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Biden pitches gun control in NRA country


Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Mark KellyWhen Vice President Joe Biden travels to Richmond, Va. today to participate in a roundtable about gun violence, he'll be visiting a state where the legislature largely has beaten back proposals to regulate guns, and where politicians have gotten $2.2 million in support from gun rights groups over the past two decades.

Most of that money—$2 million—came from the National Rifle Association, according to Sunlight Foundation's Influence Explorer.  By contrast, groups that support stronger restrictions on guns, such as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, reported spending a mere $183,000 in Virginia over ...

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