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Prof Charged After Spraying Fake Blood On NRA Lobbyist's House. A Nebraska professor has been charged with property destruction of an NRA lobbyist's house, according to a Monday report. University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Patricia Wonch Hill received a misdemeanor charge after spraying fake ...
An attorney for a National Rifle Association lobbyist Tuesday said recent protests at the home of Chris Cox in Alexandria, Virginia, earlier this month were coordinated to take place with a court appearance by a Lincoln woman accused of vandalizing his home in January. But a lawyer for Patricia Hill, ...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Protesters are targeting the northern Virginia home of the National Rifle Association's top lobbyist and say the protests will continue. In one case, court records show Patricia Hill of Lincoln has been charged with misdemeanor destruction of property outside the home of NRA lobbyist ...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Protesters are targeting the northern Virginia home of the National Rifle Association's top lobbyist and say the protests will continue. In one case, court records show Patricia Hill of Lincoln, Nebraska, has been charged with misdemeanor destruction of property outside the home of ...
The most influential gun lobbyist in the United States has declared war on the Florida Republicans who passed a set of state firearm reforms in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. In a scathing post published on the website Ammoland, Marion Hammer, the National Rifle Association's top lobbyist in ...
A powerful lobbyist for the National Rifle Association in Florida says she was forced to skip a gun control hearing after receiving a deluge of death threats. Marion Hammer, who is a well known and successful gun rights advocate in the state, was unable to attend a hearing with the Leon County Commission ...

The NRA lobbyists believe that more guns and looser gun laws will make a country safer. By that logic, the U.S. should be the safest country in the world. Instead, our children are more likely to die from gun assaults, compared with other Western countries, according to David Hemenway of Harvard. There is ...
Hammer has been an outsized presence in Tallahassee since 1974, when she began a four-year run as a volunteer lobbyist for the NRA before going pro in 1978. The tiny, iron-haired pistol-packer has remained the group's implacable defender in Florida since then, along with serving as the NRA's first ...
When asked if she was afraid she responded, “No. You can't live in fear. You're cautious. You're observant.” The NRA lobbyist did allow us to see a stack of emails, but not copy them. She wouldn't say if they could be part of a future investigation. Hammer says that she has continued to get the death threats.
The National Rifle Association comes across as a big national-level political lobbying group, but a lot of what the NRA actually gets done, policy-wise, happens at the state level. And the NRA has been particularly successful in one state, Florida. Mike Spies is a staff writer from The Trace, a nonprofit news ...
It's not often that a highbrow national publication like The New Yorker devotes one of its long, long profiles to a lobbyist in a state Capitol. But then, Marion Hammer is not your routine, run-of-the-rotunda lobbyist. As the National Rifle Association's major representative in Florida, she is clearly the most ...
President Trump met with NRA Executive Director Chris Cox on Thursday, after a roundtable on Wednesday during which Trump took positions that are anathema to the group. Between the lines: This is another reason to believe Trump's shifts on guns, like his shifts in a similar meeting on immigration, will be fleeting. Trump ...
Gun lobbyist Marion Hammer returns to her seat after speaking in the Senate Rules Committee meeting on gun safety in the Knott Building at the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser). By Jim Turner and Dara Kam / News Service of Florida ...
Legislative leaders maintain there isn't anything there, a nothing burger in current parlance, when asked about a story in The New Yorker describing National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer's influence throughout the Capitol, particularly her sway in helping write and dictate language in bills.
A day after President Donald Trump stunned lawmakers by backing a host of gun-control measures and chastised some for being “petrified” of the NRA, a National Rifle Associated lobbyist suggested that Trump has already walked back those ideas. In a tweet Thursday night, NRA lobbyist Chris Cox said ...
Legislative leaders maintain there isn't anything there, a nothing burger in current parlance, when asked about a story in The New Yorker describing National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer's influence throughout the Capitol, particularly her sway in helping write and dictate language in bills.
Gun lobbyist Marion Hammer, right, and Eric Friday, general counsel for Florida Carry sit among protesters during a Senate Rules Committee meeting on gun safety Monday. (Mark Wallheiser / AP). News Service of Florida. Privacy Policy. TALLAHASSEE — Legislative leaders maintain there isn't anything there when asked ...

A 78-year-old lobbyist, dubbed the most powerful in her industry when it comes to pro-gun legislation, has been behind much of Florida's gun legislation, or lack thereof, for decades and now faces scrutiny over her influence following last week's deadly shooting at a local high school. Marion Hammer ...
The N.R.A. Lobbyist Behind Florida's Pro-Gun Policies. Marion Hammer's unique influence over legislators has produced laws that dramatically alter long-held American norms. By Mike Spies. In the past two decades, some thirty of Marion Hammer's bills have become law. Illustration by Oliver Munday.
The two — Amanda Gailey, associate professor of English, and Patricia Hill, a research assistant professor of sociology — separately participated in protests against NRA lobbyist Chris Cox of Alexandria, Virginia. A third protester, Catherine Koebel, carried a sign or handed out flyers this month with Gailey, ...
Protesters are targeting the northern Virginia home of the National Rifle Association's top lobbyist and say the protests will continue. In one case, court records show Patricia Hill of Lincoln, Nebraska, has been charged with misdemeanor destruction of property outside the home of NRA lobbyist Chris Cox.
In this April 2007 file photo, National Nifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer speaks at a House meeting in Tallahassee. Hammer is blasting Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran for supporting legislation that includes gun control measures. [AP Photo / Phil Coale]. By Zac Anderson Political Editor ...
A key National Rifle Association lobbyist isn't satisfied with Yeti's response to claims the Austin-based company has cut ties with the organization. The NRA sent members an email Friday alleging Yeti had “suddenly, without prior notice” indicated it no longer wished to do business with the NRA Foundation.
"It is membership organization, and unless you're paying the membership dues, you're not a member of the organization," Richard Feldman, a former NRA lobbyist, told NPR. "You can't be a member without having given money." That may be the case for at least one more Russian. In a Tweet from ...
"The N.R.A. Lobbyist Behind Florida's Pro-Gun Policies: Marion Hammer's unique influence over legislators has produced laws that dramatically alter long-held American norms," writes Mike Spies in The New Yorker. The details: "Hammer is the National Rifle Association's Florida lobbyist. At seventy-eight years old, she is ...
As Florida's legislature begins to consider changes to gun laws in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Parkland high school, the question of whether anything will pass has a great deal to do with the powerful voice of the NRA in that state. Mike Spies, a staff writer for The Trace who wrote about the NRA's ...
And the previously unseen drafts revealed the troubling influence the NRA lobbyist had over Turk's paper. “I was surprised to see that the draft document had been emailed out to a gun industry lawyer and the final product took his suggestions as edits — without any disclosure of that until we went to court to ...
NRA lobbyist Brian Judy confirms his organization would consider dropping their opposition to the fee increases in exchange for the ability for gun owners to carry without the need for a permit because no permit requirement means they would not have to pay the fee. However, he's quick to say it wasn't a ...
Roberts said he began thinking of the sales-tax exemption - at least four states including Massachusetts gun safes from sales taxes - in conversations with NRA lobbyist Erin Luper although it was not the specific approach she was considering. The House bill is sponsored by Rep. William Lamberth ...
... by the National Rifle Association, thanks mostly to NRA lobbyist and onetime national president Marion Hammer. http://www.northescambia.com/wp-content/uploads/ While gun-related bills didn't fare so well last year, they're perennially on the agenda in the Capitol, and this election year is no different.
The Sunshine State --- snidely spoofed as “The Gunshine State” by gun-control advocates --- has long been a testing ground for legislation fired out by the National Rifle Association, thanks mostly to NRA lobbyist and onetime national president Marion Hammer. While gun-related bills didn't fare so well last ...
Brian Gosch, lobbyist for the NRA, said the bill was too broad. The normal use of trigger activator devices would be to modify a gun for competition shooting, and the bill would restrict that normal, usual use. The devices also can be used by people with disabilities or physical impairments to assist with ...
National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer launched a campaign this week to purge Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente from a case that could have far-reaching implications for the makeup of the court. Hammer, long an influential figure in Tallahassee and a former president of the ...
National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer launched a campaign to purge Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente from a case that could have far-reaching implications for the makeup of the court. Hammer, long an influential figure in Tallahassee and a former president of the national ...
National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer launched a campaign this week to purge Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente from a case that could have far-reaching implications for the makeup of the court. Hammer, long an influential figure in Tallahassee and a former president of the ...
In this Oct. 18, 2012 photo, Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara J. Pariente speaks at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville. [Gainesville Sun file photo]. By Dara Kam and Jim Turner / The News Service of Florida ...
A group of protesters petitioning against the NRA seven days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Picture courtesy of Josh Lopez. By Mitchell Rock. Published October 5, 2017. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter. Share via Email. Share on Whatsapp. Share on Tumblr · Share on LinkedIn · Share on ...
The Latest: NRA Lobbyist: Guns Equalizer for 'The Blacks'. A lobbyist for the National Rifle Association is telling a legislative committee that guns were the great equalizer for "the blacks.". May 31, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.. The Latest: NRA Lobbyist: Guns Equalizer for 'The Blacks' ...
This reporter personally witnessed a Utah Republican Senator throwing the NRA's lobbyist, Arthur Thomm, out of their office because of this issue on Tuesday afternoon. Jeremy Roberts, a pro-gun citizen activist who is working closely with Gov. Herbert and Rep. Perry on this bill, tells UtahPolicy.com he's ...
The National Rifle Association on Tuesday sent its chief lobbyist to the GOP convention for the first time ever, a sign of the group's deep apprehension over a potential Hillary Clinton presidency. Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA's lobbying arm, excoriated the presumptive Democratic nominee for ...
NRA lobbyist: 'Bernie's right' about lawsuits against gunmakers. Chris Cox backs Sanders' March comments on support for federal law; Democrat warned of 'ending gun manufacturing in America'; Gun control advocates pray for NRA: 'They too are children of God' · Trump and Clinton on guns: two visions ...
How a Powerful NRA Lobbyist Torpedoed an Environmental Lawsuit in Florida. By Mike Spies On 4/22/16 at 7:01 AM. 04_21_MarionHammer_01 Marion Hammer, a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, speaks during a meeting of the House environment and natural resources council in April 2007 in Tallahassee, ...
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called her support for gun control laws a key differentiator from her opponent Bernie Sanders, who she claims isn't tough enough on the industry. But in mid-March, a Clinton campaign fundraiser will be co-hosted by a lobbyist whose clients have ...
Even though NRA lobbyists have successfully prevented federally sponsored collection of such data, in states where stricter gun control laws are enacted, the number of deaths by guns have dropped significantly. Urging our state and national representatives to save the lives of women, children and all of ...
Rogers, a lobbyist for the NRA-affiliated Iowa Firearms Coalition, told the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee that he supports a state Senate bill that would allow parents to bring loaded handguns onto school grounds without first securing the firearm. “Say a person wasn't planning to pick up their kids but ...
But Brian Judy, a lobbyist for the NRA, says the increase simply isn't needed because the Bureau of Criminal Identification, who processes the concealed carry permits, is already running a surplus in the restricted account that the permit fees go into. "Concealed ... "I have been an NRA lobbyist for 32 years.
Two months after the Sandy Hook shooting, an NRA lobbyist claimed that calls for stronger gun laws would fade, just as they had following other mass shootings. At the time, Sen. Richard Blumenthal remarked, “The 'Connecticut Effect' will last and it will be a call to action.” The senator's words were ...
“This vote marks a watershed moment for Second Amendment rights,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA lobbyist. “The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is the culmination of a 30-year movement recognizing the right of all law-abiding Americans to defend themselves, and their loved ones, including when they cross ...
Richard Feldman, a lobbyist for the NRA, thinks otherwise, “What matters isn't the particular gun but the person holding it.” The madness our society is dealing with is not a newcomer. More Americans have died from gun violence in the past 50 years than from all wars. Eleven presidents have been shot at, ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer launched a campaign this week to purge Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente from a case that could have far-reaching implications for the makeup of the court. Hammer, long an influential figure in Tallahassee and a ...


 

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