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March 07, 2013


How the White House Silenced Gun Control Advocates

Even though President Obama's gun control proposals are stalled on Capitol Hill, Politico notes gun control advocates "still haven't said a word to complain. That's no accident."

"The White House knew its post-Newtown effort would require bringing key gun-control groups into the fold. So the White House offered a simple arrangement: the groups could have access and involvement, but they'd have to offer silence and support in exchange."

"The implied rules, according to conversations with many of those involved: No infighting. No second guessing in the press. Support whatever the president and Vice President Joe Biden propose. And most of all, don't make waves or get ahead of the White House."














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