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The impact of the NRA on Tennessee politics

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The number of homes with a gun might be declining, but the power of the National Rifle Association across the country and in Tennessee certainly is not.

The gun-rights advocacy organization boasts roughly 5 million members nationwide, including an estimated 100,000 in Tennessee, said NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker. They have influential lobbyists at the state Capitol, and a track record of picking off at least one influential member of the Republican party who stepped out of line.

Here's a quick look at the impact of the NRA on Tennessee politics.

Read the complete article: Times Free Press

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