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How Bloomberg plans to use the NRA's tactics in the gun control fight
How Bloomberg plans to use the NRA's tactics in the gun control fight

Aside from the cowardice of some lawmakers, a major obstacle to passing federal firearms legislation is that sparsely populated, gun-friendly states have the same representation in the Senate as populous, more gun-safety-minded ones. That amplifies the voices of groups such as the NRA that leverage their power to silence the majority of Americans who support universal background checks for gun purchases. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg learned that lesson the hard way last year when he spent $12 million on political ads in 13 states in hopes of pressuring senators to vote for gun safety legislation. Now he’s opening his checkbook again, but with a smarter strategy, announcing...

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