By John McInerney The NRA is trying to buy off Congress and get legislation passed that will allow it to keep buying more weapons for itself, and even for some state governments, despite recent legislation to curb the industry’s influence.
That has left some gun owners worried about the possibility of a backlash from the industry.
NRA lobbyist Chris Cox has been working to persuade members of Congress that the National Rifle Association should not be subject to the existing rules that require the organization to get its political activities on the books.
The organization’s chief lobbyist, Chris Cox, who is based in the Washington, D.C., area, says he has already received more than $40,000 in contributions to his campaign coffers from a range of sources.
In the wake of the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Cox has focused on lobbying lawmakers in states where gun ownership is high and a handful of states that allow concealed carry.
Cox has also worked on behalf of gun manufacturers and is a key figure in lobbying groups to help them push back against the efforts of gun control advocates to pass new laws.
In response to the legislation, Cox said the NRA will push back on any efforts to overturn or undermine the current laws, which he said should remain in place.
Crosby, however, is not giving up the fight against the NRA.
The NRA’s main goal in pushing for new gun control laws is to prevent the public from seeing the NRA as a political tool, he said.
“We are fighting this fight as we would any other and we will continue to do so,” he said in an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“We’re not going to back down, we’re not backing down, and the public needs to see what we’re fighting for.”
The NRA and Cox are on opposite sides of the political spectrum.
The NRA’s president, Wayne LaPierre, is one of the most vocal gun control opponents in Congress.
Cox is the vice president for the NRA’s political arm, the Coalition for Gun Responsibility.
The group, which is based out of Arlington, Va., is one the largest lobbying organizations for the gun industry.
Its members have lobbied Congress and the White House for years, according to lobbying disclosure reports.
The NRA has been one of many groups that has tried to block legislation that would limit the access of gun owners to weapons, such as a gun bill that failed in 2013.
The legislation was later passed but the industry says the effort failed because of the NRA-backed gun lobby’s influence on the process.
The latest attempt to stop gun sales came this week, when lawmakers in Wisconsin and California introduced bills that would require background checks for private sales of firearms.
Crawford said that in some states, such background checks are already required.
He said he was not aware of any instances of people who were denied access to weapons because of an NRA lobbying effort, but said the groups goal is not to prevent gun owners from obtaining firearms.
“It’s to prevent them from obtaining guns in the first place,” he told the Philadelphia newspaper.
The Pennsylvania legislation was introduced by state Sen. Michael Giffords and Rep. John Tierney.
It is aimed at ending the ability of private sellers to make the sale of firearms without background checks, a process that allows people to buy weapons without any background checks.
The law was written to stop people from obtaining weapons without background check, and allows people with criminal records to buy guns without background checking, Tierney said.
Tierney said he supports Giffarts legislation because it is intended to protect gun owners.
The bill was introduced just a few days after a gunman killed five people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
The shootings at Sandy Hill Elementary School and the massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school were the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, with 13 people killed and more than 50 wounded.
The shooter was eventually killed by police after being shot and killed by a police officer who was carrying a gun.
Cynthia Sargent, a spokeswoman for Tierney, said the legislation was crafted after a discussion with Tierney’s office.
“While we do not support this bill as it currently stands, we are focused on ensuring that it remains an important piece of our legislation that protects the Second Amendment rights of all Pennsylvanians,” she said in a statement.
Tierney told the Washington Post that he thinks the legislation will pass and that it will stop the “further escalation” of gun violence.
“I am committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of this issue,” Tierney told The Post.
“I have worked with NRA for decades and this is an issue we are all committed to fighting.”
Cox declined to comment for this story.
In an interview this week with the Washington Examiner, Cox described the NRA in Congress as a “political organization” that has been used as a vehicle to gain political influence and