Gun Rights: Money Donors and Recipients

(12/3/15) Have you wondered who has received the most money from gun rights groups?  Well I did, so I checked it out.  All of the stats provided come from The Center for Responsive Politics.

So far in 2015, 98% of donations have gone to Republicans and 2% to Democrats.  Here are the numbers:


Total Money for Gun Rights: $8,402,220
Total Number of Clients Reported: 8
Total Number of Lobbyists Reported: 55

Donors 2015

National Rifle Assn $2,675,240
National Shooting Sports Foundation $2,640,000
National Assn for Gun Rights $1,340,000
Gun Owners of America $1,039,419
Citizens Cmte for Right Keep & Bear Arms $377,561
Safari Club International $205,000
Boone & Crockett Club $85,000
Dallas Safari Club $40,000

Top 20 Recipients

Carson, Ben (R)$37,622
Cruz, Ted (R)Senate$36,229
Paul, Rand (R)Senate$29,547
Boehner, John (R-OH)House$19,250
Burr, Richard (R-NC)Senate$12,000
McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA)House$11,800
Portman, Rob (R-OH)Senate$11,650
Zinke, Ryan K (R-MT)House$11,600
Walker, Scott (R)$11,200
Fiorina, Carly (R)$10,500
Hoeven, John (R-ND)Senate$9,200
Ryan, Paul (R-WI)House$9,175
Calvert, Ken (R-CA)House$8,767
Ayotte, Kelly (R-NH)Senate$8,720
Tipton, Scott (R-CO)House$8,200
Rubio, Marco (R)Senate$8,100
Huckabee, Mike (R)$8,099
Moran, Jerry (R-KS)Senate$7,500
Hurd, Will (R-TX)House$7,200
McSally, Martha (R-AZ)House$7,200

Written by Dave Van Zandt


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