Gun control advocacy consistently outspent by pro-firearms lobby

Demonstrators hold signs at "March for Our Lives", one of a series of nationwide protests against gun violence, in Washington, on June 11, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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WASHINGTON - After each mass shooting in America, calls for guns to be more tightly regulated come like clockwork from Democratic lawmakers and gun control advocates.

But the massive war chest of the powerful US gun lobby, which includes gun rights groups like the high-profile National Rifle Association (NRA) and the US$20 million (S$26 million) firearms industry, is a key obstacle to passing gun laws that could reduce such massacres.

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