PRESS RELEASE: NRA Political Spending Highlights Troubling Consequences of Special Interest Influence

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Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release today detailing the political spending by the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Florida, and what role that money may have played in passing controversial legislation in the state that is at the center of the horrible Trayvon Martin story.

From the release:

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and its committees have donated $125,000 to the Florida Republican Party from 2004 to 2010, raising troubling questions into the creation of the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law that may let the man who murdered Trayvon Martin go free.

“In this day and age, the cold, hard, truth is that laws in America aren't passed because they're a good idea or because they're just. Laws are passed because they've got powerful backers, like ALEC and the NRA, and because lawmakers and political parties are paid to pass them,” said David Donnelly, executive director of Public Campaign Action Fund.

Read the full press release here.