Gun lovers and haters agree that background checks should be mandatory for all sales. They’re already required when firearms are purchased from licensed dealers. But the leadership of the National Rifle Association opposes this reasonable reform, even though 74 percent of its members support it, according to a January survey conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Nonetheless, the NRA is fiercely lobbying in statehouses and Congress to block this reasonable reform, which lends credence to the suspicion that the organization founded to promote the interests of hunters and sport shooters is actually working on behalf of firearms manufacturers/Spokesman-Review Editorial Board. More here.