Gun Control. The measures lost in the Senate last night largely on party-line votes that showed the political power in Congress of gun rights defenders and the National Rifle Association.
National Rifle Association
Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, spent money to assist Colorado lawmakers who supported Colorado's new gun law and who were facing a recall election last year. His efforts and $350,000 failed to save their seats in the legislature.
Our Loretto Committee for Peace supports ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) passed by the United Nations last April by a vote of 154 to 3. One of our committee members, Eileen Harrington, wrote the following account on our behalf for our in-house Loretto newsletter, Interchange:.