Three major car rental companies dump the NRA

A major car rental conglomerate which operates three prominent national brands is ending its corporate relationship with the National Rifle Association, as backlash grows in the wake of the Parkland mass shooting.

Enterprise Holdings, which operates Enterprise, Alamo, and National, had a partnership with the NRA to provide discounts to members. The discounts are available to NRA members once they pay their $40 annual fee — and were among the 22 corporations offering discounts ...

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Pro-gun Senate candidate forgets when Sandy Hook happened

NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND — In January 2013, just one month after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward proposed a bill that would ban all federal, state or local government employees and federally licensed gun dealers in Arizona from enforcing any federal law or regulation relating to firearms or ammunition.

But when asked about the proposal on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Ward, now running to replace S...

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Arming teachers to stop school shootings is a dangerous myth

After last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Americans are imploring their leaders to take serious action on gun control. During a town hall Wednesday night, for instance, survivors of the shooting suggested plenty of steps that could be taken, from banning bump stocks to limiting magazine capacity, strengthening background checks, and  easing the NRA’s stranglehold on politicians.

President Donald Trump, however, decided instead to return to a debunked right-...

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Wayne LePierre’s speech: a reminder of the paranoia that gave us Trump

Wayne LaPierre followed the NRA’s customary post-mass shooting moves in his CPAC speech – and at times sounded like Trump’s twin

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) perfected Trumpism before Trump, attacking the mainstream media for lies and hypocrisy, bouncing from one culture war battle to another, using each new outrage to raise t...

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Trump insists on arming teachers despite lack of evidence it would stop shootings

The largest teachers’ unions, security guards and military veterans opposed the president’s plan of arming teachers to keep schools safe

In the past 24 hours, Donald Trump has thrice backed a plan to arm teachers in US schools despite the lack of evidence showing this would end school shootings.

Facing opposition from the country’s largest teachers’ unions, school security guards and military veterans, the president continued to endorse the plan in White House meetings and on T...

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