THINK PROGRESS, a Leftist organization, back in 2012 went on to prove the following:
In a series of posts for Think Progress beginning today, I’ll detail what the data on the NRA’s involvement in elections actually tells us, and what conclusions we can draw about the status of an issue that has been largely dormant in our politics in recent years. The results of this analysis include the following:
- NRA contributions to candidates have virtually no impact on the outcome of Congressional races.
- An NRA independent expenditure (IE) campaign does not improve a candidate’s chance of winning.
- The NRA’s endorsement, so eagerly sought by so many candidates, has almost no impact on the outcome of elections; the bulk of NRA endorsements go to incumbent Republicans with almost no chance of losing.
- Despite what the NRA has long claimed, it neither delivered Congress to the Republican party in 1994 nor delivered the White House to George W. Bush in 2000.
In a more recent post, GUNMART notes the under-funding of gun issues:
The liberal lie of the ‘Big Money NRA’ buying congress and funding their way to controlling our laws is a myth. Here is a look at the stats…
Now look at those dollar amount from those top special interests and compare and contrast those numbers to what the NRA’s real financial power is… They come in with a ranking of only 155th place among top lobbyists and 464th place among top contributions.