Senate Republicans risk NRA blowback over gun safety bill

A number of Senate Republicans are making a rare break with the National Rifle Association (NRA) over a significant gun safety measure that has drawn the ire of the nation’s preeminent gun group.


As calls for gun reform have reached a fever pitch nationwide in recent weeks, a band of Senate Republicans have voiced support for the bipartisan bill, despite staunch opposition from the NRA, which much of the GOP has been in lockstep with on gun issues in the past.