Nancy Pelosi Erupts at Reporter Who Asks Why She Didn't Bring the House Back in Session to Tackle Gun Control
The Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California, put credit where it was due when asked about the lack of gun control legislation passed through Congress.
When a reporter asked Pelosi if she had regrets about not calling the House back from recess early to tackle gun control in the wake of more mass shootings and acts of White nationalist domestic terrorism she put the reporter in her place reminding her that the House has in fact passed gun control legislation and that her question was better asked of Senate Majority Leader McConnell.
Republican Senator Just Got Shouted Down at Her Own Town Hall for Saying Mass Shootings Are a 'Mental Health' Issue
It's been two weeks since two horrific mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas resulted in the deaths of 31 people, but Americans' calls for common sense gun reform haven't relented.
This is most recently evident at an Iowa town hall for Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA). Ernst, who is up for reelection in 2020, has an A-rating from the National Rifle Association and received a nearly $10 thousand donation during her 2014 senate campaign.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) announced it would be shuttering NRATV, the organization's online video network. While old content will still be accessible on NRATV, no new content will air.
The move comes as the NRA has severed all ties with its former advertising partner, Ackerman McQueen, which operates NRATV. The rogues' gallery of personalities who dutifully rail against common-sense gun control after each mass shooting will also likely no longer be employed by the NRA.
This Congresswoman Just Set the Record Straight after the NRA's President Said She Won for Being a 'Minority Female'
The National Rifle Association's new president, Carolyn Meadows, is already off to a rocky start after comments about freshman Congresswoman Lucy McBath (D-GA).
Meadows said in an interview with the Marietta Daily Journal that McBath, who lost her son Jordan to gun violence in 2012, won because she is a black female:
Donald Trump Just Creepily Acted Out the Paris Terrorist Attack Using His Hand as a Gun to Make a Questionable Point About Loosening Gun Laws
President Donald Trump left the White House Friday to travel to Indianapolis, Indiana for the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention. The President delivered a speech before the attendees that raised eyebrows and criticism.
One area of contention is Trump's use of the mass shooting in Paris, France to advocate for fewer sensible gun control laws, like universal background checks. Repeating the NRA rhetoric of the "good guy with a gun," Trump claimed if only the "other side" in the Paris mass shooting had one gun, things would have turned out differently.
The NRA Tried to Kill the House Version of the Violence Against Women Act, and They Just Failed Spectacularly
In 1994, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to address issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. The law was expanded in 2000, expanded again in 2005 and was reauthorized about every five years since.
This year, the Act again faced reauthorization and adjustments to meet current needs. With the statistics supporting a continuing need for VAWA—especially in marginalized communities—and women comprising over half of the population, most would think reauthorization would be assured.
Democratic Congressman Just Shared a Threatening Voicemail He Received to Make a Point About the NRA, and It's Truly Chilling
A Democratic Congressman posted a voicemail on Twitter that received from an irate individual mimicking the sound of a gun and threatening to start a war.
"I'm not afraid of this guy. I'm not afraid of the NRA. I'm not afraid. No fear," California's Eric Swalwell, the decorated war veteran and gun control advocate, wrote on Wednesday.