Counting up how much the NRA spends on campaigns and lobbying

Since the mass shooting in Las Vegas, there has been much discussion about the National Rifle Association’s influence on gun policy. In late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue about Las Vegas and the influence of the gun industry, he charged that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other lawmakers "won’t do anything about this because the NRA has their balls in a money clip." New York Times columnist Bret Stephens pushed back at that notion in his "Repeal the Second Amendment" column, suggesting that gun control advocates were overstating the NRA’s money footprint. "The National Rifle Association … >>More
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