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  • [CT] Coalition to take on gun lobby

    09/24/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 57 replies
    Danbury News-Times ^ | 9/24/2013 | Keila Torres Ocasio
    A day after President Barack Obama visited the Washington Naval Yard, site of the nation's latest mass shooting, local and federal officials called on citizens across the country to form a coalition large enough to battle the powerful gun lobby. At a roundtable discussion at the Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport on Monday, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said he and other senators will only be able to take on the gun lobby and pass stronger gun laws if people throughout the nation speak up. "What makes the NRA strong is that they can mobilize tens of thousands of...
  • America's deadly devotion to guns

    04/18/2012 9:24:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 45 replies ^ | 16 April 2012 | Gary Younge
    At an organising breakfast for National Rifle Association (NRA) grassroots activists, Samuel Richardson, a man with whom I have not exchanged a word, passes me a note. "Please read the book Injustice by Adams," it reads. "He was [sic] lawyer for US Justice Department who prosecuted Black Panther Case." Quite why Richardson thinks this book is for me is not clear. There are six other people at the table, a couple of them journalists. The fact I am the only black person in a room of around 200 may have something to do with it. J Christian Adams, a former...
  • Congress 101: If You Want Success, Don't Mess With the Gun Lobby

    10/02/2004 11:06:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 81 replies · 3,367+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 3, 2004 | DOROTHY SAMUELS
    EDITORIAL OBSERVER For devoted foes of gun control, September was a banner month. It opened with Congress ignoring pleas from every major national police group to let the hard-won 1994 ban on assault weapons expire, and ended last week with the House approving a loony measure repealing Washington's strict gun laws. And that's not all. In between reinstating every hunter's sacred Second Amendment right to nail Bambi with an AK-47, and mischievously meddling in local affairs to pass a one-chamber bill to weaken public safety in the nation's capital, the National Rifle Association and its busy-beaver allies quietly scored another...
  • Mayor (Daley) loses ground to gun lobby in Legislature (Illinois)

    05/28/2003 9:46:08 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/28/03 | Frank Main
    The National Rifle Association is basking in the glow of a series of legislative victories in the General Assembly this year, including a bill that prosecutors fear would alert gun traffickers about investigations into weapons they have owned. The NRA and Illinois State Rifle Association have successfully lobbied to shoot down gun-control measures Mayor Daley pushed this year. But they especially riled police and prosecutors with the passage of House Bill 515. Under the bill awaiting Gov. Blagojevich's signature, an agency requesting a firearms trace must notify the subject of the check when criminal proceedings begin or in 60 days...