Mass shooters at Uvalde and Las Vegas used guns from Daniel Defense, a GOP donor promoting assault weapons on FOX, YouTube and Facebook.
- “Maker of rifle in Texas massacre is deep-pocketed GOP donor” – Washington Post
- “Texas to allow carrying handguns without permit or background check” – NY Post
- “Salvador Ramos bought a Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 assault rifle that was used to kill 19 kids” – The Hamden Journal
- “Daniel Defense went on Fox and Friends and ended up getting a lot of media out of it.” – Forbes
- “3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms” – The Guardian
How does blood money buy political influence while mass shooters slaughter school children? What can be done to overcome the filibuster by which the GOP clings to minority power and blocks gun reform? Follow the blood money and learn how to bring about change by voting for Gun Sense candidates.
BLOOD MONEY BUYS POLITICAL INFLUENCE relationship map
Marketing guns to young men
“Daniel Defense, the manufacturer of an AR-15-style assault rifle Salvador Ramos used to kill 19 kids and two teachers has been slammed for posting an online ad featuring a toddler clutching a similar weapon just days before the massacre. In the next couple of days, he legally bought two assault rifles, including a Daniel Defense DDM4 V7, which the Georgia-based company touts as “a perfect rifle for everybody.” The other rifle was reportedly a Smith & Wesson M&P 15.” – The Hamden Journal
Blood money buys political influence
“Maker of rifle in Texas massacre is deep-pocketed GOP donor. “The owners of the Georgia-based company have donated more than $70,000 directly to GOP candidates for federal office this election cycle, according to a review of filings with the Federal Election Commission. Daniel Defense itself gave $100,000 last year to a PAC backing incumbent Republican senators. The spending by Marvin C. Daniel and his wife, Cindy D. Daniel, illustrates the financial clout of the gun industry, even as political spending by the flagship National Rifle Association has declined in recent years. And it shows how surging gun sales during the coronavirus pandemic have empowered manufacturers to expand their marketing and political advocacy, experts said.
The beneficiaries of the Daniel Defense couple’s political contributions include at least one candidate who emerged victorious in Tuesday’s primary contests, Herschel Walker. “Recent recipients of spending by Daniel and his wife also include Republican Sens. Joni Ernst (Iowa), Tim Scott (S.C.) and John Neely Kennedy (La.), as well as Eric Schmitt, the attorney general of Missouri and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in that state.
The arms maker put $100,000 into a super PAC that backed the Republican incumbents in last year’s Georgia runoff elections. And Daniel and his wife have put $20,000 this cycle into the National Shooting Sports Foundation PAC, whose largest beneficiaries are Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Steve Scalise (R-La.), the No. 1 and No. 2 House Republicans.” – Washington Post
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TakeAway: Vote for candidates who will curb gun violence – not sell out their constituents for blood money donations.
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