Without doubt, the gun rights lobby is a formidable force

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mstaggerlee 8 years 37 weeks ago

"A truly grass-roots network" my left butt cheek!

What the Gun Lobby has that the Anti-Gun lobby does not is MONEY! There's dollars to be made selling guns, even more in the ammo business. Whose financial fortune will be increased by the passage of any kind of Gun Control legislation? Who will be in a better position to "help out" his favorite Congress-critter or Senator if we institute stronger background checks? Nobody, my friends, and therein lies the problem.

Yes ... even this problem is just a symptom of the greater problem ... it all comes back to MONEY IN POLITICS!

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