This is interesting:
The group created by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to push for tighter control on the sale of guns is merging with a group focused on the legal issues surrounding gun control.
The merger, announced Wednesday, brings together the notoriety of Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Solutions in Washington with the legal acumen of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in San Francisco.
For now, the two groups will retain separate names and separate offices.
Usually when an anti-gun group merges with another it means one of them was broke. This doesn’t seem to be the case this time:
Americans for Responsible Solutions Foundation took in $159,900 in 2014, according to its most recent tax return filed with the Internal Revenue Service. Americans for Responsible Solutions Political Action Committee raised about $3 million in the final six months of 2015, according to its filing with the Federal Election Commission. There was about $4.2 million in its campaign account at the start of 2016.
The Law Center took in about $1.4 million in 2014, according to its most recent tax return.
I wonder if Giffords just doesn’t have the time and/or energy and is basically selling her name and donor list.