One thing that disturbs me is that a single lobbyist organization, the NRA, has basically dictated US gun laws and regulations to Congress. We owe this craziness to them, but none of our elected officials in D.C. except Obama seems very concerned about it.
I would say most legislation is like that now; created by lobbyists then submitted to convenient bills. I don’t think they even bother to read them.
I was told by a former Congressional aide that that was his job, essentially: reading bills for his boss, highlighting the juicy bits and telling him what it was about. If the Congressman he worked for ever actually read a bill, he never saw it in the six years he was there.
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