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Firepower: How the NRA Turned Gun Owners into a Political Force

Matthew J. Lacombe


The National Rifle Association (NRA) is one of the most powerful interest groups in America, and has consistently managed to defeat or weaken proposed gun regulations — even despite widespread public support for stricter laws and the prevalence of mass shootings and gun-related deaths. This book provides an unprecedented look at how this controversial organization built its political power and deploys it on behalf of its pro-gun agenda. Taking readers from the 1930s to the age of Donald Trump, the book traces how the NRA's immense influence on national politics arises from its ability to shape ... More

Keywords: National Rifle Association, gun regulations, pro-gun agenda, political power, GOP alliance, Donald Trump

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780691207445
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691207445.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew J. Lacombe, author
Barnard College