Behind The NRA’s Money: Gun Lobby Deepens Financial Ties to $12 Billion Firearms Industry

Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has portrayed itself as an advocate for individual gun owner’s Second Amendment rights. But a new investigation finds the group has come to rely on the support of the $12-billion a year gun industry—made up of firearms and ammunition manufacturers and sellers. Since 2005, the NRA has collected as much as $38.9 million from dozens of gun industry giants, including Beretta USA, Glock, and Sturm, Ruger & Co., according to a 2011 study by the Violence Policy Center. We speak with investigative reporter Peter Stone, whose latest article for The Huffington Post is “NRA Gun Control Crusade Reflects Firearms Industry Financial Ties.”

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2 thoughts on “Behind The NRA’s Money: Gun Lobby Deepens Financial Ties to $12 Billion Firearms Industry

  1. What really irks me is that Sturm Ruger, Glock and Baretta are actually foreign (European) companies. (Although they do have American subsidiaries.)

    You can BET that back in their home countries, gun laws are more strict than here. Even they play “follow the money.”

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