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NRA seems surprised to learn that money talks

Surely I’m not the only reader struck by the delicious irony in the statement by Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association (“NRA, Bloomberg clash on stricter gun controls,” Page A2, March 25). After New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he was spending $12 million to suppport gun-control legislation, LaPierre said, “He can’t buy America. He can’t spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the American public.” Is this not what the NRA has done for decades, and continues to do?

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, when polls show a large majority of Americans support stricter gun controls, the NRA still pulls congressional strings with threats and contributions, thereby imposing its will on the American public. Our leaders need to muster the courage to stand up to this lobby and break through its blockade of every form of firearms regulation.

Kenneth Stalberg

Belmont

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