CAIR and San Bernardino
Lee Drutman has a very smart take on the interest group politics of gun control:
Money is not irrelevant, and the NRA and related groups do spend a lot of it. But even if the NRA and other gun groups didn't spend a dime on campaigns, they would still be in a very powerful position for two reasons:Silverstein
- The NRA and its allies have millions of dedicated single-issue voters who are deeply passionate about their Second Amendment rights; gun control advocates do not.
- Rural and suburban areas with higher rates of gun ownership and deeper passion for the Second Amendment are overrepresented in Congress.
- Lobbying for rebels
- Turkmenistan: Still Bad
- APCO responds to Silverstein (But APCO has worked for Kazakhstan)
More recently: Russia and Ukraine
Alternative databases from Sunlight and POGO