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Follow the Money (AWB Sunset)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Bubbles, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. Bubbles

    Bubbles Member

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    Numbers are according to opensecrets.org, as of the most recent FEC filing on July 31, 2004:

    HCI PAC:
    Assets at Start of Reporting Period: 58,928
    Total Receipts: 14,098
    Total Disbursements: 66,982
    Assets at End of Reporting Period: 6,048

    GOA PAC:
    Assets at Start of Reporting Period: 50,195
    Total Receipts: 117,069
    Total Disbursements: 64,534
    Assets at End of Reporting Period: 102,728

    NRA PAC:
    Assets at Start of Reporting Period: 1,834,015
    Total Receipts: 9,817,366
    Total Disbursements: 4,466,765
    Assets at End of Reporting Period: 7,184,615

    Q: If the AWB truly had broad and nationwide support, why is it that at the end of July, HCI-PAC, a nationwide gun-control political action committee which makes donations to candidates for office, had only $6,048 available during a Presidential Election Year??????
    :rolleyes:
     
  2. fletcher

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    Because obviously Republicans=NRA, and the Republican party is a bunch of rich CEOs that like guns, so they keep slipping money in somehow :rolleyes: ;)
     
  3. Kharn

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    I think it would be interesting to see the average contribution and the number of contributors for each of those groups.
    I think its kinda funny that GOA has over 10 times what HCI has, considering GOA's considered a very small gun-owners group.

    Kharn
     
  4. Andrew Rothman

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    Yeah, but HCI is even smaller. They just like to pretend they are big.

    Similarly, in Minnesota, we have a group variously called "Citizens for a Safer Minnesota," "Minnesotans Against Being Shot," and "Repeal Conceal."

    As Joel Rosenberg points out on his blog (http://www.joel-rosenberg.com/), all three "groups" are, in reality, a single would-be do-gooder named Rebecca Thoman and her successful grant applications, doing checkbook advocacy with very little grassroots support.
     
  5. El Tejon

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    Any single person can get a P.O. Box and a fax machine.:rolleyes:
     
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