What does the NRA get for the big bucks they spend on politics? “They get very powerful and effective lobbying,” says Peter Cohan, a Forbes Magazine contributor who covers the effects of money on gun policy. Cohan tells Jennifer Granholm that the gun industry must be happy when tragedy strikes because gun sales increase as citizens worry about others having weapons, even though more weapons could make a mass shooting situation more dangerous. “People are irrational. They are afraid. Fear causes them to go out and buy more guns,” Cohan says.