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Read: List of US politicians donating to gun group NRA

According to the list, which also includes Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, total donations made in 2012 were $719,596.


Updated:December 15, 2012, 1:11 PM IST
Read: List of US politicians donating to gun group NRA
According to the list, which also includes Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, total donations made in 2012 were $719,596.

New Delhi: Gun control laws in the United States have come under fire after the mass killing on Friday at a Connecticut school, putting renewed pressure on US President Barack Obama and other Democrats to address the easy availability of firearms.

Just an hour after Obama tearfully said on national television that the country needs 'meaningful action to prevent more tragedies,' about 200 people rallied outside the White House on a cold evening in favour of gun restrictions. Their hopes were buoyed by Obama's re-election last month, a development that could free the president - a longtime advocate for gun control - to approach the subject without fear of political consequences in his second four-year term.

However, Obama still faces a Republican-led House of Representatives that could block such reforms. Faced with intense lobbying by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun groups, and fearful of a backlash from gun-owning voters, most Democrats have stopped trying to pass new laws.

A list, compiled by opensecrets.org, names all the US politicians who have given donations of more than $200 to the gun group NRA in 2012. The list also included the name of Mitt Romney, who was Republican Party's nominee for President in the recent elections. Romney has donated $5,850 to the NRA in 2012. Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, also donated $1500 in the current year.

All donations, which totalled to $719,596, were made during the 2012 election cycle and were released by the Federal Election Commission. These are the following politicians mentioned in the list:

Name Office Total Contributions

Fincher, Steve (R-TN) House $9,900

Renacci, Jim (R-OH) House $9,900

Mandel, Josh (R-OH) Senate $9,450

Berg, Rick (R-ND) House $7,450

Cantor, Eric (R-VA) House $7,450

Coffman, Mike (R-CO) House $7,450

Labrador, Raul (R-ID) House $7,100

Thompson, Tommy G (R-WI) Senate $7,000

Carter, John (R-TX) House $6,950

Heller, Dean (R-NV) Senate $6,950

Matheson, Jim (D-UT) House $6,950

Allen, George (R-VA) Senate $6,450

Gosar, Paul (R-AZ) House $5,950

King, Steven A (R-IA) House $5,950

Romney, Mitt (R) Pres $5,850

Barrasso, John A (R-WY) Senate $5,308

Dingell, John D (D-MI) House $5,000

Hatch, Orrin G (R-UT) Senate $5,000

Murphy, Tim (R-PA) House $5,000

Rogers, Hal (R-KY) House $5,000

Ross, Mike (D-AR) House $5,000

Runyan, Jon (R-NJ) House $5,000

Simpson, Mike (R-ID) House $5,000

Barrow, John (D-GA) House $4,950

Benishek, Dan (R-MI) House $4,950

Canseco, Francisco (R-TX) House $4,950

Corker, Bob (R-TN) Senate $4,950

Holden, Tim (D-PA) House $4,950

Mourdock, Richard E (R-IN) Senate $4,950

Rigell, Scott (R-VA) House $4,950

Sessions, Pete (R-TX) House $4,950

Shuler, Heath (D-NC) House $4,950

Stearns, Cliff (R-FL) House $4,950

Wicker, Roger (R-MS) Senate $4,950

Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) House $4,500

Flores, Bill (R-TX) House $4,500

Manchin, Joe (D-WV) Senate $4,500

Smith, Lamar (R-TX) House $4,500

Terry, Lee (R-NE) House $4,500

Tipton, Scott (R-CO) House $4,500

Griffith, Morgan (R-VA) House $4,150

Amodei, Mark (R-NV) House $4,000

Bartlett, Roscoe G (R-MD) House $4,000

Bucshon, Larry (R-IN) House $4,000

Chandler, Ben (D-KY) House $4,000

Coble, Howard (R-NC) House $4,000

Griffin, Tim (R-AR) House $4,000

Johnson, Timothy (R-IL) House $4,000

Miller, Jeff (R-FL) House $4,000

Yoder, Kevin (R-KS) House $4,000

Bishop, Sanford D Jr (D-GA) House $3,650

Cole, Tom (R-OK) House $3,500

Critz, Mark (D-PA) House $3,500

Duffy, Sean P (R-WI) House $3,500

Granger, Kay (R-TX) House $3,500

Schilling, Bobby (R-IL) House $3,500

Upton, Fred (R-MI) House $3,500

Walorski, Jackie (R-IN) House $3,500

McCaul, Michael (R-TX) House $3,150

Nunnelee, Alan (R-MS) House $3,150

Bachus, Spencer (R-AL) House $3,000

Denham, Jeff (R-CA) House $3,000

Ellmers, Renee (R-NC) House $3,000

Fischer, Deb (R-NE) Senate $3,000

Gibbs, Bob (R-OH) House $3,000

Graves, Tom (R-GA) House $3,000

Harris, Andy (R-MD) House $3,000

Hensarling, Jeb (R-TX) House $3,000

Hochul, Kathleen (D-NY) House $3,000

Huizenga, Bill (R-MI) House $3,000

Hurt, Robert (R-VA) House $3,000

Johnson, Sam (R-TX) House $3,000

Kissell, Larry (D-NC) House $3,000

Latham, Tom (R-IA) House $3,000

LaTourette, Steve (R-OH) House $3,000

Michaud, Mike (D-ME) House $3,000

Moran, Jerry (R-KS) Senate $3,000

Perry, Scott (R-PA) House $3,000

Ribble, Reid (R-WI) House $3,000

Roskam, Peter (R-IL) House $3,000

Ryan, Tim (D-OH) House $3,000

Schrader, Kurt (D-OR) House $3,000

Sullivan, John (R-OK) House $3,000

Walden, Greg (R-OR) House $3,000

Quayle, Ben (R-AZ) House $2,600

Altmire, Jason (D-PA) House $2,500

Altschuler, Randy (R-NY) House $2,500

Baca, Joe (D-CA) House $2,500

Barr, Andy (R-KY) House $2,500

Bilbray, Brian P (R-CA) House $2,500

Boehner, John (R-OH) House $2,500

Buerkle, Ann Marie (R-NY) House $2,500

Cardoza, Dennis (D-CA) House $2,500

Franks, Trent (R-AZ) House $2,500

Gibson, Chris (R-NY) House $2,500

Guthrie, Brett (R-KY) House $2,500

Hayworth, Nan (R-NY) House $2,500

Heck, Joe (R-NV) House $2,500

Kelly, Jesse (R-AZ) House $2,500

Kingston, Jack (R-GA) House $2,500

Kline, John (R-MN) House $2,500

Marchant, Kenny (R-TX) House $2,500

McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA) House $2,500

McKinley, David (R-WV) House $2,500

Miller, Gary (R-CA) House $2,500

Nunes, Devin Gerald (R-CA) House $2,500

Peterson, Collin C (D-MN) House $2,500

Rogers, Mike (R-MI) House $2,500

Paulsen, Erik (R-MN) House $2,250

Huelskamp, Tim (R-KS) House $2,150

Latta, Robert E (R-OH) House $2,150

Lummis, Cynthia Marie (R-WY) House $2,150

McSally, Martha (R-AZ) House $2,150

Adams, Sandy (R-FL) House $2,000

Alexander, Rodney (R-LA) House $2,000

Archer, John H Jr (R-IA) House $2,000

Barletta, Lou (R-PA) House $2,000

Bass, Charles (R-NH) House $2,000

Biggert, Judy (R-IL) House $2,000

Black, Diane (R-TN) House $2,000

Bonner, Jo (R-AL) House $2,000

Brooks, Mo (R-AL) House $2,000

Broun, Paul Jr (R-GA) House $2,000

Burton, Dan (R-IN) House $2,000

Calvert, Ken (R-CA) House $2,000

Camp, Dave (R-MI) House $2,000

Chabot, Steve (R-OH) House $2,000

Conaway, Mike (R-TX) House $2,000

Cravaack, Chip (R-MN) House $2,000

Crawford, Rick (R-AR) House $2,000

Crenshaw, Ander (R-FL) House $2,000

Cuellar, Henry (D-TX) House $2,000

Daines, Steven (R-MT) House $2,000

Delong, Gary (R-CA) House $2,000

Desjarlais, Scott (R-TN) House $2,000

Duncan, Jeff (R-SC) House $2,000

Farenthold, Blake (R-TX) House $2,000

Fitzpatrick, Michael G (R-PA) House $2,000

Flake, Jeff (R-AZ) House $2,000

Fleischmann, Chuck (R-TN) House $2,000

Forbes, Randy (R-VA) House $2,000

Foxx, Virginia (R-NC) House $2,000

Gerlach, Jim (R-PA) House $2,000

Gill, Ricky (R-CA) House $2,000

Goodlatte, Bob (R-VA) House $2,000

Gowdy, Trey (R-SC) House $2,000

Guinta, Frank (R-NH) House $2,000

Hartzler, Vicky (R-MO) House $2,000

Hastings, Doc (R-WA) House $2,000

Herrera Beutler, Jaime (R-WA) House $2,000

Holding, George (R-NC) House $2,000

Hultgren, Randy (R-IL) House $2,000

Hunter, Duncan D (R-CA) House $2,000

Issa, Darrell (R-CA) House $2,000

Jenkins, Lynn (R-KS) House $2,000

Johnson, Bill (R-OH) House $2,000

Jones, Walter B Jr (R-NC) House $2,000

Jordan, James D (R-OH) House $2,000

Kelly, Mike (R-PA) House $2,000

Kind, Ron (D-WI) House $2,000

Kinzinger, Adam (R-IL) House $2,000

LaMalfa, Doug (R-CA) House $2,000

Lamborn, Douglas L (R-CO) House $2,000

Lankford, James (R-OK) House $2,000

LoBiondo, Frank A (R-NJ) House $2,000

Long, Billy (R-MO) House $2,000

Lucas, Frank D (R-OK) House $2,000

Marino, Tom (R-PA) House $2,000

McClintock, Tom (R-CA) House $2,000

McCotter, Thaddeus G (R-MI) House $2,000

McIntyre, Mike (D-NC) House $2,000

McKeon, Buck (R-CA) House $2,000

McMorris Rodgers, Cathy (R-WA) House $2,000

Messer, Luke (R-IN) House $2,000

Neugebauer, Randy (R-TX) House $2,000

Noem, Kristi (R-SD) House $2,000

Olson, Pete (R-TX) House $2,000

Palazzo, Steven (R-MS) House $2,000

Pearce, Steve (R-NM) House $2,000

Pittenger, Robert (R-NC) House $2,000

Poe, Ted (R-TX) House $2,000

Pompeo, Mike (R-KS) House $2,000

Rahall, Nick (D-WV) House $2,000

Ross, Dennis (R-FL) House $2,000

Ryan, Paul (R-WI) House $2,000

Scalise, Steve (R-LA) House $2,000

Schmidt, Jean (R-OH) House $2,000

Schock, Aaron (R-IL) House $2,000

Schweikert, David (R-AZ) House $2,000

Scott, Tim (R-SC) House $2,000

Sensenbrenner, F James Jr (R-WI) House $2,000

Shimkus, John M (R-IL) House $2,000

Strickland, Tony (R-CA) House $2,000

Tavaglione, John F (R-CA) House $2,000

Thompson, Glenn (R-PA) House $2,000

Thornberry, Mac (R-TX) House $2,000

Valadao, David (R-CA) House $2,000

Wagner, Ann L (R-MO) House $2,000

Walberg, Tim (R-MI) House $2,000

Walsh, Joe (R-IL) House $2,000

Walz, Timothy J (D-MN) House $2,000

Wenstrup, Brad (R-OH) House $2,000

West, Allen (R-FL) House $2,000

Westmoreland, Lynn A (R-GA) House $2,000

Wittman, Rob (R-VA) House $2,000

Womack, Steve (R-AR) House $2,000

Young, Don (R-AK) House $2,000

Culberson, John (R-TX) House $1,650

Bono Mack, Mary (R-CA) House $1,500

Chaffetz, Jason (R-UT) House $1,500

Dent, Charlie (R-PA) House $1,500

Perry, Rick (R) Pres $1,500

Rokita, Todd (R-IN) House $1,500

Stutzman, Marlin (R-IN) House $1,500

Young, Todd (R-IN) House $1,500

Aderholt, Robert B (R-AL) House $1,000

Akin, Todd (R-MO) House $1,000

Austria, Steve (R-OH) House $1,000

Bachmann, Michele (R-MN) House $1,000

Bilirakis, Gus (R-FL) House $1,000

Bishop, Rob (R-UT) House $1,000

Boustany, Charles W Jr (R-LA) House $1,000

Brady, Kevin (R-TX) House $1,000

Brooks, Maggie (R-NY) House $1,000

Bruning, Jon (R-NE) Senate $1,000

Buchanan, Vernon (R-FL) House $1,000

Burgess, Michael (R-TX) House $1,000

Campbell, John (R-CA) House $1,000

Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV) House $1,000

Cassidy, Bill (R-LA) House $1,000

Cook, Paul (R-CA) House $1,000

Coors, Joe (R-CO) House $1,000

Cornilles, Robert (R-OR) House $1,000

Davis, Geoff (R-KY) House $1,000

Davis, Rodney (R-IL) House $1,000

Diaz-Balart, Mario (R-FL) House $1,000

Duncan, John J Jr (R-TN) House $1,000

Emerson, Jo Ann (R-MO) House $1,000

Fleming, John (R-LA) House $1,000

Fortenberry, Jeff (R-NE) House $1,000

Gardner, Cory (R-CO) House $1,000

Gingrey, Phil (R-GA) House $1,000

Graves, Sam (R-MO) House $1,000

Grimm, Michael (R-NY) House $1,000

Hall, Ralph M (R-TX) House $1,000

Hanna, Richard (R-NY) House $1,000

Harper, Gregg (R-MS) House $1,000

Higgins, Brian M (D-NY) House $1,000

Johnson, Ron (R-WI) Senate $1,000

Lance, Leonard (R-NJ) House $1,000

Landry, Jeff (R-LA) House $1,000

Lewis, Jerry (R-CA) House $1,000

Lingle, Linda (R-HI) Senate $1,000

Luetkemeyer, Blaine (R-MO) House $1,000

Lujan, Ben R (D-NM) House $1,000

Lungren, Dan (R-CA) House $1,000

Manzullo, Don (R-IL) House $1,000

Massie, Thomas (R-KY) House $1,000

McHenry, Patrick (R-NC) House $1,000

Meehan, Patrick (R-PA) House $1,000

Mica, John L (R-FL) House $1,000

Miller, Candice S (R-MI) House $1,000

Mulvaney, Mick (R-SC) House $1,000

Myrick, Sue (R-NC) House $1,000

Owens, Bill (D-NY) House $1,000

Pawlenty, Tim (R) Pres $1,000

Petri, Tom (R-WI) House $1,000

Pitts, Joe (R-PA) House $1,000

Posey, Bill (R-FL) House $1,000

Price, Tom (R-GA) House $1,000

Reed, Tom (R-NY) House $1,000

Rivera, David (R-FL) House $1,000

Rogers, Mike D (R-AL) House $1,000

Rooney, Tom (R-FL) House $1,000

Royce, Ed (R-CA) House $1,000

Shuster, Bill (R-PA) House $1,000

Smith, Adrian (R-NE) House $1,000

Stewart, Chris (R-UT) House $1,000

Stivers, Steve (R-OH) House $1,000

Turner, Michael R (R-OH) House $1,000

Turner, Robert L (R-NY) House $1,000

Webb-Edgington, Alecia (R-KY) House $1,000

Webster, Daniel (R-FL) House $1,000

Whitfield, Ed (R-KY) House $1,000

Wilson, Joe (R-SC) House $1,000

Young, C W Bill (R-FL) House $1,000

Cruz, Ted (R-TX) Senate $250

Nugent, Richard (R-FL) House $138

Scott, Austin (R-GA) House

Southerland, Steve (R-FL) House

(With Additional Inputs from Reuters)

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