How much Does the Gun Lobby pay to buy the silence of people’s representatives?

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How much Does the Gun Lobby pay to buy the silence of people’s representatives?

By: TMO Staff

Gun rights groups overwhelmingly supported GOP candidates, contributing $5.9 million in to Republican campaigns in the 2016 election cycle, compared with $106,000 to those of Democrats.

In spite of the recent events in Florida, including the shooting affecting innocent school children- politicians, including our president, are blaming mental health issues rather than taking the bull by the horn-discussing gun control.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington based think tank, that tracts money politics, 232 members of the 435 house got money from gun groups. Only nine were Democrats while the rest were Republicans. Here is a list of some of the congressmen who  were financed by the gun lobby in 2016.

Source: Center for Responsive Politics

There were 27 representatives who got more than $100,000 since 1990, all Republicans.

Representatives who received more than $100,000 from gun rights groups

Source: Center for Responsive Politics

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