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December 20th, 2012
11:20 PM ET

NRA helped defeat pro-gun lawmaker

The NRA withdrew support for a Tennessee lawmaker after she fought against a bill. The group targeted her with attack ads and she subsequently lost her re-election bid.

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  1. Julia A. Fenton

    You would be doing a great public service if you would publish (and possibly read on the air) the names (with political party and geopgraphic constituency) of all members of the US Congress with their NRA ratings. You need not comment on the list.

    December 22, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  2. Tim

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    December 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  3. Trish

    NRA (Never Responsible Actors) at it again! What a self-serving "major contribution" it has offered to society. At the very least, if they truly believe arming the country is the solution, WHY DON'T THEY OFFER TO DONATE THE GUNS!!!

    December 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  4. Bob

    In some circumstances guns are the solution. In other circumstances keeping assault weapons off the streets is the solution. The nra likes to cite examples and circumstances that show that guns are the solution. For me, guns may be part of a short term solution. For the long term, I would like to see an effective plan to de-descalate the firepower of weapons. Such a plan to de-escalate the firepower of guns could include a ban on assault weapons, or raising taxes on the sale of assault weapons

    December 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  5. Bob

    It is not known whether a ban on assault weapons will pass in congress, or if it will be successfulo in keeping assault weapons off the streets. Another alternative, it is to raise taxes on the sale of assault weapons. If you place a $7,000.00 dollars federal sales tax on each assault weapon, the retailer will sell it for about $10,000.00. Less than 1% of the population can afford to pay ten thousand dollars for an assault weapon. 99% of the population will not purchase assault weapons priced at ten thousand dollars, because they can not afford it. So 99% of the population will not acquire these assault weapons. You can call it the Newtown tax. You can call it the Sandy Hook tax.

    December 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  6. sonyamull

    Your headline is misleading. It should read, "NRA helped defeat anti-gun lawmaker."

    December 20, 2012 at 11:30 pm |

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