The Gunfighters

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An ongoing series investigating the National Rifle Association’s influence on state policy and politics.

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I Spent a Year Reporting on NRA Lobbyist Marion Hammer. Read Her Emails With Florida Officials.

Thousands of pages of correspondence reveal a lobbyist who not only shapes bills, but creates them.

By Mike Spies

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Mike Spies

Mike Spies covered the NRA for The Trace from June 2015 to June 2019. He is now a reporter at ProPublica.

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Stories in this series have been published in partnership with Newsweek, Rolling Stone, the Tampa Bay Times, and the New York Daily News.

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