Its millions of members are motivated by ideology, not money, and they vote in droves.
As the political fallout from the tragic shooting in Parkland, Fla., continues, progressives and anti-gun activists have directed their ire increasingly at the National Rifle Association (NRA). One argument that has been circulating is that the NRA is a special-interest group that effectively buys off members of Congress with campaign contributions, inducing them to vote against the interests of their constituents for the sake of their own reelections.
This is an inaccurate picture of the substantial power that the NRA wields in the political process.
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