Beyond NRA: Other gun rights groups spend millions in Washington to influence laws

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Beyond NRA: Other gun rights groups spend millions in Washington to influence laws

Donovan SlackChelsey Cox

USA TODAY

  • Gun-rights advocacy groups spent a record $15.8 million on lobbying last year, one analysis found.
  • On Monday President Biden said he planned to continue pushing for passage of gun-safety legislation.

WASHINGTON – The National Rifle Association is accustomed to drawing national attention amid calls for gun safety legislation after mass shootings, such as the one that left 19 students and two teachers dead last week in Uvalde, Texas.

A handful of other gun rights groups also hold sway in the nation’s capital, where they fork over millions to lobbyists each year to try to persuade legislators and policymakers to take their side on issues they care about.

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