One year after Congress failed to pass a background check bill that 90 percent of Americans supported, groups to combat the National Rifle Association are pledging to take the gun lobby head on like never before.
At least one Democratic senator is already planning to oppose Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Obama's Surgeon General nominee, over his gun violence prevention stance. The gun lobby has been actively pushing the Senate to reject Murthy's nomination.
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California police fatally shot 13-year-old Andy Lopez, because they mistook a BB gun for an assault rifle. In 2011, the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers blocked the bill that could have prevented the tragedy.