One of the more constant charges against the National Rifle Association from anti-gun forces is the claim that the NRA “buys” lawmakers. To be sure, they donate money to friendly campaigns and try to help keep pro-gun legislators in office, much like any other special interest group. While we can all lament how special interest money influences elections, so long as we have people running for office and needing money to campaign, this is bound to happen.
It doesn’t mean anyone has bought anyone else.
But, I didn’t make the rules. Anti-gunners have long claimed that the NRA is buying state and federal politicians. If that’s the case, then Everytown for Gun Safety and similar groups are just as guilty.