At the moment, gun control lobbying is in high gear in the United States. While many call for harsher gun laws after the recent shootings, staunch opponents to gun control lobby harder than ever to make sure the rights of gun owners are protected. Although citizens from other countries look on scratching their head about the whole issue, the United States has a gun culture that is deeply ingrained in their national identity and thus, very difficult to break down.
One of the most powerful and vocal opponents to gun control lobbying is the NRA (National Rifle Association). This infographic shows just how much clout they have when it comes to throwing money at an issue they have a position on. In 2012, the NRA spent a total of $32 million dollars on lobbying efforts.