Overstating Effects: NRA on Expanding Background Checks

A letter from NRA lobbyist Chris W. Cox overstates the potential effects of the “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013.”

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Misrepresenting Evidence: NRA on Police Survey

Ads from the National Rifle Association make a false claim about police officers’ opinions on background checks for gun buyers.

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Rewriting History: Obama vs. NRA on Background Checks

President Obama (D) mischaracterizes the National Rifle Association’s history on supporting background checks for gun purchasers.

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Slippery Slope: National Association for Gun Rights on Gun Registry

In ads attacking House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.), Rep. Scott Rigell (R., Va.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.), the National Association for Gun Rights suggests the three members’ support for background checks mean they support a federal gun registry.

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Rewriting History: Biden on NRA and Background Checks

Vice President Joe Biden (D) mischaracterizes the National Rifle Association’s history on supporting background checks.

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Straw Person Argument: Cornyn vs. Obama

Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) misrepresents President Obama’s (D) comments about Senate Republicans’ threats of a filibuster on gun legislation and then rebuts his misrepresentation.

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How Photos Can (Be Made To) Deceive: National Association for Gun Rights

The National Association for Gun Rights uses misleading imagery in its ads attacking House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) and Rep. Scott Rigell (R., Va.).

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Guilt By Association: National Association for Gun Rights

An ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee misleads when it attacks Rep. Mike McIntyre (D., N.C.) for a vote on a nonbinding House GOP budget resolution.

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Irrelevant Narrative: Senate testimony on shotgun defense

A witness at a Senate hearing on gun violence is employing Irrelevant Narrative when she relates a story about a woman who used a shotgun to protect herself from intruders. The shotgun she mentions would not be prohibited under the proposed assault weapons ban.

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