As far as Hillary Clinton is concerned, the NRA gets its way only by intimidating elected officials. In an interview with Newsweek last week, Clinton claimed that the NRA uses campaign donations and advertising dollars to keep politicians from doing what they know saves lives. In the same interview, her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, blamed the NRA for “using money and influence to cause gridlock in Washington,” lamenting that “too many elected officials are scared to prioritize the safety of our communities over the profits of the gun lobby for fear they’ll lose their jobs.”
But gun-control groups spend much more money than the NRA does. Why aren’t they more successful in buying votes?
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