The influence, or not, of Interest Groups in the USA

The influence, or not, of Interest Groups in the USA

3 May 2013 – The NRA won. Now comes the hard part.

This article discusses the recent controversy over gun control and particularly the role of the NRA. Note, there is increasing division in academic circles over the influence these kind of groups have, with many claiming that in the case of the NRA particularly, their power has been overplayed. Great example however of Interest Group action and their attempted impact on Congress. For more detail on their spending etc, don’t forget to visit opensecrets.org.

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