NRA power and money goes a long way in states
December 20th, 2012
06:08 PM ET
1 year ago

NRA power and money goes a long way in states

Washington (CNNMoney) - When Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker fought off a tough recall effort earlier this year, he did so with the National Rifle Association's political backing as well as $10,000, thanks to his work expanding gun rights in the state.

The NRA, the most well-known gun rights advocate and lobbying group, is in the spotlight following last week's shootings at the elementary school in Newton, Connecticut, that killed 20 children and six adults.

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  1. lyn

    Walker you and all GOP's, the Riffle Association should be hold accountable for the killing 20 of our children and six teachers last Friday, I am disgusted to hear how much money the Association give Walker,shame on you Scott Walker I hope and pray that you never ever been elected again.

    December 20, 2012 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  2. Evergreen

    I don't think the founding fathers had the NRA in mind when the began the 2nd Amendment with a "Well Regulated Militia. This group has twisted the meaning of the 2nd Amendment.

    December 20, 2012 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  3. JD

    Wow. 10 whole thousand. That's like .0001 percent of what the unions spent for president Obama.

    Democrats did nothing with a super majority senate, the house and the presidency in '09.

    Is all that's left of the democrat party is to convince people how much they hate someone else?

    December 20, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    Wha'ts the percentage of gun owners in the US? I won't count the responsible gun owners or hunters who know a semi automatic or automatic rifle is a no no.
    The nra could only come up with $17M to give to the twit who was not even on their side while governor of Massachusetts.
    I don't believe, right now, that they have that much power.

    December 20, 2012 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |