How the NRA hijacks gun control debates

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  • Published on:  Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Why is the NRA -- a group that represents the interests of gun manufacturers -- taken seriously in debates about reducing gun violence?

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    After the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, news networks are once again focused on the debate over gun control. These debates often pit gun control activists against the National Rifle Association (NRA), which claims to speak on behalf of gun owners. But in reality, the NRA represents the interest of gun manufacturers.

    The group gets millions of dollars in donations from gun companies every year, and millions more through the sale of ad space in NRA publications. That financial allegiance means the NRA is similar to organizations like the Tobacco Institute -- an industry lobbying group primarily interested in protecting their product.

    So why do news networks keep inviting them to debate gun violence? is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out

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  • eoin ye
    eoin ye  6 hours ago

    I am the frenchiest fry and I deny

  • shadog 28
    shadog 28  7 hours ago

    Isn't keeping jobs in America part of every Democrats agenda see if we do ban guns think about of the millions of jobs were going to be losing

  • Nick Machiavelli

    Why does the murder of 11,000 ppl per yr (shootings) take center stage over every other type of murder? There r 4x as many texting driver murders! The nra receives millions from members. What’s wrong with u vox?

  • Zack Mitchell
    Zack Mitchell  yesterday +1

    Look at this dude 😂😅 my little niece where bigger Britches then this guy

  • Donna Wells
    Donna Wells  yesterday

    Don’t let ANYBODY mislead you about the NRA. This man is a straight out lier.The NRA is the one organization that is protecting all other rights.

  • Jane T.
    Jane T.  2 days ago +1

    Protect our 1st and 2nd amendment or we’ll be like Hong Kong today

  • lance rogers
    lance rogers  2 days ago

    Gun control, like laws banning certain usage and guns, we HAVE THAT! And guess what, that's a violation of the second amendment also. NRA started in 1870 training freed slaves how to use and maintain a weapon for self preservation. They are literally the first and largest civil right organization, and get this! That second amendment you tyrants are trying to dismiss is a CIVIL RIGHT

  • johnny carson
    johnny carson  3 days ago

    Look taking away guns from law following citizens is like taking away their freedoms. Even if it is semi-automatic-guns.
    Pro-gun activist are bring in solutions like a "good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun" who are these good guys police officers. Anti gun control want to take away semi-automatic-guns how does stop people from buy them from Black market or the deep web and some can even smuggle them into the boarder semi-automatic-guns. Gangs members sell them on the street. So why take them out of people who follow the rules? Tell me how you can stop criminal from getting a semi-automatic-gun anti-gun activist? "background checks" will not stop criminals from obtaining semi-automatic in other ways with out your background checks. Anyone in the comments have a better solution instead of background check or taking away guns that gang members can easily buy from illegal gun dealers?

  • hillary clinton
    hillary clinton  4 days ago +1

    so CNN set up a debate ...... and you expected what? virtually ALL NRA members are sympathetic to the victims and want mental health to be the focus on stopping future occurances. When the same mental issues are prevalent in elected and un-elected officials as in the shooters, this will always be a fight. personally I want to disarm USA just to see how long before it descends into being Venezuela.

  • S. Thompson
    S. Thompson  4 days ago +1

    The NRA has questionable reliability in the fight to preserve the 2A. It’s funny how Vox and other libs think they are so hardline when so many members have been dissatisfied with the NRA’s flimsy stance of late

    MOUNTAINMANJJ  5 days ago +3

    I am a citizen and the NRA represents me.

  • Christopher Joy
    Christopher Joy  6 days ago +1

    I do enjoy my firearms :)

  • Alex Jensen
    Alex Jensen  6 days ago +5

    Watching this while lubing up my rifle and enjoying the sunrise haha.

  • Mark Perrault
    Mark Perrault  6 days ago +2

    Vox hates america nra represents us shall not be. Infringed niwit

  • D&NYC
    D&NYC  6 days ago +1

    So now that we have one of your democratic saying they're coming for our guns can u redo/rework/reword this? Thx in advance

  • xXclapXx
    xXclapXx  6 days ago +1

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither Liberty nor safety"

    -Benjamin Franklin

  • pjwarez
    pjwarez  7 days ago +4

    Translation: "Why won't the NRA let us hijack the gun control debate?"

  • Fran Fv
    Fran Fv  7 days ago +13

    This video confirms my need to buy a gun.

  • Justin Newton
    Justin Newton  7 days ago +1

    Every single person who is against guns would use one if they were about to be killed. Period.

  • Alexander Greco
    Alexander Greco  7 days ago

    The thing wrong with the picture is that its CNN, its Vox, and the shooter bought it from an individual not a seller, in which an FBI check is not done. And assault weapons are banned in america. I can't buy a fully automatic AK-47 from anywhere in america LEGALLY. Criminals dont follow gun laws, we do. A country disarmed is a people subjugated to the will of the government