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January 11, 2013


White House Tries End Run Around the NRA

President Obama "is trying an end run around the NRA -- rallying groups as varied as churches, medical organizations, retailers and the Rotary Club to build support for new gun regulations," Politico reports.

"It's an unusual strategy but one the Obama administration has used before: projecting strength on an issue by trying to create the perception that the White House is riding a wave of momentum from the American people. It was the theme of Obama's two presidential campaigns and was central to his campaign-style road show to tout his fiscal cliff priorities in December."

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times says that requiring all gun buyers to pass a federal background check could be a key part of a White House plan to combat mass shootings.














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