A major organization spent $38 million in the 2016 election year to help elect legislators who would support their agenda which directly leads to the death of over 300,000 children per year. The politically active group is very vocal in their cause.
The NRA? No, the National Rifle Association only spent $3.5 million for elections during the same cycle and instead focuses on providing educational and training services to help ensure that the right of self-defense is protected and practiced effectively both by civilians and law enforcement. In 2016 there were 429 lawful, justifiable homicides by law enforcement and 276 by private citizens; this does not count the numerous defensive gun uses (DGUs) which did not result in death (estimated to be up to 2 million instances per year).
Instad than the NRA, the group who spent $38 million to ensure they would continue to have a “market” for their “services” is Planned Parenthood. The organization which receives $500 million from American taxpayers each year through governmental programs spends a portion of that in lobbying so that their abortion services are not restricted. They perform over 3000,000 abortions per year.
The NRA, in contract, receives no government funding and is instead a grassroots organization composed of people who believe that the Second Amendment is essential for self-defense against criminals and a bulwark against the threat of tyranny. It brings in approximately $336 million per year from the 5 million members who believe in its cause. The next time you hear someone call the NRA “evil” and “murderers,” remember that they are talking about your neighbors, your family, your friends, and - possibly - you yourself.