Is NRA grip on Congress loosening?

by Martha Rosenberg
Op Ed News

Who can forget the NRA's depiction of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents as gun grabbing "jack booted thugs" ten years ago? It cost them the membership of George H. W. Bush and other prominent members.

"To attack Secret Service agents or ATF people or any government law enforcement people as...wanting to attack law-abiding citizens is a vicious slander on good people," wrote Bush in his resignation letter.

If the only tool you have is a hammer, they say, everything will look like a nail. And if the only tool you have is a gun, everyone will look like a gun grabber.

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