NRA Donations Soared 11.5% In Year After Newtown Killings


Donations to the National Rifle Association soared in year after the Newtown, Ct., school massacre, reports the New York Daily News. Contributions and grants to the NRA in 2013 totaled $96.4 million, up 11.5 percent from the $86.4 million raised the previous year, according to the latest financial disclosure form filed by the gun group with the IRS.

The money poured in as Congress and states, including New York, debated gun control measures after the killing of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. Leah Gunn Barrett of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence charged that the NRA riled up its base with “fearmongering” that President Obama and the left wanted to take away people's guns after Newtown.

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