7 of the NRA’s Main Tactics to Achieve Their Goals:

1.

Money to Dominate Legislators at the State and Federal Level.

  • NRA’s annual budget = $250 million
  • Brady’s annual budget = $7 million
  • NRA has 600 employees
  • Brady has 23 employees
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2.

Money Spent to Influence Federal Elections
(Total 2004,2006, 2008 )*

  • NRA + Pro Gun Groups = $53 million
  • Brady + Gun Control Groups = $3 million

*(Source of data: Open Secrets.org)

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3.

Create Fear, Maximize Sales to Criminals
Fact:

    The Criminal market = 25% of the gun industry’s annual sales.*

  • The NRA fights to protect this market share,
  • They must defeat any law that would make it harder for criminals to get guns e.g. laws to stop gun trafficking, close the gun show loophole, etc.
  • THEN SAY “You need a gun with you at all times to protect you from armed criminals.”

*(Source: Expert witness report filed as part of the 1999 NAACP lawsuit vs. the Gun Industry.)

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4.

Powerful State by State strategy.

    Intense focus on State legislators to get insane gun laws passed e.g.,

  • Guns in bars,
  • Concealed and open carry of guns
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5.

Disinformation

  • “More guns equal less crime”
  • “Guns save lives, more guns save more lives.”
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6.

Suppress Data that shows the catastrophic assault to public health and safety caused by the unregulated gun industry.

  • Just like the tobacco industry suppressed data for decades that showed smoking caused cancer.
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7.

Simplistic Sound Bite Logic

    Law abiding citizens are always going to be law abiding.

  • Fact: Every criminal was once law abiding citizen.
    ANY new gun law(s) “REVEALS” that the government secretly wants to take our guns away:

  • Why? Just as the seatbelt laws led to our cars being taken away?
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