In Wake of Newtown, It's Time for America to Meet the NRA: Smyth discovered that the NRA nominating committee that plays a key role in deciding who is on the NRA's board is run by Newtown resident Patricia Clark, and also includes George K. Kollitides II, the chief executive of the company that made the AR-15 used in the shooting. Then there is board member and .50-caliber sniper rifle manufacturer Ronnie G. Barrett, who provides further evidence that the NRA's leadership is committed to pushing unrestricted civilian access to weapons that belong on the battlefield.
Guys like Kollitides and Barrett split the money with the NRA and America gets homicidal killers armed to inflict maximum damage. Beyond its financial links to makers of military-style weapons, the NRA's leadership is made up of the worst types of extremists that America's conservative movement has to offer.
Biden tells mayors: 'We have to act' on gun control :Biden spoke a day after President Obama unveiled the most sweeping gun control plan in decades, including proposals for a renewed assault weapons ban, universal background checks on all gun buyers and restrictions on the capacities of ammunition magazines.
Obama also signed 23 executive orders on Wednesday, including directives for more sharing of federal data for background checks, improving data bases, and government research into the causes of gun violence. His plan also addresses improved school safety and mental health services.