TITLE

Gunsmoke

AUTHOR(S)
Easterbrook, Gregg
PUB. DATE
August 1999
SOURCE
New Republic;08/09/99, Vol. 221 Issue 6, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the influence of the National Rifle Association (NRA) on U.S. politics. Public opinion polls show people support for stricter gun regulation. But the Congress has ignored the public opinion polls and has supported the NRA. It is not that the NRA controls the Congress through campaign funds as its funds represent a small fraction of total spending. But the NRA is still a strong organization with less civil attitude. There is a hope that the NRA's political power will subside. As presidential candidate Bill Bradley has proposed various gun control measures. These measures include registering all handguns, requiring safety instructions and licensing for handgun owners, increasing gun-dealer license fees and mandating trigger locks for all handguns.
ACCESSION #
2057734

 

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