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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