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Lawmakers Opposing Assault Weapons Ban Received 130 Times More Gun Industry Donations


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Lawmakers Opposing Assault Weapons Ban Received 130 Times More Gun Industry Donations

Julia Conley, staff writer

New campaign finance data reveals the extent to which efforts to pass meaningful gun control legislation is hamstrung by the power of pro-gun groups.

Analyzing information from the Center for Responsive Politics, the nonpartisan watchdog group MapLight reported Thursday that representatives in the House who refuse to support a ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons and other assault-style firearms, receive about 130 times more money in campaign donations from pro-gun groups than those who back such regulations.


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Violence begets more Violence.

Supporting Evil is inhuman.


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“House members who declined to support the legislation received an average of $8,671 from pro-gun groups”

Actually they received an average of $1900. Out of the 22 that don’t support the bill 16 got exactly $0.

Doing a search on Rep. Peterson, it looks like between 2013 and 2018 he got $3.5million in contributions, making the $12k from “the gun industry” exactly 0.36%.


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From the article:

“It’s hard to imagine Congress being so out of step with the American public on gun measures if lawmakers were less focused on the campaign money for their reelection.”

It’s not just gun measures, it’s ALL measures, fron single-payer health care, to trade deals and frack-oil piplines. WTF will it take to end this naked bribery?