The Surprising History of the National Rifle Association

01/14/13 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to The last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with author Steven Rosenfeld who has been looking into the history of the NRA and recent gun laws. And he's found some surprising things: that for most of the 20th Century the NRA was one of the country's foremost gun control organizations- it even helped draft tough gun laws. He also writes that some prominent conservative constitutional scholars- so called originalists- take strong issue with recent court decisions that expand the right to own all sorts of firearms. And he's writing about the laws backed by the NRA that bar your doctor from asking you about guns in yor home and from insurance companies charging you a higher rate if you are a gun owner.

Our guest is Steven Rosenfeld- who writes for Alternet and his story- The Surprising History of the NRA is on the web site now.

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