influence: (n) the power to produce effects on others by intangible or indirect means
boycott the NRA. Do I really need to give more background, either to a decade of mass shooting with assault rifle, the lack of legislation since Congress let the assault riffle ban expire, quietly in 2004, and the 4.1 million that the NRA had contributed to congressional elections since 1998?
Here are the questions I posed to my 2 senators and 1 representative. I even gave them the answer to question 1:
Senator Shelly Moore Capaito: $29,850 from 2002 to 2015
Senator Joe Manchin: $9,450 in from 2010 to 2012
Representative Alex Mooney: $7,950 from 2014 to 2018
Do you know who is influencing your senators and representatives?
1) Did you accept direct support (campaign funds) or indirect support (endorsement) from the National Riffle Association (NRA) during your election campaigns?
2) If so, do you believe this NRA support influences your decision about how to uphold the Second Amendment as well as safety of citizens against those who misuse guns?
3) If you believe that you should make decision independent from the influence from organizations like the NRA, will you pledge to not accept direct or indirect support from such organizations in the future elections?