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Water4Patriots echoes the gun group's anti-government pitch.
The gun lobby group just recently began to score lawmakers' judicial votes, but the impact has been immediate.
How state Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla foiled the gun group's open carry and campus carry initiatives.
For the gun group, more legislative allies than foes face highly competitive reelection fights.
Ted Nugent’s anti-Semitism has so far not led to his ouster from the gun group. But thanks to the radio host, a conservative kingmaker may be on the way out.
The gun-rights organization had already followed many of the current and former GOP candidates.
After his recent anti-Semitic tirade, the NRA said board members speak for themselves. But for more than two decades Nugent has been one of its chief promoters.
Will any 2016 contenders join the growing chorus of gun enthusiasts calling for Nugent's removal from the NRA’s board?
Can you guess which one he picked?
“The NRA finds it necessary to call me 2 to 3 times a day asking that I donate more money," says one hunter.
C.J. Grisham questions Charles Cotton’s loyalty to the cause in the latest skirmish between insurgents and the gun rights establishment.
The seesawing numbers found in its 2014 New York state disclosure belie the group's image as a political juggernaut.
The group did champion the point-of-sale system we have now — but only because it hoped that pushing an immature technology would lead to the Brady Bill’s demise.
"My conscience wasn't doing well," says Jay Dickey, who adds that he never intended his budget amendment to prohibit the CDC from studying firearm deaths and injuries.
Only 29 percent believe the group represents their views on universal background checks — while a majority of Republican gun owners are more likely to vote for candidates who do.