Who Bankrolls The NRA? | AJ+

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Join Sana Saeed and The Intercept's Lee Fang as they break down the timeline of the NRA's relationship with gun control — and how the money behind the organization influences its positions.

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The NRA calls itself a “civil rights organization” — defending the right of all Americans to bear arms, as per the second amendment. But is the NRA actually interested in the Second Amendment or is it more interested in serving the needs of the gun manufacturers who support it? And how does that play into how the NRA for 94 years of its over 140 year history was, in fact, pro-gun control?

Learn more here:
The Atlantic. “How Groups Like the NRA Captured Congress—and How to Take It Back.” https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/03/how-groups-like-the-nra-captured-congress-and-how-to-take-it-back/273623/

The Nation. “Does the NRA Represent Gun Manufacturers or Gun Owners?.” https://www.thenation.com/article/does-nra-represent-gun-manufacturers-or-gun-owners/

The Washington Post. “The Right to Bear Arms Has Mostly Been for White People.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/07/15/the-right-to-bear-arms-has-mostly-been-reserved-for-whites/?utm_term=.c9fef1a587e5

Presented by: Sana Saeed
Written by: Kathryn Wheeler & Sana Saeed
Edited by: Brian Joseph
Animations by: Kai Tang
Produced by: Kathryn Wheeler & Sana Saeed

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Footage and images courtesy of AP, Reuters and Getty.

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