- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 21, 2013

Fundraising for the National Rifle Association has seen a sharp increase since the president’s reelection and talks of sweeping federal gun control measures, with the PAC reporting its best single month of fundraising in more than a decade.

The NRA raised $500,000 more for February than they did the month prior, with over $1.6 million raised, according to the latest FEC filings posted Tuesday, Politico reports. The committee raised $1.7 million in the October before the 2000 election, according to the report.


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The NRA’s fundraising pace has increased considerably since the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 26 people.

The committee raised an average of $600,000 per month last year, but the pace this January and February alone has doubled from the previous cycle. Its PAC ends the month with a $4 million war chest, Politico reports.