NRA Breaks Fundraising Record After Parkland Shooting

Henry Rodgers | Capitol Hill Reporter

The National Rifle Association’s political action committee broke a 15-year fundraising record in March, two months after the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.

The NRA Political Victory Fund raised $2.4 million throughout the month of March, the largest in one month since June 2003, according to Federal Election Commission filings, National Review reported.

Of the $2.4 million raised, $1.9 million came from donations of $200 or less. The NRA faces constant scrutiny from gun control advocates for its stance on the Second Amendment after 17 people were killed by Nikolas Cruz at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14.

The numbers are not only historic but show that the NRA PAC’s numbers have continued to increase since the shooting. The PAC”raised a total of $779,063 in February and reported $247,985 in donations in January, an increase of more than 200 percent,” according to The Washington Free Beacon(RELATED: REPORT: Donations To NRA PAC Tripled From January To February)

The NRA’s Political Victory Fund reportedly donates some of its funds to political campaigns but spends a majority of its money on ads for candidates who vocally support the Second Amendment.

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