Sebastian at Shall Not Be Questioned has a blog post up analyzing the finances of the gun prohibitionists. The Form 990s have been posted and he has dug into them. They definitely had an influx of cash post-Newtown.
However, he ends with this:
Because in 2012
, NRA’s revenues went from 219MM to 256MM, and in 2013
they went to $348MM. Get that? Between 2011 and 2013, NRA’s revenue increased by 129MM. That’smore than 3x
the amount of every other gun control group’s revenue increase from 2011 to 2013 combined
. And that’s just NRA proper. The NRA Foundation went from 29MM to 43MM from 2011 to 2012
, then dropping slightly to 41MM in 2013
, I suspect because people wanted to donate to the political arm since that’s where the threats were coming from.
The President’s and Bloomberg ginning up of gun control post-Sandy Hook has made NRA much stronger proportionally than the gun control movement. That’s because of people out there like you.
We are doing a lot better than the media would credit us with but we can still do better. This is a fight where we can’t slack off because our opponents and their media lapdogs certainly won’t.