Newtown’s Gun Lobby in DC

Newtown's Gun Lobby in DC

This morning the NRA attempted to defend its insane proposals to put guns in all American schools and keep military-type weapons and magazines on the streets, the gun lobby’s reaction to the horrifying slaughter of 20 small children and 6 educators in Newtown Connecticut. But Newtown itself is home to another gun lobby group, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and its last registered DC office is at 20 F Street NW (above) near the U.S. Senate, where it rents space.

The NSSF represents gun and ammunition manufacturers and dealers, so it’s no surprise that it has lobbied Congress against restrictions on military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. It even claims that the AR-15 is a legitimate hunting firearm.


“National Shooting Sports Foundation, Newtown Gun Lobby, Keeps Military-Style Guns Legal,” Christina Wilkie and Saki Knafo, Huffington Post


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One Response to “Newtown’s Gun Lobby in DC”

  1. Las Vegas Tribute to Newtown Victims « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] NSSF represents gun and ammunition manufacturers and dealers, and lobbies against laws banning high-capacity gun magazines, something the Las Vegas police chief favors. […]

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