New gun control legislation topped the agenda of the 113th Congress as it took session on Thursday, with the introduction of a new bill in the House that would enact stricter gun laws, and the introduction of similar bills expected in the Senate.
Data: MapLight has conducted an analysis of campaign contributions to federal candidates in the 2012 election cycle made by the PACs and employees of two organizations that have traditionally fallen on either side of the gun control debate.
- The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence gave a total of $4,518, 100% of which went to Democratic candidates.
- The National Rifle Association gave a total of $1,012,687, 87% of which went to Republican candidates.
|Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence||House||$4,018||$4,018|
|National Rifle Association||House||$9,300||$859,988||$869,288|
A spreadsheet of this data can be found here.
Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to federal candidates during the 2012 election cycle based on latest available data from the FEC as of Dec. 30, 2012.
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