(March 2013) The U.S. has over 9,000 gun murders every year. Among rich countries, Germany is second with 269, and Canada is third with 144. (Google: murders with firearms) Why? One contributing factor is the National Rifle Association (NRA), which spends about $1 million per year lobbying Congress against controls on guns. NRA board members own companies that make assault rifles, high capacity magazines, and ammunition. When the NRA says Obama will ‘take your guns,’ sales, and profits, soar.
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