New York Times: How the A.T.F., Key to Biden’s Gun Plan, Became an N.R.A. ‘Whipping Boy’

New York Times: How the A.T.F., Key to Biden’s Gun Plan, Became an N.R.A. ‘Whipping Boy’. “If there was one moment that summed up the current state of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it was when the floor at the agency’s gun-tracing center caved in a couple of years ago under the weight of paper. The accident was not entirely accidental. The gun lobby, led by the National Rifle Association, has for years systematically blocked plans to modernize the agency’s paper-based weapons-tracing system with a searchable database. As a result, records of gun sales going back decades are stored in boxes stacked seven high, waiting to be processed, against every wall.”

NPR: Russia’s Divisive Twitter Campaign Took A Rare Consistent Stance: Pro-Gun

NPR: Russia’s Divisive Twitter Campaign Took A Rare Consistent Stance: Pro-Gun. “Russia’s influence campaign on Twitter pushed pro-gun and pro-National Rifle Association messages during the 2016 election and beyond — a rare example of consistency in a scheme that mostly sought to play up extremes on the left and right. On every issue, from race to health care, women’s rights to police brutality, gay marriage to global warming, accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency sought to amplify controversy by playing up conflict. Except when it came to guns and the NRA.”