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Four Years after Sandy Hook, the NRA Continues the Arming of America
By Frank Smyth, December 13, 2016, The Progressive

“I don’t think it’s quite game over,” said Jonathan E. Lowy, legal director of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “But there are reasons to be concerned.”

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The Dangerous Movement Behind Donald Trump
By Frank Smyth, October 18, 2016, franksmyth.com

It makes sense to worry that Donald Trump’s recent comments about the Second Amendment could encourage an assassination attempt against Hillary Clinton. But, as a long-time follower of the gun-rights movement, I think Trump’s words mean something else.

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Why Trump’s Second Amendment Comments are More Dangerous than You Think
By Frank Smyth, August 11, 2016, The Progressive

Donald Trump seems to be suggesting that some kind of collective act of resistance may be necessary to stop an overreaching government should Clinton win the November election.

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The Legacy of Berta Cáceres: What Environmentalists Can Learn From Human Rights Groups
By Frank Smyth, July 19, 2016, Philanthropy News Digest

Does anyone doubt a link between the work of frontline environmentalists and global warming? Yet how many activists, let alone the public, are aware of the rising murder toll of local environmental activists?

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Why Can’t We Do Anything About Guns?
By Frank Smyth, June 21, 2016, The Progressive

The only thing stopping real gun reform in the United States is a paranoid fear that some future, tyrannical regime would seize Americans’ guns and impose a totalitarian state.

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Despite Widespread Calls For Him to Go, the NRA is Stuck With Nugent
By Frank Smyth, February 16, 2016, The Progressive

Similar to the way NRA bylaws control who gets elected to the board, the same bylaws control how a director may be removed once elected.

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Cat Scratch Fever—Is Ted Nugent’s Racism Too Much for Republicans?
By Frank Smyth, February 10, 2016, The Progressive

How will the NRA respond to Nugent’s anti-Semitic rant? The NRA’s polished leadership has long walked a fine line between extremism and respectability.

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