Freedom Loving Americans Open Their Wallets To Support This
(RepublicanNews.org) – The tragic mass shooting deaths of 19 children and two adults at a Uvalde, Texas school on May 24 continues to rock the nation. Considered one of the deadliest school incidents in the history of the US, it has once again renewed calls for stricter gun control. Despite the surge in calls for action, a new ABC News report takes aim at well-known politicians with a history of accepting hefty donations from pro-gun contributors.
Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, who represent the state where an 18-year-old gunman carried out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings last week, are among Congress' top recipients of contributions from pro-gun donors, records show. https://t.co/JvtH3lEjcZ
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ABC reporters checked campaign records to track down historical information about donations to several specific leaders including Steve Scalise (R-LA), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX). All three have received more donations from 2A advocates than any other members of Congress throughout their careers.
Cruz and Cornyn both represent the same state where the Uvalde shooting took place. Senator Cruz sits at the top of the pro-gun donation recipient list with $442,000 in funds received. Steve Scalise amassed $396,000 by comparison, putting him in second place. Cornyn comes in a close third with $340,000.
Individual donations are often much smaller than those from major organizations, such as the National Rifle Association (NRA). Campaign records allegedly show that it has spent approximately $6 million supporting Senator Richard Burr (R-NC).
The NRA’s history of supporting pro-gun candidates from Texas is not new. In fact, it has spent a total of $575,000 on local elections within the state since 2015. Campaign disclosures also suggest that other companies, such as Daniel Defense, have issued thousands of dollars in funding to Republicans on the campaign trail. That includes at least $300,000 in funding issued to the Trump Victory PAC between 2016 and 2020.
It’s clear that support for gun rights isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The right to bear arms is, after all, laid out right in the US Constitution. Yet, gun control advocacy is at an all-time high. Daniel Defense and the NRA are far from the only pro-gun contributors helping politicians campaign, but they could become a convenient scapegoat for anti-firearm activists.
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