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Court Documents Show the NRA's Unhinged Rhetoric Being Used Against It

The gun-rights giant says it's bleeding money, and a legal battle with its old insurance broker suggests politics are a big part of the problem.
Alex Yablon
Mike Spies
8.8.18
VICE Canada Reports

Fear and Loading: Meet the NRA's Most Wanted Customer

VICE reporter Manisha Krishnan travels to Texas to meet women on both sides of the gun debate to find out what makes guns a women’s issue in America.
Manisha Krishnan
7.26.18
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The NRA’s Plan to Make People Fear the ‘Violent Left’ May Backfire

A leading researcher says she has never seen evidence of stories about violent protests increasing support for gun rights.
Alex Yablon
8.21.17
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The NRA Annoyed Me into Quitting

I only lasted a year or two, but I get why some gun owners see it as a necessary evil.
Anshel Sag, as told to Kerry Shaw
7.24.17
News

The NRA Was Waging War on Facts Way Before the ‘Fake News’ Boom

Bashing the press and the facts it reports is a big part of how the NRA became the most powerful lobby in America.
Adam Weinstein
12.13.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

What Trump's Second Amendment 'Joke' Says About Gun Politics in 2016

The Republican nominee's suggestion that "Second Amendment people" could deal with his opponent puts the gun debate front-and-center for the general election campaign.
The Trace
8.9.16
Stuff

That Time the NRA Tried to Tie Tiananmen Square to American Gun Rights

Why magazines refused to run the group's startling ad.
Jennifer Mascia
7.4.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

These Are the Americans Who Still Oppose Closing the Terror Gap

Unsurprisingly, they share characteristics with those opposing universal background checks.
Brian Freskos & Olivia Li
6.24.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump and the NRA Are Going to Talk About Gun Control

Trump tweeted Wednesday that he plans to meet up with the group to discuss (maybe) blocking suspected terrorists from buying guns.
VICE Staff
6.16.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Ted Cruz Just Involved Himself in a Crazy Conspiracy Theory That’s Dividing the NRA

His newest foreign policy advisor, Frank Gaffney, is a key player in the effort to remove vocal islamophobe Grover Norquist from the organization's board.
Mike Spies
3.25.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Why the NRA Would Not or Could Not Stop Donald Trump

For all its perceived influence, the gun rights group declined to join the conservative effort to derail the GOP's unwelcome frontrunner.
Mike Spies
3.17.16
News

A Columbine Parent Reflects on the Prospects for Gun Control

Tom Mauser lost his son in the massacre at the Colorado high school 16 years ago and has some ideas about how to go on after the shooting of two journalists on live TV in Virginia.
Corey G. Johnson
9.3.15
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