02/15/2013 03:29 pm ET Updated Apr 17, 2013

Friday Links: Gun Control

Mayor Mike Bloomberg is going head to head with the NRA in Illinois. is jumping into the fray in Ohio.

And as my colleague Christina Wilkie reports, the NRA has branded Obama's State of the Union speech fraudulent manipulation.

According to Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's executive vice president, universal background checks are "a universal failure."

Other prominent gun guys disagree.