Next to each name is a dollar figure, the amount of money donated to each of these elected officials by a gun lobby or gun manufacturer. These numbers are not made-up and can be easily confirmed by accessing donation records and bank receipts. Happily, not all of those voting against those gun control proposals received overly generous donations, but sadly most of them did. The number at the bottom is the total donations, the amount of money it took for this particular piece of legislation to be defeated despite the overwhelming support of the American people. It represents the most recent price paid to buy our democracy.
Vote for representatives who are not afraid to sacrifice their jobs by supporting gun control regulations that will put them on the various “hit” lists that those with the money and power use to intimidate those who disagree with their agenda.
Ten days later, a group of victims of the shootings created an organization advocating the election defeat of those identified as pro-gun. A smaller group of victims attended NRA rallies as proof that more guns were needed in America.
Similarly, those with Brady scores above 50 were almost universally re-elected while 43 representatives with Brady scores below 50 lost their re-election bid.