The rifleman: behind assault weapons' rise

World May 20, 2013

The rifleman: behind assault weapons' rise

by Tom Hamburger and Sari Horwitz

Rene Carlos Vos, an arms dealer in Alexandria, Virginia, began hanging around the Washington headquarters of the National Rifle Association in the mid-1980s. The NRA's staff were intrigued to see the garrulous, back-slapping Vos in the group's seventh-floor suite, home to its lobbying operation ...