ADVISORY: After Aurora: Dispelling the Myth of NRA Power
Contact: Katie Peters
Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, as details continue to emerge about the tragic shooting rampage in Aurora, Colorado, that killed 12 people and wounded another 58, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion to examine myths about the National Rifle Association’s political influence, making the case for why politicians should feel empowered to take action now to prevent future tragedies.
At the event, a panel of experts will discuss the gun lobby’s setbacks since the death of Trayvon Martin, release findings from a first-of-its-kind data analysis showing that the NRA’s influence is rarely significant in any election, and unveil a new survey by GOP pollster Frank Luntz showing that NRA members overwhelmingly support the commonsense gun laws the group’s Washington leaders oppose.
Mark Glaze, Director, Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Lowell Baker, President, Luntz Global LLC
Paul Waldman, Contributing Editor, The American Prospect
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress
TOMORROW – Tuesday, July 24, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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Related Resources from ThinkProgress:
- The Myth of NRA Dominance Part I: The NRA’s Ineffective Spending
- The Myth of NRA Dominance Part II: Overrated Endorsements
- The Myth of NRA Dominance Part III: Two Elections The NRA Did Not Win
- The Myth of NRA Dominance Part IV: The Declining Role of Guns in American Society
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