What these numbers don't capture is that the NRA boasts a grassroots list of millions of voters and the resources to mobilize these voters at even the slightest threat of gun control laws. Gun control advocates have nothing that comes close. In 2012, the NRA spent at least $682,595 on communication costs, that is, political messages to its own members.

A Fair Fight? Comparing Spending by the NRA to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Graphic by Amy Cesal

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