By Frank Smyth, April 23, 2014, franksmyth.com
David Kopel has managed to establish himself as an independent authority on gun policy issues even though he and his Independence Institute have received over $1.42 million including about $175,000 a year over eight years from the NRA.
By Frank Smyth, December 13, 2013, The Progressive
What was the mother of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter thinking over a year ago? Trying to find a way to somehow help her clearly troubled youngest son. Gun culture is often associated with red states…
By Frank Smyth, September 18, 2013, The Progressive
Earlier this year, long before this week’s latest tragic shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard, one expert after another predicted the gun lobby’s demise. The horrific massacre of mostly first-grade children in Newtown, Connecticut, seemed to have changed the nation’s views of guns. President Obama and Congressional leaders promised action in Washington. Governors in
By Frank Smyth, June 13, 2013, MSNBC
After the horror of the Newtown shooting, gun reform advocates expected to finally see a change. Yet Friday marks the six-month anniversary of the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School and, largely due to the efforts of the gun lobby, none of the nation’s federal gun laws have changed. “The NRA and special interests