“With blood continuing to spill in schools and churches and movie theaters – in big cities and small towns all across the U.S. – not only is it past due for the Republican-controlled Congress to support common sense gun reform, but it’s also time for the administration to be forthcoming about its relationship with the NRA.
If Donald Trump and his GOP colleagues continue to block reforms that a majority of the country support, the American people deserve to know why.” MORE
“The National Rifle Association has long been one of the most influential lobbying groups in the United States, not only in helping elect pro-gun candidates but also in preventing any common sense gun legislation from getting through Congress.
But, as Sen. Chris Murphy said on Wednesday, the Democratic wave on Tuesday – particularly in Virginia – proves that progressive candidates can win by standing up against the NRA and for sensible gun policies.” MORE
“The gun rights group placed multimillion-dollar bets on Donald Trump and six Republican Senate candidates locked in highly competitive races,” the OpenSecrets report noted. “It poured $50.2 million, or 96 percent of its total outside spending, into these races, and lost only one.” MORE