January 8th, 2013
11:07 PM ET

Blow: NRA is a front for gun makers

Charles Blow and Margaret Hoover discuss the power of the National Rifle Association in Washington, and gun regulation.

"The NRA, for being a powerful lobby, is a lobby that represents 4.2 million gun owners. It represents actually a grass roots movement," says Hoover. "Americans like their second amendment, they like their guns, so they're representing the will of the people."

Blow argues the interests of the gun makers are the driving force behind the NRA, and says "they are basically a front" for gun manufacturers. "If you were just worried about who wanted to own guns...there are a lot of things you could do short of saying or advocating for not being able to trace weapons."

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  1. Cher Lottino

    "Guns don't kill, people do." With that reasoning, why worry about nuclear weapons?

    January 9, 2013 at 1:09 am |
    • Marlene Goddard

      Amen to that!

      January 19, 2013 at 10:59 am |

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