IndyStar 6:12 p.m. EDT April 21, 2014
The Sandy Hook school tragedy was a big boost to gun sales for companies like Sturm, Ruger & Co., the largest publicly traded gun maker in the United States and the only full line manufacturer of American-made firearms including assault rifles and semi-automatic pistols.
The gun industry profits from the fear generated by gun violence. The goal of the industry is to maximize profits by arming everyone in America. They give millions to the NRA to fight sensible legislation that polls show the vast majority of Americans support.
Sen. Dan Coats understands this and yet voted against universal background checks, which most people in Indiana supported. His vote was a vote to allow continued easy access to guns by criminals and the mentally ill. Was that vote due to fear of the NRA , or the $19,800 he received from the gun lobby or was it both?
The sad fact is that it is all about money.
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