Political Spending and the Gun Control Debate

Monday, January 07, 2013

With the revival of the gun control debate, ProPublica’s Suevon Lee looks at how much both gun control advocates and gun rights groups have been spending on lobbying efforts and contributed to political campaigns. With gun rights groups outspending their counterparts, we’ll look at how that money has affected gun policy in recent years.


Suevon Lee

Comments [8]


General statments do not an argument make... but specifics do... Please be more specific... What "fantasy" and what "sare tactics" are you typing about?

Jan. 07 2013 12:34 PM
Nick from UWS

People want the right to carry a concealed weapon into a place of "worship"...LOL....what a truly perverse country this is...what a bunch of maroons...

Jan. 07 2013 12:32 PM

Christine from Westchester...

I think I just answered your question.. below...

One reason why it is DIFFICULT to gather "data" in defending a poistion on "Gun Regulation" is that the NRA has managed to influence regualtion to pass laws where it is "Against the Law" to collecto or publish specific "gun" data regarding "type of gun".. but, it is perfectly legal to collect and publish data regarding "who the gunowners are"... Seems kinda strange doesn't it? When the "survival" of the gun manufacturer is more important than the privacy of the individual.

Jan. 07 2013 12:31 PM

The only times in this country's history gun control was actually enacted was in the context of blacks demanding gun rights, during the rise of the Black Panther movement and after the Civil War.

Jan. 07 2013 12:30 PM
Nick from UWS

Why does this woman keep saying "Sure.." before she answers every question? Does she have to think about whether or not she'll answer the question? Is she giving the interviewer permission to have the answer? Is she relieved that she'll be able to answer it? Is this how she normally has a conversation?

Jan. 07 2013 12:30 PM

Most often journalists and bloggers try to compare "Gun Regulation" to "Gun Violence" however I never see a "Bang for the Buck" reporting or analysis. It has well been accepted that Firearms are more responsibile for "suicide deaths" rather than the "death of others".. a number greater than 50% every year... So, I decided to merge the best data we have in both areas "Suicide Rates by State" and "Gun Laws ratings by State".. and here are the results.. Let the numbers speak for themselves...


Jan. 07 2013 12:26 PM
The Truth from Becky

It is exactly that...Rhetoric based in fantasy...scare tactics to rally the blind followers into action

Jan. 07 2013 12:23 PM
Christine from Westchester

the guest uses "gun control" very broadly. There are already a lot of gun control laws. What type of gun control is she advocating (as she is clearly an advocate). What type of research has been done to prove what types of laws are actually effective (instead of just managing the already law abiding gun owners)?

Jan. 07 2013 12:16 PM

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