Mike Spies

extremism

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
guns

Why Gun People Are High on Neil Gorsuch

An influential Second Amendment lawyer expects Trump's Supreme Court pick to expand Constitutional protections to guns in public spaces.
Mike Spies
3.27.17
guns

The Big Gun Laws Republicans Across America Plan to Gut This Year

Ending training and licensing requirements for concealed carry and allowing guns on college campuses are set to be key battles.
Mike Spies
1.9.17
gun control

Ohio Is Dramatically Rolling Back Gun Regulations

Since taking office in 2011, Governor John Kasich has not vetoed a single pro-gun law in his state legislature.
Mike Spies
12.20.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Not All NRA Members Are Happy About the Donald Trump Endorsement

Members of the gun group say they hoped to see the presumptive Republican presidential nominee prove his commitment to their cause. One of the NRA's top lobbyists says, "Get over it."
Mike Spies
5.23.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

I’m a Republican Lawmaker in the Deep South and These Are the Gun Laws I Can Support

"I'm not one of those types who believe that any common sense approach to solving a problem is always trumped by the Second Amendment."
Mike Spies
5.10.16
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 Republican superstar 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
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Would a President Cruz Get Rid of Background Checks for Gun Purchases?

Why Gun Owners of America is betting on it.
Mike Spies
1.31.16
News

Taking on the Sandy Hook Truthers: What Kind of Person Calls a Mass Shooting a Hoax?

Dogged by a relentless conspiracy theorist, one father has spent the past three years fighting to protect the honor of his murdered son.
Mike Spies
12.12.15