(Photo by Guy J. Sagi/Shutterstock.)

(Photo by Guy J. Sagi/Shutterstock.)

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

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