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Media ‘gun control’ proponents argue there’s no longer any need to fear NRA

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Media ‘gun control’ proponents argue there’s no longer any need to fear NRA

The Washington Post editorial board yesterday used the sentencing of a shooting rampage maniac in Tucson to amplify a growing post-election theme that the National Rifle Association has lost political clout and is no longer an impediment to passing “gun control” legislation.

Using Brady Campaign election result and expenditure numbers, the Post concluded “This evidence that the association’s ability to influence elections may be exaggerated should stiffen the spines of Mr. Obama and congressional leaders to take on this important issue.”

The long-sought after jewel in the crown of such legislation referenced in the advocacy piece would be semi-automatic firearms, something Dianne Feinstein reportedly met recently with ATF officials about. It’s telling that U.S. District Court Judge Larry A. Burns, a George W. Bush appointee who presided over the Tucson case, “expressed wonder at allowing the unrestricted sale of high-capacity magazines.”

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