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Explain the influences of the biggest pressure groups
NRA (National Rifle Association):
There is a membership of 5 million
Strong constitutional backing with the 2nd Amendment
Large budget- $256 million
Extensive lobbying, ie preventing gun control laws, and campaign
finance organisation- eg, they spent 10 million dollars opposing Obama's
Keeping the status quo- many people see no need to change
Divided opposition- no solid pressure group for gun control, unlike the
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
37 million people
Extensive political organisation-…read more


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