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I just read a report showing that gun control spending

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by jrdolall, Jan 31, 2014.

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  1. jrdolall

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    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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    got a link to the report?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Ahhh, good. Looks like they must have cashed my check.


    :D



    Seriously, though, it is good to see that.
     
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    How much did MAIG spend last year? I suspect Colorado alone would account for at least half the increase.
     
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    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.

     
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