Say hello to the Gun Lobby.
This isn’t your grandfather’s NRA. What we face in Louisiana is a well paid network of extremists and opportunists who come into our state with outside money and who introduce legislation aimed to secure their profit margin, not our city streets. Just last year the NRA’s Total Lobbying Expenditures were $3,605,564. The NRA is literally spending more than ever before to make sure that lawmakers vote their way.
And their agenda is more extreme than ever. All over the country the Gun Lobby is introducing an ever-increasingly radical arsenal of legislation.
“There’s no victory until we get guns in school and elsewhere to protect ourselves.” – Gun Rights Extremist and Lobbyist Larry Pratt
“We will not surrender. We will not appease. We will buy more guns than ever.” – Vice President of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre
But the Gun Lobby has never met us. They expect to own Louisiana’s legislators with the unquestioned ease to which they have become accustomed. This year we will give them the fight they’ll never see coming.
Because we deserve better.