POLITICS
05/28/2013 07:40 am ET Updated Jul 28, 2013

The NRA's End: A Real Gun-Control Movement Has Arrived

AP

On April 17, the bill to expand background checks on gun buyers failed in the Senate, and the fatalistic shrugs in Washington were so numerous they were nearly audible. The legislation had been a modest bipartisan compromise, supported by 90 percent of the public and lobbied for hard by the president. A group backed by Michael Bloomberg had spent $12 million on ads pressuring senators to vote "yes."

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