Bloomberg Claims NRA Accomplished Little Despite Lobbying Efforts
By Tom Knighton
I never expect an outlet named Bloomberg to be balanced when writing about gun issues. It’s owned by Michael Bloomberg, for crying out loud. Of course, there’s going to be an anti-gun bias in its reporting and commentary on the issue.
Its latest effort is to claim the National Rifle Association (NRA), despite massive amounts spent on lobbying, accomplished little last year.
The National Rifle Association, one of most powerful lobbying organizations in Washington, did little to advance its agenda over the past two years even with a gun-friendly president in the White House and a Republican-controlled Congress.
The group spent a record $9.6 million lobbying lawmakers and federal agencies over the last two years, federal disclosures show, up from $5.9 million the previous two years.
Yet it had few legislative victories to show for its efforts. None of its top five bills was signed into law. And now that Democrats control the U.S. House of Representatives, the NRA will likely be playing defense for the next two years.
The lack of legislative results comes after the organization also saw a 15 percent <a target="_blank" title="Fear of Gun Control Laws Might Help Replenish the NRA's Coffers" href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-02/fear-of-gun-control-laws-might-help-replenish-the-nra-s-coffers" target="_blank" …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms