S. 150 - Assault Weapons Ban of 2013

Crime and law enforcement. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Assault Weapons Ban of 2013

S. 150 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Assault Weapons Ban of 2013
  • Assault Weapons Ban of 2013
Sponsor
Dianne Feinstein
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Academic performance and assessments
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Congressional oversight
  • Criminal justice information and records
  • Criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Department of Justice
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Family relationships
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Games and hobbies
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Juvenile crime and gang violence
  • Law enforcement administration and funding
  • Mental health
  • Poverty and welfare assistance
  • Retail and wholesale trades
  • Sports and recreation facilities
  • Trade restrictions
  • Violent crime
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Major Actions
Introduced1/24/2013
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/24/2013
1/24/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
1/24/2013Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
1/30/2013Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
2/12/2013Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held.
2/27/2013Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
3/07/2013Committee on the Judiciary. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
Put on a legislative calendar3/14/2013Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
3/14/2013Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with amendments. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar3/14/2013Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 27.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from Human Rights, which…

supported this bill

Human Rights$41,800
$41,800

55 Organizations Supported and 9 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Assault Weapons Ban of 2013

55 organizations supported this bill

20 Children
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Alliance for Business Leadership
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
American Academy of Pediatrics
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
American Bar Association
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
American Federation of Teachers
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
American Medical Association
Madara, James L. (M.D.) (2013, January 29). Letter of Support. Retrieved February 15, 2013, from AMA.
American Public Health Association
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Black American Political Association of California
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Boston City Council
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Brady Campaign (2013). We are Better Than This. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from Brady Campaign.
Chaska, Minnesota Police Chief Scott Knight
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Child Welfare League of America
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Children's Defense Fund
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Doctors for America
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Every Child Matters
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence
The United Methodist Church (2013, February 4). 4 Faiths United Endorses Assault Weapons Ban . Retrieved February 15, 2013, from UMC.
Grandmothers for Peace International
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
International Association of Chiefs of Police
National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (2013). PROTECTING COMMUNITIES FROM ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH-CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES. Retrieved April 25, 2013, from National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence.
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Major Cities Chiefs Association
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
MomsRising
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP (2013). Stopping Gun Violence; Support a Permanent Renewal of the Military-Style Assault Weapons Ban. Retrieved February 6, 2013, from NAACP.
National Association of School Nurses
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
National Association of Social Workers
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives
National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (2013). PROTECTING COMMUNITIES FROM ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH-CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES. Retrieved April 25, 2013, from National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence.
National Education Association
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
National League of Cities
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (2013). PROTECTING COMMUNITIES FROM ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH-CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES. Retrieved April 25, 2013, from National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence.
National Parks Conservation Association
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
National Physicians Alliance
National Physicians Alliance (2013, April 11). Dear Senator Reid,. Retrieved April 25, 2013, from National Physicians Alliance.
National PTA
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (n.d.). New Bills to Improve Nation’s Gun Laws Introduced in Congress. Retrieved April 3, 2013, from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.
Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Anthony Smith
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Police Executive Research Forum
National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (n.d.). PROTECTING COMMUNITIES FROM ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH-CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES. Retrieved April 25, 2013, from National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence.
Police Foundation
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
San Diego Unified School District
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Sierra Club
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Sikh Council on Religion and Education, USA
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
TASH
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
U.S. Conference of Mayors
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
The United Methodist Church (2013, February 4). 4 Faiths United Endorses Assault Weapons Ban . Retrieved February 15, 2013, from UMC.
United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Church (2013, February 4). 4 Faiths United Endorses Assault Weapons Ban . Retrieved February 15, 2013, from UMC.
Violence Policy Center
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Washington CeaseFire
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Washington Office on Latin America
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Woman's National Democratic Club
WNDC (2013, March 11). Assault Weapons Ban Legislation. Retrieved March 26, 2013, from WNDC.
Women in Federal Law Enforcement
undersigned organizations (2013). Endorsements for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013, from US Senator Dianne Feinstein.

9 organizations opposed this bill

Bear Witness Central
Bear Witness Central (2013, January 8). Oppose New Version of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. Retrieved February 15, 2013, from BWC.
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
CCRKBA (2013, March 14). CCRKBA Blasts Party-Line Passage of Feinstein Gun Ban Measure. Retrieved March 15, 2013, from CCRKBA.
Firearms Policy Coalition
Firearms Policy Coalition (2013). ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN OF 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013, from FPC.
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America (2013, January 31). Feinstein’s Gun Ban to Affect Millions of Law-abiding Gun Owners. Retrieved February 15, 2013, from Ammoland.com.
Liberty.com
John Parker (2013, February 26). Action Alert - Anti-Gun Bill Vote In US Senate. Retrieved March 6, 2013, from Liberty.com.
National Association for Gun Rights
National Association for Gun Rights (2013). National Association for Gun Rights - Bill Watch. Retrieved May 16, 2013, from National Association for Gun Rights.
National Rifle Association
NRA Institute for Legislative Action (2012, December 27). Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill. Retrieved January 25, 2013, from NRA - ILA.
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation (2013, February 1). This Act May Be Cited as the ‘Assault Weapons Ban of 2013’. Retrieved February 6, 2013, from GunAuction.com.
Tea Party.org
Tea Party.org (2013, February 9). Full Text of Feinstein's UnConstitution Gun Grab Bill. Retrieved March 7, 2013, from Tea Party Command Center.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from Human Rights interest groups, July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$250$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$0
Max BaucusDMT$0$0
Mark BegichDAK$0$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,000$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
Roy BluntRMO$0$0
John BoozmanRAR$0$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,000$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$250$0
Richard BurrRNC$0$0
Maria CantwellDWA$1,000$0
Ben CardinDMD$750$0
Tom CarperDDE$250$0
Bob CaseyDPA$250$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0
Tom CoburnROK$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$750$0
Bob CorkerRTN$0$0
John CornynRTX$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$0$0
Ted CruzRTX$0$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
Deb FischerRNE$0$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$0
Al FrankenDMN$750$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$7,950$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$500$0
Tom HarkinDIA$250$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$0
Dean HellerRNV$0$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
John HoevenRND$0$0
Jim InhofeROK$0$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0
Tim KaineDVA$0$0
John F. KerryDMA$0$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
Mark KirkRIL$0$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$500$0
Mike LeeRUT$0$0
Carl LevinDMI$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
John McCainRAZ$0$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,250$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$2,000$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0
Jerry MoranRKS$0$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
Chris MurphyDCT$0$0
Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,100$0
Rand PaulRKY$0$0
Rob PortmanROH$0$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
Harry ReidDNV$300$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$0$0
Bernie SandersIVT$950$0
Brian SchatzDHI$0$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$850$0
Tim ScottRSC$0$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$3,500$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,250$0
John ThuneRSD$0$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$0
Mark UdallDCO$250$0
Tom UdallDNM$0$0
David VitterRLA$0$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$250$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$12,650$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,000$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0
Ron WydenDOR$1,000$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$228,300$38,683
Kelly AyotteRNH$134,700$201,761
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,127,837$0
John BarrassoRWY$553,743$60,249
Max BaucusDMT$260,220$500
Mark BegichDAK$693,235$2,000
Michael F. BennetDCO$744,728$1,500
Richard BlumenthalDCT$354,745$0
Roy BluntRMO$418,644$230,871
John BoozmanRAR$161,035$94,330
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,118,167$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,174,795$0
Richard BurrRNC$360,730$87,450
Maria CantwellDWA$332,992$0
Ben CardinDMD$395,635$0
Tom CarperDDE$154,300$0
Bob CaseyDPA$466,552$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$229,376$467,698
Daniel CoatsRIN$109,333$98,100
Tom CoburnROK$146,569$115,746
William Thad CochranRMS$131,800$31,850
Susan M. CollinsRME$293,019$54,533
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$273,644$0
Bob CorkerRTN$393,851$49,220
John CornynRTX$807,346$274,241
Mike CrapoRID$95,469$13,300
Ted CruzRTX$325,571$1,355,968
Joe DonnellyDIN$311,079$10,950
Dick DurbinDIL$334,095$0
Mike EnziRWY$182,357$16,250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$204,213$1,000
Deb FischerRNE$122,399$133,487
Jeff FlakeRAZ$149,950$1,231,755
Al FrankenDMN$1,098,055$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$996,665$-400
Lindsey GrahamRSC$193,038$82,138
Chuck GrassleyRIA$204,070$72,150
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,645,635$1,000
Tom HarkinDIA$232,196$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$336,215$33,100
Martin HeinrichDNM$1,187,881$2,250
Heidi HeitkampDND$156,103$6,000
Dean HellerRNV$321,484$204,393
Mazie K. HironoDHI$319,159$0
John HoevenRND$79,900$41,050
Jim InhofeROK$84,168$112,625
Johnny IsaksonRGA$222,125$40,450
Mike JohannsRNE$51,700$14,400
Ron JohnsonRWI$238,109$255,303
Tim JohnsonDSD$124,800$0
Tim KaineDVA$960,650$100
John F. KerryDMA$99,486$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$150,035$0
Mark KirkRIL$627,044$222,324
Amy KlobucharDMN$256,735$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$352,822$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$78,300$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$173,875$0
Mike LeeRUT$56,900$128,246
Carl LevinDMI$44,810$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$366,263$17,700
John McCainRAZ$183,159$255,373
Claire McCaskillDMO$490,906$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$851,925$376,788
Bob MenéndezDNJ$715,710$1,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$736,329$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$225,901$0
Jerry MoranRKS$167,450$34,750
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$152,133$18,708
Chris MurphyDCT$1,054,591$0
Patty MurrayDWA$640,425$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$565,733$0
Rand PaulRKY$400,453$434,550
Rob PortmanROH$365,460$262,631
Mark L. PryorDAR$273,834$7,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$176,360$0
Harry ReidDNV$1,079,424$15,050
Jim RischRID$50,400$183,799
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$267,300$123,849
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$64,100$0
Marco RubioRFL$424,606$929,396
Bernie SandersIVT$404,857$0
Brian SchatzDHI$203,684$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$611,478$0
Tim ScottRSC$282,775$287,487
Jeff SessionsRAL$54,550$24,825
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$594,576$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$54,350$19,150
Debbie StabenowDMI$572,131$2,000
Jon TesterDMT$679,435$2,500
John ThuneRSD$234,152$370,034
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$410,417$1,300,054
Mark UdallDCO$1,072,375$0
Tom UdallDNM$563,361$0
David VitterRLA$425,201$237,528
Mark R. WarnerDVA$767,646$4,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,016,847$2,550
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$274,906$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$178,600$88,175
Ron WydenDOR$543,165$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$10,323,874
Other physician specialists$9,976,504
Physicians$9,402,177
Environmental policy$4,512,702
Teachers unions$1,241,430
Nurses$1,040,201
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$966,405
Minority/Ethnic Groups$932,990
Education$693,348
Police & firefighters unions & associations$616,550
General business associations$598,250
Children's rights$549,448
Welfare & Social Work$468,804
Health & welfare policy$440,890
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$419,333
Public official (elected or appointed)$45,601
Human Rights$41,800
Anti-Guns$8,800
Municipal & county government organizations$250

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$9,565,640
Pro-Guns$1,219,828
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