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Congress, NRA Face Pressure as Support for Stricter Gun Control Laws Grows

HeadlineFeb 26, 2018

This comes as massive pressure is growing for lawmakers to enact new gun control measures amid the rise of an unprecedented youth movement, led by survivors of the February 14 shooting. A new CNN poll shows the percentage of Americans favoring “stricter gun control laws” has risen from 52 to 70 percent over the past four months. While Congress returns to session today, Republican lawmakers have yet to announce any plans for new gun legislation. The NRA has publicly opposed calls for a ban on bump stocks and raising the age requirement to purchase a long gun from 18 to 21. But pressure is growing on the NRA. Since the Parkland shooting, more than 20 companies have cut ties to NRA—the list includes Delta, United, Hertz, Avis, Budget, MetLife and the First National Bank of Omaha.

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