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Political Science’s Matthew Lacombe talks about National Rifle Association’s annual convention

NRA shows gun rights power but pushback grows from shootings
Associated PressMatthew Lacombe, the Alexander P. Lamis Associate Professor in American Politics in the Department of Political Science, said the roster of Republican presidential hopefuls who flocked to the National Rifle Association’s annual convention reflects the political potency of gun rights. “If the NRA were to fold tomorrow or to go out of business, it’s not as though this constituency of people who own guns and who largely view politics through this lens of being a gun owner is going to go anywhere, at least overnight,” he said.