As the nation engages in a long-overdue debate about gun violence, ThinkProgress has documented examples of how the NRA’s influence over Congress and public opinion may be exaggerated. The NRA may, however, exercise more influence in state elections, where candidates are less well known and political ads can have more impact. The NRA has funneled millions of dollars to a front group that spends its money electing judges and state attorneys general who are tough on crime—unless those crimes involve gun control laws.
The Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) was founded with NRA funding in 1991. The LEAA opposes common-sense measures such as backgroundchecks and keeping guns away from people on the federal government’s “Terrorist Watchlist.”
The LEAA adamantly refuses to disclose its donors, but the NRA’s tax documents reveal that it gave the group at least $2 million between 2004 and 2010. Previousreports say the NRA gave the group $500,000 annually from 1995 to 2004, which would total more than $6 million.
to have your donations i mean bribes shielded from public as to who is doing the deed you automatically place yourself on the witness stand, in the public's mind, something to hide, criminal actions.
there is a positive though, we are now finding out about these before suspected but not mentioned so much, we are also beginning to identify those dollars and what hemisphere they come from. in short who's bidding on our country.