In the movie "Thank You for Smoking," protagonist Nick Naylor, a tobacco lobbyist, proclaims, "I earn a living fronting an organization that kills 1,200 human beings a day. 1,200 people! We're talking two jumbo jet plane loads of men, women and children. I mean, there's Attila, Genghis and me...the Colonel Sanders of nicotine." Certainly, the ethics behind lobbying are murky. Self-serving groups that wield the most money and influence essentially pay politicians to swing legislation in their favor. Yet lobbying is a necessary evil and is an important lever for a productive government. Learn how the lobby industry works and how you can influence your public officials.
More firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. Why do so many Americans believe the opposite?
How Changes in the Gun Industry Are Killing Americans, and What It Will Take to Stop It