The spike in donations reflects the prominence of President Obama's efforts to expand gun control measures, which have faced backlash from Republican lawmakers.
But the NRA is also going on offense on gun control, launching a four-state advertising blitz this week against three incumbent Democrats up for reelection in 2014 and one retiring Democratic senator.
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NRA brings in $1.1 million in January
By Alexandra Jaffe - 02/21/13 06:55 PM EST