How Powerful Is The NRA?

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The National Rifle Association has over four million members, including many powerful politicians. So how much influence does the NRA have?

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Gallup Says Most Americans Support NRA, Despite Scrutiny After Recent Shooting
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/22/450888052/gallup-says-most-americans-support-nra-despite-scrutiny-after-recent-shooting
“According to a Gallup survey released Thursday, 58 percent of Americans view the National Rifle Association favorably, despite a mass shooting in Oregon this month that prompted criticism of the gun lobby and strong words from the president.”

How The NRA Became The Most Powerful Special Interest In Washington
http://www.businessinsider.com/nra-lobbying-money-national-rifle-association-washington-2012-12
“The National Rifle Association is considered one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington. ”

The NRA-ification of the Republican Party
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/08/14/the-nra-ification-of-the-republican-party/
“The National Rifle Association, the all-powerful guardian of Americans’ gun rights and driving force of America’s pro-gun policies, is arguably more influential than ever.”

The average gun owner now owns 8 guns – double what it used to be
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/21/the-average-gun-owner-now-owns-8-guns-double-what-it-used-to-be/
“There are nearly twice as many guns in the average gun-owning household today as there were 20 years ago, according to new Wonkblog estimates based data from surveys and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.”

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