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Why This Gun Group Considered Leaving Newtown

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The gun industry's national trade association and lobbying organization considered moving its offices from Newtown, Conn., af...

Saki Knafo

Newtown-Based Gun Lobby Breaks Silence

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime

The top trade association for American gun manufacturers has largely refrained from participating in the public debate over guns since the shooting at...

The Newtown-Based Gun Lobby's Big Plans

Saki Knafo | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Saki Knafo

After what happened in December, many of us were surprised to learn that an organization in Newtown is essentially the top PR and lobbying firm for many of the companies that make up the country's firearms industry. Over the last few years, as interest in traditional hunting has declined, the group has campaigned to promote what it insists on calling "modern sporting rifles" (it rejects the term "assault weapons" and, presumably, the bad PR that goes with it).