Magazine June 25, 2018, Issue

Under Fire

An attendee inspects a handgun during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, May 5, 2018. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
The NRA finds success and setbacks in the Trump era


A record 87,154 members, hunters, and gun owners attended this year’s National Rifle Association annual meeting in early May, and for the first time ever, the U.S. president and the vice president addressed the attendees in the same afternoon. It was a potent show of political force from the organization, after it had endured a hurricane of critical media coverage following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

“The National Rifle Association is the only organization in America that gets blamed for crimes our members don’t commit,” said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, its political and

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Dictator Lit

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Books, Arts & Manners


The Week

The Week

Tensions are high, conflict threatens to flare up, but let’s hope the situation between the White House and the Philadelphia Eagles can be resolved peacefully.

Fair as Feck

To remind her audience that they were good people and so that they could applaud her bravery, Samantha Bee called the president’s daughter a “feckless c***.”


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