Much of the group's influence stems from a relentless lobbying effort, in Washington and throughout the country, driven by a staff of 80, and a huge and well-organized grass-roots base. In 2010, it spent nearly $81 million on member communication and mailings. This year, it is running a voter registration drive called Trigger the Vote.The article noted that the NRA handed out only $1.28 million to candidates in 2010. Candidates need money to run a race, but they need votes to get elected, and delivering votes from gun owners is something the NRA does very well.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
While this may be news to those in the media, it's something the pro-rights community has long known.