9 appalling gun laws backed by ALEC and NRA

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It makes sense that everyone's eyes angrily turned to the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the wake of the mass killing in Newtown, Connecticut. For too long, the NRA's deep war chest and lobbying apparatus has shaped the debate over guns in this country. But there's another group working hand-in-glove with the NRA that deserves scrutiny: the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC, the Koch Brothers-backed group that is funded by big corporate interests, first attracted attention in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing. The group, which brings together corporate interests, right-wing lobbyist groups and conservative politicians, passes model legislation that politicians take back ready-made to their state. The NRA has funded ALEC and co-chaired ALEC's 'Public Safety and Election Task Force,' which passes model bills on guns -- 9 Laws Backed: Guns on Campus...

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