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So here is a top 20 list of congressional representatives taking the most money in recent years from the gun lobby, according to OpenSecrets.Org.
These are numbers from the 2017-2018 election cycle and while some of these folks are no longer in office (in italics), the damage they’ve done in the name of blood money endures.
Ted Cruz (R-TX) received $309,021, but if you want to go shooting with him you better have a background check. No, seriously.

Martha McSally (R-AZ) and her $227,928, have gotten her through losing elections but we will see where that goes as she will actually have to defend
the seat she was not elected to this coming year.

Steve Scalise (R-LA) took his $132,831 and a few bullets but he’s ready to oppose all gun safety proposals.

Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) $95,093 couldn’t stop him from being one of the worst people in the history of people.
Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) $85,168 is now a quiet little secret as the blue wave freaked her out, and so during this election cycle she’s pretending that she hasn’t spent a good part of her career extolling the virtues of guns.
Dean Heller’s (R-NV) $76,713 from the gun lobby got him to vote against everything from background checks to magazine sizes.

Paul Ryan (R-WI) liked collecting $65,347 from the gun lobby and loved blocking the CDC from collecting gun violence data.
Handel, Karen (R-GA) had to show up at the NRA convention in 2018 for some more of that $58,813, but she was afraid of being seen with Donald Trump. Not sure why.

Mia Love ‘s (R-UT) $50,233 didn’t win her reelection but her early retirement has led to her new bright idea that
Republicans should have a policy plan for gun violence.

John Culberson (R-TX) and his $43,575 in gun money proves the rule that if you are conservative with a “TX” next to your name, you are cashing blood money checks on the regular.
Greg Gianforte (R-MT), $43,525, the man who assaulted a reporter over tough questions spent a lot of campaign money attacking the idea of an assault weapon registry.

Lou Barletta (R-PA) $41,747, has one big solution to mass shootings: “curtail” elected officials town hall
meetings with their constituents.

Kevin Cramer (R-ND) received $39,796 from the gun lobby. Maybe they were impressed with his ability to compare immigrant children’s detainment cages with “playgrounds?”
Will Hurd (R-TX) took that $38,350, becoming the only African American Republican in the House of Representatives. Hurd announced his plans to not run for reelection at the beginning of August.
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) didn’t have to give back the $34,986 she received from the gun lobby after she made a lynching joke and photos of her rocking Confederate gear hit the internets. Maybe wearing racist stuff doesn’t matter to the NRA and other gun enthusiasts when you
have a racist organization’s gun in your hands as well?

Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and the $34,453 she got from the NRA was not able to overcome the blue wave 2018 elections.
Pete Sessions (R-TX) lost his reelection bid, but not after blaming gun violence on “diversity” in American culture, and also receiving $34,200 from other like-minded gun folks.

Jim Renacci (R-OH) took his $33,284 in gun money, and a strip club owner’s private jet all around
Ohio in hopes of taking Sen. Sherrod Brown’s seat.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) $30,297, has been voting red for so long, come hell or high water, that gun money just always trickles in.
Mike Coffman (R-CO) and his $28,085 in gun money were the focus of successful Republican attack ads.

So, some of our "representatives" are more cheaply bought off than others, but they are all happy to take #NRA blood money & stay quiet.
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