Second Amendment

Obama Traded Access for Anti-Gun Groups' Silence

With him or against him, it seems

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President Barack Obama's gun control agenda is looking more doomed by the day, but gun control advocates still haven't said a word to complain.

That's no accident.

The White House knew its post-Newtown effort would require bringing key gun control groups into the fold. So the White House offered a simple arrangement: the groups could have access and involvement, but they'd have to offer silence and support in exchange.