Conflict & Justice

The Global Influence of the NRA

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Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), speaks during a news conference in Washington December 21, 2012. NRA, the powerful U.S. gun rights lobby, went on the offensive on Friday arguing that schools should have armed guards, on a day that Americans remembered the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre with a moment of silence. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Friday, the National Rifle Association broke its near silence a week after the mass shootings at Newtown, Connecticut.

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The NRA has been extremely influential in shaping gun policy in the United States over the years.

And it's reaching out internationally as well. The World's Arun Rath has been looking into the NRA's international interests and he speaks with anchor Marco Werman.

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