I just read a report showing that gun control spending


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jrdolall
January 31, 2014, 12:43 PM
in 2013 was up 824% to $2.2 million while gun rights spending was up 147% to over $15 million.

Just in case anyone thinks the fight is over.

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MErl
January 31, 2014, 12:50 PM
got a link to the report?

jrdolall
January 31, 2014, 12:59 PM
I went back and looked for it but couldn't find it. It was in the Yahoo news feeds and I think the Financial section but now it's gone.

Ryanxia
January 31, 2014, 03:47 PM
Doesn't sound right. A lot of articles with 'stats' will spout different figures that make it seem like the NRA outspends all the 'grassroots' gun safety organizations.
Although I think we did blow our wad in the 1st quarter stopping another AWB, mag cap ban, and gun registration.

AlexanderA
January 31, 2014, 07:03 PM
Gun control spending in 2013 was up 824% to $2.2 million while gun rights spending was up 147% to over $15 million.

The quoted figures seem about right to me. The difference in the total amount contributed reflects a difference in intensity. Rank-and-file antigunners have a very shallow commitment, and are swayed by the emotions of the moment. (2013 was a high point for them, in the aftermath of Sandy Hook and during the full-press drive for gun control.) In contrast, gun owners have a vested, existential interest in the issue. Politicians truly fear committed, one-issue voters.

Redacted
January 31, 2014, 11:14 PM
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101377865

Sam1911
January 31, 2014, 11:30 PM
... while gun rights spending was up 147% to over $15 million.



Ahhh, good. Looks like they must have cashed my check.


:D



Seriously, though, it is good to see that.

JRH6856
February 1, 2014, 12:11 AM
How much did MAIG spend last year? I suspect Colorado alone would account for at least half the increase.

bobmcd
February 1, 2014, 03:36 PM
There is a big difference between changes and totals.

Grabbers increased their expenditures by more than we did, but the total spent is still in our favor.

Pro-gun total is $15 million vs. anti-gun of $2 million.

Interests favoring more control spent 824 percent more in 2013, totaling $2.2 million. Meanwhile, gun rights interests boosted spending by a smaller percentageó147 percentóbut the total amount of $15.1 million dwarfed the control spending.

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