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In Colorado and Connecticut, the Gun-Rights Fight Gets Local

Gun rights advocates from Connecticut fill the hallways of the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., on April 3
Gun rights advocates from Connecticut fill the hallways of the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., on April 3 Photograph by Charles Krupa/AP Photo

“The NRA” is not just the NRA.

Gun-control advocates alternatively marvel at and condemn the effectiveness of the National Rifle Association. Liberals mistakenly accuse the gun lobby of being in the thrall of firearm manufacturers when, if anything, the opposite is true: The NRA leads the industry around by the ear.