Ingraham: Conservatives strike back at the NRA boycott
After the Park Massacre, students-turned-activists trained their own political sites on the NRA, the launch of a boycott advocated by the mainstream media.
Contributions to the National Rifle Association (political action committee tripled in February in the middle of the public attacks against the organization after the Feb. 14 high school shooting in a Park, Fla.
Supporters of the Second Amendment donated approximately $779,000 in February, the NRA’s political arm, the Political Victory Fund, according to recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) data.
The figure marked a more than threefold increase compared to January, when the PAC received nearly $250,000 in donations, and the fund was the second best month of the past year.
The NRA has come under fire from gun control activists, who have criticized the group in the aftermath of the massacre at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 dead.
Last weekend, thousands of people mobilized in support of gun control during the “march for Our Lives” protest, with many placards openly attacking the NRA. The growing attack against the organization, but correlated with more donations go to the group of the PAC.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, two weeks before the fatal school shooting, the NRA’s PAC received $27,100 from specified contributions, donations higher than $200 – from 51 donors. The next two weeks after the shooting, the specified contributions skyrocketed to nearly $71,000 from 226 donors.
Most of the donations to the group – a total of $685,099 – came in small donations of no more than $200.
Several politicians are facing the wrath of anti-gun activists that criticized them for accepting the NRA’s support and donations.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is one of the primary goals by the NRA’s support of him, that totals more than $3 million, although the actual donations to his campaigns since 2010 in a total of almost $ 15,000.
The Political Victory Fund donations to individual legislators be limited as a result of election laws that limit contributions to $10,000 per election cycle.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @LukasMikelionis.