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The NRA is still lobbying, but spends more on advertising

by Ben Bradford Apr 26, 2019
In recent years, the NRA has increased spending on communications and advertising.
A photo of National Rife Association spokesperson Dana Loesch decorates a wall at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the NRA's annual convention May 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.
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How a single NRA lobbyist shaped Florida's gun laws over the last 40 years

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 5, 2018
Florida's concealed carry and "stand your ground" laws all started under Marion Hammer's guidance.
The logo of the National Rifle Association.
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Does a company's stance on issues change how you shop?

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Mar 5, 2018
Do companies need to pick a stance publicly or is that taking politics too far? We want to hear from you.
Citing the recent shooting at Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida, Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age, no longer sell high capacity magazines, and would no longer sell assault-style rifles at any company owned stored.
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For some conservatives, the dispute between the NRA and Delta isn't about guns, it's about the free market

by Marketplace Staff Feb 28, 2018
Companies such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Delta Air Lines have joined the list of businesses taking a stand against gun violence — but it’s Delta that’s met with a tremendous amount of backlash after the airline announced it would…

The NRA hasn’t always been the NRA

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Feb 15, 2018
The National Rifle Association spent about $5 million lobbying Congress last year. That’s up from around $1.5 million 10 years ago, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.  But the NRA is not just a Washington lobbying powerhouse. Its reach…

Gun background checks and mental health records

by Miles Bryan Feb 15, 2016
New rules on patient privacy and mental health records for gun background check.
Ryan Allen, owner of Frontier Arms in Wyoming
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Anti-Bloomberg ad signals new political trend

by David Gura Aug 29, 2014
You don't have to be a candidate to be the target of an attack ad.

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Guns and dollars

Cerberus struggles to sell Bushmaster rifle maker

by David Gura Dec 10, 2013
Despite public efforts, private equity firm struggles to sell Freedom Group.
Guns and dollars

Mass shootings no longer seem to threaten investors

by David Gura Sep 23, 2013
In the past, a mass shooting would mean a dip in the stock price of gunmakers.
Guns and dollars

Starbucks switches message on open carry guns in stores

by Noel King Sep 18, 2013
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urged customers not to bring guns into his coffee chain's stores.
Starbucks doesn't want to be just coffee anymore.
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