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Lobbyists of all stripes swarm President Obama’s gun-control proposals

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

President Obama’s gun-control recommendations have created a lobbying free-for-all on Capitol Hill.

Groups not typically associated with the debate over gun rights have taken a strong interest in the proposals that the White House put forward. Civil rights activists, mayors, psychiatrists, scientists and teachers are among those who plan to dispatch lobbyists to try and shape the debate. 

Some of the interested parties have little, if anything, to say about Obama’s headline-grabbing proposals on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Instead, they are focusing on some of the smaller elements of Obama’s plan that might have a better shot at passing Congress.

This article covers the efforts of LDF and other organizations to push back against legislative and administrative proposals to place more police in schools, which we believe is an ineffective and counter-productive short-cut to keeping schools safe. Read the full article in The Hill.