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The State of New York is seeking to dissolve the NRA and oust its President Wayne LaPierre. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Wayne LaPierre Must Go; NRA Must Return to Roots as Boycott Grows

Wayne LaPierre, the controversial chief executive of the National Rifle Association (NRA), has driven the gun group off the rails deep into alt-right politics and must resign for the good of the organization, so it can return to its roots as an advocate for gun owners. LaPierre has increasingly politicized the NRA during his 17-year tenure as chief executive and executive vice president. In the process he’s distorted its message, bullied Congress and turned the nation into a free fire zone, where almost anybody can buy a deadly assault rifle....

Texas Reaps Gun Culture Whirlwind; ‘Snipers’ Slay 5 Dallas Police Officers

Texas is reaping a whirlwind from the seeds it sowed leading to its free-wheeling gun culture. Five Dallas police officers were killed and six others injured last night by four “snipers” who were armed with assault rifles and wore military-style body armor. Last year, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, a longtime gun rights advocate, signed a bill into law, enacting the loosest open carry law in the country. Buying an assault rifle in the Lone Star State is as easy as picking up a loaf of bread. Any owner is free to carry guns in public with an easy-to-obtain permit. ...

Beyonce Turns to Radical Activism in Her Music; Will It Wreck Her Career?

Beyonce is plunging into radical activism in her music on behalf of recent African-American victims of police shootings, finally answering critics who long complained that she wasn’t “black enough.” But will her newfound political crusade wreck her career? The parents of slain black teens Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Tamir Rice have also reportedly been lined up to make cameo appearances in the clip. ...