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By The Numbers: As Virginia Special Session Takes Up Gun Control, A List of State Politicians The NRA Has Donated To

Days after a gunman killed 12 people in Virginia Beach last Friday, Governor Ralph Northman called lawmakers back to Richmond for a special session of the General Assembly to take up gun control, imploring them to respond to the mass shooting with decisive action. In fact, Northam has taken the additional step of urging voters to call their lawmakers: “I will be asking for votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers. Business as usual, with leadership shielding most of their members from taking tough votes by setting early morning hearings before small subcommittees, won’t cut it. . . . The nation will be watching.”

We ran a quick search of the Virginia Department of Elections database, as conducted quickly and seamlessly on Ante*, to see which politicians and organizations the NRA has donated to since the 2015 general elections. By doing so, the public might identify which lawmakers will receive the greatest scrutiny in the coming votes.

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ContributorDateAmountRecipientJurisdiction
National Rifle Association of America2017-08-31$250.00Bell for Delegate / Richard Preston BellVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund2017-10-17$250.00Ben Cline for Virginia House of Delegates / Ben ClineVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-31$250.00Brenda Pogge for Delegate / Mrs. Brenda L. PoggeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$250.00Buddy Fowler for Delegate / Mr Hyland Franklin Fowler JrVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA PAC2017-08-31$250.00Collins for Delegate / Mr. Christopher Edman CollinsVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-12-22$1,500.00Colonial Leadership Trust Political Action CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2019-02-26$1,500.00Colonial Leadership Trust Political Action CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2018-01-09$500.00Colonial Leadership Trust Political Action CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-09-20$150.00Danny Marshall Election Committee / Daniel Webster Marshall IIIVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-31$250.00Dave LaRock for Delegate / Mr. David Alfred LaRockVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-31$1,000.00Dominion Leadership Trust Political Action Committee Inc.Virginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2016-12-08$1,500.00Dominion Leadership Trust Political Action Committee Inc.Virginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA- Political Victory Fund2017-08-31$250.00Elect Bloxom for Delegate / Mr Robert Spurgeon Bloxom jrVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Victory Fund2017-08-31$250.00Elect Chris Head / Delegate Christopher Tracy HeadVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$250.00Friends of Barry D. Knight / Barry D. KnightVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$250.00Friends of Barry D. Knight / Barry D. KnightVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA - Political Victory Fund2017-08-23$250.00Friends of Bob Marshall / Del. Robert G. MarshallVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA - Political Victory Fund2017-08-23$250.00Friends of Bob Marshall / Del. Robert G. MarshallVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA - Political Victory Fund2017-08-23$250.00Friends of Bob Marshall / Del. Robert G. MarshallVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-10-05$250.00Friends of Bob Thomas / Robert Michael Thomas JrVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-10-05$250.00Friends of Bob Thomas / Robert Michael Thomas JrVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$250.00Friends of Charles Poindexter / Delegate Charles D. PoindexterVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-01$250.00Friends of Chris Peace / Mr. Christopher K. PeaceVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-31$250.00Friends of Chris Stolle / Christopher P. Stolle MDVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-11-01$250.00Friends of David Yancey / Mr. David E. YanceyVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-11-01$250.00Friends of David Yancey / Mr. David E. YanceyVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-14$150.00Friends of Dr. Todd Pillion / Dr. Todd E. PillionVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-10-17$250.00Friends of Eddie Whitlock / Mr. Edward S. Whitlock IIIVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund2017-09-27$250.00Friends of Emily Brewer / Emily BrewerVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-29$250.00Friends of Glenn R. Davis / Mr. Glenn DavisVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-22$250.00Friends of Gordon Helsel / Mr. Gordon C. HelselVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-28$500.00Friends of Greg Habeeb / Mr. Gregory D. HabeebVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-11-06$250.00Friends of Heather Cordasco. / Mrs. Heather Lynn CordascoVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-26$500.00Friends of Jackson Miller / Jackson Hunter MillerVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-06$250.00Friends of James Edmunds / Mr. James Easley Edmunds IIVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-06$250.00Friends of James Edmunds / Mr. James Easley Edmunds IIVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-23$250.00Friends of Jason Miyares / Mr. Jason Stuart MiyaresVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$150.00Friends of Jeff Campbell / Jeffrey Lynn CampbellVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-10-10$250.00Friends of John McGuire / Mr John Joseph McGuire IIIVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-09-11$150.00Friends of Kathy Byron / Kathy Jayne ByronVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-12$250.00Friends of Keith Hodges / MYRON KEITH HODGESVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-22$1,500.00Friends of Kirk Cox / Mr. M. Kirkland CoxVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-12$250.00Friends of Lee Ware / Mr. R. Lee Ware Jr.Virginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-09-08$150.00Friends of Les Adams / Les R. AdamsVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA- Poltical Victory Fund2017-08-31$250.00Friends of Matt Fariss / Mr. Charles Matthew FarissVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA PVF2017-08-18$500.00Friends of Nick Freitas / Nicholas Jason FreitasVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA PVF2017-08-18$500.00Friends of Nick Freitas / Nicholas Jason FreitasVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA2017-08-31$250.00Friends of Nick Rush / Rush N LarryVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-31$250.00Friends of Rich Anderson / Mr. Richard L. AndersonVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$250.00Friends of Rocky Holcomb for Delegate / Mr Norman Dewey Holcomb IIIVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-06-07$500.00Friends of Ron Villanueva / Mr. Ronald John Asuncion VillanuevaVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-14$500.00Friends of Ron Villanueva / Mr. Ronald John Asuncion VillanuevaVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$250.00Friends of Roxann Robinson / Dr. Roxann L. RobinsonVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$250.00Friends of Roxann Robinson / Dr. Roxann L. RobinsonVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$250.00Friends of Roxann Robinson / Dr. Roxann L. RobinsonVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-31$250.00Friends of S. Chris Jones / Steven Christopher JonesVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-31$250.00Friends of Scott Garrett / Dr. T Scott GarrettVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-31$1,000.00Friends Of Scott Lingamfelter / Lee Scott LingamfelterVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-04-21$1,500.00Friends Of Scott Lingamfelter / Lee Scott LingamfelterVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-04-21$1,500.00Friends Of Scott Lingamfelter / Lee Scott LingamfelterVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-31$1,000.00Friends Of Scott Lingamfelter / Lee Scott LingamfelterVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-04-21$1,500.00Friends Of Scott Lingamfelter / Lee Scott LingamfelterVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association NRA-Political Victory Fund2016-05-14$1,000.00Friends of Siobhan Dunnavant / Dr. Siobhan Stolle DunnavantVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association NRA-Political Victory Fund2016-05-14$1,000.00Friends of Siobhan Dunnavant / Dr. Siobhan Stolle DunnavantVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-10-05$250.00Friends of Subba Kolla / Mr Subba Rao KollaVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA - Political Victory Fund2017-08-28$500.00Friends of Tag Greason / Mr. Thomas Tag" Greason"Virginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$500.00Friends of Tim Hugo / Timothy D HugoVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$500.00Friends of Tim Hugo / Timothy D HugoVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-07-26$500.00Gilbert for Delegate / Christopher Todd GilbertVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-07-26$500.00Gilbert for Delegate / Christopher Todd GilbertVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-06-06$380.00House Republican Campaign CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2016-06-05$300.00House Republican Campaign CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund2016-12-31$7,500.00House Republican Campaign CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund2017-06-15$3,500.00House Republican Campaign CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund2018-07-24$10,000.00House Republican Campaign CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund2018-07-24$10,000.00House Republican Campaign CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund2019-05-24$12,000.00House Republican Campaign CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$250.00Ingram for Delegate / Riley Edward Ingram Sr.Virginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-01$250.00Kilgore for Delegate / Mr. Terry G. KilgoreVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-01$250.00Kilgore for Delegate / Mr. Terry G. KilgoreVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-29$250.00Landes for Delegate / Mr R Steven LandesVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-07$150.00Leftwich for Delegate / James Jay" A. Leftwich Jr."Virginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2019-01-07$1,500.00Majority Leader PACVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-10-06$250.00Makee for Delegate / Michael David MakeeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-PVF2017-09-07$250.00Mark Cole for Delegate / Mr. Mark L ColeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA2016-06-17$250.00Massie for Delegate / Jimmie James P. Massie IIIVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2018-10-02$1,000.00McNamara for Delegate / Joseph McNamaraVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA - Political Victory Fund2017-08-31$1,500.00Michael Webert for Delegate / Michael WebertVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$250.00Minchew for Delegate / Mr. J. Randall MinchewVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$250.00O'Bannon for House / Dr. John Maurice O'Bannon IIIVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-18$150.00O'Quinn for Delegate / Mr. Israel D. O'QuinnVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-26$250.00Ransone For Delegate / Mrs Margaret Bevans RansoneVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association of America2017-03-03$25,000.00Republican Attorneys General AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association of America2017-03-03$25,000.00Republican Attorneys General AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association of America2017-06-07$25,000.00Republican Attorneys General AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association of America2017-10-30$700,000.00Republican Attorneys General AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association of America2017-09-06$25,000.00Republican Attorneys General AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-02-09$25,000.00Republican Governors AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-04-07$25,000.00Republican Governors AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-06-30$2,500.00Republican Governors AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-02-09$25,000.00Republican Governors AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-07-05$25,000.00Republican Governors AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-06-30$2,500.00Republican Governors AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-05-31$5,000.00Republican Governors AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-04-07$25,000.00Republican Governors AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-05-31$5,000.00Republican Governors AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-07-05$25,000.00Republican Governors AssociationVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2016-01-19$10,000.00Republican Party of Virginia, Inc.Virginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2016-12-07$1,000.00Republican Party of Virginia, Inc.Virginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2016-01-19$10,000.00Republican Party of Virginia, Inc.Virginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-10-03$10,000.00Republican State Leadership CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2016-08-15$25,000.00Republican State Leadership CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association2017-10-03$50,000.00Republican State Leadership CommitteeVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-31$500.00Rob Bell for Delegate / Mr. Robert B BellVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-29$250.00Robert D. Bobby" Orrock for House Committee" / Robert D. OrrockVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2015-11-05$250.00Stanley For Senate / William (Bill) M StanleyVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA - Political Victory Fund2017-09-01$150.00Terry Austin for House of Delegates / Mr. Terry Lee AustinVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$250.00Tommy Wright for Delegate / Mr. Thomas Cole Wright JrVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund2016-12-12$1,500.00Virginia Senate Republican Caucus, Inc.Virginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-12-29$1,500.00Virginia Senate Republican Caucus, Inc.Virginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2018-01-09$500.00Virginia Senate Republican Caucus, Inc.Virginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-08-25$1,500.00Vogel for Virginia / Jill VogelVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA Political Victory Fund2017-09-17$250.00Will Morefield for Delegate / Mr. James William MorefieldVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA-Political Victory Fund2017-09-21$250.00Wilt for Delegate / Mr. Tony O. WiltVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018
NRA - Political Victory Fund2017-08-30$500.00Yost for Delegate / Joseph Ryan YostVirginia State Campaign Contributions 2012-2018

It should be noted that following the Virginia Tech shooting on April 16, 2007, the General Assembly attempted but failed to pass a bill that would require mandatory background checks for arms purchases; the bill ultimately failed to even make its way out of committee, blocked by all of the Republicans on said committee as well as two Democrats, who controlled the chamber at the time.


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