiff to post plans for 3-D printed guns. Despite his own administration being instrumental in allowing the sale of the plans, Trump seemed to question the sale, assuring that he'd already consulted the National Rifle Association.

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Pat Darling (L) and his nephew, Chip Darling, look at a Remington rifle display. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
For more than 200 years, Remington firearms have been forged from the untamed spirit that will always define the American spirit — Revolutionizing an industry. Building a nation. This is Remington Country." ~ Remington homepage

This is how Remington Arms Company describes themselves, but for how much longer? Late Sunday, the United States' oldest gun manufacturer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware.

Sales slumped for the company, founded in  1816 by Eliphalet Remington in Ilion, New York. Now based in North Carolina, Cerberus Capital Management, a private-equity group, now owns majority interest in Remington. They plan to sell off Remington's assets after completing the bankruptcy process.

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Dennis Alexander- Source: KSBW

A Seaside, California teacher accidentally discharged a gun in a classroom during a demonstration about firearm safety. Under California law, teachers are not permitted to carry firearms into classrooms, even if they possess a concealed carry permit.

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Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Parkland shooting, listens to NRA representative Dana Loesch during a CNN town hall. (CNN via Youtube)

The Parkland high school shooting that left 17 people dead last week has reignited the decades-long debate over gun control in the United States. The Florida attack was the United States’ 30th mass shooting this year, according to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive, which equates to almost one per day.

Despite what most supporters of the Second Amendment proclaim, research shows that comprehensive gun laws can prevent shootings.

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Paul Bastean, owner of the Ultimate Defense Firing Range and Training Center in St Peters, Missouri, some 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Ferguson, arranges a rack of handguns on November 26, 2014. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

In the wake of numerous mass shootings of 2017 and the growing cultural divide in the United States, one study sought to understand the meaning behind guns to their owners. Researchers discovered white men often see guns as a mechanism of empowerment when confronted with economic plight. This subgroup of gun owners tends to carry a particular set of values and policy positions, including insurrectionist tendencies, worth further study.

White men with financial concerns feel empowered by guns

F. Carson Mencken and Paul Froese, professors of sociology from Baylor University, published their study “Gun Culture in Action,” in the journal Social Problems. They used data from the Baylor Religion Survey 2014, to create a “gun empowerment scale.” Through survey questions surrounding gun owners’ feelings about guns, Mencken and Froese sought to assess their emotional and moral attachments to firearms.

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