NRA Seeks To Block Violence Against Women Act

Newsweek reports:

Top Democratic presidential candidates have slammed the National Rifle Association over its reported bid to block a measure seeking to renew and expand the Violence Against Women Act. The gun lobby announced plans to lower grades for politicians who vote in favor of the legislation, which includes a measure to keep firearms out of the hands of abusers, according to reports.

Earlier this week, the National Journal reported that the NRA was planning to issue a “key vote” alert against the Violence Against Women Act, warning members of Congress that their vote on the legislation would be scored by the gun lobby and reflected in their NRA rating. The warning came after a bill to reauthorize and expand the act was introduced in the House on March 7.