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Comparing spending by gun rights, gun control interest groups

by Suevon LeeProPublica

Political spending by gun rights groups far outweighs that by gun control groups. Here, we break down just how wide the discrepancy is.

We define gun rights groups as non-profit organizations that lobby Congress and advocate on behalf of the ownership and use of firearms, and we define gun control groups as non-profit organizations that lobby Congress and advocate for gun control legislation. (Where relevant, we've also included donations from super PACs where gun control policy is a major focus.)

We've honed in on the largest and most prominent of these special interest groups. See how their spending breaks down