National Rifle Association

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    The Five Most Repellent Things Ted Nugent Has Ever Done

    If your favorite gun store was out of ammo this morning, it's because Ted Nugent is back in town. The Motor City Madman rumbles into House of Blues tonight, and he's sure to bring the requisite shitload of guitar solos and flaming arrows with him. And hey, that's great -- at least it was, 40 years ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    NRA Doesn't Co-Sign Open Carry Protests

    It's not only us normal folk who find it odd when open carry nuts walk into a coffee shop with AKs and rifles and such swinging from the shoulder. The NRA has also recently backed-off any cosign of these tactics. The gun right's organization isn't down with rolling into crowded areas in a show of d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    What Happened to Gun Control After Newtown?

    Yale law professor Dan Kahan has persuasively argued that the reason why we seem like two ships passing in the night when debating gun issues is because people disagree about the facts, as they see them: Gun-control proponents argue that greater restrictions will promote public safety by reducing ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Ted Cruz Part II: The Tea Party is Going to "Primary" Senator Cornyn

    Senator John Cornyn is no one's idea of a liberal. Senator Cornyn is no one's idea of a RINO or a squish. Indeed, the non-partisan Nation Journal ranked Cornyn the second most conservative member of the U.S. Senate. As Talking Points Memo reports on Cornyn's conservative bona fides: He has an "A" r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Is There a Link Between Gun Ownership and Racism? Yes, There Is

    As you are doubtlessly aware, "active shooter" incidents -- for example, the LAX TSA shooting -- seem to have become commonplace in America; indeed, they "spiked sharply" over the past few years. (Yet, the violent crime rate continues to fall). After Newtown, it seemed sure that the political winds ... More >>

  • News

    October 24, 2013

    Packing Heat

    Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson wants to "normalize the sight of an armed citizen."

  • News

    June 6, 2013

    A Redcoat in Patriotland: A Brit Visits the 2013 NRA Convention

    A gun-dumb Brit's journey into the heart of American gun culture.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Cover Story: A Gun-Dumb Brit's Journey into American Gun Culture

    Just a few weeks ago, Houston played host to the NRA national convention, attracting gun lovers from across the country. Until just a few weeks ago, Gavin Cleaver, a British citizen who's lived in Dallas the last couple years, hadn't really ever touched a gun, other than a friend's handgun which h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Top Five Totally Legit Porn-Star Music Videos

    So apparently actor Jonah Falcon is packin' heat in his pants. No, we're not talking about the kind of heat that the NRA and Ted Nugent endorse -- this is not that kind of blog. We mean packing heat in more of a "huge cock" kind of way. Unfortunately for Falcon, his 13.5 inches of man-meat can be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    The Five Most Bizarre Moments of the 2013 NRA Convention

    There were plenty of moments that you expect from an NRA Convention. You expect to see fear-based rhetoric with the best of them -- you count on hearing the murmurs of confiscation and tyranny, of the misguided concept that the only way to keep a government at bay is the 9mm wedged into your wife's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Are You There, Senate? It's Me, the National Rifle Association's Legislative Dude

    Figuring that the pen is mightier than the, uh, firearm, the National Rifle Association's legislative director has sent an open letter to the U.S. Senate, stating the association's stance against a Senate bill that would regulate private gun transfers and expand background checks. Senate Bill 649, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Guess Who Is Bringing Ted Nugent to the State of the Union Address?

    Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, arguably the Tea Party's No. 1 advocate on Capitol Hill, has already had an eventful first term his second time in Washington. About three weeks ago, Stockman said he was ready to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama if Obama's proposed gun-contr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Perry to Obama: It's the Video Games, Not the Guns. Let Us Pray.

    In response to President Barack Obama's executive orders mostly relating to the sale and possession of firearms, Governor Rick Perry issued a release that sounds like it was pulled directly from the talking points of the National Rifle Association, which isn't all that surprising considering his sup ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Please Shut Up

    An open letter to political extremists: You are your own worst enemies.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    An Open Letter to Political Extremists: You Are Your Own Worst Enemies

    Dear Political Extremists, I'm going to imagine you've been bound and gagged for a few minutes because I assume if you were not, you would run roughshod over my attempts to speak with you in a reasonable tone. You talk (and type) a lot, you know that? And this is coming from someone who has more th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Friday Night: Eric Church at Toyota Center

    Eric Church Toyota Center September 24, 2012 Eric Church is the most curious country artist to come along in a while. He says he sips Jack Daniel's in concert and (despite my assumption) talks it up in his shows without taking a dime from the Tennessee distiller, which is a sight different from Tob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Even In Trying Times, The Randy Travis Social Media Train Keeps On a Rollin'

    Social media is a fun place, where you can damage your entire career or build up a massive following within just a few strokes. You can engage with your fans and help foster a community, and also you know, sell your shit. Just hours after country quasi-legend Randy Travis was arrested while drunk ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2012

    When the Sh*t Hits the Fan

    Whether it's a coupon-clipping, back-to-nature guy escaping the rat race, or someone certain we're on the brink of war or a future in which Barack Obama has taken away our guns, preppers are ready. The rest of us, maybe not so much.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    10 Rock Stars the GOP Should Nominate for President

    As the 2012 presidential race begins to heat up in earnest, Rocks Off can't help but feel that the front-runners for the Republican nomination are lacking a certain je ne sais quoi. Call it star power. Call it sex appeal. Whatever it is, these guys ain't got it. If the GOP is serious about wresti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    One tiny, lonely crab cake. I call him "Sebastian."​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're still nursing bottle rocket burns and kebab skewer wounds from the 4th of July celebration on Monday. Did anyone else get really, really drunk and wind up donating half of y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Comment of the Day: I Am (Probably Not) the NRA

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Houston In A Murder Slump

    We don't want to jinx anything....​What's happened to murder in Houston?Typically, only a couple of days go by without someone offing someone else. But it's been nine days since the last murder, and even that was a dead body found. Who knows when the murder actually happened? (Investigators, we ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Dave Mustaine, Johnny Ramone, ZZ Top And A Few Other Right-Wing Rockers

    ​ Most people wouldn't associate right-wing conservative politics with dirty rock and rollers, but you would be surprised. Not all rock cats are card-carrying communists and lily-livered liberals trying to save the sacred animal of the week and converting their buses to biodiesel. In fact, many ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Turducken Lovin'

    ​America has harbored an infatuation with the Turducken since John Madden mentioned it in a Thanksgiving Day broadcast several years back. The mere idea of a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken brings carnivores to their knees, thanking God, Charlton Heston, and their lucky stars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Gun-Control Advocates Revel In Their Texas Triumph

    Photo by don schulteThe folks at the gun-control organization The Brady Center are crowing over their victory in Texas. All you gun-loving yahoos couldn't pass a bill allowing concealed weapons on college campuses, the center all but said, and nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah."Common sense is alive and well in T ... More >>

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    May 30, 2008
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    April 19, 2007

    Locked & Unloaded

    The NRA, the ACLU and HPD

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2006

    What If She Hadn't Lost? Would We Be in Iraq Now?

    Richards: "I did not want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house.' I think I'd like them to remember me by saying, 'She opened government to everyone.'" Ann Richards was a one-term alternative to the status quo in Texas and with her death Wednesday, it's time to shuffle through thos ... More >>

  • News

    August 18, 2005

    Low-Cost Housing

    A home for a buck, with one catch

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    May 12, 2005
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    May 5, 2005
  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    An iFest Fan (and Former Music Programmer) Responds

    An open letter to Racket from Rick Mitchell, with Racket's reply

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005

    Curry Favor

    Cozy up to India at the International Festival

  • News

    April 21, 2005

    High-Caliber Kids

    The NRA convention takes aim at the next generation of members

  • Film

    January 27, 2005

    No More Spears

    Beyond the Gates chronicles the rebirth of a brutal Ecuadoran tribe

  • News

    January 27, 2005
  • News

    January 6, 2005

    In the Pink

    These gun club members take aim at unlikely stereotypes: other gays and lesbians

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Yin and Yang

    The killing of Dimebag Darrell rains on Michael Haaga's Continental Club Plus and Minus Show parade

  • Culture

    November 7, 2002

    Memory Lane

    Inman Gallery takes a group of artists to a past of their own making

  • Film

    July 26, 2001

    Aping an Icon

    Tim Burton monkeys around with the original Planet of the Apes, but is it evolution?

  • Culture

    February 15, 2001

    Southern Living

    Hills Snyder and Chris Sauter build the dream home for some warped parallel universe

  • Calendar

    December 14, 2000

    Annie, Get Your Makeover

    Broadway gets politically correct

  • Dining

    August 24, 2000

    Full of Manure

    You say you want a totally organic world?

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2000

    The Harley Party

    Texas Motorcycle Rights Association

  • Culture

    May 25, 2000

    Inside the Soap Box

    Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    The Insider

    The Talented Mr. Stockman. A defeated politician resurrects himself in Seventh District heaven with a stash of campaign cash

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    December 26, 1996
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    August 24, 1995
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    July 6, 1995
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    June 22, 1995

    God, Guns & Kombucha

    Is Steve Stockman a committed crackpot, or just a hapless goofball?

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