This chart shows how the gun lobby ramped up spending to lobby for less gun control immediately after a nutcase with guns—cheap, easy to obtain, and poorly regulated—murdered 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year:
$ spent on gun policy lobbying has skyrocketed in the year since #SandyHook: http://t.co/BCf8o7XuTo @SunFoundation pic.twitter.com/d2intLwxQ5
— ProPublica (@ProPublica) December 9, 2013
Since the Newtown shooting, at least 194 more children have been shot to death.
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