MSNBC: More Coverage of Aurora Shootings & Possible Changes in the Law


After horror, ‘agonizing’ wait…


Families of slain getting notification

• 12 killed, 58 injured at Batman movie
• Some families release names
• One victim died on 27th birthday
• Relative: Confirmation took 19 hoursFULL STORY

SYRIA STRIKES BACK AT REBELS IN DAMASCUS


 

Syria strikes back at rebels in Damascus

Soldiers backed by tanks and helicopters recapture Midan district, but rebels attack other areas and border crossings.
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2012 10:15 GMT

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“NRA Back In Bed With ALEC”


By Matt Gertz

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) may have eliminated the task force responsible for doing the National Rifle Association‘s bidding, but that hasn’t stopped the coordination between the right-wing groups. In the latest example of their friendly cooperation, the NRA plans to hold a trap shoot in conjunction with ALEC’s annual meeting later this month.

In a missive to state legislators published by the Center on Media and Democracy, which researches ALEC, NRA director of state and local affairs Charles H. Cunningham invites state legislators to attend the “annual shoot,” promising that it “will prove to be just as fun as in years past.” According to CMD: “For the past several years, on the Saturday of ALEC’s annual meeting, the NRA has regularly hosted an outing for ALEC legislators and lobbyists to go shooting together — with complimentary guns and ammo plus plenty of food and drink (this time it is a barbeque).”

In April, as corporate sponsors fled their organization in the face of pressure from liberal activists angry with the group’s support of “Kill at Will” self-defense laws and voter ID bills, ALEC announced that they were disbanding their Elections and Public Safety Task Force, which worked on those issues. At the time, that task force’s chair told Media Matters that such issues were no longer a priority for ALEC.

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NOTICE HOW QUIET THE NRA IS

IN MASS GUN DEATHS

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