Everytown for Gun Safety has drawn out a new play in its efforts to influence the debate around gun violence, and it involves teaming up with the NBA for public service announcements scheduled to air on Christmas Day.Continue reading
Money can’t buy you the NRA
Michael Bloomberg recently committed $50 million to a gun control effort to “outmuscle” the NRA. But Bloomberg is ignoring the fact that money alone won't buy you the NRA.Continue reading
Follow the gun money with Sunlight tools
How we did this guns series, and how you can follow the money too using Sunlight's tools.Continue reading
Did guns beat money in Colorado recalls?
Pro-gun advocates appear to have defeated better-funded gun control supporters in this year's Colorado recall races, but loopholes in the reporting laws make it hard to determine exactly who spent how much.Continue reading
On gun control, states are where the action is
While their efforts to win new federal gun regulations stalled out this year, gun control advocates did win some victories in big states.Continue reading
Gun law nullification efforts fade as specter of federal gun laws retreats
Efforts by states to nullify possible new federal gun control measures have flagged, along with prospects for Congress passing any new legislation in the wake of last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.Continue reading
Barrage of political campaign spending follows shootings at Sandy Hook
Even in an "off" election year, groups on both sides of the gun debate spent millions to influence public opinion, and some have stockpiled big warchests for 2014.Continue reading
Sandy Hook one year later: Lots of sound and money, little action
One year after the massacre at Sandy Hook, an examination of public records by the Sunlight Foundation suggests that the tragedy has been more of a boon for lobbyists and campaign consultants than a call for action.Continue reading
Hired guns: K Street revolvers shot blanks against NRA artillery
Gun control groups made a big investment in professional lobbyists after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting but even the K Street top guns were no match for the National Rifle Association.Continue reading
Missouri just the latest state to test limits of gun law nullification
One day after Colorado voters ousted two state senators over their support for gun control, Missouri lawmakers are debating whether to try to make federal gun control measures illegal in their state. In a special legislative session opening today, opponents of gun control in the Show-Me State are vowing to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that would effectively nullify federal gun control measures.
The law would make it illegal for state employee to enforce them. Nixon (pictured right) called it unconstitutional when he vetoed the measure in July.
As Sunlight first reported in March, the ...Continue reading