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OrganizationType of organization HistoryLobbying (all years)*Campaign Contributions (all years)*Independent Expenditure or Electioneering Communication (2012 cycle)*Ads we've spotted in 2013*Links to ads
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National Rifle Association501(c)4 and PACFounded 150 years ago the organization backs pro-gun lawmakers and grades them based on their stance on gun legislation$28 million$26 million$20 millionNonehttp://www.youtube.com/user/NRAVideos
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Mayors against Illegal Guns501(c)3The group was started by a coalition of 15 mayors in 2006$780,000.00None$175,591.55Targeted advertising in 14 stateshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WeEcKoDaP8
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Gun Owners of America501 (c)4Founded in 1975, the organization has a major lobbying presence in Washington$27 million$1.48 million$86,000.00Nonehttp://www.youtube.com/user/GunOwnersofAmerica
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National Association of Gun Rights501(c)4 and PACThe nonprofit filed its first 990 for tax year 2007, according to records available on Guidestar, and registered a political action committee with the FEC in 2010None$171,712.00NoneBought air time in Arizona; also have targeted ads in Montana, Maine, Arkansas and Alaska (not clear if they are on the air or not)http://www.youtube.com/user/NAGRstaff
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Safari Club International501(c)4 and (c)3The 37-year-old organization is made up of hunting enthusiasts 2.7 million$3 million$454,841.70None
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Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence501(c)4 and PAC$2.28 million$387,919.00NoneNone
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Independence USA PACPACPolitical action committee started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in October, 2012 to support candidates who share his views in support of education reform, gun control and gay marriageNoneNone$8.23 million
http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/outside-spending-2012/committee/independence-usa-pac/C00532705/
Spent $2.2 million in a special Illinois House primary, most of it opposing pro-gun Democrat Deborah Halvorsen, who was defeated by Robin Kelly.http://adhawk.sunlightfoundation.com/search/?q=Independence+USA+PAC
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Americans for Responsible Solutions501(c)4 and PACFounded by Congresswoman Giffords and her husband in 2013. The group is pusing for background checks.NoneNoneno details on FUTMAdd titled "Call Senators Flake and McCain"http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/video/ Bloomberg made a 6-figure donation http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/11/16927831-bloomberg-made-six-figure-donation-to-giffords-led-group?lite
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National Shooting Sports Foundation501(c)6 and PACBased in Newtown, Connecticut, and founded in 1961, the NSSF is a trade association for the gun industry, representing more than 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers.$2.2 million$791,697$25,620 in electioneering in 2012 (http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/outside-spending-2012/electioneering-groups/)None
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Violence Policy Center501(c)3works to stop death and injury from guns through research, advocacy, education, and collaboration.$192,000$3,500NoneNone
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Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence501(c)3national law center focused on providing comprehensive legal expertise in support of gun violence prevention.NoneNoneNoneNone
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Ohio Gun Collectors Association501(c)7 and PACpromotes friendship for those interested in the collection, possession, and use of arms by responsible persons.NoneNoneNoneNone
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Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms501(c)4None$11.5 millionless than $1000 in IE and nothing since 2006NoneNone
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(*Sources: Data on lobbying and campaign contributions from InfluenceExplorer.com, which has records dating back to 1989; data on independent expenditures from Followtheunlimitedmoney.org; data on ads from Politicaladsleuth.com)
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