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Book: Obama ignored gun lobby's bid to help rid illegal guns after Newtown

washingtonexaminer.com Published: August 5, 2014
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Choosing politics over policy, the Obama administration ignored a willingness by the gun lobby to help in the fight against illegal guns and gun violence following the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shooting, likely missing any chance of a historic deal, according to a new book about the nation’s war over the weapons reports the Washington Examiner.


In “The Future of the Gun,” New York Times bestselling author Frank Miniter reveals that two of the country’s leading gun lobbies stood ready to work with the White House, but instead were pushed away by an administration that wrongly thought the country was on their side in banning assault weapons.


“If the Obama administration really wants to do something about illegal guns or gun violence, then they’d work with gun manufacturers, the NRA, and the rest of gun-rights groups,” said Larry Keane, with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a leading spokesman for the industry.



H/T: Drudge Report
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