Latest News NRA starts losing its private-sector friends 2018-02-23T10:43:08.000000000-05:00 The NRA's reach also extends into the private sector, and as the group faces a public backlash, this is where the organization is beginning to suffer. New Yorker: NRA lobbyist in FL has ‘unprecedented power and influence’ 2018-02-23T10:11:50.000000000-05:00 Money, Power Politics: The New Yorker contributor Mike Spies explains his piece on 78-year-old Marion Hammer, a powerful NRA lobbyist from Florida who is at the center of nearly every piece of gun legislation in Florida. Final thoughts for Friday, February 23 2018-02-23T10:11:27.000000000-05:00 The Morning Joe panel shares its thoughts for Friday, February 23 after listening to a portion of Robert Kennedy's 'Ripple of Hope' speech. Teacher and former marine on arming educators: 'I think it’s a horrible idea' 2018-02-23T10:10:26.000000000-05:00 Alexis Underwood, a 7th grade English teacher and a former U.S. Marine, explains why she thinks arming teachers is not the solution. Stephens: Political cowardice of Trump matches cowardice of FL deputy 2018-02-23T10:08:26.000000000-05:00 As shots rang out at Stoneman Douglas High School, an armed resource officer stayed outside rather than engaging the shooter. Stephanie and her panel discuss the popular NRA claim that it takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun. Is Rubio right that the assault-weapons... 2018-02-23T10:06:13.000000000-05:00 As far as Marco Rubio is concerned, the original assault-weapons ban "failed." This deserves a little fact-checking. Now is a major moment for the GOP: Senator 2018-02-23T09:48:43.000000000-05:00 Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., discusses new charges against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, the potential for gun reform and the responsibility social media platforms have to preventing election interference. White House falsely claims Stormy Daniels questions have been 'answered' 2018-02-23T09:20:16.000000000-05:00 It's taken a while, but yesterday, for the very first time, the name "Stormy Daniels" came up during an official White House press briefing. Arming teachers is 'toxic lunacy,' says senator 2018-02-23T09:17:51.000000000-05:00 Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., criticizes the president's call to arm teachers as a means of preventing future mass shootings. Sen. Blumenthal says he will be fighting for 'real reform' rather than baby steps. One state passes gun bill aimed at domestic abusers 2018-02-23T08:44:08.000000000-05:00 Democratic Governors John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Kate Brown of Oregon join Morning Joe to discuss the passing of new gun legislation in Oregon and national gun reform.