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NRA, Bloomberg clash on guns

New York mayor spending $12m on advertising

NEW YORK — The chief executive of the National Rifle Association said Sunday that his organization would lead a national campaign against efforts by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York to persuade Congress to adopt stricter gun controls.

The mayor and the NRA executive, Wayne LaPierre, appeared separately on the NBC’s ‘‘Meet the Press.’’ Bloomberg, a billionaire and a registered independent, said he was spending $12 million on advertising in support of pending federal legislation to curb gun violence. In reply, LaPierre, said, ‘‘He can’t buy America.’’

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