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Mass shootings do little to change gun laws

January 4, 2013 --

Rampage shootings have often prompted legislators in those states to contemplate tightening rules after rampage shootings, but a ProPublica survey shows few measures gained passage. In fact, several states have made it easier to buy more guns and take them to more places.

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre: $970,300 a year

NRA's Wayne LaPierre: $970,300 a year
December 24, 2012 --

Dec. 24, 2012 — Wayne LaPierre didn’t say so, but the pro-gun spokesmodel has 970,000 reasons to stand firm against restrictions on automatic weapons like those used to slaughter 27 schoolchildren and teachers in Newtown, Conn. That’s how much the National Rifle Association paid LaPierre, its CEO and executive vice president for two decades, in 2010.