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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. What is the Most Controversial Nonprofit Organization of Them All? Can we agree that it is the National Rifle Association? Fervently supported by millions of gun owners, but bitterly criticized by its detractors, including many hunters who feel the gun group electS "anti-hunting" politicians who vote consistently against the protecting wildlife habitat. Critics think the NRA stands for Not Really an Ally or National Republican Army. I've been writing about gun rights and the NRA for four years now, including the NRA's failure to represent hunters. Although the way, it has become clear that any mention of the words "gun" or "NRA" brings a strong reaction, either a defense or damnation. This is probably overdue, but for those of you who want to follow the gun rights issue, I put together a chronology of all NewWest.Net articles, either mine or guest columns, covering the gun rights issue and the activities of what might be the most loved and hated nonprofit of them all.

Guns and the NRA, a Chronology

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. What is the Most Controversial Nonprofit Organization of Them All?

Can we agree that it is the National Rifle Association?

Fervently supported by millions of gun owners, but bitterly criticized by its detractors, including many hunters who feel the gun group elects “anti-hunting” politicians who vote consistently against the protecting wildlife habitat. Critics think the NRA stands for Not Really an Ally or National Republican Army.

I’ve been writing about the NRA for three years now, mostly about its failure to represent hunters, and I’ve noticed that any mention of the group brings a strong reaction, either a defense or damnation. This is probably overdue, but for those of you who want to follow the NRA issue, I put together a chronology of all articles, either mine or guest columns, covering the activities of what might be the most loved and hated nonprofit of them all.

NRA Still Getting it Right, Except on Tester, 10-7-10

National Park Gun Law Still a Yawner, 2-25-10

Brady Campaign and NRA Agree, Give Obama “F” on Gun Issue, 1-18-10

The Year of the NRA, 1-7-10

Crapo Introduces Bill to Codify National Park Gun Rule, 4-04-09

Court Shoots Down National Park Rule, 3-20-09

Salazar and the National Park Gun Rule, 1-22-09

Oops. The NRA Agrees with Obama, 1-29-09

Brady Campaign Sues to Stop National Park Rule, 12-30-08

Let National Park Gun Rule Stand, 12-18-08

Bush Comes Through for the NRA on National Park Rule, 12-5-08

Dear Mr. President-elect, Please Don’t Make Me a Big Loser on Guns, 12-4-08

What I’ve Learned From Gun Nuts, 11-14-08

Dan Cooper Answers Questions on Canceled Orders, 11-7-08

Cabela’s and Cooper Firearms, 11-6-08

Sportsman’s Warehouse CEO Speaks Out on Cooper Firearms Controversy, 11-4-08

Gun Lobby Attack Dogs Strike Again, 11-3-08

American Hunters and Shooters Association Responds to its Critics, 9-19-08

Don’t Waste Energy on Rule Allowing Cancealed Guns in National Parks, Time9-4-08

The Anti-Conservation Mission of the NRA, 8-28-08

Hunters, Look Beyond the End of Your Gun Barrel, 7-9-08

Guns and the Most Controversial Nonprofit of Them All, 6-26-08

NRA Nemesis Alive and Well, and Supporting Obama, 6-24-08

NPCA Blasts NRA, Administration Over Guns in National Parks Issue, 2-22-08

More Guns in National Parks, 2-21-08

NRA Stands for Not Really an Ally, 11-4-07

NRA Competitor Gaining Ground, 6-17-07

Defending Wilderness and Hunting Defends Our Right to Bear Arms, 3-29-07

Guns, Sex, Lies, and Democrats, 3-22-07

The Zumbo Affair, Afterthoughts, 3-8-07

NRA Destroys Long-time Friend, 2-26-07

NRA Supports Conrad Burns, Proving Again it Doesn’t Represent Hunters, 11-2-06

NRA Doesn’t Represent Both Hunters and Gun Owners, 7-2-06

Saving Hunters from the NRA, 6-21-06

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5 comments

  1. Craig, has maverick straight-talk McSame addressed the recent gun violence? Just checking, since you are getting all “concern troll” on Obama and Clinton. McSame doesn’t have a single coherent policy on ANYTHING except his lust for more war.
    Hey, can someone answer why I have seen the NRA pushing all these new guns laws the past few months? For most of my adult life I have heard their whining:
    “no new gun laws”
    “enforce the laws on the books”
    Why are they acting like hypocrites now? What changed?

  2. flounder, can you explain why Hillary claims to have shot a duck once? Can you explain why the D party has gone pro-gun? See: http://www.alternet.org/blogs/rights/77533/

    By the way, the NRA hates McCain because he supports background checks at gun shows.

    I get back to what I wrote, the NRA is just not that controversial anymore. MoveOn is much more so.

  3. flounder, a 3rd question for you. If D’s like Clinton and Obama cannot stand up to the fire from the NRA, how can they possibly stand up against our nation’s enemies?

  4. If they “cannot stand up to the fire from the NRA, how can they possibly stand up against our nation’s enemies?” Oh gosh, that’s your best one yet. Please write more.

  5. Maybe they just figure if they wait the NRA out, they will flip flop, just like they have on their previous infatuation with “no new gun laws”.