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Jim Baker: 2000 NRA Members' Meeting

Charlotte, NC

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How recent tragedies have fed the national "trigger-lock obsession." NRA-ILA Executive Director Jim Baker talks about the recent shooting at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. and the absurd conjectures made by anti-gun politicians that trigger locks might somehow have prevented the crime. "Trigger locks have become a political symbol," says Baker, "exalted on Bill Clinton's altar of spin and imbued with magical powers. According to Clinton and Gore, they can make crack dealers into responsible parents."