GOA Fights for 2A Rights as Congress Exploits Tragedy for Gun Control
By Erich Pratt
Open Secrets, June 14, 2022
Gun Owners of America pushes back on gun control legislation
Gun Owners of America mounted a swift, strong opposition to both the House bill and Senate framework.
Gun Owners of America urged gun rights supporters to contact their Senators to stop the deal, and the group tweeted that the “red flag” laws and expanded waiting periods in the framework are “chiefly of concern.”
The “no-compromise gun lobby” group, which boasts more than 2 million members, has spent more than $43.2 million on lobbying since 1998. Gun Owners of America has more than doubled its annual lobbying expenditures since 2012, from $1.3 million in 2012 to almost $2.8 million in 2021.
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CNN, June 13, 2022
It’s a sign of just how hard it will be for Republicans to hold on to the support they have and expand it, as outside groups like Gun Owners of America and others whip up supporters against the framework.
In interviews with more than a dozen rank-and-file Republicans, CNN found most are holding back on throwing their support behind anything until they have the final legislative text, a task that could take days or even weeks.
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The Washington Post, June 15, 2022