Groups Fought to Regulate Guns While Seeking Taxpayer Dollars
By Chris Eger
At least two national gun control organizations took federal loans during the COVID-19 crisis to stay operational while advocating stronger gun restrictions and prohibitions. (Photo: Guns.com)
Second Amendment advocates on Monday slammed prominent anti-gun groups for reportedly taking federal Paycheck Protection Program loans.
PPP loans are intended to helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. The Brady Campaign received between $350,000 and $1 million on April 10 while in the same month the Giffords Law Center reportedly accepted a loan worth between $150,000 and $350,000, according to reports by the Washington Free Beacon. Both groups have long stumped for strict gun control measures and have pledged millions to anti-gun candidates for office that have voiced support for such restrictions.
The Second Amendment Foundation called such actions an outrage.
“SAF had to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars from contributors to file lawsuits during the coronavirus shutdowns to keep gun stores open as essential businesses so Americans could exercise their Second Amendment rights,” SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb told Guns.com, stressing his group sought no such loans. Likewise, the National Rifle Association said they did not seek a PPP loan to continue their operations.
The NRA noted that, while