1. #CorkerKickback: A Perfect Example Of The GOP Openly Using Bribes To Get Votes On Their Sham Tax Bill (for context)
2. Is The NRA A Terrorist Organization? A Look At The NRA's Incendiary Rhetoric And Attack Ads (for behavior pattern)
This post collects some evidence together that money, and not facts, fuels the NRA. Corruption fuels the GOP. Follow the blood money...
RICHARD PAINTER - FOLLOWING THE MONEY TO EXPOSE CORRUPTION Former Bush White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter dissects the NRA's unethical relationship with Congress.
Clearly the NRA has evil intent...
The NRA was tasked with preventing the next Newtown. Instead, it helped train the Florida school shooter.
If you take money to not prevent deaths then you are taking "blood money...
Florida dad to politicians: Stop taking 'blood money' from NRA
Mediamatters: Maker of assault weapon used in Florida school shooting has donated over $1,000,000 to the NRA Smith & Wesson also sponsors NRATV’s NRA Women
Politico: The gun lobby: See how much your representative gets
The Guardian NRA contributions: how much money is spent on lawmakers? Anger as Republicans Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio call for prayers for victims rather than action on gun control
CNN: These Florida lawmakers accepted money from the National Rifle Association
CNN: Rubio stands by accepting NRA contributions: 'People buy into my agenda'
The explosion in spending came as the NRA poured unprecedented amounts of money into efforts to deliver Donald Trump the White House and help Republicans hold both houses of Congress.
The audit filed with the state of North Carolina shows that the NRA’s total expenditures exploded to more than $419 million, up from $312 million the prior year.
The jump is even more stark when compared to its spending during the previous two presidential elections in 2012 and 2008, when their outlays topped out at $261 million and $204 million, respectively, according to similar audits.These spending totals include all of the NRA’s operations in 2016, from law enforcement programs and hunter services to education and training.
Opensecrets: The latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has left 17 people dead. It is the 30th mass shooting in the first 45 days of 2018.*
In 2017, 2,239 people were shot in mass shootings, leaving 437 people dead. The fatal shooting in October 2017 at a Las Vegas music festival, which killed 58 concertgoers and injured hundreds more, is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Only 16 months earlier, a gunman armed with a handgun and a semi-automatic rifle murdered 49 people and injured 58 at an Orlando nightclub in what was then the country's worst mass shooting. The horrific attack came less than six months after a man and a woman opened fire at a San Bernardino, California, social services center, killing 14 and injuring 22. And with each mass shooting — from Columbine to Sandy Hook; Fort Hood to Virginia Tech — the national debate over gun ownership renews.
Money to congressional candidates: 2016 Cycle
All this money creates a certain type of very predictable behavior...
NRA: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
LastWeekTonight Published on 4 Oct 2017 John Oliver discusses the way the NRA not only works to prevent gun control, they work to prevent an informed discussion about gun control.
On the Sandy Hook anniversary, Morning Joe highlights Congress’ refusal to pass the gun safety laws Americans support
Paul Ryan: No 'knee jerk' reactions on guns. Ever.
House Speaker Paul Ryan likes to say the same thing after gun massacres. And then do virtually nothing.
Don Lemon calls out Florida lawmakers CNN's Don Lemon calls out Florida legislators who voted down a motion to consider a weapon ban following a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and describes one thing they almost all have in common - an A or A+ rating from the NRA.
Sandy Hook mom calls for legislation after FL HS shooting
Nicole Hockley’s son Dylan was killed in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012. She joins Stephanie Ruhle to discuss what needs to be done to prevent future tragedies like this and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Trump weighs in on Texas, says it's not a 'guns situation' While overseas, President Trump stated Sunday's mass shooting at a Texas church was a mental health issue as opposed to a gun issue. The Morning Joe panel breaks down Trump's argument. Duration: 14:39
Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year, study says (So much for safety training)
Now, a study based on data from 2012 to 2014 suggests that, on average, 5,790 children in the United States receive medical treatment in an emergency room each year for a gun-related injury. About 21% of those injuries are unintentional, similar to the third-grader's case. From 2012 to 2014, on average, 1,297 children died annually from a gun-related injury in the US, according to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday. The study also revealed which states in the US saw most of those deaths among children and which children may be most at risk for a gun-related injury. "When you start putting numbers like that to real lives, real people every day who are injured by firearms ... it confirms a statistic we already know a lot about," said Weiser, who was not involved in the study. Doctors also emphasize that there are methods available to safely secure and store firearms, away from children, and they recommend that parents employ those methods when keeping guns in the home.
"I just want to ask (Trump) why" - Parkland student
"I want to ask why a mentally ill 19-year-old was able to legally purchase a gun here in Florida and why he was able to come into my high school and shoot 17 people," says Parkland student Sarah Chadwick of her desire to talk to Trump about the shooting at her school last week.
Leading gun violence researcher: Media have a responsibility to cover the “harmful effects” of Congress’ efforts to radically gut laws for carrying firearms in public
After Las Vegas massacre, Congress has failed to act on 'bump stocks.' But states and cities are taking the lead
For once, a mass shooting seemed to create a bipartisan consensus — rare in the polarized debate over gun control — that something had to change. In the days after a gunman killed 58 people at an outdoor country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in October, members of Congress set their sights on "bump stocks," devices that allow a semiautomatic firearm to mimic a fully automatic one.
Lawmakers called for more regulation of bump stocks and even outright bans. They vowed — Democrats and Republicans alike — to make the issue a legislative priority. But that was then.
Four months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Congress has not acted on bump stocks, while states and local governments have moved to limit the sale and possession of the devices.
The National Rifle Association's Mass Shooting Hypocrisy How The Gun Lobby Attempts To Shut Down Debate For Stronger Gun Laws
Survivor: Next mass shooting is on legislators - The Florida state House rejected a ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines as dozens of survivors of last week's school shooting headed to the state Capitol to turn their grief into political action.
Yes, next mass shooting will be on them. Again.