Gun-rights groups have given more than 18 times as much money to Washington state politicians as gun-control groups over the past two dozen years, according to a new report.
Groups including the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners Action League of Washington have given more than $1.35 million to Washington state and federal candidates since 1989, according to the report from the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation. Groups like the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence have given about $75,000 to candidates.
The report shows that 72 percent of the Second Amendment groups money went to state candidates, the rest to federal candidates. The gun-control groups have done the reverse, donating just 21 percent to state candidates.