In the aftermath of the shooting, a number of NRA-supported legislators have come out in support of new gun laws or signaled a willingness to budge. Here’s who said what.
In the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., massacre, a number of traditionally pro-gun-rights legislators have come out in supportof a ban on assault rifles, or otherwise signaled they may be willing to budge on new gun laws. The NRAgives lawmakers a grade on their gun stance, which can be influential in their elections. The scale ranges from an A-plus rating (the legislator consistently votes with the NRA and makes a “vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment”) to an F, (a “true enemy of gun owners’ rights”). If any gun-control measure were to be passed, it would need significant support of NRA allies who buck the group’s wishes.Scott Olson/GETTY IMAGES
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