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How the assassinations of 1968 led the NRA to become the lobbying force it is today

How the assassinations of 1968 led the NRA to become the lobbying force it is today

The Washington Post - By Frances Stead Sellers

The day after an assassin’s bullet crashed through Robert Kennedy’s skull, President Lyndon B. Johnson wrote a letter to Congress. “Let us now spell out our grief in constructive action,” the president urged in a message on June 6, 1968. Johnson decried the availability of arms to the mentally ill. …

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