Gun Rights

NRA Unleashes its Lobbyists

Expect a new union-friendly argument: Gun manufacturing creates jobs

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The NRA kept its dozen in-house lobbyists on lockdown in the first month after the Newtown massacre, but no more. The group is moving back onto Capitol Hill in force, not shying away from its take-no-prisoners message: no new gun laws.

But as President Barack Obama prepares to release his gun-control proposals Wednesday, lawmakers can expect to hear a new argument alongside the NRA's longtime case — about the right to bear arms and the sanctity of the Second Amendment.

Its friends in the gun manufacturing lobby are relying on union workers to make a more practical argument — that guns are about jobs.

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