Firearms Lobbyist Funding College Gun Clubs
When students set out to revive the century-old Harvard Shooting Club in 2009, they won a $10,000 grant from the gun industry’s lobbying group. Since then, 100 colleges have received at least $1 million from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, according to tax records and the organization.
The Newtown, Conn., nonprofit has a broad mission beyond helping young people hone their shooting skills. It actively lobbies against gun restrictions, stepping up its efforts most recently after the Orlando nightclub massacre.