gun rights http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22234/all en NBC Highlights College Student Fighting for Right to Carry Gun on Campus http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-highlights-college-student-fighting-right-carry-gun-campus <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In a surprisingly favorable gun rights story on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, correspondent and weekend <em>Today</em> host Erica Hill profiled Dartmouth College student <strong>Taylor Woolrich "in Washington D.C. speaking to a group that advocates for legal concealed guns on campus and about her desire to carry one."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-08-07-NBC-TDAY-Hill.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-highlights-college-student-fighting-right-carry-gun-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division College Erica Hill gun rights NBC Today Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:25:16 +0000 kyle.drennen 46879 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hypes Gun-Toting Doctor in Airport; Barely Mentioned Armed Doctor Who Stopped Shooter http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-gun-toting-doctor-airport-barely-mentioned-armed-doctor-who-stopped-shooter <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted "such a bizarre story" of a doctor legally carrying a gun into a Phoenix airport. In the two-minute report that followed, correspondent Tamron Hall explained that Dr.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-gun-toting-doctor-airport-barely-mentioned-armed-doctor-who-stopped-shooter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division gun rights NBC Tamron Hall Today Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:05:24 +0000 kyle.drennen 46804 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hypes 'Gun Fight' Over Open Carry 'Raging Like A Texas Prairie Fire' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-gun-fight-over-open-carry-raging-texas-prairie-fire <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, fill-in co-host Willie Geist posed an ominous question to viewers:<strong> "How would you feel if you saw someone walk into a store or restaurant with a rifle strapped to his or her back?"</strong> Teasing an upcoming story on the topic, he proclaimed: "It's perfectly legal in one state, sparking quite a controversy this morning, we'll explain." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-06-09-NBC-TDAY-Sanders.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-gun-fight-over-open-carry-raging-texas-prairie-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division gun rights Kerry Sanders NBC Texas Today Willie Geist Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:46:55 +0000 kyle.drennen 46428 at http://www.mrc.org Second Amendment, Anyone? Mental Illness Registry Just As Alarming as Total Gun Ban, NYT Claims http://www.mrc.org/articles/second-amendment-anyone-mental-illness-registry-just-alarming-total-gun-ban-nyt-claims <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Erica Goode and Jack Healy made a dubious observation about gun rights in their <em>New York Times</em> article Friday, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/us/focus-on-mental-health-laws-to-curb-violence-is-unfair-some-say.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Focus on Mental Health Laws to Curb Violence Is Unfair, Some Say</a>." ("Some" translates into "liberals at the <em>Times"</em>). The <em>Times</em> cynically suggested that the mental health angle was due in part to congressional reluctance to take on the allegedly fearsome National Rifle Association.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/second-amendment-anyone-mental-illness-registry-just-alarming-total-gun-ban-nyt-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch constitution Erica Goode gun rights Jack Healy NRA second amendment Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:43:33 +0000 clay.waters 42472 at http://www.mrc.org The Media vs. the "Gun Lobby," Like "Defeating the Nazis" or Fighting Southern Segregationists http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-vs-gun-lobby-defeating-nazis-or-fighting-southern-segregationists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 26, No. 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Jan212013.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=770573" title="Jan212013.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Taking on “the Gun Lobby” Like “Defeating the Nazis”</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/media-vs-gun-lobby-defeating-nazis-or-fighting-southern-segregationists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division Bob Schieffer cbs Chris Matthews CNN debt ceiling gun rights Howard Fineman MSNBC NBC Oliver Stone Piers Morgan spending cuts Tea Party Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:14:01 +0000 rich.noyes 42296 at http://www.mrc.org Soros Crony Jeffrey Sachs Predictably Politicizes Tragedy http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-crony-jeffrey-sachs-predictably-politicizes-tragedy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In wake of Sandy Hook shootings, Sachs argues U.S. should ‘adopt gun control laws’ like Australia. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sachs, a <a href="http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1770">Columbia Professor</a> and former runner-up for the World Bank Presidency nomination, didn’t waste any time in using the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. to promote his already existent pro-gun control campaign. <br class="kix-line-break" /><br class="kix-line-break" />Since the violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Dec. 14, Sachs has tweeted 15 original tweets (not including retweets), and written 3 articles for his own website alone ranting for stricter gun control laws.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-crony-jeffrey-sachs-predictably-politicizes-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Austalia funding George Soros Gun Control gun rights Guns Jeffrey Sachs sandy hook school shooting second amendment tragedy violence Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:02:46 +0000 julia.seymour 42069 at http://www.mrc.org