Four Things to Know about the Debate over Guns
1. Who Is Getting Killed with Guns and Why
2. The Dramatic Increase in Gun Sales in the U.S.
3. Where the NRA Now Generates More than Half of Its Revenue
Here, according to Walter Hickey in an article published in Business Insider, is a breakdown of where the NRA generates its revenue:
“In its early days, the National Rifle Association was a grassroots social club that prided itself on independence from corporate influence.
“While that is still part of the organization’s core function, today less than half of the NRA’s revenues come from program fees and membership dues.
“The bulk of the group’s money now comes in the form of contributions, grants, royalty income, and advertising, much of it originating from gun industry sources.
“Since 2005, the gun industry and its corporate allies have given between $20 million and $52.6 million to it through the NRA Ring of Freedom
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