After the dastardly and cowardly shooting in Las Vegas, it could be safely predicted that the NRA would become a prime target for the gun grabbers. True to form the politicians and talking heads on the left began to insinuate that the NRA is guilty of buying political votes with their campaign contributions. It is time to look at the numbers and tell them to just back the truck up. In this article, you will see some financial comparisons that will surely surprise you.
As Written By Jonah Goldberg for The New York Post:
An old rule of thumb holds that when someone says it’s not about the money, it’s really about the money.
But there are exceptions to almost every rule. The National Rifle Association is a case in point.
In the wake of the horror in Las Vegas this week, countless politicians, journalists and commentators are insisting that the National Rifle Association has a “stranglehold” on the Republican Party. Hillary Clinton claimed that the GOP-controlled Congress simply does “whatever they are told to do” by the NRA and the gun lobby.
The Washington Post and New York Times laid out splashy reports chronicling how much money the NRA has given to Republican congressmen. “Since 1998, the National Rifle Association has donated $3,533,294 to current members of Congress,” the Post reported in 2016.
The New York Times listed total NRA donations to certain GOP politicians alongside their statements offering condolences and prayers for the victims in Las Vegas. And the op-ed pages have been suffused with claims that the NRA has bought Republicans with blood money, stifling the popular will and thwarting democracy in the process.
There’s just one problem: It’s not true.
Oh, it’s certainly the case that the NRA and related groups have given a good amount of money to Republican politicians (and quite a few Democrats) over the years. But in the grubby bazaar of politician-buying, the NRA is a bit player……
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