Just a couple election cycles ago, the NRA was a massive force in funding the campaigns of pro-gun Republican candidates. But now that the Kremlin money has dried up, and the NRA is trying to fend off a New York Attorney General probe while also facing internal financial scandals, things have changed.
The NRA has launched a $2 million effort to oppose President Biden’s gun reform measures. That may sound like a lot. But Senator Chris Murphy explains why it’s actually a sign that the NRA is nearly broke:
The actual news here is that the NRA, facing bankruptcy, has only $2m to spend. For comparison, Senate candidates were spending $2m A DAY last fall. This “campaign” is a proof point that the political momentum has shifted. https://t.co/xc3Eaa4N6D
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) April 22, 2021
If this were happening a few years ago, the NRA would be funding an overwhelmingly large effort to oppose gun reform. Now it’s reduced to coughing up $2 million, which is a pittance compared to the kind of money the NRA used to have. The NRA is in trouble.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report