There was another mass shooting in the United States this week. That means another round of emotional reactions, social media sparring and carefully delivered messages by elected officials. If recent shootings serve as any example, it's also likely that no legislative action will follow.
Jim Morrill writes for the Charlotte Observer and has reported on the financial influence the NRA has over two of North Carolina's most powerful leaders. He joins WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii to talk about political contributions and some of the contested races in Mecklenburg County.