Of all the things that are on the web, one of the things I could not find is a list of House and Senate Members who do NOT accept money from the NRA. How sad.
The National Rifle Association has long been known as one of the heaviest hitters in Congress. With 4.3 million members, they represent a stunning 1.4% of the population. That’s right, 1.4% of the United States of America are members of the NRA. Pretty pitiful number for such a big roar, if you ask me.
They are a full service lobbying organization. They give heavily to Republicans and Democrats alike (though Republicans like the money more and take more of it), they give to a number of candidates in small amounts, yet managed to donate over a million dollars directly to people running for the House and Senate from both parties. Here’s a link to take you to OpenSecrets.org that tracks the money. Of the 275 largest lobbies, they are number 17. But. They’re everywhere. And they go as a PAC, not as individuals.