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    gun lobby

    Hello.

    The gun lobby is opposed to any change in the law.
    I perfectly understand what a 'lobby' is: a group of people who try to influence public opinion or politicans on a particular issue.
    But I still can not grasp the exact meaning of 'gun' here. Is it a lobby that deals with weapon or so?

    Thank you.

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    Re: gun lobby

    The gun lobby in the USA is a lobby which tries (successfully) to stop the government from controlling the ownership of guns.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: gun lobby

    The lead horse in the USA gun lobby is the NRA (National Rifle Association).

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