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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  • Anika K.
    Anika K.  3 hours ago

    Lmao these comments r surreal- did anyone actually watch the vid or what

  • Joe The Playa
    Joe The Playa  3 hours ago +1


  • Grandfather Time
    Grandfather Time  8 hours ago

    When you cant properly defend ur crappy argument so you go for the personal attack like a crazy girlfriend.

  • David Chidester
    David Chidester  14 hours ago +1

    The NRA doesn't care about your second amendment rights. They only care about making fun companies money.

  • Michael French
    Michael French  20 hours ago

    I'm afraid that if I watch it, my head might explode. Great video 😀

  • Michael French
    Michael French  20 hours ago

    What is love at first shot and how are there five seasons of it!?!?!?!?!

  • Gregg Hanson
    Gregg Hanson  22 hours ago

    Dana is a trained actress...true.

  • Tomas Francisco Yañez Fuentes

    I am ashamed of seeing a Belgian company ( I'm Belgian) (FN Herstal USA is a daughter company of FN Herstal whichis a gun company that is owned by the Belgian government (the Walloon government)) in the list of the NRA'a partners. Most of the guns they produce aren't allowed in Belgium, they are just exported to country's like the USA and Saudi Arabia.

  • Patrick Milewski

    Three points I'd like to make:
    1. Gun control activism is not going to solve gun violence.
    2. Assault weapons bans will not solve mass shootings.
    3. Gun violence is mostly tied to the drug war and a crumbling, terrible economy in which crime is more rampant.

  • versa55
    versa55  yesterday


  • Scottish Viking
    Scottish Viking  2 days ago

    This is just... dumb. Can't wait til Im 18 so I can get my own gun.

  • Megumin
    Megumin  2 days ago

    Shirt looks like he needs head and shoulders.

  • selforganisation
    selforganisation  2 days ago

    Is the dude at 3:22 talking about a castrated single-action AR15, or the real deal?

  • The kill Zone 2431

    The NRA actually makes sense and arming more people makes everyone safer. You gonna rush some one that has a gun with a spoon?

  • michael w
    michael w  3 days ago

    They are debating on behalf of the American people, and defending our rights. Uneducated people are trying to take our guns, and the NRA is in our corner with educated arguments

  • michael w
    michael w  3 days ago

    Why are we listening to children talk about gun control?

  • M Wright
    M Wright  3 days ago

    Weelllll.... i don't agree

  • M Wright
    M Wright  3 days ago

    So... now owning a gun is bad?

  • Rafael Musacchio
    Rafael Musacchio  3 days ago

    I will try to get US citizenship and next sign with the NRA. These guys at Vox are delusional morons. Brazil stands with Free speech and the right to defend yourself from the tyranny that's the state taking hold from your meanings to defend your family!

  • George Lazenby
    George Lazenby  3 days ago

    I don't argue it's a constitutional right to own a gun. Why do you need to own so many? Do you really think if it came to a showdown between you and the Federal government, your access to X amount of guns would matter? Discuss.

    • Guy The GalaXII
      Guy The GalaXII  2 days ago

      Only a few crazies have a ton of guns.
      Most only have a few guns, just used for hunting.
      And nobody ever talkes about the lives saved by guns.