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The NRA, a Tax-Exempt Loaded with Private Interest

Many have written about the NRA’s (National Rifle Association of America) close ties with the firearms and ammunition industry. People have not sufficiently examined whether these ties should impact the tax-exempt status of the organization, however.

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Putting Secrecy Over Safety

None of us would think twice about seeing a stranger pull out a smartphone in a classroom, on a crowded bus, or at a sporting event. Smartphones are now ubiquitous in our society; everyone has one. But what if instead of a phone, they were pulling out a loaded gun?

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One Nation Under the Gun

The past year has been a prolific one for films concerning violence. Among the powerful films coming out are Katie Couric’s documentary about gun violence; “3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets,” the powerful doc about the “Stand Your Ground” murder of teenager Jordan Davis; and “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA” by Brave New Films.

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Disarming Discoveries: How I Wrote a Book and Joined a Cause

If you had asked me two weeks ago, I’d have said I was an author, not an activist. But with the recent publication of my novel, “Nuns with Guns,” the lines have become a bit blurred.

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The NRA Shows How it Feels About African-Americans

Recently, I watched a video that the National Rifle Association (NRA) released in response to a speech that President Obama gave in Chicago at a conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on October 27.