Gun control will be in the crosshairs when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing Feb. 27 on the federal assault weapons ban.
The National Rifle Association opposes the ban, and the pro-gun interest group has a lot of friends in Congress. According the nonpartisan political money tracker MapLight, a partner of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, the NRA has contributed more than $1.4 million to members of the 113th Congress from 2009 to 2012.
Florida’s delegation has received $71,538 of the gun lobby’s money, with Rep. Daniel Webster, a freshman Republican from Orlando, having taken in the most NRA campaign cash.
NRA Contributions to Florida’s Congressional Delegation
— Data visualization by Grant Smith, with data from MapLight