"Third — and let’s not be coy here — you’re rich. The N.R.A. has an annual budget that is reported to be $300 million.
In 2011, the combined budgets of all the groups trying to prevent gun
violence came to around $16 million. The best-known of those groups, the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence, has seen its support and its funding dwindle in recent years.
Meanwhile, the N.R.A. and its allies have done a brilliant job at
pushing through laws that make it nearly impossible to prevent gun
violence. There are more than 200 members of Congress who regularly get a
perfect score from the N.R.A. It is going to take money to change that
because money is what Congress responds to."
--Joe Nocera of the NYTimes telling (here) Mayor Michael Bloomberg what his next job should be (championing gun control)