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  1. Calavera says:

    ๐Ÿ’€ The NRA spent a stupendous $54.4 million in the 2016 election cycle, almost all of it in โ€œindependent expenditures,โ€ meaning spending for or against a candidate but not a direct contribution to a campaign. The money went almost entirely to Republicans to a degree that almost looks like a misprint (but isnโ€™t): Of independent expenditures totaling $52.6 million, Democrats received $265. LA Times: ‘Thoughts and prayers’ โ€” and fistfuls of NRA money: Why America can’t control guns) http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-nra-money-20171003-story.html
    ๐Ÿ’€ NRA 2016 Election Cycle https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=d000000082
    ๐Ÿ’€ The Congress Members Receiving the Most N.R.A. Funding https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/04/opinion/thoughts-prayers-nra-funding-senators.html
    ๐Ÿ’€ “Video of Texas church shooting said to show methodical killing of victims : A seven-minute video clip described by law enforcement reportedly shows gunman shooting victims in the head, including small children” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/08/texas-church-shooting-video-methodical-killing The First Baptist church in Sutherland Springs often recorded its services and posted them online.
    ๐Ÿ’€ “Are Mass Murderers Insane? Usually Not, Researchers Say” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/health/mass-murderers-mental-illness.html

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