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Gun Control and Genocide
By Frank Smyth, March 23, 2013, The Progressive

Here’s why the NRA is dead wrong about gun control causing genocide. But at least they agree with human rights groups about the horrors of the military dictatorship in Guatemala. What does America’s gun lobby have to do with the question of genocide in Guatemala?

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Why it’s so hard to keep guns out of abusive households
By Frank Smyth, March 20, 2013, MSNBC

Richard D’Alauro is the National Rifle Association’s field representative in New York City and surrounding suburbs, and he kept dozens of different firearms of all kinds at his Long Island home. But in 2010, after he was charged in a domestic violence dispute…

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Sequester trumps Sandy Hook: Why gun-control measures may falter
By Frank Smyth, March 15, 2013, MSNBC

Many Americans expected a real change in the nation’s gun laws after the killing of 20 first-graders in Newtown. But three months later, the outcome looks unclear. No fewer than four pieces of legislation have passed a Senate panel over the past two weeks to move to the Senate floor. “It’s a step forward,” Debra

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Glenn Beck returns to the NRA as group strengthens ties with gun manufacturers
By Frank Smyth, March 7, 2013, MSNBC

Any remaining doubt about where the gun lobby may be headed after the Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting seems over now. NRA leaders have endorsed America’s most profitable gunmaking CEO…

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Senate witness on weapons ban funded by gun lobby
By Frank Smyth, February 27, 2013, MSNBC

At the same time that the gun lobby is helping to fuel threatening language on the Internet, it is trying to keep secret its financial backing for key witnesses testifying about gun violence before the Senate Judiciary Committee…

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Introducing the NRA kingmakers
By Frank Smyth, February 26, 2013, MSNBC

The rites of spring rarely change. Every year, even before the season opens for wild turkey shooting, hunters begin sighting-in their shotguns in the field. And just like the beginning of the hunting season, every spring, members…

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The gun at the heart of the assault weapons debate
By Frank Smyth, January 30, 2013, MSNBC

The firearm at the heart of the “assault weapons” debate is a Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic rifle used last month in the Newtown, Conn. The NRA maintains it is good for hunting and home defense…

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