NRA Goes on the Record

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The gun group’s unyielding position Friday puts the onus even more on Republicans in Congress: will any of them step forward, break ranks, and work with the White House on a post-Newtown legislative package.

Some Democratic strategists on Thursday in advance of the NRA statement thought the group might talk in a more conciliatory fashion and then work quietly over the longer term to stymie any legislative efforts. Those Democrats were wrong — and now have to try to figure out how to make Republicans who stick with the NRA pay a political price.

Related Topics: National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, Analysis

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