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The group's lobbying efforts match the increase in gun sales very well.

"He's known around the NRA as 'Reasonable Jim.'"

The NRA's influence in Congress goes deep,

New polls track NRA member' support for expanded background checks

The likelihood of a small-bore bill in Congress coupled with the near-certainty of record growth in membership and money are a sort of best-of-both-worlds scenario for the NRA.

  • Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
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  • Jan 18, 2013
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The two have battled for nearly three decades.

Like them or hate them -- and there are lots of people who feel both ways -- the NRA has proven to be among the best-funded and most effective groups when it comes to swaying the sentiments of Members of Congress.

  • Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
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  • Jan 9, 2013
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What shifts did post-Newtown polls capture?

A new poll shows why it will be tough to pass new gun laws.

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