NRA racks up wins in Congress; ATF wants to give it more

Republicans in Congress, meanwhile, are pushing bills favored by the NRA that have a decent chance of passage later in the year. One piece of legislation would make it much easier to obtain silencers for guns, and the other would facilitate carrying concealed handguns across state lines. “With Republicans in charge and Trump in the White House, the feeling is it’s now or never,” says Richard Feldman, president of the Independent Firearm Owners Association, a small group based in Rindge, N.H.
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