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App Shows Congress Members Who Accepted Gun Lobby Cash

January 6, 2013

By Paul Thomson :: 3:20 PM

Members of Congress accepting money from the gun lobbyIn the wake of the Newtown, CT and Webster, NY tragedies, many eyes are on lawmakers to examine and reform gun laws in the United States. A new app has launched that allows social media users to join the conversation by displaying profiles of every member of Congress who has accepted any money from the gun lobby, and provides them with a link to Tweet at the lawmakers directly.

The organization behind the new app is Give US Gun Control. A majority of the lawmakers identified by the app are Republicans, but the list also includes a fair number from the other side of the aisle as well, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The site also provides information about the state of the gun control issue in America, and offers a donation link to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, one of the country’s largest gun control advocacy groups.