Breaking: Nation's Leading Law Firms to Take On NRA
December 18, 2016
The New York Times has reported yesterday, December 17, 2016, that "[a] promising new force in the fight for gun control has arrived on the scene" in the form of a coalition including seven of the Americas top law firms.
The article, an editorial entitled "A Pro Bono Dream Team Takes On the N.R.A." reports that the coalition called "Firearms Accountability Counsel Task Force" - presumably to be referred to as "FACT Force", will be taking on cases for free across the country to defeat the "the worsening scourge of gun violence that plagues this country”.
This augers well for the Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) movement given that, as the article correctly points out, "President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are zealously committed to the National Rifle Association’s regressive 'safety' agenda of marketing guns to more and more citizens. As a candidate, Mr. Trump talked favorably of people arming to defend themselves in gunfights."
Additionally, the push is on by the NRA - in a concept called, benignly, "Reciprocity", to allow individuals to carry weapons even in states where such acts are illegal.