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Underreported: Media’s Gun Control Activism Led to Spike in NRA PAC Donations

The media has not covered many stories over the past days, weeks and months as much as the pro-gun control “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C. last weekend.

One of the stories that has flown under the radar of the mainstream media outlets is how their pro-gun control activism has pushed even more donations to a political action committee associated with the National Rifle Association.

The Washington Free Beacon reported [1] that comparing January and February 2018 donations to the NRA’s Political Victory Fund, they found that donations increased 200 percent over the course of a month. The PAC saw over $700,000 in donations in February, compared to almost $250,000 in January.

The media overlooked this story, which confirms that the more gun control activists make the news, the more gun owners donate to causes like the NRA to protect their rights to bear arms.