Posted October 30, 2018 4:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

We keep hearing about how pro-gun candidates are supposedly bought and paid for by the National Rifle Association; as if the nation’s oldest civil rights organization was the ultimate boogeyman to them. They denounce the NRA and any pro-gun group donating money and working toward the election of various candidates. At the same time, any pro-gun candidate can only be one because the check from the NRA was large enough.

Yet, for the first time in 20 years, pro-gun groups have been outspent by their anti-gun opponents during an election cycle.

For the first time in 20 years, gun-control advocates are outspending gun-rights groups for federal races.

According to Federal Election Commission data collected by Reuters, gun control groups have spent more than 40 percent more than gun-rights groups ahead of next month’s midterm elections.

The data, released by the FEC on Friday, show gun-control groups having spent $20.2 million in the elections, overshadowing the $14.1 million that pro-gun groups have spent.

The financial efforts of those who want more restrictions on guns are largely led by liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who’s thinking about running for president in 2020, according to Reuters.

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Source:: Bearing Arms

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