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Trump Delivering Increasingly Muddled Message On School Shootings And Gun Laws

President Says Had He Been There, He Would’ve Rushed In To Confront Florida Shooter

At a White House meeting with Governors, the President makes no mention of his own proposal made in a Tweet last week to raise the minimum age to purchase a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21.

  1. Reopening “mental institutions” like they had in the “old days”
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Republicans In Georgia Move To Punish One Of That State’s Biggest Employers For Cutting A Marketing Agreement With The N.R.A.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporting the state’s Lieutenant Governor is leading a retaliatory effort to block a tax break to Delta Airlines. He’s demanding Delta reinstate a few benefits it’d been offering to N.R.A. members if it wants to keep its $40–50-million tax break on fuel consumption.

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The Real Reason The N.R.A. Has Clout Is Not Because They Give A Lot Of Money To Politicians, It’s Because Members Get Out And Vote

As we’ve asserted a bunch of times, while the N.R.A. does give a considerable amount of money to political campaigns, that’s not really why it’s so powerful. Pharmaceutical manufacturers give far more. Why then? N.R.A. members can be counted on to vote. 100%. And you don’t have to worry about who they’re going to vote for. Especially if they’re riled up about something, as the New York Times reports. And Republicans (as Trump did in 2016) rely on these votes to build a base.

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