The gun lobby is among the most influential in Arizona. But its power doesn't come from money. During the 2010 election cycle, gun lobbyists and their political action committees gave less than $4,000 to statewide and legislative candidates. In comparison, individuals from groups such as the medical industry, teachers unions and real estate developers gave hundreds of thousands of dollars more. Yet gun legislation was one of the dominant issues of this year's legislative session. More than a dozen gun measures were proposed.
Read Original at: The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Ariz.)