New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
The times are a-changin’ and what was true about guns when the NRA was formed in 1871 is drastically different today. Yet, despite all of the recent gun tragedies in the U.S. the NRA is sticking to its guns and fighting against any sort of reform—despite the fact that the majority of its members support at least some reform.
FinancesOnline.com took a look at the NRA’s recent actions and lobbying in Washington in an attempt to uncover some of the reasons why they are ineffectively representing their members’ feelings on gun control. What they found is that the NRA has a serious benefactor. “The NRA is lobbying and the gun companies are paying the bills: an analysis of the organization’s hypocrisy” explores the hypocrisy in the fact that gun companies are donating millions of dollars a year to the NRA.
According to financial journalists from FinanceOnline.com it’s really no surprise that the NRA has such successful lobbying power in Washington when we take into consideration the 22 “corporate partners”—12 of them being gun companies. They state that in 2010 alone the NRA received $71 million dollars in donations.
The financial journalists from FinanceOnline.com argue that these recent donations seem especially influential in the groups’ actions considering—according to the author's research—that the majority of NRA members themselves, a whopping 74%, are for gun reform.
FinanceOnline.com financial experts wonder if it could be that the NRA is not actually listening to their own members, but rather the dollars coming from the gun industry who is paying their bills—and making them rich by the looks of it?
The NRA has been in the news for years because of their untouchable lobbying power in the local, state, and federal government. Ranging from gun control on college campuses to blocking assault weapon bans, the NRA’s financial and lobbying power is omnipresent, unstoppable…and hypocritical?
So are the NRA’s decisions influenced by the members themselves, or by the gun manufacturing industry? The answer to that question is left up to the reader. Check out FinancesOnlines.com’s insight into the organization’s wealthy benefactors’ influence in policy-making.