Politicians deep in thrall to NRA
I had a difficult time understanding why any clear-thinking politician would vote against logical things like banning assault weapons or requiring background checks until I came to realize that the No. 1 objective of our politicians is to get re-elected. This requires fundraising for campaigns and also support from national groups like the NRA.
If your major donor tells you how to vote, you realize that without their support you might lose the next election — and the protection of your constituents comes in a poor second priority.
I would like to see research as to how much the NRA contributes to various politicians and expose them for their allegiance to their donors at the expense of their constituents.
IRWIN SCHREIBER, BOYNTON BEACH Editor’s note: Post reporter Wayne Washington’s Feb. 16 article has information on the Florida congressional delegation’s contributions from the NRA. See it at http:// bit.ly/2Iqplia