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.”
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.
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…
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…
By Frank Smyth, January 29, 2013, The Progressive
On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on gun violence featuring testimony from the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre, as well as Mark Kelly, the husband of former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat of Arizona, who was shot in the head while holding a public meeting in her district two years ago.
By Frank Smyth, January 28, 2013, MSNBC
Today’s NRA’s interpretation of the Second Amendment seems to put it to the right of not only most Americans, including most gun owners, but also the Roberts Supreme Court and even Justice Antonin Scalia…
By Frank Smyth, January 16, 2013, Mother Jones
The NRA operates more like a corporation or politburo than a typical nonprofit or lobbying organization. Its shadowy leaders include the CEO who sells Bushmaster assault rifles used in the Newtown tragedy, and a top director who lives a few miles from Newtown’s…